Protecting the Skylands region's environment from present and future threats.
For over 50 years, residents of Upper Ringwood have lived through an environmental nightmare created by the waste from Ford Motor Company. The EPA's final solution is not a solution, it is a continuation of a Silent Genocide.
After sneaking through FERC with 4 sectional approvals for one pipeline, the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company is looking to add a compressor station to feed New York's demand for fracked gas. This sits just upgradient of a reservoir system serving over 3 million NJ residents.
The Emerald Ash Borer Beetle is eating its way through the ash trees in New Jersey. This invasive pest is now well established in Ringwood and beyond. There is little that can be done to save the forest, but homeowners can look into treatments for individual trees and lots.
The Spotted Lanternfly has been confirmed in Ringwood and reported to the state. While it does not necessarily harm the trees itself, it secrets a sweet resin that attracted other nuisance insects. If can get to nuisance levels in population. Learn more by clicking below.
Braen operates a quarry in Ringwood. It is the one that shakes your house if you live near it. Braen has been asked by the Borough to install monitoring wells and their compliance is difficult, requiring multiple special meetings of the council.
Skylands Guardian is designed to be a place for Ringwood area residents to follow the environmental issues that affect our land. By giving people a place to learn about issues, we hope it is followed by recommended actions and not just talk.
You can be the change you have always wanted to see in the world. Corporations have armies of publicists and lawyers ready to promote their interests. This page is dedicated to giving people a voice to compete with Corporate interests. It is only by banding together that the residents of the Skylands region can get their voices heard.
Just by viewing this page, you have taken an important step to improving the environment that we all love. Even without action, knowledge of the threats against our environment are key to raising awareness and supporting the people that are working to protect our land and water.
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