Wed, Apr 21 | Zoom Session

Luncheon Presentation: Protecting our Natural Resources

CU Maurice River details its initiative to help local businesses support green infrastructure
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Luncheon Presentation: Protecting our Natural Resources

Time & Location

Apr 21, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Zoom Session

About The Event

In anticipation of Earth Day 2021, the Millville Chamber of Commerce

will be hosting a virtual presentation recognizing companies that are

"going the extra mile" to protect drinking water resources for future generations.

The Zoom session will begin at noon on Wednesday, April 21, a day before

Earth Day 2021.

In 2019, CU Maurice River was awarded a grant to implement eco-friendly

water management projects at four commercial sites in Millville.

This federal grant program is called the Delaware River Watershed

Conservation Fund and is administered by the National Fish and

Wildlife Foundation.  Over the last two years, CU Maurice River has been partnering

with Rutgers Water Resources Program to install green infrastructure

at Cumberland Family Medical, Amcor Rigid Packaging, and First

United Methodist Church.  Currently, we are gearing up for the next project!

This spring a system of rain gardens and upland pollinator spaces will be

installed in the WheatonArts entrance circle.  This project will improve

water management and transform this lawn area into a space teaming

with birds, bees, and butterflies.

Cumulatively, these projects will recharge the drinking water resource

by 554,000 gallons per year and reduce contaminants such as suspended

solids, phosphorus, and nitrogen by 30 pounds.

Join us to hear testimonials from the business leaders themselves

and learn how these projects are helping them as well as the environment.

  • Celebrating Earth Day

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