March 14th Rally for the Pines
The proponents of land preservation have never given up easily. We need to fight for each victory and each parcel of preserved land and open space. That is why it is so important to take our message to the centers of legislative power and let our legislators know that they need to stand with us. The victories that we have helped achieve in the Pines took tremendous effort and it is important we don’t let any of them go without a fight.
It’s been a tough year for the Pines and we need to show that disregard for the rules and for the environment will not be tolerated. We need to invigorate and motivate our allies within the political structure and give them the courage to keep fighting in defense of the Pinelands. We will gather with over a hundred activists, organizers, impacted residents, and other concerned citizens to demand a moratorium against any new pipelines in the Pinelands and for an implementation of a travel management plan to protect sensitive habitats from destructive off-road vehicles. This is one of the last great refuges of wilderness on the east coast and its time to let Trenton know that we will never give up protecting it.
It is time to take to the streets and tell our legislators and state agencies to stop destroying the Pinelands for private profit. The Pinelands are for the people – not pipelines!
Time: 8:30 am to 11:30 am
Location: State Capital, Trenton NJ
A coalition of environmental organizations, residents impacted by natural gas pipeline projects, activists, and concerned citizens are organizing a march and rally in Trenton to demand that our state legislators and state agencies ENFORCE and STRENGTHEN Pinelands regulations.
Join us on March 14th in Trenton NJ. We will march from the NJ Department of Environmental Protection down State Street in the morning and then rally at the Statehouse. Following the rally participants will be able to find their representative and deliver a personal message. Carpooling will be coordinated.
We have 100 people so far and we need more! Join the green wave of support for the Pinelands!
Sponsored by the Pinelands Preservation Alliance, New Jersey Chapter of the Sierra Club, Food & Water Watch NJ, the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC), the New Jersey Conservation Foundation, the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, Clean Water Action and South Jersey Land & Water Trust.
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Bus Seats and Carpooling Information
Time: 7:30 am
Location: PPA Headquarters, 17 Pemberton Rd (CR 616), Southampton Township, NJ 08088
You must RSVP for a bus seat by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org – space is limited. If you are willing to drive your own car (from PPA or from another location) let us know as soon as possible.
For more information call Becky at 609-859-8860 ext 21.