It’s not only important for us to create a community here in our studio, but also to give back to the community we love.
The Navesink River is facing serious challenges. Pollution from unclear sources threatens wildlife throughout the watershed. For the second straight summer, the Two Rivers were inundated by a dangerous and invasive species of jellyfish. More powerful coastal storms and sea level rise will continue to test the resilience of our waterfront neighborhoods.
The first step to facing issues like these is understanding them. That is why a new partnership by Monmouth University and the Borough of Rumson to build a new Marine Field & Environmental Field Station on the banks of the Navesink is so important.
This unique University classroom and lab space would be constructed above an existing sewer pump station behind Borough Hall. The field station would beautify a drab structure on the scenic waterfront, and more importantly, it would open the Two Rivers to a wide range of innovative student-faculty research projects. It would give a future generation of scientists opportunities to hone their craft while at the same time performing important services for our communities. And perhaps best of all, students from our local schools would get the chance to observe and participate in some of this great work.
It’s going to require our support to turn this plan from an architectural sketch to a reality. To that end, I am proud that The Pilates Project will be the first of hopefully many local businesses to hold fundraisers for this amazing asset. When you take our Community Pilates donation only classes, all proceeds will go toward the Monmouth University Urban Coast Institute and School of Science’s field station building fund.
Bring a friend and come support a great cause!
*suggested donation, $10
*classes are open-level
If you are interested in taking one of our community classes please contact us at 732-530-5050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register!