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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.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Edison Council
    Robert Diehl
  • 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
  • Metuchen Council
    Sheri-Rose Rubin
  • South Plainfield Council
    Raymond Rusnak
  • Metuchen Council
    Christopher Morrison
  • 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
  • Edison Council
    Alvaro Gomez


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