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Changemakers on Deck

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Riverkeeper boat captain, John Lipscomb speaks with the FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Fellows, and Exective Director Priscilla Cohen about the Riverkeeper Boat and Water Quality Programs
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Riverkeeper Boat Captain, John Lipscomb, speaks with the F.A.O. Schwarz Family Foundation Fellows, and the Foundation's Exective Director, Priscilla Cohen

Riverkeeper Boat Captain, John Lipscomb, speaks with the F.A.O. Schwarz Family Foundation Fellows, and the Foundation’s Exective Director, Priscilla Cohen.

This past Saturday the F.A.O. Schwarz Family Foundation’s Executive Director, Priscilla Cohen, and their current cohort of Fellows hopped aboard Riverkeeper’s Patrol Boat to see our water quality program in action. The visiting fellows represented organizations including Strong Women, Strong Girls; Playworks; Generation Citizen; The Philadelphia Food Trust; The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program; Breakthrough New York, and Row New York. The group also included Riverkeeper’s own fellow, Jen Benson.

In the words of Riverkeeper’s Boat Captain, John Lipscomb, “I don’t think we’ve ever had so many people aboard who are all doing good for society and the environment in some way.” Riverkeeper looks forward to collaborating with these other organizations and hosting the Fellows again in the Spring of 2017.

Community sampling partners from the Sparkill Creek Watershed Alliance hand off samples to Riverkeeper's Manager of Outreach and Volunteer Programs, Dana Gulley.

Community sampling partners from the Sparkill Creek Watershed Alliance hand off samples to Riverkeeper’s Manager of Outreach and Volunteer Programs, Dana Gulley.

The F.A.O. Schwarz Family Foundation Fellows on the deck of the R. Ian Fletcher, Riverkeeper's Patrol Boat.

The F.A.O. Schwarz Family Foundation Fellows on the deck of the R. Ian Fletcher, Riverkeeper’s Patrol Boat.

The F.A.O. Schwarz Family Foundation Fellowship provides the opportunity for leading non-profit organizations to recruit recent college graduates in order to develop future leaders within education, youth development and non-profits. For more information on the fellowship, please visit the F.A.O. Schwarz Family Foundation Fellowship website.

Learn more about Riverkeeper’s Water Quality Program.

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