“I am an AmeriCorps member, and I will get things done.” — The last line of the AmeriCorps pledge. Daniel Correa, our Watershed Ambassador, took this pledge today, lead by LT. Governor Sheila Oliver, at the New Jersey Governor’s Office of Volunteerism convention. Congratulations Daniel!
The New Jersey Watershed Ambassadors Program is a community-oriented AmeriCorps program designed to raise awareness about water issues in New Jersey. The NJDEP began hosting this AmeriCorps program in 2000. AmeriCorps is a national service initiative. Through this program, AmeriCorps members are placed at local host sites in
twenty (20) Watershed Management Areas (WMAs) from Sussex to Cape May counties to serve their local communities. The program works with all sectors of society to improve the quality of New Jersey’s waterways, nurturing community-based environmental activities and empowering residents to make responsible and informed decisions regarding their watershed. (Source: NJDEP-Division of Water Monitoring and Standards)