Local Edison Greenways Activist Wins Jefferson Award


Walter Stochel, Jr. of Edison is a 2008 recipient of the esteemed Jefferson Award for volunteer service to a community. Stochel is a local activist who has played an important role in founding a number of local civic organizations, including the Edison Greenways Group, Inc. (First Open Space Land Trust in Middlesex County) and the Edison Wetlands Association - preserving the Dismal Swamp Conservation Area. 

As the current Chairman of the Edison Open Space Advisory Committee, he continues to serve on 15 other local/regional boards and committees, e.g.: Middlesex County Urban Forestry Committee, Metuchen-Edison Historical Society and US Army Former Raritan Arsenal Restoration Advisory.

The Jefferson Awards were founded in 1972 by Sam Beard, Jacqueline Kennedy and Senator Robert Taft to honor people who do outstanding community service. The awards are presented on both the national and local levels.


Go Walt, give em hell

We appreciate all your efforts

Congratulations Walter.

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