Join us at The Watershed Institute for the 2023 Annual Meeting of Members on Monday, April 24, 2023. This year we will celebrate the opening of our newly completed Hickory Loop Boardwalk with a ribbon cutting ceremony immediately following the program.
The meeting will be held indoors at the Watershed Center, beginning with light refreshments at 5 p.m. followed by a formal program at 6 p.m. New members of the Board of Trustees will be elected and Trustees who are nominated for their second terms will be up for re-election.
The Annual Meeting is a chance to find out how your support is making an impact in our communities and statewide and to learn how our science and policy experts are helping municipalities manage polluted stormwater runoff to improve water quality.
This year’s nominees are Marc Brahaney of Princeton, NJ, Anne Catena Ed.D. of Lawrence Township, NJ, Paula Figueroa-Vega of Lawrence Township, NJ and Carolyn Powell Sanderson of Pennington, NJ. Read more about the new trustees below. Trustees who are standing for election to a second term are Rob Connor, Ph.D. of Trenton, NJ, Kurt Schulte of Lawrenceville, NJ and Susannah Wise, M.D. of Princeton, NJ.
We will also celebrate the achievements of volunteer community leaders. The Edmund W. Stiles Award for Environmental Leadership will be presented to Daniel J. VanAbs, Ph.D., FAICP/PP, Professor of Professional Practice for Water, Society, and the Environment at Rutgers University. The Richard Rotter Award for Excellence in Environmental Education will be presented to Tina Overman, STEM Facilitator, Bear Tavern Elementary School.
After the formal meeting, we invite guests to walk out to a section of the newly completed ADA-compliant Hickory Loop Boardwalk trail, where we will have a ribbon cutting marking the official opening of this trail. At .7 miles, this loop will enable more visitors to enjoy the forest and meadows on the Reserve.