ANJEC Award, October 2002

Receiving ANJEC Award Mike Rosenberg accepts the ANJEC (Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions) award for this website at the 2002 Environmental Congress. On the right, behind the microphone, is Arnold Henderson. On the left are Jonathan Abrahams and Leora Wenger (holding the "junior webmaster").

The 2002 New Jersey Environmental Achievement Awards are given by ANJEC, the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions. This statewide award, presented in ceremonies October 18, 2002, recognizes "exceptional environmental work for projects implemented since January 1, 2000."

This is the second New Jersey Environmental Achievement Award to Highland Park. The first was for the Environmental Commission's Natural Resource Inventory of 1992.

A third important environmental award to Highland Park is a US EPA Year 2000 Environmental Quality Award to the Native Plant Reserve on River Road. This reserve is an example of what can be done to rehabilitate a small (3-acre), degraded site in an urban area. It is managed by the Highland Park Shade Tree Advisory Committee (see EPA award news and photo).