Bureau of Environmental Analysis, Restoration and Standards
AmeriCorps New Jersey Watershed Ambassadors Program
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 24 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.
Twenty (20) Watershed Ambassadors serve from partner host agency locations, with one located in each of New Jersey’s Watershed Management Areas. From Sussex to Cape May counties, 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.
Throughout the program, extensive training in highly sought-after skills in the environmental field is provided, including ArcGIS, fieldwork experience, grant writing, project management, green infrastructure and science communication. Members exit the program prepared to further their career in the environmental field.
We are actively recruiting for 2023-2024 Watershed Ambassador positions. We have openings throughout New Jersey. To Apply visit the My AmeriCorps Page or click the “2023-2024 Application” button above. The program will review all potential candidates and reach out to those who are best qualified to serve. Recruitment is open until positions are filled. For additional information on the position or to see the 20 Host Agencies click the menu tab buttons above.
For questions regarding the application process, please email Amanda Baksa, Program Director, or contact us at 609-633-1441
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For more information, please contact Kimberly Cenno, Bureau Chief,
Bureau of Environmental Analysis, Restoration and Standards at (609) 633-1441.