Morris Canal Working Group


The goal of the Morris Canal Working Group (MCWG) is to preserve, to the greatest extent possible, the former Morris Canal right of way for conversion into a public greenway. The MCWG, which currently has over 150 members representing nonprofit organizations and federal, state, county and local governments, aims to coordinate current and future plans for the corridor. Membership is open to all interested parties.


Additional objectives include:

  • Building stakeholder support across the state
  • Raising awareness of this historic resource
  • Creating a forum and/resource for stakeholders
  • Determining the interest level for preservation statewide


The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority formed the MCWG in 2012 to bring stakeholders together in an open forum to discuss this important transportation resource. The NJTPA has provided grant funding for planning studies of the canal route.


Get Involved

The Morris Canal Working Group welcomes participation from all interested groups and members of the public. Stakeholders can get involved in the following ways:

  • Join the Morris Canal Working Group (meets approximately 2-3 times per year)
  • Serve on a Morris Canal Working Group committee
  • Attend municipal outreach meetings
  • Help promote the Morris Canal Greenway