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5/27/11   Volume XLIV, No. 21
In New Jersey, Highlands forests equal drinking water for over 5 million residents. In addition to the seven counties within the Highlands, nine counties entirely outside the region get at least some of their water from the Highlands. Highlands forests are not only beautiful, but they work for us! Forests naturally filter and absorb pollutants from the water and make sure it comes out of our taps clean! New Jerseyans have had the wisdom and foresight to protect Highlands . . .
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5/20/11   Volume XLIV, No. 20
One month ago, New Jersey celebrated the preservation of its 2,000th farm. It was a true milestone, because these preserved farms – totaling about 190,000 acres – literally keep New Jersey the Garden State. Preserved farms produce food, preserve our agricultural heritage, and bolster our economy – in perpetuity! Local foods taste better, cost less and help fight climate change by leaving a smaller “carbon footprint” than produce shipped from . . .
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5/13/11   Volume XLIV, No. 19
Before you know it, you’ll be toes in the sand, listening to the gentle ebb and flow of waves at the Jersey Shore.  Naturally, you’ll need a good book to read. Or maybe you’re a parent looking to engage your teen in reading. There’s no time like the present to launch your summer reading list, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s America’s WILD READ program can help. Actually, America’s WILD READ is more than a reading list.  . . .
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5/6/11   Volume XLIV, No. 18
Governor Chris Christie is proposing to eliminate the Delaware and Raritan Canal Commission as part of his sweeping plan to increase government efficiency. Although most of us would agree that improving government efficiency is a great goal, this particular proposal is a textbook case of throwing the baby out with the bathwater. It would serve neither the public good nor the government of this state we’re in, and would result in less government efficiency! The D&R Canal . . .
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POSTS

Cowtown and rare grassland birds, perfect together

Fight light pollution during International Dark Sky Week

New film tells story of how Petty's Island was saved

Ten years of nipping invasive species in the bud

Welcome spring in a county park

Go for a walk and feel better!

Grab a friend and go outside

Recycle your way to zero waste!

Last call for winter wildlife watching on Jersey coast

Without its 'understory' layer, the forest will collapse

From whale songs to poetry, a remarkable journey

A cleaner, greener New Jersey

Let's keep New Jersey the Garden State, not the Pipeline State

New Jersey's winter hikes

'Trees don't vote' but Byrne saved Pine Barrens anyway

Governor-elect Murphy should set new course on the environment

Protect soils to keep the garden in our state

Clean, plentiful water is New Jersey's lifeblood

A breath of fresh air for New Jersey?

Keep Liberty State Park free and open

A green agenda for Governor-elect Murphy

Life, liberty ... and a clean environment

New Jersey's aging water infrastructure

The land before time: NJ's Kittatinny Ridge & Valley

While bats hibernate, scientists hope for survival

Natural Resource Damages fund new parks and preserves

Save menhaden, a humble but mighty fish

Ballot question approval would lock in environmental funds

Sandy Millspaugh: Conservation Trailblazer

Extreme hurricanes highlight concerns about climate change

'Head start' for corn snakes

Protecting the Highlands - it's the water

When you could walk from New Jersey to Morocco

A bold plan for the planet

New Jersey's energy future at a crossroads

Tiny insect will have a huge impact on New Jersey

Protect New Jersey's Pine Barrens

Enjoy New Jersey's forests!

Maine-to-Florida urban trail celebrates 25 years

Rare plants and animals need help!

Ban offshore drilling and seismic testing off NJ coast!

Summertime and the digging is easy

Is the elusive bobcat here to stay?

NJ water supply plan rings alarm bells

NJ's Piedmont: Formed by volcanoes and erosion

Defend public health and safety in state budget

'Magical' early 17-year cicadas

June and open space: Perfect together

Hit the trails on June 3, National Trails Day

Socializing with nature

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