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Show Us Your H2O Rain Garden Contest – deadline 6/8/13

Monday, May 20th, 2013

In an effort to raise awareness about local water sources, we are challenging school groups and civic organizations in five NJ counties to “Show Us Your H2O” by submitting creative entries that answer the question “Where does your water come from?” School groups and tax-exempt community groups from Hunterdon, Mercer, Morris, Middlesex or Somerset counties can choose various formats including photo essay, artwork, map, report, or multi-media presentation to display what they learned.

Two winners, one from a school and one from a civic group, will be selected to have a rain garden designed and installed by the Conservancy on their property as a way to improve their local natural water supply and to serve as a hands-on educational tool for the surrounding community. The contest, which is supported by Johnson & Johnson through the Johnson & Johnson Foundation launched May 8 and has a final deadline of June 8, 2013.

Click here for the promotional ad, press release and website for the contest!

The idea is to attract as many people as possible to the contest in order to increase awareness of our local freshwater resources . We are posting the ad in local newspapers, online community newspapers and doing direct emailing to civic groups and schools. But to help make this contest a success, we need to spread the word far and wide and would love to have the NJ staff contribute. Here’s how you can help:

We think that personally directing people to the website will generate the most support. Here’s how you can help:

  • Call any key contacts you have in these counties, describe the contest and direct them to the contest website. Think environmental commissions, watershed associations, school boards, etc.
  • Email the promotional ad to colleagues in our target counties
  • If you live in or near one of these 5 counties, print out copies of the promotional ad and hand out to your own local community groups
  • Also if you live nearby, post copies of the ad in local establishments in any of these 5 counties like libraries, coffee shops, bookstores

Please remember that family members of Conservancy employees and Johnson & Johnson employees are not eligible for this contest. All details for the contest are thoroughly listed on the webpage.