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Restoration

Watershed Management Area 2 is also known as the Wallkill River Watershed and includes 11 townships in Sussex County. The Wallkill River Watershed is unique in that its headwaters begin at Lake Mohawk in Sparta Township and then flow north into New York, eventually emptying into the Hudson River.

The Wallkill Watershed is approximately 208 square miles in area, and is comprised of a variety of land uses including rural and centralized residential development, agriculture, commercial, recreational and industrial usage. Also located within this watershed area is the Wallkill National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge watershed/wetlands complex provides migratory and nesting habitats for numerous birds and waterfowl and is home to several endangered species.

Within Area 2, there are 4 subwatersheds: the Wallkill River, Pochuck Creek, Papakating Creek and Rutgers Creek Tributaries.

For more information regarding watershed management areas please contact DEP's Office of Policy Implementation and Watershed Restoration at (609) 633-2201.

Or visit the project's web site at www.wallkillriver.org

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