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D&R Greenway bids farewell to conservation fellow


This week, D&R Greenway Land Trust bids farewell to its 2019-2020 Community Conservation Fellow, Nadeem Demian.

A Princeton University Class of 2019 graduate, Demian’s degree is in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, with a certificate in Environmental Studies. Born in Amman, Jordan, Demian lived in Pittsburgh most of his life.

The year-long fellowship is awarded to exceptional Princeton University graduates, with an interest in learning leadership skills from nonprofit organizations, through Princeton AlumniCorps’ “Project 55.”

Demian’s key achievement has been designing the upcoming Kayak Education Program at Bordentown Beach, on the New Jersey banks of the Delaware River.

Coordinating with Princeton mural artist Marlon Davila, and with Tulia Jimenez-Vergara and Anna Obika and the students of Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund and its high school mentorship program, he oversaw the concept and creation of a vivid mural honoring the Delaware, to be completed for the Fourth of July.

D&R Greenway CEO & President Linda Mead said, “Nadeem’s most significant contribution, launching the new Kayak-supported Education Program at Bordentown Beach, brought us farther than I ever imagined. It has been magical to watch this public art mural come into being. Nadeem is a future leader who holds community and conservation in his heart.”

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