DEP partnership in three New Jersey parks has some environmentalists worried about privatization

Tom Johnson
NJ Spotlight
Advocacy Issue: 
New Jersey State Parks Funding


With the state’s finances precarious, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is partnering with a nonprofit conservation organization to enhance the experience of visitors to three state parks.

The programs, to be run by environmental educators from Conserve Wildlife, will be offered at Allaire State Park in Monmouth County, Island Beach State Park in Ocean County and Spruce Run State Park in Hunterdon County, starting in the early summer.

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