6/27/14 Volume XLVII, No. 26
It’s no coincidence that National Clean Beaches Week, July 1-7, falls during the first big vacation week of summer, when thousands of families are putting their toes in the sand and ocean.
As visitors flock to New Jersey’s 127 miles of coastline, they’ll find safe, clean beaches – and some of the nation’s cleanest waters.
A new report by the Natural Resources Defense Council shows that New Jersey ranked third out of 30 coastal states in beach . . .
6/20/14 Volume XLVII, No. 25
“Right now, we are on track to become the first state in the union to run out of open space. I love New Jersey being first in a lot of things, but that’s not where we want to be.” That was former Governor Christine Todd Whitman speaking at a New Jersey Conservation Foundation event a few years ago.
Former Governor James Florio agreed with Whitman, adding that it is incorrect to believe that the state must choose between a healthy economy and a healthy . . .
6/13/14 Volume XLVII, No. 24
The Garden State is living up to its name! Following a frigid winter and cool spring, crops like spinach, lettuce, asparagus and strawberries are ready, and Jersey tomatoes, blueberries, corn and peaches are coming soon.
Now’s the perfect time to go local. “Farm to table” eating means fresher, tastier and healthier foods. It keeps New Jersey farmers in business and supports local economies. And don’t forget all the fuel that’s saved when produce . . .
6/6/14 Volume XLVII, No. 23
Less than 30 miles from New York City, surrounded by suburbia, lie twelve square miles of wetlands and wildlife known as the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge.
The refuge’s forests, grasslands and marshes are home to an amazing diversity of wildlife, including migratory waterfowl and endangered bog turtles and Indiana bats. Visitors to its dense wilderness feel truly removed from civilization … while being within a few miles of the most modern shopping malls and . . .