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5/30/14   Volume XLVII, No. 22
With New Jersey celebrating 350 years, it’s exciting to highlight the women who changed the course of history. Some of our state’s most famous include colonial era poet Annis Boudinot Stockton, American Red Cross founder Clara Barton, suffrage movement leader Alice Paul and pioneering aviator Anne Morrow Lindbergh. More than a decade ago, New Jersey became the first state to survey places associated with notable women. The result is the New Jersey Women’s Heritage . . .
5/24/14   Volume XLVII, No. 21
Once a year, America’s oldest continuously operating corporation meets in a tiny building in Burlington City, N.J. Instead of business suits, shareholders dress in Quaker costumes. There’s not much business to conduct, because the Council of West Jersey Proprietors is from another era. Established in 1688 as a land grant corporation, the council no longer has vast lands to sell, but still owns some property and settles minor boundary issues. With New Jersey . . .
5/16/14   Volume XLVII, No. 20
New Jersey’s Green Acres Program wisely expanded the Menantico Ponds Wildlife Management Area in Cumberland County last summer with the purchase of 80 acres of forest, bringing the total preserve to 474 acres. Wildlife management areas in this state we’re in are some of our most rugged and untamed lands, and this tract – the former Durand Glass property – was a natural for Menantico Ponds because it contains prime breeding habitat for several state threatened . . .
5/9/14   Volume XLVII, No. 19
When New Jersey was founded 350 years ago, getting around was tough. What New Jerseyans think of as roads today didn’t exist in 1664. Most European settlements in the New World were built along rivers and bays, and waterways served as transportation routes – the watery highways of their time. Early trails and footpaths led from boat landings to villages and from villages to outlying farms, while others were portages between water routes. Some followed old Native American . . .
5/2/14   Volume XLVII, No. 18
April showers, check. May flowers, on the way! At last, it’s the season of colorful blossoms in woods and meadows, and along roadsides and backyard edges. But sometimes looks are deceiving. Such is often the case with invasive plants. Non-native, invasive plants may seem every bit as glorious as New Jersey’s native wildflowers. But if you’re a bird, insect or mammal looking for food, you may starve! Native plants provide food for insects, which are . . .


Vernal pools: Now you see 'em, now you don't

State targets illegal dumpers in parks and forests

Former governors and elected leaders stand up for environment

Join CSAs to support local farms, save money, eat better

Weather extremes may be New Jersey's new normal

Bald eagles and ospreys rebound in New Jersey

Pine Barrens prescribed fires: A renewal force

Take a walk on the bottom of the sea!

Energy efficiency saves money and land - and creates jobs!

The Pines of March

Trees are more social than you think!

New Jersey's geological 'layer cake'

Keeping the 'great' in Paterson's Great Falls

Some good news!

Take action to defend and protect land and water

Interested in ecology? Become a Rutgers Environmental Steward

2016 wins and losses for New Jersey's land and water

Kick off a healthy New Year with First Day hike

Energy infrastructure: the new sprawl

Two great books for connecting kids with nature

Why do some trees stay green while others lose their leaves?

Melting ice, rising seas, hotter planet

Our forests never sleep, even in winter!

Documentary brings Great Swamp battle back to life

Defending the land they loved

Four years after Sandy, rising sea levels predicted

New Jersey: Small state, big diversity

10 great natural areas for enjoying fall colors

Removing obsolete dams brings rivers back to life

Humpback whales a welcome sight off NJ coast

NJ wine industry boosts agritourism

For good health, bathe in a forest!

Let's NOT make a deal!

New Jersey's spectacular waterfalls

Urban trees boost health and land values

Blue Acres: A win-win for open space, owners of flooded homes

Get mosquitos to buzz off - naturally!

Flawed pipeline approval process needs reforms

Speak out for our Atlantic Ocean and coast!

Help Pokemon Go lead into outdoors and nature

NJ 4th in peaches; don't miss out on peach season!

Water, water everywhere - keep it safe to drink!

Growing beer in the Garden State

Celebrate NJ's Revolutionary War parks and open spaces on July 4

Override Governor's veto of open space bill

Taming the wild blueberry 100 years ago

Celebrate and take action during National Pollinator Week

Get on the Circuit for National Trails Day

New tax deduction would give boost to NJ non-profits

Best nature movies


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