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NJ DEPT. OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NEWS RELEASE
RELEASE: 3/23/01
01/21
CONTACT: Sharon A. Southard or Amy Collings
609-984-1795 or 609-292-2994

ADVISORY
DEP'S SHINN TAKES TIRE ROUND UP CHECK TO CAPE MAY COUNTY

As part of a $2.4 million statewide initiative to address the West Nile virus, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Shinn will present a $71,060 check to Cape May County officials to help clean-up scrap tires which serve as excellent breeding grounds for mosquitoes.

Cape May County is the third to receive a "tire roundup" grant for scrap tire collection to help fight the West Nile virus.

A press availability will be held on Monday, March 26 at 1:30 p.m. in the Cape May County Mosquito Commission Office, 35 North Route 47, Dias Creek, Cape May Court House.

The funding for each county is based on the Clean Communities Formula for road miles since abandoned tires are a form of litter. Cape May County has 199 road miles which entitles it to 2.96% of the funding.

Participants in the conference are expected to include Cape May County Freeholder Director Daniel Beyer and other local officials.

Directions:

From Trenton: I29 South to 295 South to 42 East to 55 South-runs into 47 South to 47 South Alternate runs into 47 South again. Continue on Route 47 South to Dias Creek in Middle Township. Pass Hideaway Beach Campground. "Cape May County Mosquito Commission" on the right.

GOING SOUTH ON GARDEN STATE PARKWAY. Take Garden State Parkway South to Exit 10. Turn right at Cape May Court House. Go past Burdette Tomlin Hospital to Route 9. Take Route 9 South and turn left at light. Go one block past next traffic light to Hand Avenue. Turn Right, (north on Route 47). Cape May Mosquito Commission on left.

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