New Jersey Watershed Ambassadors Program

Katee Meckeler

Email: wsamb@raritanbasin.org
Telephone: 908-730-0270 ext 224

Katee is this year's Lower Raritan Watershed Ambassador. Katee is part of the AmeriCorps New Jersey Watershed Ambassadors Program, a program run through the NJDEP. Katee is hosted at NJWSA's office in Clinton and at Duke Farms. The program focuses on three areas of interest: Visual/Biological stream assessments, Presentations to school/community groups, and Projects including but not limited to green infrastructure, river cleanups, and habitat restoration.

Katee holds a Bachelor of Arts from College of Saint Benedict, and graduated with a degree in Biology with a focus in Anthropology.

Before her term of service with AmeriCorps, Katee performed various research projects throughout college. Her first year at college, she started with research in Bosnia and Herzegovina studying the Bosnian War and food culture. Sophomore year she traveled to Belize where she researched the French Grunt and Blue Tang fish species with the Oceanic Society. She also studied Sustainable Management practices and Environmental Education strategies with the Belize Audubon Society at the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary and Jaguar Preserve. The summer of her Junior year, she performed research at her College through the Biology Department studying Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria in Minnesota Lakes. She concluded Senior year with a research trip to San Salvador Island, which is a district of the Bahamas. There, she studied Salt Sequestering in Bay Marigold?s inhabiting Hypersaline lakes compared to Atlantic Ocean coastlines. When she?s not traveling, Katee enjoys film/photography, hiking, yoga, and rock collecting.