NJSC Director Joins Congresswoman Sherrill and DEP Commissioner LaTourette to Discuss Native Habitats

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NJSC Director Joins Congresswoman Sherrill and DEP Commissioner LaTourette to Discuss Native Habitats

Chatham Township, NJ - Today, New Jersey Sierra Club Director, Anjuli Ramos-Busot joined Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill and NJDEP Commissioner Shawn LaTourette for a panel discussion to highlight the introduction of her recent Building Native Habitats at Federal Facilities Act. Panelists also included Sandra LaVigne, Director of Water Quality Programs, Great Swamp Watershed Association and Jean Epiphan, Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent and Associate Professor, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Morris County.

The panel focused on the benefits of native habitats and plantings, and why they are so important as we face the impacts of climate change. Livestream available here

“Native habitats are essential to the holistic health of our New Jersey forests and ecosystems. They increase ecosystem's resilience to climate change and facilitate the restoration of our forests, which serve as an essential carbon sink. Native New Jersey habitats also foster the correct environment for our native wildlife species who depend on native, place-based flora and fauna for survival,” said Anjuli Ramos-Busot, Director of the New Jersey Sierra Club. “As a co-chair of the New Jersey Forest Task Force, I have seen firsthand just how important native plantings are to the health of our ecosystems and for pollination. We must take action on this critical issue to pass further legislation to protect native species and tackle our severe invasive species problem. We thank Congresswoman Sherrill for her leadership and invaluable work on the Building Native Habitats at Federal Facilities Act, which will allow our places of government to showcase and enhance their local environments.”

Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill and NJ Sierra Club Director, Anjuli Ramos-Busot 



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