This Is Our New Call-To-Action Billboard In Trenton To Generate Messages
To New Jersey Governor Murphy
So now that we got your attention, about the logging that’s happening on all NJ Public Lands- What can you do?
Our group, NJ Forest Watch/Friends of Sparta Mountain, has been working for over 4 1/2 years with many other environmental groups on the protection and preservation of our NJ Public Forests. We are now asking the public to get further involved, as our NJ Forests are being cut down by our own DEP, Division of Fish and Wildlife, and their private partners, including NJ Audubon Society (not a chapter of National Audubon). These logging activities run counter to any good climate science and threaten our future. Below are some actionable items that you can do today. Be a part of the solution! Thank you for your support!
FIRST OF ALL, CALL Gov. Murphy M-F 9-5 pm at (609) 292-6000
as we are asking for a moratorium on the logging of our NJ Public Lands!
and Write an email to the Governor at firstname.lastname@example.org
KEY POINTS YOU CAN MENTION:
• NJ should not be allowing the logging of public lands by the DEP Division of Fish & Wildlife. Our forests provide NJ residents with clean air and, water, and sequester carbon.
• Over 70% of NJ’s population and a large sector of NJ’s industry rely on the intact, contiguous canopied Highlands forest for the production of a plentiful supply of clean water. Because this forest is so efficient at producing clean water, NJ has the fourth-lowest cost of water in the nation!
• More than 6.2 million NJ Residents, including the cities of Bayonne, Hoboken, Jersey City, Montclair, Newark, etc., rely on the Highlands Forests for potable drinking water. Logging destroys the ecological values this forest provides, including water resource values.
• Governor Murphy’s 2050 climate initiatives will never be accomplished until we protect and preserve our Highland and Pineland forests from clearcutting. These forests must remain intact and must be allowed to mature to sequester the most carbon.
• The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change(IPPC) has stated, “…the carbon mitigation benefits of reducing deforestation are greater than the benefits of afforestation”(tree planting & reforestation). Source: www.IPCC.ch IPCC Executive Summary on Forestry p543
• OTHER ACTION ITEMS:
1) Go to our Facebook Page and Like Us, then Sign and Share our Petition
2) Join our email list by emailing us at email@example.com
3) Share via social media with family and friends as ALL NJ’s Public Forests are at risk
4) Consider a donation to our cause at GoFundMeCharity Campaign
Please get involved, as more logging is planned for High Conservation Value Forests, like on Sparta Mountain in Sparta, New Jersey.