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Voorhees Environmental Commission
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Along with Debora Schwartz, Chair of the Voorhees Environmental Commission, I was honored and privileged to accept the award on behalf of the Township and Committee.
CourierPostOnline - South Jersey's Web Site
The trail can be thorny in sections, so it's best to wear long pants, long-sleeve shirts and good shoes, says Debby Schwartz, the township environmental commission's chairwoman.
Mountain bikes and all-terrain vehicles are prohibited.
...Debby Schwartz, chairwoman of the Voorhees environmental commission, looks through downed branches along the farm's trail.
...Tangles of barbed wire appeared in parts of the farm and the main trail -- a roughly half-mile stretch of an old stagecoach road -- was covered with brambles and hanging tree limbs, said Debby Schwartz, the environmental commission's chairwoman.
...It's also hoping community groups such as the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and student organizations pitch in to improve the trail even more and help the township create a nature guide for it, Schwartz said.
Rugen plans on returning soon.
A volunteer with the state's Division of Fish
and Wildlife, he
identifies reptiles and amphibians in his
area and reports the numbers to the agency.Stafford Farm is prime habitat for these creatures, he
Philadelphia Inquirer | 11/20/2002 | Asphalt plant is reborn as an anti-sprawl oasis
"We're very happy with the end result," said Debby Schwartz, chairwoman of the Voorhees Environmental Commission."It's hard to believe how beautiful it is compared to the way it looked before."
The idea of a multiuse park in densely populated Voorhees had been scoffed at by some residents.Land was too valuable, and developers were too powerful, they said.
But the township forged ahead with its first open-space purchase last year, and the park opened in September, with more improvements expected over time.
Group wants oasis amid clutter of Route 73
Debby Schwartz, a member of the Voorhees Environmental Commission, said this happens because local governments usually lack long-term visions for places such as Route 73.
"The reality is that development has taken place like pieces of a puzzle," she
said, "but no one ever knows what the end result will be."
Voorhees Township, New Jersey :: Board Members