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NJ DEPT. OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
10/17/02
02/105

Contact: Amy Cradic (609) 984-1795
Dana Loschiavo (609) 984-1423

State Parks and Forests Offer Residents a Chance to Cut Their Own Firewood

(02/105) TRENTON - The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is offering New Jersey residents a chance to cut their own firewood at one of five participating state parks and forests. Residents can keep warm this winter for a reasonable price of $15 per cord while supplies last.

Through the Homeowner's Firewood Program, the DEP provides the opportunity for individuals and families to acquire firewood for personal use from state land. Commercial resale of the wood is not permitted.

Firewood is available to the public on a reservation basis. Reservations will be for two consecutive days: Sunday-Monday, Tuesday-Wednesday, or Friday-Saturday. There will be no cutting on Thursdays. A total of 490 cords will be available.

To participate in the program, a $15 permit is required per cord. While the specified wood supply lasts, families may obtain up to a maximum of five cords of wood during the cutting season. All wood available through the program is standing timber. Homeowners are responsible for cutting and removing their own firewood.

The Homeowner's Firewood Program has been sponsored since 1973. If interested, call or visit one of the following areas for reservations or further information:

Belleplain State Forest
P.O. Box #450
County Route 550
Woodbine, NJ 08270
609-861-2404

 

 

Stokes State Forest
1 Coursen Road
Branchville, NJ 07826
973-948-3820

 

Wharton State Forest
P.O. Box 215
New Lisbon, NJ 08064
609-726-1191
609-268-0444 (Atsion)

 

 

Brendan T. Byrne State Forest
Batsto, RD 9
Hammonton, NJ 08037
609-561-0024 (Batsto)

 

High Point State Park
1480 State Route 23
Sussex, NJ 07461-3605
973-875-4800

 

  

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