Past Award Recipients


Awardees at the 8th Annual Sustainable Raritan Conference and Awards Ceremony


Government Innovation Award – Monmouth County Planning Department/Monmouth High Water Program
Leadership Award – Daniel Van Abs, Rutgers University
Leadership Award – Peter Palmer, Freeholder Director, Somerset County
Public Access Award – City of Perth Amboy
Public Education Award – Sandra Meola, Communications and Outreach Director, NY-NJ Baykeeper
Stewardship Award – Americorps Watershed Ambassadors
Non-Profit Innovation Award – coLAB-Arts
Citizen Action Award – Andy Still

Description of 2017 Award Recipient Achievements
Press Release


Government Innovation Award – Somerset County Green Leadership Hub
Leadership Award – Bill Schultz, Raritan Riverkeeper
Leadership Award – Candace Ashmun
Public Education Award – Dr. Chris Obropta and the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program Team
Public Education Award – Eric Zwerling
Public Access Award – New Jersey Conservation Foundation
Sustainability Award – Stony Brook Millstone Watershed Association’s Watershed Center for Environmental Advocacy, Science and Education
Stewardship Award – Beth Davisson and Larry Jacobs
Non-Profit Innovation Award – New Jersey Highlands Coalition’s Small Grants Program

Description of 2016 Award Recipient Achievements
Press Release


Government Innovation Award – SCAPE/Landscape Architecture PLLC, Rebuild by Design “Living Breakwater” Project
Leadership Award – Clyde MacKenzie
Leadership Award – Amy Soli
Non-Profit Innovation Award – Heather Fenyk, Lower Raritan Watershed Partnership
Public Access Award – New Jersey Conservation Foundation
Public Education Award – James Rokosny
Remediation and Redevelopment Award – Duke Farms
Stewardship Award – Bayshore Regional Watershed Council
Sustainable Business Award – Somerset County Business Partnership:  Sustainable Somerset Committee

Description of 2015 Award Recipient Achievements


Government Innovation Award – Raritan Valley Community College’s Ray Bateman Center for Student Life & Leadership
Leadership Award – Robert Bzik, Somerset County Planning Director
Non-Profit Innovation Award – Lawrence Brook Watershed Association / Alan S. Godber
Public Access Award – Riverside Park, Piscataway Township
Public Education Award – Denise Birmingham
Stewardship Award – Central Jersey Stream Team
Sustainable Business Award – Shiseido America, Inc.

Description of 2014 Award Recipient Achievements


Government Innovation Award – Somerset County Planning Board
Leadership Award – New Jersey Water Supply Authority
Non-Profit Innovation Award – Raritan Headwaters Association
Public Education Award – North Jersey Resource Conservation & Development Council
Restoration and Redevelopment Award – Princeton HealthCare System
Stewardship Award – Rutgers Cooperative Extension
Sustainability Award – Ethicon

Description of 2013 Award Recipient Achievements


Government Innovation – Raritan Borough
Leadership – Kerry Miller
Leadership (Honorable Mention) – Perth Amboy Sailing Team & Bruce Bertucci
Non-Profit Innovation – NY/NJ Baykeeper’s Oyster Restoration Program
Partnership – Raritan Piedmont Wildlife Habitat Partnership
Public Access – West King Estates Partnership
Public Education – Wild New Jersey & founder David Wheeler
Restoration – Raritan River Dam Removal & Fish Passage Team
Stewardship – East Brunswick Environmental Commission and Friends of East Brunswick EC
Sustainability – Raritan Valley Community College

Description of 2012 Award Recipient Achievements


Government Innovation – Regional Center Partnership of Somerset
Leadership – Judith Enck, Administrator, EPA Region 2
Public Access – Middlesex County Board of Freeholders
Public Education – Schiff Natural Lands
Remediation and Redevelopment – North Jersey RC&DC (Walnut Brook Restoration)
Stewardship – Duke Farms
Sustainable Business – Neshanic Valley Golf Course


Environmental Stewardship – New Jersey Audubon Society
Government Innovation – Woodbridge Township
Leadership in Sustainability – The Mushett Family Foundation
Public Access – Raritan Riverkeeper
Public Education – NJDEP AmeriCorp Ambassadors
Remediation and Redevelopment – Edison Wetlands Association