Check out the new Community Environmental
Enhancement Grant Program
Fire Training Center
Completed in 1996, the Maxfield B. Wallen Fire and EMS Training Center provides Cumberland County fire, rescue, and law enforcement personnel with a facility for live action training. It was the first major capital improvement project completed by the Improvement Authority.
The Improvement Authority is currently involved in a variety of projects to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Cumberland County. Projects in various stages of completion include redevelopment initiatives in Millville and Bridgeton, and regional public transportation.
Americorp New Jersey
Watershed Ambassadors Program
The NJ Watershed Ambassadors Program addresses diverse environmental needs of the state by raising awareness about New Jersey’s watersheds. The purpose of the program is 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.
Through this program, 20 AmeriCorps members are placed in watershed management areas across the state at host agency sites. Over the course of 1,700 hours, members 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.
If you are interested in MAKING A DIFFERENCE, please send resumes and cover letters to
Akili H. Lynn
AmeriCorps Program Manager
NJ Watershed Ambassador Program
401 East State Street
PO Box 418
Trenton, NJ 08625
NJ Watershed Ambassadors is an AmeriCorps program. To learn more about AmeriCorps, please visit http://www.americorps.gov.
NJ's Watershed Management Areas
WMA 1 - Upper Delaware
WMA 2 - Walkill
WMA 3 - Pompton, Pequannock, Wanaque
WMA 4 - Lower Passaic & Saddle River
WMA 5 - Hackensack, Hudson & Pascack
WMA 6 - Upper & Mid Passaic, Whippany & Rockaway
WMA 7 - Arthur Kill
WMA 8 - North & South Branch Raritan
WMA 9 - Lower Raritan, South River & Lawrence
WMA 10 - Millstone
WMA 11 - Central Delaware Tributaries
WMA 12 – Monmouth
WMA 13 - Barnegat Bay
WMA 14 – Mullica
WMA 15 - Great Egg Harbor
WMA 16 - Cape May
WMA 17 - Maurice, Salem, Cohansey
WMA 18 - Lower Delaware
WMA 19 - Rancocas Creek
• The program will commence mid September.
• Members will complete 1700 hours of service in a one year period and receive a living stipend of $11,100 over the course of their term of service.
• Upon completion of the program, members will receive a $4,725 educational award, which can be used to pay off student loans or for further education.
• Members are eligible for health benefits during their term of service.
• Members will receive training prior to and throughout their term of service.
• The job duties include both field work and environmental education components.
• Great first job in the environmental field!
YOUR WORLD, YOUR CHANCE TO MAKE IT BETTER!