Higher Fees Considered for NJ State Parks

Author: 
DEREK HARPER
Date: 
05/15/2011
Source: 
pressofatlanticcity.com

 

...visitors to the greenest part of the Garden State could soon find themselves paying more to visit, and once there, find expanded or new shops or concessions that state officials say are necessary to make ends meet.

Bob Martin, commissioner of the state Department of Environmental Protection, told lawmakers recently that after years of reductions and threatened closings, the DEP didn’t plan to cut services or staff when the new fiscal year starts July 1.

However, Martin indicated the state’s parks couldn’t keep relying on tax dollars.

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