DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL
(02/77) Trenton - An announcement
made in today's print media regarding the establishment of a tree planting memorial
at Liberty State Park to commemorate New Jersey's 9/11 victims is incorrect.
Jersey's Department of Environmental Protection has met with the New Jersey Tree
Foundation to discuss Liberty State Park as a possible location for the organization's
federally funded tree-planting project; however, Governor McGreevey has yet to
make a decision on an official state memorial for New Jersey's 691 victims of
The Governor is conferring with the victims'
family members before announcing the most appropriate design and location for
a permanent memorial.