Join the Sewage-Free Streets and Rivers Campaign’s– 

Community Leadership Action Program


Are you concerned about increased flooding and polluted waterways in your community?

Did you know that this flooding may contain dirty household wastewater and raw sewage due to antiquated water systems in 21 NJ communities?

Do you want to help your community to solve these problems while enhancing your advocacy and leadership skills, and while building a network of peers making an impact?

If you are interested in applying to the upcoming spring 2024 cohort, please use this link:


2023 Program Testimonials

“I greatly enjoyed the opportunities for networking, brainstorming, and hearing from experts. I think this served as a major education session for community leaders as well.”

 “Very engaging! Great speaker choices. Enjoyed the well-rounded topics and the detailed presentations, especially about successful community organizing and ways to participate in influencing the Jersey City council, and promote green infrastructure initiatives around JC.”

“This program allowed me to meet and network with local activists while gaining the knowledge needed to advocate for my neighbors.”



21 New Jersey municipalities, with combined sewer systems, are working on local solutions to reduce the raw sewage discharged into nearby rivers, streams, as well as street and basement flooding caused by heavy rains and water systems that can’t handle the overflows.

Your community needs your help to accelerate these solutions and ensure they provide true benefits to the community as soon as possible.

Join a network of peers who want to be part of the solution and help lead efforts to solve this critical issue!


Sewage Free Streets and Rivers (SFSR) Community Leadership Action Program is a four session cohort-based program providing grassroots community members and leaders residing in New Jersey’s Combined Sewer System communities an opportunity to deepen knowledge on local flooding and combined sewage overflow (CSO) issues, enhance leadership and advocacy skills, and explore the best ways to take positive action for themselves and their community.


May 11: 10:00am to 2:00pm

May 16: 6:30 to 8:30pm

May 30: 6:30 to 8:30pm

June 15: 10:00am to 2:00pm

Program Participant Takeaways

  • Learn why their neighborhoods are flooding and raw sewage is discharging into waterways.
  • Clarify the solutions that will make a difference.
  • Discover new ways to advocate and influence decision makers.
  • Build a network of peers advocating for an equitable, sustainable, climate resilient future.

$600 stipend for full participation



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