Archive for June 2021

‘Ghost forest’ of NJ trees warns of climate change

At a time of year when most parks are green and lush, the centerpiece of Madison Square Park in New York City is a stand of skeletal trees with nary a trace of green. This bleak, gray landscape is completely intentional. The dead Atlantic white cedars are part of a unique art installation, “Ghost Forest,”…

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Abigail Fair: Conservation Trailblazer

Passion for the environment, talent for absorbing and analyzing information, strong work ethic, desire to share knowledge, and determination to make a difference. Combine these qualities with a big smile and a dose of humility and you get Abigail Fair! Abbie co-founded the Great Swamp Watershed Association, was instrumental in the passage of the New…

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Green Acres is the place to be!

Ever wonder what the Green Acres signs are about all over New Jersey?  No, they’re not an advertisement for a funny old TV show! Green Acres is the name of New Jersey’s hugely successful 60-year-old program of land preservation.  You may not know that the New Jersey Green Acres Program is a national leader in…

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Help New Jersey’s beautiful butterflies!

New Jersey’s butterflies are some of the most enchanting creatures of summer, with intricate wing patterns and beautiful colors. Even their names are charming! For example, there’s the Silver-bordered fritillary, Baltimore checkerspot, Acadian hairstreak, Sleepy orange, Frosted elfin, Bronze copper, Green comma, and Pepper and salt skipper. Sadly, however, the butterflies just mentioned are either…

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