Protect Green Acres Land in the Dismal Swamp!
  • Petitioned Sudhanshu Prasad

This petition was delivered to:

Edison Council Member
Sudhanshu Prasad
Edison Council Member
Alvaro Gomez
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

Protect Green Acres Land in the Dismal Swamp!

    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 the Township of Edison is voting on giving 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 Edison. The property is land-locked and the land leading to the property is preserved as state-protected land – as designated by the State’s Green Acres program for protecting our little remaining open space forever.

If the Edison Council and Green Acres approves this project, it will significantly increase traffic and parking problems in neighboring residential developments, vastly expand serious flooding for neighboring families, risk danger to children who play in the area, 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 Edison’s Administration and Council to VOTE NO on giving away our preserved parkland and building 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 our preserved parkland to politically connected developers!

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    • Ratan Punwani EDISON, NJ
      • almost 3 years ago

      We do not need traffic congestion and floods in our houses. People living around are working people with children. Families want suburban life and not city life. Please leave nature alone.Just to collect more money in taxes, dont make life miserable for ordinary citizen

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    • Michael Martin EDISON, NJ
      • almost 3 years ago

      To protect the wildlife

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    • David Kayser METUCHEN, NJ
      • almost 3 years ago

      I encourage Mayor Ricigliano along with all of the Edison Council members to tour Dismal Swamp and experience firsthand what a precious natural sanctuary Edison has been entrusted with. I also extend the same invitation to the the leadership and congregation of the church seeking building approval in the hope that in spirit of the Green Acres act, an alternative building site will be chosen

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    • Barbara DeCastro HAVRE DE GRACE, MD
      • almost 3 years ago

      I was born and raised in Edison. Having grown up playing in 'the woods' across the NE Corridor line, I mourn their loss to development. A trip to the dismal swamp brought back the experience of my youth. Edison officials and Green Acres Authority, please keep the welfare of the environment and the citizens of the community first and foremost. That does NOT mean selling off land for tax ratables.

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    • Trudy Davis MONMOUTH JCT., NJ
      • almost 3 years ago

      I grew up in Edison, which is now almost unrecognizable. It would be a travesty if this went through.

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