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NJ DEPT. OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
9/27/02
02/90

Contact: Al Ivany
(609) 777-0978

NJ Fish and Wildlife Conservation Week
September 29 to October 5

(02/90) Trenton - Recognizing the important role fish and wildlife resources play in the quality of life of all citizens, Governor James E. McGreevey recently declared the week of September 29 to October 5 as Fish and Wildlife Conservation Week in New Jersey. A formal proclamation by the Governor urges all citizens to, "realize and appreciate the value of our fish and wildlife resources, and join with the Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) Division of Fish and Wildlife in a commitm ent to use them wisely."

Fish and Wildlife Conservation Week is declared annually to recognize the ecological, recreational, commercial, aesthetic and intrinsic values of New Jersey's natural resources. Citizens are encouraged to help celebrate Fish and Wildlife Conservation week by getting outdoors and enjoying the incredible abundance of fish and wildlife resources New Jersey has to offer. Sportsmen and women, long recognized as strong conservationists, are also encouraged to make a special effort to help others understand their role in conservation, and their ongoing contributions to the well being of our wildlife resources.

"New Jersey has long been recognized as a leader in environmental protection and wildlife management," said DEP Commissioner Bradley Campbell. "Wildlife species are thriving and many have been brought back from the brink of extinction in our state; New Jerseyans should be proud of the accomplishments made here, and diligent in their support of sound management practices that will ensure a future for our fish and wildlife resources."

 

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