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The 2023 Rutgers Environmental Steward class is closed. Sign up for upcoming programs.

 Region Coordinators Online Class DetailsProgram Overview and Testimonials

The Rutgers Environmental Steward program is designed to introduce non-scientists to the science behind important environmental issues affecting NJ. Stewards then give back to their own communities by helping to tackle local environmental problems. If you have a passion for the environment, a desire to learn and a willingness to volunteer, then this program is for you!

We offer one, statewide, online class which starts in January with approximately 5 days of in-person instruction. In order to become a Certified Environmental Steward, after the class participants must complete a 60-hour internship of their choosing. The internship exposes the Stewards to real-world environmental issues in their communities.

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Class Details

View a Model-RES-Curriculum-and-Schedule (subject to change).

Region Coordinators

For general program questions contact our Unit Administrator, Trish McGuire at or (908)-654-9856. For region specific questions, contact the region coordinator:

Region 1 –Hudson, Bergen, Essex, Passaic, Morris, and Sussex Counties. Coordinators: Amy Rowe,, 908-235-1168 and Jean Epiphan,, 973-258-8303

Region 2 –Union, Middlesex, Somerset, and Monmouth Counties. Coordinator: Michele Bakacs,, 732-398-5274 and Roslyn Dvorin,, 908-526-6293, ext. 2536

Region 3 – Mercer, Hunterdon, and Warren Counties. Coordinators: Rebecca Magron,, 908-788-1338; Kathryn Homa,, 609-989-6845, and Lynn Waclawski,, 908-475-6507

Region 4- Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Salem Counties. Coordinator: Michael Jacob,

Region 5 – Atlantic, Ocean, Cape May, and Cumberland Counties. Coordinator: Amy Menzel,, 609-272-6934, and Claudia Gil Arroyo