|Trenton Materials Exchange Founder, Carol Royal
an environmental award from the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed
Association. (Wellspring Vol.48, No.2, Summer 2001) www.thewatershed.org
and Royal Win River Friendly Awards
Two area residents received environmental awards from the Stony Brook-
Millstone Watershed Association at its annual meeting on April 23rd.
The awards recognize outstanding contributions to promoting environmental
protection in the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed. The watershed
encompasses 265-square miles in central New Jersey, including most of
Mercer County and portions of Hunterdon, Somerset, Monmouth and Middlesex
Bauder, a citizen-activist in Cranbury Township, received the River
Friendly Citizen Award for being an outstanding
environmental activist. Carol Weld Royal, the founder of the Trenton
Material Exchange, won a River friendly Award for her innovative and entrepreneurial
effort to recycle and reuse a wide range of medical, building and office
materials, saving them from disposal.
Bauder has tirelessly championed the importance of protecting the
environment in his community. He and his wife Connie have patrolled
local streams, encouraged their neighbors to participate, and identified
several major environmental issues that need to be resolved,"
said George Hawkins, executive director of the Association. As part
of his StreamWatch patrol on the Millstone River and local tributaries,
Bill identified 23 rusted barrels that may be the source of local
contamination. "Without his efforts these barrels may not have
been found, allowing even more chemicals to leach into the
environment. He embodies the personal commitment that is needed to
protect the environment in this busy world," said Hawkins.
has also been instrumental in protecting stream corridors during
construction projects. He helped persuade the Cranbury Environmental
commission to assign a member to each new project to ensure that proper
measures are implemented to reduce soil erosion. Bauder also helps
the association improve its monitoring program. "Bill has been
an indispensable part of our water monitoring efforts, " said
Steve Vergau, senior watershed specialist at the Watershed.
"He's been monitoring our monitors to ensure that reliable data is