Princeton Packet Opinion

‘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 Foundation are misleading your readers. What they're including as "preserved land"...

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...

Explore D&R Canal State Park during 50th celebration!

by Alison Mitchell, Co-Executive Director, New Jersey Conservation Foundation It's hard to imagine a world in which the fastest...

Princeton Packet Opinion

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...

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...

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