FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 21, 2013
Public Contact: Watershed Ambassador, 908-789-3209
Media Contact Only: Tom Plante, 908-527-4746




Free Watershed Science Presentation Offered by Union County and the AmeriCorps Program


The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders welcomes elementary and high school teachers, plus local community groups, to register for a free, 30-45-minute in-house science presentation that relates watershed and environmental concepts in a fun and meaningful way. Teachers, students, and community members will discover how human behavior can impact the land and waterways around them.

“Since 1999, these interactive presentations have been receiving positive reviews from students and teachers alike,” said Freeholder Chairman Linda Carter. “They enjoy participating in the hands-on demonstration that includes a three-dimensional topographic land use model.”

Most importantly, the program offers easy, practical solutions that everyone can implement to reduce non-point source pollution and improve water quality. Examples of ways the average person can help include eliminating or minimizing the use of pesticides on lawns, picking up pet waste, and not feeding geese.

The free presentations are offered by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Union County Department of Parks and Community Renewal in conjunction with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and the AmeriCorps Watershed Ambassador Program. Also, the ambassador program offers stream assessment training for individuals and groups. To schedule a free presentation or training, call Jon Dugan, Watershed Ambassador for Watershed Management Area 7 at 908-789-3209