The New Jersey I Want for My Kids #VoteYeson2

Last year, on the first anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, I encouraged New Jersey residents to call their State Assembly representatives and ask them to post open space funding bill ACR 205 for a vote before the end of 2013. If passed, ACR 205 would have allowed residents a chance to vote for a renewed open [...]

Keeping the ‘Garden’ in ‘Garden State’

Today is a weird day.  I feel thankful, blessed, guilty and angry all at the same time.  It is the year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy.  I rent an apartment on one of the Barrier Islands in New Jersey - a small shore town 3 miles long - called Sea Bright. One year ago today I [...]

The First State’s First (Developed?) National Park

The First State (Delaware) has finally gotten it's first National Park!  Hooray!  Major victory!  Preserving land!  Enter a development group called Woodlawn Trustees. The park known locally as "The Valley," but more formally as "Beaver Valley" is west of 202/Concord Pike on the Pennsylvania/Delaware border.  Beaver Valley is known for its beauty, recreational wonders, historic significance, [...]