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WRWMG Hosts University of Washington Student

Thursday, September 13, 2018


Isabel Wilson, a rising sophomore from the University of Washington, spent a week with the Wallkill River Watershed Management Group in order to learn about our work to protect the rivers and streams of Sussex County, NJ. Isabel is majoring in Environmental Science and Terrestrial Resource Management and is interested to teach people about the environment in nontraditional settings.

During the week, Isabel learned about the WRWMG’s Agricultural Outreach and Assistance Program, Stormwater Management Program, and Riparian Reforestation Program. She visited numerous farm properties, rain garden sites, and reforestation areas in order to see how the WRWMG’s water quality restoration projects were installed in New Jersey. Additionally, Isabel learned about the different conservation organizations that the WRWMG works with on a daily basis and had a chance to assist with maintenance work at our restoration sites. She is returning to Washington State with a much greater understanding of both the joys and challenges of watershed restoration in New Jersey!