State Assemblyman Tim Eustace to hear local environmental concerns

NEWTON--On Tues., March 21, from 7:00-9:00 p.m., the Skylands Sierra Club Group will host a Community Town Hall featuring New Jersey Assemblyman Tim Eustace, Chair of the Environmental and Solid Waste Committee.  Assemblyman Eustace is interested in hearing the concerns of Sussex and Northern Warren County residents about local environmental issues.

The Town Hall meeting will be held at the Performing Arts Center of Sussex County Community College, One College Hill Road in Newton.

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Skylands Sierra Club Group Chair Susan Williams invited Assemblyman Eustace to come to Newton in the hope that he will be a champion for local environmental protections.  As Chair of the Environmental Committee, Eustace is in the position to move bills forward to the General Assembly for votes.  Williams says she believes that "many residents in NJ District 24 don't feel as though they have legislative representation.   We decided it's time to go directly to Trenton.  We need policy to be written that will protect our environmentally sensitive ecosystem here in Northwestern New Jersey."

Residents are encouraged to bring up their concerns such as logging in the Sparta Mountain Wildlife Management Area, efforts to privatize public water systems, gas pipelines through environmentally sensitive areas, toxic waste, illegal dumping, and the need to protect and preserve the Highlands region in order to maintain a clean water supply for ourselves and approximately 70% of New Jersey's residents. 

For more information, contact Skylands Group Chair Susan Williams at SkylandsGroup@gmail.com or visit Facebook.com/SkylandsNJSC.