The New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission is a not-for-profit interstate agency established by an Act of Congress in 1947. NEIWPCC serves and assists its member states—Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont— by providing services and support that augment the states’ efforts to protect water resources, reduce water pollution, and improve water quality. NEIWPCC coordinates forums and events that encourage cooperation among the states, develops resources that foster progress on water issues, represents the region in matters of federal policy, trains environmental professionals, manages programs and administers grants, initiates and oversees scientific research, educates the public, and provides overall leadership in water management and protection.
The NY-NJ Harbor Estuary is home to incredible natural diversity and is also one of the most vibrant and populated metropolitan areas in the country and the world, presenting unique opportunities and challenges. The New York-New Jersey Harbor & Estuary Program (HEP) was established to protect these natural resources in 1987, as one of the Nation’s 28 Estuaries of National Significance. The Program focuses on protecting and restoring healthy waterways and productive habitats, managing sediments, fostering community stewardship, educating the public, and improving safe access to our waterways. HEP was established as a partnership of federal, state, and local governments; scientists; civic and environmental advocates; the fishing community; business and labor leaders; and educators. The New York-New Jersey Harbor & Estuary Program’s core area of focus includes the tidal waters of the Hudson-Raritan Estuary from Piermont Marsh in New York State to an imaginary line connecting Sandy Hook, New Jersey, and Rockaway Point, New York, at the mouth of the Harbor.
Westchester community foundation is a nonprofit community endowment for the benefit of Westchester County. Its mission is to develop and manage philanthropic resources and to distribute them in a way that is responsive to donor interest and community needs. The foundation actively promotes charitable giving on behalf of the area's nonprofit organizations. WCF is a division of the New York Community Trust, one of the largest community foundations in the country with assets of approximately $1.8 billion.