Cathie Coultas of Madison, Wins County AwardFriday, November 08, 2019
The Morris County Park Alliance recently held its Community Recognition Awards and presented Cathie Coultas with its Outstanding Volunteer award. Committee member John Van Brunt presented Cathie with an attractive glass plaque and a New Jersey State Joint Citation provided by Assemblyman Anthony Bucco.
Cathie spearheaded the Nature Nuts program as a volunteer for the Borough of Madison Recreation Department since its inception forty-one years ago. Nature Nuts is a 5 week summer program sponsored by the Madison Recreation Department and the Madison Parks Advisory Committee. The fun summer program is used to teach youngsters about nature and how important it is to be a good steward of the environment.
The Nature Nuts program provides an opportunity for children in first through sixth grade to learn about and interact with their environment in a way that's often missing from school or athletics. Cathie's continued commitment to the program has ensured that Madison children have had a place to learn about and experience the outdoors every summer. With a nature related theme each week, participants further their understanding through games, crafts, presentations and fieldtrips.