3/30 The Highlands Rediscovered: Sparta

Covering over 800,000 acres of rolling hills, steep cliffs, trickling streams and diverse forests, the New Jersey Highlands attracts more visitors per year than Yosemite, Yellowstone, and Grand Canyon National Parks combined. “New Jersey’s best-kept secret” supports an immense biodiversity of plant and animal life, provides clean drinking water to over 70% of New Jersey residents, and is the most densely-populated state’s greatest defense in mitigating climate change.

Although protection under the Highlands Act passed in 2008 the region is constantly under threat by development and attempts to undermine protections to its water, forests and other natural and cultural resources. Join Dylan Medici, Manager of Outreach and Education for a short film, discussion, and Q&A session on the history, legacy, and challenges faced by the region today, and what the future could look like.

This program will be held on March 30 at 6:30pm at the Sparta Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7248 at 66 Main St, Sparta Township, NJ 07871. The event is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

This program is offered as part of our ongoing Highlands Rediscovered outreach program. To learn more about the program and how your town can host a showing please contact dylan@njhighlandscoalition.org.