AmeriCorps NJ Watershed Ambassadors Program Graduation
Hosted by the State Department of Environmental Protection, the NJ Watershed Ambassador Program is an AmeriCorps program centered on raising awareness about the problems with the watersheds of New Jersey. Over 200 AmeriCorps members have became ambassador reaching out to over 175,000 people and have done over 8,100 educational displays. Volunteers are placed at watersheds across New Jersey for monitoring, educating, and investigation.
On July 15, 2011 at the Stony Brook Millstone Watershed Association, the newest group of Watershed Ambassadors
graduated after a year of service to the program. Each served over 1,700 hours to achieve their AmeriCorps Education Award,
valued at $5,330 for each year of service.
The graduation was marked by recognition of each member including personal reflections of their time in service by select ambassadors, including Nina Sassano. During the graduation speakers included, Akili Lynn (Program Manager), Rowena Madden (Executive Director of NJ CNCS), Kimberly Cenno (Supervisor) and keynote speaker Irene Kropp (Deputy Commissioner of NJDEP). The graduation was followed by a time of sharing and reflection during refreshments.
Help is always needed as an ambassador. Would you like to come forth and share your passion for the environment and put it to good use through education of others and helping reduce harmful effects in the watersheds? You can be the next ambassador.
For more information contact Akili Lynn at (609) 777-1406 or visit nationalservice.gov for AmeriCorps info.