Princeton Water Watch

An Empty Urban Canvas…
July 28, 2009, 8:25 pm
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Help us paint it! Go to to to learn more and donate.

Every $5 sponsors a square foot!

UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who came out to Small World Coffee last night for the benefit show. The music, art and support were great. A special thanks to Vin, Small World Coffee, Ja’c, Red Hawk Fly, Paella!, Michael Kragh and Dinner.



Dear Friends,

New Jersey Community Water Watch is currently seeking donations for two water-themed mural projects in Trenton. One will be at Rutherford Avenue Park with the theme of “Water Makes the World Go ‘Round” and will be completed by five local artists.  The other, in collaboration with CitySmiles, will be inspired and painted by the children partaking in Water Watch’s environmental education classes. Through these murals, we hope to reach the next generation of children and their parents about the importance of protecting local waterways.

Over 75% of New Jersey’s waterways are too polluted for fishing and swimming. Though pollutants from industry, pollutants from our lawns and streets continue to threaten our lakes, streams and rivers. With more and more children growing up in cities around the state, with little or no access to the natural environment, it is difficult to emphasize that they are connected to nature and that their actions directly influence the health of the environment.

To show that everyone is related to the environment, we will be completing a mural that explains this connection visually, with images from Trenton and the environment connected by water.

In order to start working on this mural, we need donations to help cover the costs of painting more than 400 square feet. For every $5 donated, we will be able to paint approximately one square foot. To calculate your donation, just decide how many feet you would like to sponsor and then multiply by five.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us by phone at (609) 529-8437 or by email at By partnering with NJCWW for these murals, you are helping us make a difference in the greater Mercer County community (and downstream, as well).


Laura Burke and Louise Finnell
NJ Community Water Watch


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