Phone: Kevin Moore 732 266 0985, Andrew Willner 732 768 4848
Kevin Moore founded the Urban Environmental Group in 2004 to build capacity and advocacy for the far reaching societal benefits of a healthy urban environment, “A Better Environment for All.”
Mr. Moore’s public outreach and advocacy work incorporates the views of various stakeholder groups and articulates their respective messages. He’s a recognized advocate for urban parks, urban natural resource management, stormwater, air quality, open space and environmental justice. He has been interviewed on TV, radio and print, and participated on many expert panels. He has worked with elected and non-elected officials, a the state and federal level, offering testimony to both local and state government while maintaining a reputation for knowledge, integrity and pragmatism.
Years of experience has yielded an extensive and far-reaching network of government, public, private and academic entities, whom all agree in the promotion and importance of our environment. Specifically and most importantly advancing health, sustainability and equity in our urban centers.
He possesses over 16 years of environmental restoration, construction management and program development experience and is personally responsible for grant awards, in excess of $3 million for environmental, capital, programming and operational support, for the Weequahic Park Association, a non-profit organization, as project director of the Weequahic Lake Restoration Project, in Newark NJ.
Past engineering experience also includes project scheduling and forecasting, grant management, reporting, coordination technical, scientific and engineering disciplines in a freshwater ecological context. He has also worked with communities and non-profits and the development of programming and increased management capacity.
- Environmental Project/Program Management,
- LEED/Low-Impact/Sustainable Development,
- Freshwater Eco-systems, Non-point Source Pollution
- Natural Resource Damages
- Government and Public Advocacy
- Nonprofit Management
Louches Powell Jr is currently a high school science teacher licensed in New Jersey. Prior to relocating to Newark Mr. Powell was a planner for PEACE, Inc. a multi-service social service
agency, Executive Director of the Dunbar Center a community based not-for-profit and Executive Director of the Atlantic States Legal Foundation, an environmental, advocacy, litigation and education organization, all of which are located in Syracuse, New York. Along with colleagues Mr. Powell guided the DunbarCenter through the process a becoming an adoption agency licensed by the State of New York.
Mr. Powell was an active member of the Onondaga Lake Conference and was often called upon to represent community concerns and to translate technical information into community friendly educational material. Mr. Powell served as a committee member and Chair of the Essex County Environmental Commission. He was the lead writer of The Branch Brook Park Ecosystem Curriculum; a science curriculum using an urban park as a laboratory and classroom, this curriculum was approved for implementation by the Newark Public Schools Advisory Board. He is one of the founding trustees of Visions Academy Charter High School in Newark. Mr. Powell has experience in program development and evaluation, grant writing, community outreach and education, and curriculum writing.
Andrew Willner has been a leader, organizer, and advocate for the New York/New Jersey Bioregion for 25 years. He was an early proponent of the Waterkeeper model of water and habitat protection as the founder of NY/NJ Baykeeper.
Andrew has been a city planner, furniture designer, sculptor, boat builder, environmentalist, Permaculturist, Transition advocate, story teller, blogger, and he exhibits his photographs taken while patrolling the New York/ New Jersey Harbor for 20 years on the Baykeeper skiff. He is writing a book, Fish and Ships, a photo narrative of the people, places, and environment of one of the most beautiful and vulnerable estuaries in the world.
Andrew is a sought after speaker on a wide variety of subjects including environmental advocacy, habitat restoration, sustainability, Permaculture and Transition, and is often asked to read from his fiction and non-fiction writing.
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