TOMS RIVER – Winners of the 2022 Rain Barrel Challenge, which is led by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) and Barnegat Bay Partnership, were recognized by Veolia of Toms River.
Every year, schools and youth organizations within the Barnegat Bay watershed participate in the “Challenge.” They design and paint rain barrels, showing their respect for the Barnegat Bay and the environment.
The winners of the 2022 event were artists Danny Iacullo and Sofia Salsa from Brick Veterans Memorial Middle School’s Sustainable Energy Club, led by teacher Terry Stephenson. The winners were congratulated at a reception at Veolia with school leadership, parents and the NJDEP at the company’s location in Toms River.
The artists were honored for their depiction of protecting the environment as well as to commend the educators for their passion in teaching and raising awareness of issues impacting the environment and actions to take to improve and sustain it.
This summer Veolia will showcase the winning rain barrel for employees as well as visitors to admire.