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 . . .
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 . . .
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. . . .
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 . . .