The Passaic River Institute, College of Science and Mathematics, Montclair State University
The mission of the Passaic River Institute (PRI) is to further environmental research and education and to help find solutions for environmental problems within the Passaic River Basin, including tributaries and surrounding watershed lands. PRI conducts scientifically sound research, monitoring and assessment, publishing findings in technical reports and peer-reviewed journals. Research areas include contaminant biological uptake, ecotoxicology, pollutant fate, transport and distribution, ecosystem degradation and restoration, and effectiveness of environmental policy. PRI also develops scientific content for environmental education programs and supports science teachers in delivering this content. Finally, PRI organizes academic and public conferences to facilitate exchange of ideas and information regarding the Basin. To fulfill our mission, PRI cooperates and collaborates with public and private sectors including federal, state and local agencies, corporations, schools and environmental advocacy groups.