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AmeriCorps NJ Watershed Ambassador Recruitment is Now Open!

Friday, June 23, 2023


The New Jersey Watershed Ambassadors Program is an environmental stewardship-oriented AmeriCorps program designed to raise awareness about water concerns. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has hosted the program since 2000, and while the program has evolved over the last 23 years, its main goals have remained the same: promote watershed stewardship through education and direct community involvement, and monitor the health of our waterways through conducting stream assessments. 

Ambassadors serve with all sectors of society to improve the quality of New Jersey’s waterways by:

  • educating the public on watershed science
  • implementing community green infrastructure
  • encouraging them to get involved in local stewardship actions
  • stewardship projects partnering with local organizations and community volunteers
  • performing habitat and biological assessments following DEP monitoring protocols to monitor the health of their WMA’s streams

Application for the Full-Time Watershed Ambassador Position:

Application for the Part-Time Source Water Protection Ambassador Position:

All interested applicants should create an account on the “My AmeriCorps” website before they will be able to apply. Since this is an AmeriCorps Program, applicants apply through the AmeriCorps Portal:

Interested applicants can reach out to Samantha Pfeffer (, and Amanda Baksa ( with any questions or concerns.