Senators: New Steps Will Protect NJ Ecosystems While Rebuilding Local Infrastructure

Senators: New Steps Will Protect NJ Ecosystems While Rebuilding Local Infrastructure

Menendez, Lautenberg Announce $25,000 in Funding to Wetland Mitigation Activities Associated With Fence Installation in NJ’s Lakewood Airport

Washington - US Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) today announced new steps to protect New Jersey's pristine ecosystem while rebuilding local infrastructure. The Senators were able to secure $25,000 in resources to monitor protected wetlands areas while improvements are being made to the Lakewood Airport. The funding will help ensure the construction site's ecosystem and environment is protected by planting and monitoring trees as required by the wetlands permit issued by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

Senator Menendez said, "Investments in New Jersey must build upon what makes our state great, not destroy it. And that means as we invest in rebuilding our state's infrastructure, we must ensure our environment is protected from potential damage. These resources will help protect Lakewood's surrounding ecosystem while we modernize its airport."

Senator Lautenberg, member of the Appropriations Subcommittee that funds this program, said: "This federal funding allows upgrades to be completed at the Lakewood Airport while protecting neighboring wetlands," It is critical that New Jersey's open space is preserved as we continue to improve infrastructure."


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