The Watershed Institute: River-Friendly Program
National Wildlife Federation: Certified Wildlife Habitat
Monarch Waystation Program

Citizen Science

Bumble Bee Watch
Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network
Nature’s Notebook: USA National Phrenology Network

Clean Water

NJDEP: Clean Water NJ
EPA: Water – What You Can Do


Brooklyn Botanic Garden: What and How to Compost
Composting 101
EPA Composting at Home
Rutgers Composting Fact Sheets and Bulletins
Rutgers Organic Land Care: Compost and Compost Tea

Container Gardening

Container Gardening with Native Plants: Missouri Botanical Garden Plant List
Container Gardening with Native Plants: Tips from Aububon

Environmentally Friendly Landscaping

Low Maintenance Landscaping for the Barnegat Bay Watershed
Landscape for Life
Duke Farms Stewardship at Home
EPA GreenScapes Program
Homeowner Guide for a More Bay-Friendly Property


Rutgers NJAES: Home, Lawn & Garden
Rutgers Master Gardener Program
Cornell University: Garden Guidance
Valerie’s Garden Diary

Gardening for Wildlife

Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ: Backyard Wildlife Habitats in New Jersey
National Wildlife Federation: Garden for Wildlife
Landscape for Life: Gardening for Wildlife
National Audubon Society: Native Plants Database
NJ Audubon: Gardening for Wildlife
USDA NRCS: Backyard Conservation

Invasive Plants

New Jersey Invasive Species Strike Team
U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Invasive Species Information Center

Landscape Design

Cornell University Flower Garden Design Basics

Lawn Care

Rutgers If Plants Could Talk (Lawn Care Publications)
Cornell University Lawn Care Resources
Rutgers: Quick Facts about the New Jersey Fertilizer Law
Rutgers: List of Certified Professional Fertilizer Applicators
NJDEP Healthy Lawns Healthy Waters
New Jersey Water Savers: Guide to Promote Turf Management for a Healthier Lawn

Native Plants

The Native Plant Society of New Jersey
Going Native: A Guide to Landscaping with Native Plants in the Barnegat Bay Watershed
Flora of New Jersey Project
Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA NRCS) PLANTS Database
New Jersey Pinelands Commission: Landscaping with Native Pinelands Plants
New Jersey Pinelands Commission: Native Pinelands Plants for the Landscape
Pinelands Preservation Alliance: Gardening with Nature: A Guide to Native Plant Landscaping in the New Jersey Pinelands
Pinelands Preservation Alliance: Gardening with Nature Plant List
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service: Native Plants for Wildlife Habitat and Conservation Landscaping – Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Organic Land Care

Rutgers Organic Land Care: Find a Landscaper
Rutgers Organic Land Care: For Homeowners
NOFA Organic Land Care: Homeowner Resources

Pest Management

Rutgers Organic Land Care: Pest and Disease Management
Rutgers NJAES Fact Sheets: IPM in the Home Landscape
Rutgers NJAES Fact Sheets: Sample IPM Landscape Maintenance
University of California IPM online
USEPA Integrated Pest Management Principles

Pinelands Related Resources

Pinelands Preservation Alliance
NJ Pinelands Commission

Plant Diagnostics

Rutgers Plant Diagnostic Laboratory


The Xerces Society: Pollinator Conservation Resources – Mid-Atlantic Region
Pollinator Partnership: Pollinator Friendly Planting Guides
USDA Forest Service: Gardening for Pollinators
North American Butterfly Association: Butterfly Garden and Habitat Program
The New Jersey Beekeepers Association

Public Gardens in New Jersey

Garden State Gardens Consortium
Rutgers Gardens
Pohatcong Native Arboretum
Native plant demonstration gardens at Jakes Branch Ocean County Park

Rain Barrels

Rutgers Water Resources Program: Rain Barrels
Rutgers: Rain Barrel Train the Trainer Program
NJDEP Barnegat Bay Blitz Rain Barrel Challenge

Rain Gardens

Rutgers Water Resources Program: Rain Gardens
Rutgers: Rain Garden Manual of New Jersey
The Native Plant Society of New Jersey: Rain Garden Manual for New Jersey
Rutgers Rain Garden Information Center


New Jersey Soil Health Assessment Guide
Rutgers Soil Testing Laboratory

Rutgers Organic Land Care: The Life of the Soil
The USDA NRCS Web Soil Survey
Rutgers: How to Get a Soil Map from the Web Soil Survey
Ocean County Soil Conservation District
New Jersey Soil Conservation Districts

Stormwater Management

Stormwater Management in Your Schoolyard Program

Water Conservation Outdoors

USEPA WaterSense Program: Water-Smart Landscape Design Tips
USEPA WaterSense Program: What to Plant
USEPA WaterSense Program: Tips for Watering Wisely
Rutgers If Plants Could Talk (Water Conservation Publications)
New Jersey Water Savers: Guide to Mowing
New Jersey Water Savers: Guide to Promote Turf Management for a Healthier Lawn