COA’s Municipal Blue Star Program was established in 2014 to encourage towns in coastal regions and beyond to prioritize water quality protection measures, while achieving Sustainable Jersey Certification. The Sustainable Jersey program is an action and point-based certification for municipalities in New Jersey that want to “go green”, reduce costs, and take steps to improve their quality of life over the long term. These two programs encourage communities to promote healthy waters, resilient communities and environmentally sound practices.
The 2016 recipients join Long Beach Township, Wall Township and Galloway Township as Blue Star certified towns in New Jersey.
Throughout the summer, COA will award each town with the certification. Stay tuned for more details about the towns’ successful efforts to reduce water pollution.