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South Jersey Bayshore

Local economies and lifestyles depend on globally unique systems, cultural and historic traditions now at risk

South Jersey Bayshore Coalition

Formed by seventeen nonprofit organizations, the South Jersey Bayshore Coalition aims to protect special natural resources in Gloucester, Salem, Cumberland and Cape May counties along New Jersey’s southwest coast. In addition the National Park Service and the Nature Conservancy support the Coalition.

Aiming to preserve the region’s cultural heritage and the environmental integrity through partnerships, advocacy and public education, the Coalition is focusing on

Natural resource protection enhances Bayshore’s vital industries and economy including

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South Jersey Bayshore Environmental Resource Inventory

Thanks to a William Penn Foundation grant, South Jersey Bayshore Coalition now has an extensive Environmental Resource Inventory of South Jersey Bayshore put together by Rutgers University’s Grant F. Walton Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis (CRSSA).

Available on the CRSSA website, the Inventory consists of a series of geographic information system (GIS) composite and thematic maps of the Bayshore’s

The Inventory will help with land-use planning and developing protection strategies for the region’s exceptional resources. The data are available in several formats that accommodate users with varying skills and needs.


The full color South Jersey Ours to Protect brochure (Adobe PDF icon 1.7mb), made possible by a grant from the William Penn Foundation, contains a map of the Delaware Bay Watershed, basic information and photographs of the region.

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