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Bateman Helps Students Achieve Success; Bog Turtle Designated State Reptile

June 18, 2018

TRENTON, NJ - Legislation sponsored by Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-Somerset/Hunterdon/Mercer/Middlesex) and inspired by students from Princeton designating the endangered bog turtle as the New Jersey State Reptile has been signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy.

“I am so proud of the successful effort of students at Riverside Elementary and their teacher, Mark Eastburn, to ...

Announcing EcoCamp: A Girl Scout Workshop that Builds Young Environmental Specialists

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - EcoCamp is a weeklong set of summer workshops that will be held between June 25-June 30, 2018 at the South Plainfield library[1]. Targeted at elementary school students at Middlesex County, it aims to turn participants into young environmental specialists or earth advocates. Since Middlesex county did not do very well as its neighboring counties on pollution ...

Diegnan, Pinkin and Karabinchak to Highlight State Support for Dismal Swamp with Environmental and Local Leaders

EDISON, NJ - State Sen. Patrick Diegnan, Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin, and Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak were recently joined by local elected officials and environmental groups in hailing a $200,000 state appropriation championed by the 18th district legislators to complete the scope of work needed by “Dismal Swamp Preservation Act” to survey the boundaries and properly enact the ...

Twelve Must Plant Pollinator-Friendly Flowers

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Fill your garden with colorful annuals you and the pollinators can enjoy all season long. Look for outstanding varieties chosen by All-America Selections (AAS), a non-profit plant trialing organization, to brighten your garden, attract pollinators and outperform other varieties on the market.

Attract hummingbirds and second looks from passersby with the vibrant bright ...

NJ Bog Turtle Designation Inches Closer to Legislative Approval

TRENTON, NJ – The endangered bog turtle continues to plod along on its way to becoming New Jersey’s State Reptile.

Companion legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker (D-16th) to officially designate the bog turtle as the official State Reptile of New Jersey was advanced by the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee last Thursday.

Zwicker's bill is ...

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