Save Breton Woods

Save Breton Woods

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Ryan Gittler-Muniz started this petition to Mayor John G. Ducey and

The largest remaining tract of forest in the Breton Woods neighborhood of Brick is in danger of being razed and replaced by a ~60-home housing development.

A developer, D.R. Horton/Robert Fesco, has asked the NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) to approve the demolition of the forest due to an apparent absence of protected wetlands, but this ignores the essential role this forest plays as a natural buffer to mitigate flooding and pollution. Given that this area flooded during Hurricane Sandy, and that the nearby Metedeconk River and Barnegat Bay are ecologically stressed due to over-development, the NJDEP, Brick Township Zoning Board, Church of the Visitation (who owns the property), and other actors must stop the destruction of this land.

The plot is 31.8 acres between Drum Point and Mantoloking Roads and the most recent development plan includes around 60 homes, which would increase local traffic and strain our already crowded public schools. Those who live around the forest know it to be a unique oasis of wildlife and native Pine Barrens forest, all too rare in a town that has already lost much of its original forests and wetlands to development. It is also a historic space enjoyed since the area was named Breton Woods in 1934. If it is lost, the "woods" in Breton Woods will be in name only.

Please sign the petition to protect this land. It cannot advocate for itself.

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