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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 . . .
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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 . . .
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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 . . .
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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 . . .
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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 . . .
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POSTS

To tree or not to tree?

Hard cider in the Garden State

Turkey Time

American shad return to New Jersey river after 173 years

Act now to avoid worst climate impacts

NJ Natural Lands Trust celebrates 50 years

Must love bats!

Move and improve your health!

Renewable energy: Save money and our land, water, air and health

Speak up for endangered species!

Save the bugs!

Check out New Jersey's fall bird migration

A little bit of respect...for native plants!

Explore New Jersey's wildflower meadows

All aboard floating classrooms

Catch the Perseids meteor shower!

Check out the 'fun' in fungi

Too hot to think? Studies shows heat affects your brain

Love NJ's outdoors? Take action now!

New Jersey's official reptile, the bog turtle

Sea level rise and New Jersey: Not perfect together

These New Jersey plants have an appetite for insects

Explore the Pine Barrens through paddles, hikes and tours

Like to jog? 'Plog' instead and keep NJ clean

Love Jersey fruit? Thank our native pollinators!

Good news for globally rare swamp pink lilies

Say cheese! Remote cameras aid wildlife research

Begone, single-use plastic bags!

3,000 birds and counting for 'bluebird grandfather'

The Pine Barrens gets some help from its friends

A clean energy future for New Jersey

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?

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