Americorps Watershed Ambassador

Americorps Watershed Ambassador

The CCIA is host agency for individuals participating in the Americorps New Jersey Watershed Ambassador Program.  The NJ Watershed Ambassadors Program addresses diverse environmental needs of the state by raising awareness about New Jersey’s watersheds. Ambassadors assigned to Watershed Management Area 17 which encompasses Maurice, Salem and Cohansey actively work to improve water quality by exploring the relationships between people and the environment, nurturing community-based environmental activities and empowering residents to make responsible and informed decisions regarding their watershed.

Over the course of 1,700 hours, ambassadors assist the NJDEP in monitoring the rivers of New Jersey through visual and biological assessment volunteer monitoring programs. Members train community volunteers to participate in these monitoring programs. Through audio visual presentations, members provide information to community organizations and schools, in order to have an informed citizenry about water and watershed issues in New Jersey.

 For more information on the program, go to http://www.state.nj.us/dep/wms/bears/americorps.htm.

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