8/28/15 Volume XLVIII, No. 35
How far would you go to raise awareness of an issue? For paddler and clean water crusader Margo Pellegrino of Medford Lakes, the answer is thousands of miles!
This summer, Margo spent two months in her outrigger canoe, paddling 1,600 miles from Newark to Chicago via inland waterways. The journey took her up the Hudson River, through the locks of the Erie Canal and along the shores of the Great Lakes.
She launched in unseasonably chilly weather on May 20 and finished up in the . . .
8/21/15 Volume XLVIII, No. 34
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Appalachian Trail, Camden Waterfront Park, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, Branch Brook Park, Seven Presidents Park in Long Branch, Spruce Run and Round Valley recreation areas, Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Island Beach State Park, Paterson’s Great Falls national historic site, Monmouth Battlefield, Higbee Beach Wildlife Management Area.
What would New Jersey be without these popular parks, beaches, monuments, . . .
8/14/15 Volume XLVIII, No. 33
At 125,000 acres, Wharton State Forest in the Pine Barrens is by far the largest state-owned forest in New Jersey. In fact, it’s bigger than the land area of Essex and Hudson counties combined!
This sprawling forest in the heart of the Pine Barrens is notable for its diversity of wildlife, including rare plants and threatened and endangered animals like Pine Barrens treefrogs. Since Wharton was purchased in the mid-1950s, motorized vehicles have been allowed to travel its . . .
8/7/15 Volume XLVIII, No. 32
For the first time in four years New Jersey is updating its Energy Master Plan, a blueprint for how this state we’re in uses and manages electricity. And unless you live “off the grid,” it affects you.
This month, the state Board of Public Utilities is holding public hearings and accepting public comments for updates to the 2011 Energy Master Plan. Here’s your chance to weigh in on key issues like where our energy comes from, how efficiently we’re using . . .