8/28/14 Volume XLVII, No. 35
New Jersey is thousands of miles from the killing fields of Africa, where elephants and rhinoceroses are slaughtered for their tusks and horns. But New Jersey is not far from the root cause of this disaster.
The United States is second behind China in demand for these “blood” items, acquired through horrific cruelty and leading to the extinction of these magnificent animals. New York City is America’s biggest market for ivory and rhino horn, and New Jersey’s . . .
8/22/14 Volume XLVII, No. 34
You’ve probably never picked or tasted a wild beach plum … but it’s not too late!
Beach plums, prunus maratima, grow wild on dunes along the East Coast, although summer visitors who flock to the beaches seeking sun and surf tend to miss the short, weather-gnarled bushes. Throughout most of summer, the fruits are green and unobtrusive … more like olives than the larger purple fruits found at farm stands.
Beach plums have a devoted following, . . .
8/15/14 Volume XLVII, No. 33
Much of the Garden State is green and leafy, thanks in large part to land preservation.
Check out a new interactive map to see the green in your community! You can find out if your town has been building new parks, protecting natural areas, preserving farms or saving historic sites.
For most New Jersey towns, the answer is a big yes!
New Jersey got serious about preserving land in the early 1960s with the passage of the first Green Acres . . .
8/8/14 Volume XLVII, No. 32
“These watersheds should be preserved from pollution at all hazards, for upon them the most populous portions of the state must depend for water supplies. There has been too much laxness in the past regarding this important matter.” New Jersey Potable Water Commission, 1907, commenting on the New Jersey Highlands region.
More than a century later, these words still ring true. This month marks the 10th anniversary of the signing of the landmark 2004 New . . .
8/1/14 Volume XLVII, No. 31
In honor of New Jersey’s 350th anniversary, Mount Holly resident Bill Bolger plans to walk 150 miles along the original Province Line that divided East Jersey and West Jersey in the late 1600s, when our state first became an English colony. He’s expecting the autumn journey to last three weeks, taking him from the Atlantic Ocean in Holgate to Tocks Island on the Delaware River.
For many folks, that’s a little extreme. But there’s a special . . .