Master Gardeners Win NJAW Grant

New Jersey American Water Announces 2019 Environmental Grant Award Recipients

Three community improvement projects receive more than $27,000 in environmental funding CAMDEN, N.J. (May 6, 2019) – As water utility providers across the nation celebrate Drinking Water Week, New Jersey American Water is proud to announce the recipients of its 2019 Environmental Grant Program. This year, the company has awarded a total of $27,404 to three distinguished organizations and community groups within its service area that are engaged in sustainability projects to further improve water source and/or watershed protection. “Since its inception, New Jersey American Water’s Environmental Grant Program has provided more than $318,000 in needed support to a total of 39 projects to improve, restore and protect our valuable natural resources all across the state,” stated Greer Thacker, Environmental Specialist, New Jersey American Water. “We are proud to recognize this year’s recipients and we applaud their efforts to make a lasting impact on their communities and New Jersey as a whole.” Master Gardeners of Camden County’s Educational Garden is thrilled to be one of the 2019 recipients.  We’re grateful for this valued grant from New Jersey American Water.

The Educational Garden is open to the public every day.  We welcome visitors, especially during our scheduled work sessions, Thursdays at 9:30.

Other Gardener News

  We’ve had a very busy spring!  We hosted the 6th Annual Green Garden Fair on April 27 and then participated in the Sustainable Earth Festival.  The Class of 2019 graduated, and the Gardeners enjoyed a field trip to Bartram’s Garden.  Almost every weekend you’ll find the Mobile Helpline at a festival or market or find our presentations at libraries (see schedule here.)   Our suggestion:  check here regularly, “like us” on social media, and join our mailing list.  HAPPY SPRING!