Don’t give America’s preserved parkland to developers!
  • Petitioned Sudhanshu Prasad

This petition was delivered to:

Edison Council Member
Sudhanshu Prasad
Edison Council Member
Alvaro Gomez
Green Acres Administrator
Rich Boornazian
Mayor of Edison
Mayor Antonia Ricigliano
Edison Council Member
Wayne Mascola
Edison Council Member
Thomas Lankey
Edison Council Member
Robert Diehl
Edison Council Member
Robert Karabinchak
Green Acres Middlesex County Team Leader
David Smith
NJDEP Commissioner
Commissioner Bob Martin
New Jersey-018
State Sen. Peter Barnes
New Jersey-018B
State Rep. Patrick Diegnan
New Jersey-018A
State Rep. Nancy Pinkin

Don’t give America’s preserved parkland to developers!

    1. Petition by

      Edison Wetlands Association

The State of New Jersey is the most densely populated state in the nation, making our preserved parkland more vital than ever. Yet New Jersey Green Acres is deciding whether to give away one of our preserved regional resources to benefit a private developer. If allowed to do so, this giveaway will set a horrible precedent – potentially placing every State-preserved site in New Jersey at risk.


A private developer is proposing to pave over ecologically sensitive wetlands and bulldoze woods in the Dismal Swamp Conservation Area at the end of Alexis Lane in the Township of Edison - a densley populated city of 100,000 people. The proposal includes developing state-protected land – as designated by the State’s Green Acres program for protecting our little remaining open space forever.

If New Jersey Green Acres approves this project, it will vastly expand serious flooding for neighboring families, risk danger to children who play in the area by increasing traffic, and destroy the Dismal Swamp Conservation Area, which provides our crowded region’s only nature trails and significant wildlife habitat. Sign our petition to tell New Jersey Green Acres to DENY Edison’s request to give away our preserved parkland in the Dismal Swamp.


Known as the “Everglades of Central Jersey,” the 1,240-acre Dismal Swamp Conservation Area is the largest natural area remaining in northern Middlesex County, spanning portions of Edison, Metuchen and South Plainfield. The Dismal Swamp is home to over 175 species of birds, and two dozen species of mammals, amphibians and reptiles, as well as a dozen threatened and endangered species, such as the American bittern, bald eagle, American beaver, and spotted turtle.


Don’t give America’s preserved parkland to politically connected developers!

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    • stacy rock EDISON, NJ
      • over 2 years ago

      edison is already so over populated. there is barely an inch of land not developed. please leave the preserved areas alone!

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    • Chris Oney CAPE MAY, NJ
      • over 2 years ago

      I live on my family farm which has the land protectd by the Green Acres program

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    • Alice Martin EDISON, NJ
      • over 2 years ago

      "Green" spaces should be preserved to help not only wildlife but humans. The more trees that are cut down and land paved over, the more flooding there will be and warming.

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    • Esther Nemitz EDISON, NJ
      • over 2 years ago

      Once lost, we will likely never recapture this

      preserved parkland. It's like a cancer that

      can't be stopped. We need New Jersey Green Acres to help save the Dismal Swamp.

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    • Alan Francisco SAN YSIDRO, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      Deforestation and open space perturbation is not welcome in Edison.

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