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Hopes soar as New Jersey’s bald eagle population grows

by Alison Mitchell, Co-Executive Director, New Jersey Conservation Foundation As thick snow fell on central New Jersey earlier this week, the bald eagle pair at Duke Farms in Hillsborough showed...

Breaking down barriers to enjoying nature

by Jay Watson, Co-Executive Director, New Jersey Conservation Foundation In an ideal New Jersey, all residents would have equal...

Wharton State Forest plan to control illegal motor vehicle damage is a welcome step!

by Alison Mitchell, Co-Executive Director, New Jersey Conservation Foundation New Jersey's largest protected property, Wharton State Forest in the Pine Barrens, covers 195 square...

‘How could such a thing happen’

The Municipal Council eliminated Princeton's Civil Rights Commission and Affordable Housing Board on Jan. 22. They are to become...

Does looking for weird ducks make you an odd duck?

By Jay Watson, Co-Executive Director of New Jersey Conservation Foundation If we say someone's an "odd duck," it means...

Princeton Packet Opinion

Gov. Murphy disappoints with veto of invasive species bill

by Jay Watson, Co-Executive Director, New Jersey Conservation Foundation Spring is months away, but as warmer weather arrives we can expect a familiar sight at...

Resident shares concerns of consolidation of Princeton’s Civil Rights Commission

As someone with experience working with the Municipality of Princeton's Civil Rights Commission, both in the capacity of formerly chairing the municipal Youth Advisory...

NIOT: Princeton Civil Rights Commission is a key resource

The board of Not in Our Town Princeton (NIOT) strongly opposes Princeton Town Council's proposed ordinance to merge the Civil Rights Commission (CRC) with the Affordable Housing Board...

2023 New Jersey environmental highlights: Urban greening, land preservation, flood protection

by Tom Gilbert, Co-Executive Director, New Jersey Conservation Foundation No matter where you were in New Jersey in 2023, it was impossible not to notice...

‘Harmony would come at the expense of representation’

I am dismayed by the proposed consolidation of three key municipal Boards and Commissions (BCCs) that have contributed to improving the lives of our most underserved residents: the Human Services Commission, the Affordable Housing...

Celebrating 50 years of protecting endangered animals

by Alison Mitchell, Co-Executive Director, New Jersey Conservation Foundation Here in the nation's most densely populated state, a diversity of wildlife is something that can never be taken for...

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...

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