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Michele Byers statement on the launch of a comprehensive coastal resilience plan


FAR HILLS -Michele S. Byers, executive director of New Jersey Conservation Foundation, released the following statement on the announcement from DEP Commissioner Catherine McCabe on the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's launch of a comprehensive plan to make coastal areas more resilient to the impacts of severe storms and sea-level rise:

"We applaud the Murphy Administration for recognizing the critical importance of protecting New Jersey's coastal communities and natural resources from the enormous threat of climate change and sea-level rise. We need greater emphasis on protecting and restoring natural systems along our coasts to enhance its resiliency. We look forward to working with the Administration and partners on this important initiative."

About New Jersey Conservation Foundation

New Jersey Conservation Foundation is a private nonprofit that preserves land and natural resources throughout New Jersey for the benefit of all. Since 1960, New Jersey Conservation has protected 125,000 acres of open space - from the Highlands to the Pine Barrens to the Delaware Bayshore, from farms to forests to urban and suburban parks. For more information about the Foundation's programs and preserves, go to or call 1-888-LAND-SAVE (1-888-526-3728).

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