2/28/14 Volume XLVII, No. 9
With New Jersey is celebrating its 350th anniversary – in a nation that’s only 238 years old – it’s hard not be in awe of the 200 million-year-old Palisades cliffs over the Hudson River.
We should be celebrating this incredible landmark, which amazed early explorers and inspired generations of artists. But, instead, 2014 could mark the Palisades cliffs’ demise … and the theft of this cherished natural and historic vista from future . . .
2/21/14 Volume XLVII, No. 8
Had things gone differently, this state we’re in might have been called New Netherland, New Sweden, Nova Cesarea or even Albania. But we ended up as New Jersey, a name that honors the Isle of Jersey in Great Britain … and gives us our famous “Jersey” attitude.
This year marks the 350th anniversary of the birth of New Jersey, when the English seized control in 1664.
The story of how this little peninsula between the Delaware River and the . . .
2/14/14 Volume XLVII, No. 7
After more than two years of debate, Congress has finally passed the Agricultural Act of 2014, better known as the Farm Bill. So what does it mean for the Garden State?
The quick answer is that the Farm Bill affects us all, farmers and city dwellers. This five-year, $958 billion behemoth has been described – quite accurately – as impacting “everything we eat, wear and drive.”
Perhaps one of its biggest benefits to New Jersey is the “Farm and . . .
2/7/14 Volume XLVII, No. 6
You wouldn’t know it from the weather, but spring is only six weeks away. Almost time to lace up our hiking boots, jump on our mountain bikes or saddle up horses and enjoy New Jersey’s trails!
This time of year, staff and volunteers at parks, nature preserves and recreation areas are busy planning for upcoming work building, improving and maintaining trails.
But for this state we’re in, planning has been replaced with frustration over a bureaucratic glitch. . . .