In celebration of Earth Week, students and activism Ö
In celebration of Earth Week, the Department of Environmental Protection has been spotlighting the grassroots activism in communities and schools across the state that has made New Jersey a leader in environmental protection. First Lady Tammy Snyder Murphy and Acting Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe toured the George L. Catrambone School in Long Branch, which has achieved national recognition for its environmental programs. Acting Commission McCabe also joined students from Berkeley to plant Atlantic white cedars at Double Trouble State Park in Ocean County, while Deputy Commissioner Debbie Mans and other DEP employees joined volunteers with Groundwork Elizabeth to build planting-box frames as part of the groupís community-based sustainable agriculture initiative. The DEP also announced preservation of a 1,150-acre parcel of ecologically sensitive forests and wetlands in the southern Pinelands of Atlantic County.