The Paulins Kill Watershed initiative provide folks, farms, and municipalities, all along the Paulins Kill and its tributaries, opportunities for recreation and ways to protect the health and safety of their Paulins Kill Watershed.

The Paulins Kill Watershed covers an area of 176.85 square miles through Warren and Sussex Counties in the following communities: Knowlton, Columbia, Blairstown, Hardwick, Marksboro, Frelinghuysen, Stillwater, Fredon, Newton, Hampton, Balesville, Branchville, Augusta, Lafayette and Sparta. The river flows north from its source near Newton, and then turns southwest. The Paulins Kill is New Jersey’s third-largest tributary of the Delaware River, behind the Musconetcong River and Maurice River.

The Paulins Kill Watershed Initiative was created by a group of nonprofit organizations and other stakeholders interested engaging residents, farmers, and municipalities in protecting the watershed. Christine Dunbar joined the staff of the Foodshed Alliance to serve as Paulins Kill Watershed Coordinator, and she can be reached at