Urge your State Legislator to Support the “DOT Native Plants Bill”
The Ewing Green Team encourages you to contact your local representatives in the State Legislature to urge them to support this important native plants legislation.
If enacted, this bill will require the New Jersey Department of Transportation, the NJ Turnpike Authority (which includes the Garden State Parkway), and the South Jersey Transportation Authority to use ONLY NATIVE PLANTS for landscaping, land management, reforestation, or habitat restoration on the 2,800 miles highways they manage in New Jersey.
Please contact your state senator and assembly representative to insure that they know how important native plants and the wildlife that they support are to our environment. Passage of this legislation will help preserve water quality, provide food and habitat for NJ wildlife and preserve New Jersey’s natural beauty and local character for future generations.
This bill was written for Save Barnegat Bay by Senator Jim Holzapfel and Assemblymen David Wolfe and Greg McGuckin. Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean Jr. and Senator Kip Bateman are co-sponsors.
To Contact Your Representatives:
Ewing is in District 15, (Hunterdon and Mercer) which includes East Amwell, Ewing, Hopewell Borough (Mercer), Hopewell Township (Mercer), Lambertville, Lawrence (Mercer), Pennington, Trenton, West Amwell, and West Windsor