Bateman Calls for Action as Drought Warning Continues 

March 23, 2017

TRENTON, NJ - Following recent reports that New Jersey’s drought is still in effect despite a winter full of precipitation and foul weather, Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman again called for the state’s residents and leaders to do whatever they can to help conserve water.

“Most of the state just spent the last week digging out of a big snowstorm, and the ...

Somerville Horticulturist Helps to Nurture Plant Therapy Program in the Garden State

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A series of proclamations from federal, state and county legislators have planted the seeds to grow “Horticultural Therapy Week NJ” March 19-25.

A proclamation from Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7),  resolutions from the New Jersey Senate and Assembly, and a proclamation from the Somerset County Freeholders were presented at a Feb. 28 meeting of the Somerset ...

Hillsborough Offers Clean Up Coupons for Auten Road Facility

 HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  -  The annual Hillsborough Township Clean Up Coupons are now available for both residential access to the Auten Road Facility and for Senior Citizen curbside pickup, according to Committeeman Greg Burc hette, liaison to Public Works.  

Coupons for access to drop off at the Auten Road facility and Senior Citizen stickers for ...

State Senate Approves $59.5M for Open Space Preservation

TRENTON, NJ - The state Senate has passed legislation sponsored by Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-Somerset, Hunteron, Middlesex, Mercer) to appropriate $59.532 million from constitutionally dedicated funds for open space, park development, and expansions to the Blue Acres and Green Acres programs.

“New Jersey voters overwhelmingly supported the constitutional amendment I ...

Hillsborough Donation Supports Central Jersey Stream Team


HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Mayor Carl Suraci and Rich Resavy, Department of Public Works Director  and coordinator of the Clean Communities program for the township were joined by representatives from the Central Jersey Stream at a recent Township Committee meeting where they received a donation to help with their environmental stewardship initiatives.

“Through grant funding ...

Bateman Applauds PSE&G’s Decision to Abandon PennEast Pipeline

TRENTON, NJ - Following recent news reports that PSE&G plans to sell its share in the proposed PennEast Pipeline and abandon its involvement in the controversial project, Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer) urged others involved with the pipeline to reconsider their support as well.

“I think this decision by ...

Bateman Bill to Improve Water Safety Passes Committee 

TRENTON, NJ - Legislation sponsored by state Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-16) to improve the safety of the State’s drinking water and hold public water systems accountable for making improvements has cleared the Senate Environment and Energy Committee.

The bill would require all public water systems to establish a cyber-security program, as well as an asset ...

Great Swamp Experience - Crawl Inside a Beaver Lodge

BASKING RIDGE, NJ – Kids can crawl inside a beaver lodge while parents can learn about glaciers, flowers and mastadon bones as part of “The Great Swamp Experience” at the Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center.

The EEC is located at 190 Lord Stirling Road.

“The Great Swamp Experience” features interactive displays, ...

Somerset County Adds 58 Acres to Sourland Mountain Preserve

MONTGOMERY, NJ - Somerset County has added 58.25 acres to the Sourland Mountain Preserve through the Open Space Preservation Program. 

Located at the intersection of Pleasant View Road and Route 601 in Montgomery Township, the property was purchased from owner W. Bryce Thompson IV for $1.98 million.

Montgomery Township has agreed to contribute 30 percent of the purchase price towards ...

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