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Student-led Rally to Save South Mountain Reservation
March 1 @ 12:00 pm
will be held in front of the Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange. Organizers are demanding that Essex County stop construction of a planned $8.5 million taxpayer- funded amphitheater in the reservation, construction of which would destroy 1.5 acres of open space in the historic reservation, in addition to the over 25 acres that have already been consumed by Zoo expansion.
Student speakers will address the conservation issues such as protecting the reservation, humane treatment of animals, flooding, congestion and noise, as well as climate change implications. This is a family friendly event! Participants should bring signs stating their support. Free parking available in parking decks or on Cherry Lane, opposite the playground. More information at coalitionsmr.org