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TRENTON, N.J. – NJ Keep It Green today issued the following statement from Chairman Tom Gilbert in response to Gov. Christie’s State of the State address:
“Green Acres and Blue Acres have an important role to play in recovering from Hurricane Sandy and preventing damage from future storms, and these programs align with the priorities the Governor laid out in his State of the State address.
“With Funds from a 2009 voter-approved bond issue that provided $400 million for Blue Acres, Green Acres, Farmland Preservation and Historic Preservation fully allocated, NJ Keep It Green supports identifying a long-term, dedicated source of funding for these critical programs.”
About NJ Keep It Green
NJ Keep It Green is a coalition of more than 175 park and conservation advocates working to create a long-term, dedicated source of funding for the preservation and stewardship of New Jersey’s natural areas, waterways, parks, farmland and historic sites. NJ Keep It Green led successful campaigns to pass statewide ballot measures in 2006, 2007, and 2009 generating $600 million for state open space, farmland and historic preservation programs. For more information or to sign the NJ Keep It Green Statement of Support, visit www.njkeepitgreen.org.
Tom Gilbert (267) 261-7325
Kelly Mooij (732) 539-1693
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