Archive for July 2024

Seeds of change, and what happens when people plant them

by Jay Watson, Co-Executive Director, New Jersey Conservation Foundation Where have all the bag trees gone? Next time you’re on a walk through the neighborhood, look up. You probably won’t see flimsy bags with looped handles fluttering against the blue of the midsummer sky the way you used to. Gov. Murphy’s 2020 law banning stores…

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Planning Ahead to Protect NJ’s Biodiversity

by Alison Mitchell, Co-Executive Director, New Jersey Conservation Foundation Ever heard of the State Wildlife Action Plan – or its more common name, “SWAP”? The same way a budgeting app lets you know you’re spending too much and should start saving now so you don’t starve later, a SWAP compels state leaders to compile a…

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Ospreys: Too soon for a victory dance?

By Jay Watson, Co-Executive Director, New Jersey Conservation Foundation If it’s true there are no second acts in American lives, as F. Scott Fitzgerald famously wrote, ospreys never got the memo. The raptors, once endangered in New Jersey, still perch uneasily on the state’s list of threatened species, but they’ve staged an impressive comeback since…

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