ACT NOW: Make a Call for Petty’s Run
Petty’s Run, listed as one of this year’s “10 Most Endangered” has reached critical threat level. Bids for infill of the site were received last week, and the lowest bid stands at $371,000- almost $40,000 below the state’s budget for the project. Time is running
out, and New Jersey’s legislators need to hear our voices in protest to covering over this nationally significant site.
RIGHT NOW, YOU CAN HELP SAVE PETTY’S RUN BY:
-Calling Governor Chris Christie’s office – (609) 292-6000
-Calling Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno’s office – (609) 292-6000
-Calling the State Capitol Joint Management Commission’s office (this is the entity responsible for management of the State House grounds, including Petty’s Run) – (609) 292-4625
Tell them that you do not want to see Petty’s Run buried. Help let them know that the public cares about this irreplaceable resource, and does not agree with their plans to spend $400,000 to undo already-paid-for excavation work. Instead, the previous investment in this resource should be realized: Petty’s Run should be stabilized and put to use as an educational resource.
ADDITIONALLY, legislation that would prohibit the burial of Petty’s Run has been introduced and was passed by the NJ Assembly in May. Bill number A3669/S2667 needs our help to move through the NJ Senate!
YOU CAN SUPPORT THIS LEGISLATION BY:
-Calling Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee Chair Senator Paul Sarlo‘s office – (201) 804-8118. Encourage him to post this bill for hearing in his committee as soon as possible.
-Calling your Senator (find your Senator’s contact information here). Encourage them to support this bill
-Calling Governor Chris Christie’s office – (609) 292-6000 – in support of this bill
Call these leaders TODAY and speak up for Petty’s Run! And spread the word to everyone you know- every voice adds to the impact.