6/28/13 Volume XLVI, No. 26
If your idea of summer paradise is lounging on a beach, soaking up sun and snoozing in the ocean breezes, stop reading now!
But if you think any vacation that involves sitting around (or lying prone) in the sand is just plain B-O-R-I-N-G, read on!
Physically active folks looking for a fun and rewarding outdoor vacation may want to consider a volunteer conservation trip. These unique vacations combine camping in national or state parks with service projects to help beautify . . .
6/19/13 Volume XLVI, No. 25
Huge Jersey blueberries are one of summer’s greatest pleasures, and a fruit we take for granted.
You may not know that today’s blueberries came directly from wild blueberry bushes in the Pine Barrens! In fact, blueberries are one of the few, if not only, fruits that were cultivated from wild plants within one human generation.
The taming of the wild blueberry came about, in large part, due to the pioneering work of Elizabeth Coleman White, nicknamed New . . .
6/14/13 Volume XLVI, No. 24
We New Jerseyans are perpetually enthusiastic about preserving open space, farmland, parks and historic sites.
Thirteen consecutive times since 1961, citizens in this state we’re in have voted to fund the Garden State’s preservation programs. These programs have been hugely successful and have become a national model!
The most recent Green Acres referendum was in 2009, when voters endorsed a $400 million bond question. But that money has run out … . . .
6/7/13 Volume XLVI, No. 23
Many folks view politicians with a jaundiced eye, and there’s plenty of evidence to justify their cynicism. But that just was not the case with U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg, who passed away this week.
Frank Lautenberg was a steadfast champion of the environment. During his 30 years in the Senate, he was at the forefront of cleaning up Superfund sites, promoting clean energy, advocating for green jobs, preventing offshore drilling on the Atlantic coast, and keeping our air . . .