Bordentown Opinion

Hit the ‘trail’ and learn about New Jersey’s Black history

by Jay Watson, Co-Executive Director, New Jersey Conservation Foundation James Still always wanted to become a doctor, but as a Black child in the 1800s, never had the opportunity to...

Saving money, helping the climate, aiding justice

by Alison Mitchell, Co-Executive Director, New Jersey Conservation Foundation Interested in saving money on home energy bills? How about...

Migrating birds from the tropics returning to New Jersey

by Jay Watson, Co-Executive Director, New Jersey Conservation Foundation "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single...

‘We need both natural lands and playgrounds, sports fields’

In calling for the "preservation" of "half" of New Jersey's land (https://centraljersey.com/2024/05/06/an-urgent-call-to-preserve-half-of-new-jerseys-land/), Jay Watson and the New Jersey Conservation...

An ‘ode’ to New Jersey’s dragonflies and damselflies

by Alison Mitchell, Co-Executive Director, New Jersey Conservation Foundation If you're near a pond, stream, or marsh on a...

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The State We’re In 3/15: A little help for our kestrels

By Michele S. Byers If you build it, they will come. That’s the hope for new nesting boxes for American kestrels, whose populations have declined severely...

Reader: New Jersey should not prosecute citizens for cannabis

I recently retired after a higher education career in the Garden State, where soon it will be legal to get high from cannabis. I...

Solutions 2/22: Should I sell my house at the Jersey Shore?

By Huck Fairman A question many, if not most, New Jersey shore home owners have asked themselves. Following the arrival of our one-in-a-hundred years storm, superstorm...

The State We’re In 12/7: Preserved lands protect clean air and water

“Forests are the ‘lungs’ of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people. The forests are also needed for mitigating...

The State We’re In — 11/30: To tree or not to tree?

The holiday season’s here and it’s time for a tree. Do you go for a real tree or a fake? You may think that an...

The State We’re In: Hard cider in the Garden State 11/23

By Michele S. Byers Executive Director New Jersey Conservation Foundation In recent years, New Jersey’s vineyards and craft breweries have surged in popularity, with new brands popping...

NJDEP is letting us down with proposed power plant in the Meadowlands

In July, the Diamond Generating Corp. proposed a $1.5 billion project to build a gas power plant in the heart of the New Jersey...

THE STATE WE’RE IN: Act now to avoid worst climate impacts

A landmark report just released by the world’s leading climate scientists had sobering news for New Jersey, a state with hundreds of miles of...

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