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Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Bradley M.
Campbell today announced the acquisition of 43 properties located
throughout New Jersey that provide fishing access for New Jersey
residents and visitors. The properties, which comprise 3,662 acres of
permanently protected open space, were purchased through the DEP Green
Acres Program at a total cost of $16,770,000. The purchase of these
properties reflects Governor McGreevey's commitment to expand access to
fishing waters by purchasing easements.

To read more, click on the following link:

http://www.state.nj.us/dep/newsrel/2004/04_0108.htm
 

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What good is land access when the current commissioner supports no-fishing zones?
 

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Bob,
Amen! "Spiritual and intrinsic values".
Help pass F2F!
 

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I think this is great news. I wouldn't be disillusioned by the message bearer. McGreevey didn't do the work, he's just taking credit to look better on the way out.

I don't hear anyone complaining about the DOD as a fishing spot. I assume new areas like the one on Racoon Creek will be similar.

Once it goes public you know it won't become condos.
 

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Take a look at Fred Aun's column from this weekend's Newark Star-Ledger.

'The press release announced "the acquisition of 43 properties located throughout New Jersey that provide fishing access," giving the impression the purchases just occurred.'

'However, acquisition of the sites began long ago. Many of the deals were completed in 2002 and 2003. In fact only 12 of the 43 buys were closed this year. The most recent one, an acre on the Wallkill River in Sussex County, was completed way back on June 16.'

NOW seems to be a good time for our 'dynamic duo' in Trenton to pump themselves up with a press release!

http://www.nj.com/outdoors
 
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