River-Friendly Program Wins Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award

River-Friendly Coordinator Brittany Musolino and the three other River-Friendly Program Coordinators (Lauren Theis, Heather Desko, and Sarah Helble) traveled to the NJ State Museum in Trenton for the Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award Ceremony. This year, there were over 45 applicants – the most since its inception in 2000 – and our River-Friendly Program made the cut! We were happy to accept an award for the water resources category. There were many impressive groups and initiatives to celebrate this year, including our co-winner of the water resources category, Jersey Water Works. Below is an excerpt from the NJ Department of Environmental Protection press release:


“This year’s winners have demonstrated true leadership in finding ways to enhance New Jersey’s environment,” Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Bob Martin said. “Through their collaborations and dedication, these honorees are setting high standards and excellent examples of how everyone in our state can help the environment through partnerships and commitment. As stewards of New Jersey’s environment, we salute the outstanding contributions of this year’s winners.”

The Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards (GEEA) are the state’s premier environmental awards program for recognizing outstanding environmental performance, programs and projects in the state. Including today’s event, the program has recognized 160 winners since 2000. A panel of judges reviewed and scored nominations that featured unique or valuable environmental projects and activities. For more information about GEEA, visit: www.nj.gov/dep/eeawards/