Investors Foundation Invests in Clean Water and Education
Good news for Raritan Headwaters’ water quality and education programs! We just received a $2,500 grant from the Investors Foundation, which will support a variety of initiatives to safeguard clean water in our rivers, our streams and our homes.
“We’re very grateful to the Investors Foundation for supporting clean water in central New Jersey,” said Cindy Ehrenclou, RHA’s executive director. “This grant supports our water quality monitoring programs, along with public education, advocacy and other community outreach activities. It helps us get more families and children involved in protecting our water resources.”
Among the programs supported by the grant:
- Stream Monitoring, which uses a corps of trained citizen scientists and volunteers to evaluate water quality in more than 65 locations across the watershed of the North and South Branches of the Raritan River;
- Our annual Stream Cleanup, in which more than 1,400 volunteers who clean up waterways and stream banks, removing tons of trash, improving water quality and educating citizens about the health of their community’s water resources;
- Native Plant Education and Outreach, including workshops, tree plantings and sale to the public of New Jersey native plants;
- Well Testing, in collaboration with local municipalities, to help residents assess the quality and safety of their drinking water;
- “River-Friendly” workshops and field experiences focusing on the many actions individuals, schools and businesses can take to protect rivers, streams and water supplies.
Investors Bank, based in Summit, created the Investors Foundation in 2005 to support the communities Investors Bank serves. Investors Foundation supports initiatives in the arts, youth development, health and human services, education and affordable housing. Investors Foundation works to improve the lives of its customers and neighbors.