Edison Wetlands Association Triple C Ranch and Nature Center

Edison Wetlands Association (EWA) is a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and restoring human health and the environment through restoration of our natural resources through raising public awareness education and action.

Check out Edison Wetlands Association’s established programs.

Triple C Ranch & Nature Center
In April 2001, EWA completed the purchase of the ranch, which had fallen into considerable disrepair. EWA has since restored the Triple C Ranch as the only working farm in the Edison-Woodbridge area, and one of the few remaining farms in northern Middlesex Country.

Environmental Education Program
Edison Wetlands Association now boasts over 1,000 visitors to the Triple C Ranch each year. Groups include schools, homeschools, churches, adult education, civic groups, senior groups and scout troops. With the Triple C Ranch as their outdoor classroom, students see the wonders of nature firsthand, in a way rarely experienced in crowded Central Jersey. Whether seeing our farm animals, discovering diversity alongside the trails, or sweeping a net throughout the flowing waters of the Bound Brook, the Environmental Education program provides knowledge and memories that students will carry with them for a lifetime.

EWA was founded in 1989 to address cleanup and restoration of the environment in Central Jersey beginning in Edison. After 20 years of EWA’s advocacy, our work serves as a national model for effective grassroots advocacy, earning us a profile in the national bestseller, “Bushwhacked” by Molly Ivins and the 1997 Environmental Quality Award—the USEPA’s highest honor. (Click here to read about the Green Rabbits Story!)

Thus began EWA’s quest to address cleanup and restoration of natural resources especially in communities that are being ignored by regulatory agencies. EWA currently manages dozens of projects throughout the state of New Jersey working with elected officials, local community groups, municipalities, and regulatory agencies to assure new Jersey’s environment is restore and enhanced through education, advocacy and action. New Jersey’s industrial legacy has left many parts of our Garden state with areas that are not safe for human health and the environment.  EWA’s environmental justice and Brownfields-to-Greenfields projects work to address these problems in a proactive and sustainable way.

EWA is also a certified land trust and owns and manages the Triple C Ranch and Nature Center located in Edison Township. In 2000, we purchased the Triple C Ranch and Nature Center, the last remaining farm in Edison, located in the heart of the Dismal Swamp Conservation Area.  This outdoor classroom and nature preserve offers exciting environmental education programs for children and community groups.  The Edison Wetlands Association’s unique and effective advocacy makes real progress in making New Jersey a clean and green State where restoration of our natural resources are a priority.

Because of our grassroots experience in the field, EWA is consulted regularly by the media and elected officials to provide guidance on vital environmental decisions. Executive Director Robert Spiegel has testified three times before the United States Senate on the federal environmental issue.  EWA’s accomplishments have been profiled in the New York Times, Time Magazine, NBC Nightly News, CNN, Washington Post, ABC News, New York Newsday, Philadelphia Inquirer, CBS News, Mother Jones, and Los Angeles Times, as well as a 2003 national bestseller and the 2004 Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation book, H2O: Highlands to Ocean.

Contact Edison Wetlands Association Triple C Ranch and Nature Center

206 Tyler Road
Edison, New Jersey  08820
Phone: 732-321-1300
Fax: 732-372-7866


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