Organization Recognizes Lawmaker’s Record on Environment
TRENTON – State Senator Loretta Weinberg will be honored at the annual Teaneck Creek Conservancy Sustainability Dinner in recognition of her record on preserving New Jersey’s environmental quality and specifically on her work to keep Teaneck green.
“We have a responsibility to future generations to do what we can to preserve the environmental integrity of our planet while we’re on it,” said Senator Weinberg, D-Bergen. “Groups like the Teaneck Creek Conservancy do a fantastic job in engaging the community to work for a greener tomorrow. I’m proud to stand with Teaneck Creek Conservancy to promote environmental preservation and sustainability, and am honored to be recognized by such a worthwhile group.”
Throughout her legislative career, Senator Weinberg has sponsored and supported measures to preserve New Jersey’s environment. Recently, she fought against efforts to undermine the New Jersey Highlands Act – responsible for protecting the quality of half of the State’s water supply – by opposing the nomination of anti-preservation members by Governor Chris Christie. She has also been a strong advocate for environmental protection within the Teaneck community, working with the Teaneck Creek Conservancy on watershed preservation issues, and recently, working to have the famous red oak tree at the corner of Cedar Lane and Palisade Avenue listed in the State Division of Parks and Forestry’s “Big Tree List.”
“Whether your actions have Statewide implications or whether they preserve the quality of life around the block, I strongly believe that it’s always worthwhile to stand up for the environment,” said Senator Weinberg. “I’d like to thank the Teaneck Creek Conservancy and the Puffin Foundation for being partners in preservation and being such a force for environmental good in my hometown of Teaneck. Working together, I know we can make a difference in ensuring the pristine beauty of the Teaneck watershed for many, many years to come.”
The annual Sustainability Dinner will be held at the Knickerbocker Country Club in Tenafly on Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 6:30 PM.