Great Swamp Watershed Association, a Passaic River Waterkeeper Alliance Affiliate


Sally Rubin
[email protected]
(973) 538-3500

The Passaic River rises in Mendham Township, Morris County, NJ, flowing first through uplands then the wetland habitats of Great Swamp, including preserved lands such as Morristown National Historical Park, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, and Somerset County’s Lord Stirling Park before flowing in a circuitous but generally North and Easterly route. It traverses Somerset, Morris, Union, Passaic, Essex, Bergen, and Hudson counties; with the river often forming the county boundary, before flowing over the historic Paterson Falls, eventually joining with the Hackensack River and entering Newark Bay, almost 90 miles, and 45 municipalities further downstream.  Along the way, the Passaic provides drinking water to over one million New Jersey residents. 

The entire staff will be involved in various capacities, as they are with the current operation of GSWA.  This includes the Executive Director, Educational Program staff, Director of Water Quality Programs, Director of Communications, Finance, Fundraising and Membership staff, and general office management. Sally Rubin, Executive Director, is a retired attorney committed to improving the quality of life in New Jersey through civic activity, joined GSWA in January, 2008. A lifelong resident of Somerset Hills, she brings a wealth of community involvement and experience to the position. She served two terms as a member of the Bedminster Township Committee, and was also a member of the Bedminster Planning Board for six years. Additionally, Ms. Rubin previously served on the Boards of Education for Bedminster and the Somerset Hills School District. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a degree in psychology and holds a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. 


P.O. Box 300
New Vernon, New Jersey 07960