Past Major Campaigns

Overviews of past issues and campaigns in which PPA staff have played key roles.

Stafford Landfill - Environment Going to Lose Again?

Stafford Township passed an ordinance to allow the Stafford Landfill, which was closed with a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between Stafford Township and the New Jersey Pinelands Commission, to have solar panels built on top. This ignored the fact that during the MOA process the landfill portion of the Stafford Business Park was deed restricted for open space.

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Stafford Green Acres Application Submission

Stafford Green Acres Application Submission

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Lumley Tract

In 1990 a proposal was submitted to build 281 houses on the Margaret Majors property in Berkeley Township, Ocean County.

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No Sewer Service Area Change for Cedar Run Dock Road (2008)

In 2008, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) entered into an “intent to settle” of litigation brought by John Yoder, (Horn, Tyson, and Yoder, Inc.) that would change Stafford’s Water Quality Management Plan (WQMP) along Cedar Run Dock Road, Stafford Township, Ocean County from a “proposed sewer service area to existing development only” to a “proposed sewer service area.”

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Open Space Initiatives (2009)

Support Open Space, Farmland and Historic Preservation!

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Garden State Parkway Widening

What the New Jersey Turnpike Authority is proposing the widening 50 miles of the Garden State Parkway, impinging on hundreds of acres of wetlands and potential habitat for endangered and threatened species.

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Stockton College Growth Expansion Proposal

Richard Stockton College wants to expand the college campus into environmentally sensitve areas that were protected under a Memorandum of Agreement with the Pinelands Commission.

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Plumsted - Municipal Diversion of Open Space

Plumsted Township held a public hearing on June 29, 2010 to take public comment on its request to New Jersey Green Acres to remove lots OFF the Plumsted Township Green Acres Recreation and Open Space Inventory (ROSI).

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The Berlin Well

The story of the Berlin Well is a lesson in the problem of boundaries. You have to address what is happening inside and outside the Pinelands boundaries if you want to protect this unique ecosystem. This story also demonstrates that PPA and a group of committed citizens really can make a difference.

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The Sanctuary

The saga of "The Sanctuary” development in the Pine Barrens of Evesham Township is an object lesson in just how hard it is to protect the region’s rare plants and animals from the impacts of development.

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Grawtown Road Development

In Fall 2007 the Jackson Township Planning Board denied the Grawtown Estates application for a preliminary major subdivision of 493 residential lots of a 300 acrenpiece of property on Grawtown Road, Jackson Township, Ocean County.

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Robert J. Miller AirPark, Ocean County

The Pinelands Preservation Alliance is strongly opposed to an Memorandum of Agreement for more development at the Robert J. Miller AirPark. In the preservation area the Pinelands Comprehensive Management Plan allows for a 50 percent expansion of non-conforming uses that existed prior to 1981. Ocean County should not be allowed to go beyond this clear and generous allowance.

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Pemberton Township Asphalt Millings

Pemberton Township recently resurfaced Tensaw Drive in the County Lakes section of the Township, but dumped the resulting asphalt millings along the shoulder of Spring Lake Blvd. Read on to learn about the action taken by concerned residents and PPA.

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WalMart Toms River-Manchester Site

NJ DEP issued a permit for the twice denied application to build a WalMart Supercenter in Toms River - Manchester Township's, Ocean County.

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