Fair Haven, New Jersey
Borough of Fair Haven, New Jersey

NJ FRAMES - Launch of Online Mapping Tool and Public Engagement Events

posted: 2, December 05, 2017 at 11:21AM

The NJ FRAMES project is a regional and collaborative effort in coastal Monmouth County, NJ that seeks to understand and begin to address our future flood vulnerability. The end result will be a long-term Regional Resilience and Adaptation Action Plan that will identify ways our communities can reduce risks and impacts together.

The NJ FRAMES project is hitting a major milestone – we are going LIVE with an online asset mapping tool! This tool will help us gather important community assets from you, project stakeholders, and the public to consider in the planning process. The online tool will be used to collect and map the most important, most valued local resources and places in the Two Rivers region. The information gathered through this process will inform all future aspects of the project. The Department issued a press release today announcing the mapping tool and outreach campaign. You can find the press release online at http://www.nj.gov/dep/newsrel/2017/17_0077.htm.

WE NEED YOUR HELP. To ensure that we get extensive and wide-ranging input, we need to get the word out to as many people as possible. PLEASE SHARE the story and flyer below with your network, members, friends and neighbors – post on your websites, share on social media, send with newsletters! Use the website www.TwoRiversOneFuture.nj.gov. Please tag any social media announcement with #TwoRiversOneFuture and #MapWhatMatters.

The Project Team will be sharing through our website and networks, but also bringing the tool to the public at local events in your towns. We are currently planning to be at the following events, but are looking for more!

  • Sea Bright Farmer’s Market – August 3rd
  • Thursdays by the Sea, Long Branch – August 10th
  • Sounds at Sunset, Fair Haven – August 11th
  • Red Bank Community Block Party – August 12th
  • West End Farmer’s Market, Long Branch – August 17th
  • Coffee Hour at Booskerdoo Coffee & Baking Co., Monmouth Beach – August 18th


Please feel free to contact me at any time at njframes@dep.nj.gov.


Nick Angarone, PP/AICP

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Coastal Management Program

Office of Coastal and Land Use Planning

401 East State Street, P.O. Box 420

Mail code 401-07B

Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0420


A team of resiliency experts, led by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) and the Two Rivers Council of Mayors, will be spending the next few weeks speaking with residents and visitors of the Two Rivers communities about their favorite places. 

As part of the three-year New Jersey Fostering Regional Adaptation through Municipal Economic Scenarios (NJ FRAMES) project, the Two Rivers, One Future campaign will be collecting and mapping the most important, most valued local resources and places in the Two Rivers region using the hashtag #MapWhatMatters.

The goal of the project is to help the Two Rivers region prepare for and respond to coastal hazards and the risk of flooding through regional resiliency planning.  A key component of the resiliency planning process is the Two Rivers, One Future outreach campaign, which launched in early 2017 with an open house kick-off event at the Two Rivers Theater in downtown Red Bank.

This summer, Two Rivers, One Future is back to hear from residents and visitors about what places are special, important, critical (or just plain fun!) in their communities.  While some locations might seem obviously important – schools, hospitals, police departments – they are also looking for those less obvious, but equally important community hotspots – a favorite coffee shop, the community center that offers classes for senior or children, the 24-hour pharmacy, or even the best little league baseball field!  Any place that is important to the community, residents, business, or visitors is a place that #Matters.

There are several ways to participate in the Two Rivers, One Future #MapWhatMatters campaign:

  • Use the interactive, online mapping website at www.TwoRiversOneFuture.nj.gov to drop pins at your favorite locations.  Then use the comment field on the dropped pin to describe why this place matters. 
  • Tweet with the hashtags #MapWhatMatters and #TwoRiversOneFuture and include photos, websites, names, or locations of the places that matter to you, along with a reason why.  You can also post to Instagram using the same hashtags!
  • Visit the Two Rivers, One Future #MapWhatMatters booth at a variety of public festivals, markets and locations throughout the Two River region in August.  Find a schedule of events at www.TwoRiversOneFuture.nj.gov

NJ FRAMES is one of just a handful of resilience planning grants and projects funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  Additional information can be found at the project website: www.TwoRiversOneFuture.nj.gov.  Project partners include NJDEP’s Coastal Management Program (CMP) with the Louis Berger Group, the Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve, the Rutgers Climate Institute, and Oceanport Borough representing the Two Rivers Council of Mayors.