Help Protect the Dismal Swamp Conservation Area!
  • Petitioned Robert Diehl

This petition was delivered to:

Edison Council
Robert Diehl
Edison Council
Robert Karabinchak
Edison Council
Wayne Mascola
Edison Council
Thomas Lankey
Metuchen Council
Peter Cammarano
Metuchen Council
Justin Manley
Mayor of Edison
Mayor Ricigliano
Mayor of South Plainfield
Mayor Anesh
Mayor of Metuchen
Mayor Vahalla
Metuchen Council
Christopher Morrison
South Plainfield Council
Raymond Rusnak
Metuchen Council
Sheri-Rose Rubin
South Plainfield Council
Robert Bengivenga, Jr.
Metuchen Council
Richard E. Weber
South Plainfield Council
Timothy McConville
South Plainfield Council
Chrissy Buteas
South Plainfield Council
Franky Salerno
Edison Council
Melissa Perilstein
Edison Council
Sudhanshy Prasad
South Plainfield Council
Alex Barletta
Edison Council
Alvaro Gomez

Help Protect the Dismal Swamp Conservation Area!

    1. Petition by

      Edison Wetlands Association

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 serves as a natural oasis holding United States Environmental Protection Agency Federal Priority Wetlands. 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, and spotted turtle. The Dismal Swamp also provides natural flood control, while its forests produce oxygen, and its wetlands clean and purify water.

Unfortunately, not all of the land in the Dismal Swamp is protected and much of it is at-risk for development. Help us preserve the remaining open space in the Dismal Swamp for the families of Middlesex County, not developers!

For more information visit NJDismalSwamp.org.

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    • karen sterling LEXINGTON, UNITED STATES
      • about 3 years ago

      It looks beautiful, but more importantly, the Dismal Swamp is home to so many species. Saving this fragile ecosystem should be an utmost concern.

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    • Mary Kostus LODI, NJ
      • about 3 years ago

      I grew up in NJ but went to Ohio to study Biology. What I learned there was I should have never left NJ. I learned there are species here like the spotted turtle that are only found here and in Florida. I learned how important the wet lands are to the environment. Now is not the time to develop. There are plenty of area's that are developed and can be redeveloped with high vancancy rates due to the ecomomy. Now is the time to declare these wetlands will remain whether it is by using green acre funds or private donations. Please declare this are to be open space and do not develope

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    • James Ryan RIDGEWOOD, NY
      • about 3 years ago

      Dismal Swamp is the site of a Revolutionary War skirmish between the British and the American Colonists. It took place on May 17, 1777. Twenty-four Americans were taken prisoner and two lost their life. – Battles and Skirmishes of the American Revolution in New Jersey, by David C Munn; ©1976; p. 27.

      I was born in New Brunswick and raised in South Plainfield, NJ

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    • susan hebert BLOOMFIELD, NJ
      • over 3 years ago

      Politicians hate to leave land alone as evidenced by our density crown. Plenty of developed land that needs to reconfigured. Leave the swamp as it supposed to be. Enough already.

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    • james scarcella STATEN ISLAND, NY
      • over 3 years ago

      Folks, pleaseprotect the dismal swamp. its a beautiful, valueable place that provides a respite from the stress of our present environment

      thank you

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