The Watershed Institute will be launching a new Community Watershed Advocate Program (CWAP) early next year that focuses on climate and water issues. If you want to get involved in finding solutions to flooding in your community, this program may be right for you!
The dangerous flooding that our area experienced this summer during Tropical Storm Henri, which saturated the ground, followed by Hurricane Ida was historic. Climate change increases the intensity and frequency of these storms, and that our communities need to plan for such events. It’s vital to encourage local elected officials to proactively address climate and water issues.
Starting in mid-January, these four training sessions will give participants the tools they need to become effective advocates. The course is free and will be offered in a hybrid format so participants may choose to attend virtually or in person.
Join us to learn about what local governments can do to build resiliency and explore New Jersey-specific climate change resources. Participants will connect with local governments on planning and implementation of ways to protect our waterways, as well as our own health and safety.
The 2022 CWAP program will be held on four Wednesdays, January 12 & 26, and February 9 & 23, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Please contact Pri Oliveira at [email protected].