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News & Updates

  • The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has announced approval of the funding of nearly $81 million by the Garden State Preservation Trust. The funds are recommended for the enhancement of Green Acres projects, which help improve parks, conserve and protect open space, and enhance the land for general public enjoyment. 

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  • The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection will be dedicating nearly $40 million dollars towards paying for projects related to containing pollution from 1970's landfill located in Kearny and prevent it from seeping into the Passaic River. The funds will be used to create a containment wall which encapsulates the landfill as well as to install systems to better manage water and air pollution resulting from the landfill.

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  • Ever wonder what the bears in your state are up to? How about where your town sources its water from? Find out all this and more through the Geoweb application developed by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Bureau of Geographic Information Systems! The application provides an interactive interface which allows users to generate and analyze information pertaining to the natural characteristics of their community. 

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Spotlight

Pick Your Own Blueberries on July 15th!

The New Jersey Conservation Foundation will be hosting a pick your own blueberry event at an antiquated Pine Barren blueberry farm in the Franklin Parker Preserve Park on July 15th. 

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Learn About Shellfish on July 3rd!

On July 3rd ReClam the Bay invites you to come learn all about shellfish. Certified Shellfish Gardeners will teach you about the feeding patterns, life cycles and overall importance of these fragile creatures. 

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Bike and BBQ on July 1st!

Kittatinny State Park will be teaming up with Double S Smokehouse to host a Bike and BBQ event on July 1st. The event will take riders on a 14 mile bike ride on a railroad trail loop while also learning some fun facts about the original railway that formed the trail along the way. 

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Meditate and Become One with Nature on June 25th!

Join Off The Grid yoga master Meg Soucy for an enlightening forest bathing experience on June 25th at the Franklin Parker Preserve in Woodland Township. The experience will include a light hike through forest trails, followed by a yoga session geared for practitioners of all skill levels. 

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