10 Steps to Save New Jersey State Parks and Historic Sites

1. Come to the April 23rd Rally in Trenton. Go to www.NJKeepItGreen for more information.
2. Bring at least 1 family member or friend to the Rally
3. Tell your co-workers and neighbors about the April 23rd Rally and invite them and their family members and firends.
4. Enciourage Friends groups, scout troups, bicycling clubs, nature and environmental groups to sign a co-sponsor form (Friends of WHODP has already done so). If you plan to go and would like to represent the Friends, let us know (wallacehousefriends@gmail.com).
5. Sign up to help get petitions going and do leafletting in May.
6. Join Molly’s Hike from High Point State Park to Trenton.
7. Write letters to your two Assembly members and one state Senator. Tell them: Don’t padlock our parks and historic sites!!! (See this blog for addresses for our local assembly members, Biondi, Coyle and Bateman).
8. Write letters to the editor to your local paper. In Somerset County: Star Legder, Courier News
9. Join meetings at your closest park where everyone is doing everything that they can. No one is exempt. It doesn’t matter if your park isn’t targeted. We’re all in this together.
10. Don’t stop! Do something every day to promote the plan to protect State Parsk. Don’t giveup, no matter what you hear. The worst that can happen is for “good people to do nothing”.

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2 thoughts on “10 Steps to Save New Jersey State Parks and Historic Sites

  1. Why not lobby the state to gift the houses to the Boro and/or the County? I don’t know enough about the management of the facility to come up with ideas for it to be self sufficient – but with all of those positive, bright folks who care about the houses I bet we can.Midge Guerrera

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  2. The priority of the Friends right now is to see that the sites are saved from permanent closure and inappropriate treatment of the structures themselves and their contents. The future can be discussed only when we’ve established that there will be one.The state accepted an obligation to preserve these sites when they were deeded to the state for preservation more than half a century ago. We need to convince them to take that obligation serviously. It is not yet clear that there are no other choices.

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