The Watershed Institute thanks our members, award recipients, speakers, volunteers, and guests who joined us Monday night at our first in-person annual meeting in three years!
We extend a special thank you to Shawn M. LaTourette, Commissioner of the NJ Department of Environmental Protection, who was our featured speaker. He is who is responsible for driving environmental policy while directing programs that protect public health and ensure the quality of New Jersey’s air, land, water, and natural and historic resources. He was appointed by Gov. Phil Murphy on June 14, 2021, after serving as Acting Commissioner since January 16, 2021.
We celebrated our recent successes – StreamWatch’s 30th anniversary, helping defeat the proposed PennEast pipeline, installing floating wetlands to improve water quality, training more local environmental advocates – and honored those who have helped us with these achievements.
The meeting included an awards ceremony for distinguished volunteers, Watershed members, board members, and a local educator who have helped our mission to keep our water clean, safe, and healthy.