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PUBLIC MEETINGS: Tell Legislators to Fund NJ's Parks

New Jersey State Budget Public Meetings


Join us to comment about the need to fund our State Parks and Wildlife Management Areas during the public hearings about the new state budget. There are two sets of these meetings, one set hosted by the Senate Budget Committee and one set hosted by the Assembly Budget Committee. These will be among our last chances to influence the budget to improve the conditions and resources available for our State Parks and other public lands.


The Fix Our Parks Campaign is advocating for an increase to the state budget from $16 million annually for park operations and law enforcement, to $52 million annually, on par with the national average; and to increase capital spending by $40 million annually, to $60 million annually, to end the $600 million dollar maintenance backlog in ten years by 2033.

More information about the Fix Our Parks Campaign and points to raise during the public meetings can be found here.


Tuesday, March 14, 2023

10:00 AM Ramapo College of New Jersey, Trustees Pavilion 505 Ramapo Valley Road


Monday, March 27, 2023

9:30 AM State House Annex Committee Room 11, 4th Floor


Wednesday, March 29, 2023

9:30 AM State House Annex Committee Room 11, 4th Floor

The early time slots will be reserved for persons who, as a result of a disability, wish to deliver their testimony remotely via video-conference technology.


Tuesday, April 25, 2023

10:00 AM The Hearing will be conducted remotely without the possibility of in-person attendance. The public may view the hearing via the New Jersey Legislature homepage at https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/ .


Questions? Contact Jason Howell at jason@pinelandsalliance.org




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