This film, Friends Along The Mullica, is a project funded by a grant from Sustainable Jersey. This grant was obtained by Go Green Galloway in response to a challenge put forth to the Atlantic and Cape May Counties Sustainable Jersey Hub; for three or more towns to work together on a common project. The Galloway response was to have the eight Atlantic County towns affected by the waters of the Mullica River Watershed system; Hammonton, Mullica Township, Egg Harbor City, Port Republic, Galloway Township, Absecon, Brigantine and Atlantic City join together to explore common interests regarding the river. These interests include history, study of detailed maps as would be found in each town’s Environmental Resource Inventory or engineering departments, understanding significant water features, wetlands issues, climate change effects, litter and illegal dumping, damage from off-road
vehicles, invasive plants, preserving native plant populations and animal habitats, and fostering educational opportunities through local, state and national partnerships. Partner organizations include the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, the Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve (JCNERR), Surfrider Foundation, NJ DEP, the Pinelands Preservation Alliance (PPA), Rutgers University Marine Field Station (RUMFS), the AmeriCorps program, Stockton University, the New Jersey Native Plant Society, the Audubon Society, Atlantic County Clean Communities program, the Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA) and many more.
Link to view the film: https://youtu.be/fNJOrAVYFlA