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Woodbridge Mayor John E. McCormac Named "Environmentalist of the Year"

Woodbridge Mayor John E. McCormac Named

Mayor John E. McCormac was named "Environmentalist of the Year" for 2014 by the Governor's Environmental Excellence Awards which recognize environmental, academic, business, government, civic and citizen leaders from across New Jersey for their commitment to protect and enhance the state's environment.

In announcing the prestigious award at a ceremony at the State Museum in Trenton, Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Bob Martin, said that Woodbridge Mayor John E. McCormac had been selected "Environmentalist of the Year" for 2014. The Governor's Environmental Excellence Award noted that since becoming mayor in 2006, John E. McCormac implemented environmental and sustainable programs to protect and restore the environment, while taking into account Woodbridge's economic and financial factors. His accomplishments support his belief that "if you go green, you will save green."

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National Public Lands Day is Sept. 27 Volunteer to Clean-Up Woodbridge

Join Woodbridge in celebrating National Public Lands Day on Sat., Sept. 27, 2014. National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest hands-on volunteer effort geared to clean-up and restore the natural beauty of public lands, parks, playgrounds and recreational areas.

Want to Help!!! We're looking for hands-on volunteers to clean-up our parks, school grounds, playgrounds and public areas. It's easy... contact Niven Raghib and the Woodbridge Department of Recreation at 732-596-4047 or niven.ragnib@twp.woodbridge.nj.us.

And that's not all!!! National Public Lands Day also serves as the kick-off for the "Ernie Oros Woodbridge River Celebration"... a FREE festival and celebration gets underway at 11:00 A.M. at the Ernie Oros Wildlife Preserve in Avenel... Guided Kayak & Canoe trips on the Woodbridge River... Walking tour of the Butterfly Park at Pin Oak Forest... Food & Beverages... Live Music... The Ernie Oros Wildlife Preserve is located off Omar Ave. between Rahway Ave. and Blair Road in Avenel.

Volunteer to Clean-Up Woodbridge

Join Woodbridge in celebrating National Public Lands Day on Sat., Sept. 28, 2013. National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest hands-on volunteer effort geared to clean-up and restore the natural beauty of public lands, parks, playgrounds and recreational areas. Want to Help!

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Volunteer to Clean-Up Woodbridge

Join Woodbridge in celebrating National Public Lands Day on Sat., Sept. 28, 2013. National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest hands-on volunteer effort geared to clean-up and restore the natural beauty of public lands, parks, playgrounds and recreational areas. Want to Help! We are looking for hands-on volunteers to clean-up our parks, school grounds, playgrounds and public areas. It's easy, contact Niven Raghib and the Woodbridge Department of Recreation at 732-596-4047 or niven.ragnib@twp.woodbridge.nj.us.

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Keasbey Redevelopment Zone Targets Energy Center & Waterfront Park

Mayor John E. McCormac, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), EPEC Polymers, Inc., the Brownfield Development Area Steering Committee (BDA), the Woodbridge Redevelopment Agency, and the public/private environmental partnership, today announced the Phase II remediation of more than 29 acres at a former manufacturing site located on part of the 655-acre Keasbey Redevelopment Zone at the Brownfield Development Area (BDA) in Woodbridge Township – the completion of Phase II remediation clears the path to locate a future energy complex as part of the restoration and redevelopment of the BDA.

“The completion of Phase II remediation represents another milestone in the continuing efforts to clean-up and restore the entire Brownfield Development Area along the Raritan River waterfront in the Keasbey section of Woodbridge Township and clears the path for the start-up of on-site engineering and future construction of the Competitive Power Ventures natural gas-fueled electric generation facility power plant we announced last July,” said Mayor McCormac. “It is only through the combined commitment and partnership with the corporations and remediation experts located within the BDA, the stewardship of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, the dedicated efforts of the Woodbridge Redevelopment Agency and the BDA Steering Committee, the Edison Wetlands Association and the public/private partnership, that we are able to announce continued progress in the effort to restore the property to productive use – remediation that includes the restoration of more than 100 acres of environmental wetlands along with the carefully planned economic redevelopment along the Industrial Highway in Woodbridge.”

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