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Greenstein, Bateman Bill Appropriating Funding for Capital Projects and Park Development Passes Senate

Senator Linda Greenstein congratulates Congressman Donald Norcross on his succession to the U.S. House of Representatives.

TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Senator Linda Greenstein and Senator Christopher Bateman, which would appropriate funds for capital projects and park development, passed the Senate today.

“The beauty of New Jersey’s landscape attracts tourists and residents throughout the year,” said Senator Greenstein (D-Mercer/Middlesex). “Hiking, fishing, and camping in our many parks provide serenity in a world dominated by technology. This legislation will provide the funding needed to preserve our connection to the environment while also developing new areas for all to enjoy.”

The bill, S-3209, would appropriate $2.94 million to the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to fund capital projects and park development on lands administered by the DEP’s Division of Fish and Wildlife.

“There is no greater lessen to teach our children than the importance of protecting the environment,” said Senator Bateman (R-Hunterdon/Mercer/Middlesex/Somerset). “We are blessed with landscapes that range from beautiful beaches, to wide open valleys, and mountaintops that reach the clouds. There are a number of projects we can tackle to preserve these magnificent destinations. Securing this funding is a fiscally-responsible way to do so.”

The bill passed the Senate with a vote of 40-0.