MORRISTOWN, NEW JERSEY (June 19, 2020) — The Great Swamp Watershed Association (GSWA) is proud to announce that financial expert and community leader, Paul Boudreau, was elected to their Board of Trustees on June 8, 2020. 

 

Paul is a Private Banker with Peapack-Gladstone Bank and serves exclusively through the Bank’s private banking program.  He recently retired as President of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce after serving 10 years in that role. Prior to his Chamber position, he worked at Honeywell for 25 years retiring as Vice President, State and Corporate Relations. 

 

Paul served on the New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission from 2012-2019. He was a member of the New Jersey Mental Health Association Board of Directors from 2014-2019 and the Morristown Airport Advisory Board and served on the Board of the Somerset Hills YMCA for eight years. Paul currently provides volunteer leadership to the Tri-County Scholarship Fund. He has received numerous awards for community leadership from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern New Jersey, the Boy Scouts of America, and NewBridge Services, Inc. From 1976 to 1978, he was a member of the Maine House of Representatives. 

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“We are thrilled to welcome Paul to our Board of Trustees,” stated Sally Rubin, GSWA Executive Director. “Paul’s commitment to the community is renowned and he will be a valuable addition to our already robust board.”

 

“I joined the Board to support the many great programs of the GSWA that educate and advocate for a clean and sustainable environment,” Said Paul.

 

Since temporarily closing their physical office in March, GSWA continues to deliver their mission of protecting and improving water resources. GSWA has created and delivered virtual experiences such as live streaming their 2019 Water Quality Report and posting a self-paced stream assessment training. They introduced stay-at-home scavenger hunts and photo challenges to encourage families and individuals to get outside. GSWA is finishing up the school year via virtual classrooms providing live environmental education programming to hundreds of students. Additionally, GSWA’s 73-acre Conservation Management Area (CMA) on Tiger Lily Lane in Harding has remained open to the public throughout the COVID-19 pandemic offering much-needed preserved open space and 3 miles of trails for hiking and passive recreation.

 

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About the Great Swamp Watershed Association

Founded in 1981, the Great Swamp Watershed Association (GSWA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and improving the water resources of the Passaic River region, from the Great Swamp headwaters to Newark Bay, for present and future generations. Through education, advocacy, science, land preservation, and stewardship, in collaboration with partners, we work to instill our communities with an awareness of water’s effect on health and the beauty of the environment, from source to sea.  The organization educates over 4,000 school children and adults, monitors 30 stream locations, and conducts approximately 50 public events each year.

 

For more information about the Great Swamp Watershed Association, visit www.GreatSwamp.org.

 

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Contact:       Val Thorpe
                     Director, Communications & Membership, GSWA
                     (973) 538-3500 x13
                     vthorpe@greatswamp.org