MAYOR BOLLWAGE CELEBRATES ENVIRONMENTAL DAY WITH STUDENTS OF ELIZABETH

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MAYOR BOLLWAGE CELEBRATES ENVIRONMENTAL DAY WITH STUDENTS OF ELIZABETH 
 
ELIZABETH, NJ—May 1, 2015 - Earlier this morning, Mayor J. Christian Bollwage joined Assemblyman Jamel Holley, Councilman-At-Large Manny Grova, Jr., Councilman Kevin Kiniery, Board of Education Commissioners Stanley Neron and Maria Carvalho, along with over three hundred (300) students at this year’s Environmental Day at the Peterstown Community Center. This annual event, sponsored by the City of Elizabeth and the Elizabeth River/ Arthur Kill Watershed Association, is an indoor/outdoor classroom, where children can learn about educational and meaningful programs that improve the City’s environment.
 
“Protecting the environment and supporting a healthy ecosystem is imperative and therefore our community continues to raise awareness, share expertise as well as encourage the preservation and conservation of natural resources through these important events," said Mayor J. Christian Bollwage. “I would like to thank all of our dedicated partners, who work very hard to improve our neighborhoods, provide valuable mentorship opportunities as well as support the growth of our future scientists and global leaders.”
 
Various display stations and visual exhibits such as interactive pollution displays, water quality testing and how diesel fumes impacts the watershed, were part of the program. In addition, the Army Corps biologists were on hand to explain the marine life’s characteristics and life cycles.
 
"Dedicated staff from U.S. Senator Menendez, Congressman Sires and the Elizabeth Mayor's Office worked closely with partnering agencies in planning this event," said Michelle Doran‐McBean, CEO of Future City, Inc. "Environmental educational exhibits during Environmental Day are tangible manifestations of a year‐round commitment to environmental education and stewardship within our watershed school consortia and integrated into the participating school's curriculum."
 
Thirteen schools in Elizabeth participated in today’s event including: Jerome Dunn Academy School No. 9; John E. Dwyer Technology Academy; Edison Academy; Halsey Leadership Academy; Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy; iPrep Academy No. 8; Juan Pablo Duarte - Jose Julian Marti School No. 28; Dr. Orlando Edreira Academy No. 26; Dr. Albert Einstein Academy School No. 29; George Washington School No. 1; Christopher Columbus School No. 15; Ronald Reagan Academy and The Patrick School.
 
For more information about Environmental Day, please contact Future City, Inc. at 908-659-0689.