The NJ Salt Watch study is returning for the 2023-2024 winter season! Click above to request your chloride test strips to start monitoring your favorite New Jersey streams and lakes. This project engages community scientists to assess the impacts of winter road salting on New Jersey freshwater nontidal water bodies.
Chloride Levels in New Jersey
NJ Salt Watch has switched data entry platforms from Survey123 to the Clean Water Hub, which consolidates NJ data with Salt Watch partners nationwide. Now you can view data back to 2019 and compare NJ conditions with the rest of the country.
How to Reduce your Salt Footprint
Our friends at the Lake George Association and Wisconsin Salt Wise have developed a great list of resources for you – and your local municipality and state Department of Transportation – to help reduce the amount of salt we use every winter.
Learn more with recent NJ road salt webinars:
Sustainable Jersey: Winter Best Practices to Reduce Road Salt Impacts
In October 2023, Sustainable Jersey launched a new action for municipalities to improve winter road maintenance through workforce training, salt application tracking, equipment calibration, and implementation of other best practices. Participation in NJ Salt Watch earns municipalities 5 points toward completion of this action! Click here to learn more about Sustainable Jersey and winter best practices.
Join Sustainable Jersey’s webinar on December 12 at noon to learn more about this new action to reduce the impacts of road salt. Click here to register for free.
Thank you to the Izaak Walton League of America Salt Watch Program for sharing their methods!