2/26/16 Volume XLIX, No. 8
Long before there were beaten footpaths and roads, people traveled by water. Native Americans and early settlers used New Jersey’s network of rivers, streams and creeks to travel from place to place. Over time, villages, farms and industry sprang up.
The waterways became not just transportation corridors, but rather destinations in their own right.
Henry David Thoreau may have been the first American writer to document what we now call eco-tourism. In his 1864 book . . .
2/19/16 Volume XLIX, No. 7
Steven Dondero, a Centenary College student with an interest in conservation, wanted to know: What books should I read to learn about the environment, nature and land conservation?
Students seeking extra reading should instantly get an A for effort! But Steven took it further by contacting members of the New Jersey Land Trust Network for recommendations and then creating an online book list for the public.
His 100+ title list includes everything from inspirational writing to . . .
2/12/16 Volume XLIX, No. 6
With a name like “Double Trouble,” you'd expect somebody’s up to no good.
But the opposite was true last weekend, when a large and enthusiastic group of volunteers lent a hand on a forestry project in Double Trouble State Park, in the Pine Barrens of Ocean County.
Pine seedlings had been planted in the mid-1990s to help the park recover from a severe wildfire. After 20 years, however, they had grown in so thickly and crowded together that the site was once . . .
2/5/16 Volume XLIX, No. 5
Only 15 miles from downtown Manhattan, New Jersey’s newest national park – the Great Falls National Historic Park in the city of Paterson - is unique in its juxtaposition of stunning natural beauty with gritty industrial development.
Its most iconic view is of the roaring waters of the 77-foot Great Falls, framed by an arched iron bridge and historic redbrick mills once powered by the falls and the three-tiered raceway system. Great Falls is the east coast’s second . . .