The Barnegat Bay Partnership, host agency for the Barnegat Bay Watershed Ambassador, welcomes Justin Linton as he begins his term of service with the NJ Watershed Ambassador Program, an AmeriCorps program designed to promote watershed stewardship through education and community outreach.
AmeriCorps is a national service initiative that engages more than 70,000 Americans each year in volunteer service that benefits education, public safety, health, homeland security, and the environment. Assigned to each of the state’s 20 main watersheds, the Watershed Ambassadors educate people about how they can help reduce sources of water pollution. They also conduct stream assessments to monitor the health of New Jersey’s waterways, and train volunteers to become stream monitors.
During Justin’s term of service from September 2017 to July 2018, he is available to give presentations and organize community projects such as park clean-ups, dune grass plantings, and rain barrel workshops. If you are interested in scheduling a presentation or collaborating on a project, please contact Justin at [email protected] or 732-255-0472 x 7.
Justin received his Associates of Science degree in Biology from Ocean County College and graduated from Juniata College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He also recently completed training to become a NJ Registered Environmental Health Specialist. Justin is a resident of Jackson and spends his free time playing soccer, kayaking, and enjoying the great outdoors.