Patcong Creek Foundation Hires New Administrator

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The Patcong Creek Foundation hires a new administrator to help with its mission to protect and clean up the environment. (Courtesy Patcong Creek Foundation)

The Patcong Creek Foundation has named Jenn Jennings as the Foundation’s new administrator and outreach coordinator, responsible for the day-to-day management of the organization.

“I couldn’t be happier to have Jenn on board,” said Patcong Creek Foundation founder, Ron Meischker. “I’ve known Jenn for several years, and I’m confident her qualifications will take the Foundation to the next level.”

Foundation Executive Director Lisa Bender will be focusing on the organization’s ambitious Seashore Science Center project. The Science Center will be a 2,500-square-foot children’s STEAM center, located in Somers Point. The facility is slated to open in late spring.

“With the construction and late spring opening target date of the Seashore Science Center, it was clear to us that we had a single-minded focus to head up that project,” Meischker said. “The Science Center is Lisa’s brainchild, so it’s only fitting that she see it through to fruition.”

Jennings plans to hit the ground running.

“This position is an exceptional opportunity to make real progress in how the local community views and interacts with the Creek watershed,” Jennings stated. “Understanding how we influence that environment gives us the power to improve it in a way that will benefit the people and animals that live here.”

Jennings, of Winslow Township, possesses a multi-disciplinary background focused on environmental stewardship. She currently serves as a River Counselor for the Great Egg Harbor Watershed Association, chairs the Winslow Township Environmental Commission and runs a permaculture consulting business. She holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Rutgers University-Camden.

For her three primary goals, Jennings wants to raise awareness about the watershed, grow membership involvement through stewardship and enhance youth education.