The Watershed Institute Celebrates its 75th Anniversary at its Annual Meeting  

May 15th, 2024

PENNINGTON, NJ, May 15, 2024– The Watershed Institute celebrated its 75th Anniversary at its 2024 Annual Meeting on Monday, May 13 at its Watershed Center, the organization’s LEED-Platinum headquarters on its 950-acre nature reserve.  About 150 guests joined the festivities to mark The Watershed Institute’s 75th Anniversary—a testament to the organization’s enduring commitment to conservation, advocacy, science and education. 

“For 75 years, The Watershed Institute has been working to protect and restore clean water and healthy watersheds,” said Jim Waltman, the organization’s executive director. “The annual meeting is a great time to celebrate and thank our staff, members, volunteers and partners for their commitment to this mission and the many successes that we’ve enjoyed together.” 

The Watershed Institute honored four outstanding leaders and partners for their invaluable contributions. The Edmund W. Stiles Award for Environmental Leadership was awarded to Shereyl Snider, community organizer with Urban Promise, Trenton/East Trenton Collaborative and Annette Loveless, chair of the environmental committee in Lawrence Township. The Richard Rotter Award for Excellence in Environmental Education will be awarded to Jeanne Muzi, principal of Slackwood Elementary School and Stephen Laubach, director of sustainability and science teacher at the Lawrenceville School. 

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Tim Palmer was the featured speaker at the Annual Meeting. The acclaimed author of 33 books on rivers, conservation, and adventure travel, shared insights and reflections drawing from his latest book, “Seek Higher Ground: The Natural Solution to Our Urgent Flooding Crisis.” Featured Speaker: Tim Palmer 

In recognition of the 75th Anniversary of The Watershed Institute, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman issued a proclamation to Jim Waltman celebrating and recognizing the organization’s past and present accomplishments and supporting all future endeavors. 



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