A VICTORY FOR THE PEOPLE AT LIBERTY STATE PARK

Advocates and elected officials cheered news on Thursday that the state will not pursue developments in Liberty State Park in Jersey City. During testimony in front of the state Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, Bob Martin, commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection, said he had no intention of pursuing the controversial proposals.

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(NO) PUBLIC ACCESS RULE. Stop it Before it Stops You!

The N.J. Department of Environmental Protection is presently proposing to scrap and replace important rules that protect and create public access to the State’s tidal waterways, including the Jersey Shore, the Hudson River and other urban waters. The new rule proposal— the (No) Public Access Rule—threatens to drastically reduce the public’s right to view, use and enjoy the State’s rivers, bays and coast for fishing, surfing, bathing, diving and all other water dependent recreational activities. This Fact Sheet is one in a series of Fact Sheets detailing why DEP’s proposal must be stopped.

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TWO UN-BEARABLE BILLS

A New Jersey Assemblyman has introduced a pair of bills that would outright ban or restrict black bear hunting in the Garden State. This action would prevent the New Jersey Fish and Game Council from setting a season for black bears, since the agency is only empowered to approve a hunt for species classified by the legislature as game.

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Legs For Lenny Fundraiser

Help the New Jersey Outdoor Alliance help a New Jersey Wounded Warrior, Len Lacina, achieve the ability to get out of his wheelchair and walk with braces.

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NJOA TO MEET WITH DEP REGARDING NEW JERSEY PARK SERVICE LAUNCH OF MOTORIZED ACCESS PLAN FOR WHARTON STATE FOREST.

NJOA is receiving a number of comments from outdoorsmen and women regarding the recent New Jersey Park Service launching of a Motorized Access Plan in Wharton State Forest. Many of the comments express concerns that are centered on access issues. In response, NJOA has established a meeting with key DEP personnel to discuss access concerns… Read more »

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