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AmeriCorps Watershed Ambassadors Reforest Paulins Kill Corridor

Thursday, November 17, 2016



The Wallkill River Watershed Management Group recently planned and coordinated a restoration work day for the AmeriCorps NJ Watershed Ambassadors. As part of the event, watershed ambassadors from throughout New Jersey travelled to Sussex County to learn about the benefits of planting trees along streams and the how to plan similar water quality improvement projects in the communities that they serve. In total, the group planted and protected 525 trees and shrubs next to the Paulins Kill River, surpassing the number of materials planted by last year’s class of watershed ambassadors.

AmeriCorps is a national community service program with over 1 million alumni. The AmeriCorps NJ Watershed Ambassadors are responsible for conducting stream assessments to determine water quality, giving classroom presentations, and organizing community service projects that benefit water quality.