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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 step," according to a Chinese proverb. But in the avian world,...

‘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...

Depression and suicide risk can intensify in spring and summer

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Intense symptoms for individuals with depression are commonly associated with the winter...

An urgent call to preserve half of New Jersey’s land

by Jay Watson, Co-Executive Director, New Jersey Conservation Foundation New Jersey is not only the nation's most densely populated...

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Love trees and forests? Thank the squirrels!

 by Jay Watson, Co-Executive Director, New Jersey Conservation Foundation If you're like many New Jerseyans, you probably haven't given much thought to squirrels, except maybe...

Why do evergreens stay green all winter?

by Tom Gilbert, Co-Executive Director, New Jersey Conservation Foundation 'Tis the season to deck the halls with boughs of holly, decorate evergreen trees with twinkling...

Enjoy winter’s seals – from a distance!

by Alison Mitchell, Co-Executive Director, New Jersey Conservation Foundation New Jersey's cutest seasonal visitors are back - seals from New England and Canada who swim...

A message of hope for Earth’s future

by Jay Watson, Co-Executive Director, New Jersey Conservation Foundation It's easy to feel discouraged as we face the enormity of climate change and the mounting...

Don’t cut funds for saving open space and farmland!

by Tom Gilbert, Co-Executive Director, New Jersey Conservation Foundation Four years ago, residents of rural Warren County were shocked when a Pennsylvania developer announced plans...

Protecting the wetlands that help protect New Jersey

by Alison Mitchell, Co-Executive Director, New Jersey Conservation Foundation For the past 20 years, a New Jersey organization not widely known among the general public...

Rematriations’ return Native Americans to their land

by Jay Watson, Co-Executive Director, New Jersey Conservation Foundation It goes almost without saying – but I'll say it anyway – that all the land...

New Jersey hits milestone: 250,000 acres of farmland preserved

by Tom Gilbert, Co-Executive Director, New Jersey Conservation Foundation For a small state, New Jersey is a big producer of fruits and vegetables. We earn...

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