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October 7, 2004

Contact: Elaine Makatura (609) 292-2994
Dana Loschiavo (609) 984-1423

DEP Offers Free Calendar Highlighting Fall & Winter Events

(04/118) Trenton -- State Environmental Commissioner Bradley M. Campbell today announced the availability of the Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) fall and winter Calendar of Events. Visitors and residents can get the free publication at all state parks, forests, recreation areas and historic sites. The calendar highlights hundreds of events and activities for all ages through March 2005.

"I encourage families and friends to take advantage of a variety of outdoor experiences and exciting activities offered right here in New Jersey's state parks," said Campbell. "In addition to the scenic beauty and deep-rooted history already available at our recreational areas, there are many programs to entertain, educate and enliven visitors. Whether you want to attend harvest festivals, go on bird walks, or take fall foliage hikes, there is something for everyone."

Special events include:

  • Annual Lighthouse Challenge at Barnegat Lighthouse and Twin Lights, Oct.16 and 17
  • Haunted Hayrides at Belleplain State Forest, Oct. 21 through 23
  • Shelter Building Wilderness Survival at Washington Crossing State Park, Nov. 7
  • Colonial Concerts at the Steuben House in River Edge, Dec. 11, 12, 18, and 19
  • Guided Cross-Country Ski & Snowshoe Tours at High Point State Park, Dec.- Feb.
  • Mountain Biking Excursion at Cheesequake State Park, Feb. 6
  • Grover Cleveland Birthday Celebration in Caldwell, March 19

To view the calendar of events online, along with virtual tours of state parks, forests and historic sites, visit the DEP Web site at

To order calendars by mail, call 1-800-843-6420. Text telephone users can call NJ Relay Services at 1-800-852-7899.



NOTE TO FEATURE EDITORS: Requests for calendars can be made directly to Dana Loschiavo, Division of Parks and Forestry at (609) 984-1423.

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