Archive for June 2023

Science and history meet at new Cape May Point center

By Jay Watson, Co-Executive Director As real estate people often say, the three things that matter most about a property are location, location, location. And if you’re an organization dedicated to helping birds and marine life, there’s no better location in New Jersey than the tip of the Cape May peninsula. That’s why the future…

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Help New Jersey wildlife by reporting your sightings!

By Alison Mitchell, Co-Executive Director Even in the nation’s most densely populated state, most people have tales of close encounters with wildlife – often while behind the wheel. Maybe they noticed an interesting creature passing through their neighborhood or backyard, or they stopped to help a turtle cross the road, slammed on the brakes to…

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Hazy orange skies illustrate need for climate action

By Tom Gilbert, Co-Executive Director Among the things that many New Jerseyans tend to take for granted are blue skies and the opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities. We rarely think twice about going outside for a run, a walk, a bike ride or other physical activities for fear of sore throats, burning eyes, asthma attacks…

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A win for Liberty State Park – and the people of New Jersey!

By Jay Watson, Co-Executive Director Ever since Liberty State Park was established in 1976 along the Jersey City waterfront, the guiding vision has been to preserve it as a “people’s park” in the style of New York’s Central Park – free, non-commercial, and open to everyone. It’s a fitting vision, as the Statue of Liberty…

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Attorney General targets illegal off-road vehicles

By Tom Gilbert, Co-Executive Director The illegal use of off-road vehicles (ORVs) – including four-wheel-drive vehicles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), and dirt bikes – is increasingly plaguing communities throughout the state, from city streets to sensitive natural areas in the Pine Barrens and beyond. Many communities have been passing ordinances to crack down on illegal, dangerous…

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