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There is established in the Division of Parks and Forestry in the Department of Environmental Protection, under the supervision of the State Forester, the “New Jersey Shade Tree and Community Forestry Program,” the purposes of which shall be to:
a. Assist local governments and shade tree commissions in establishing and maintaining community forestry programs and in encouraging persons to engage in appropriate and approved practices with respect to tree management and care;
b. Advise local governments and shade tree commissions in the development and coordination of policies, programs and activities for the promotion of community forestry;
c. Provide grants to local governments and shade tree commissions applying for assistance in the development and implementation of a comprehensive community forestry plan approved pursuant to section 7 of P.L.1996, c. 135 (C. 13:1L-17.7), to the extent monies are appropriated or otherwise made available therefor;
d. Educate citizens on the importance of trees and forests and their role in the maintenance of a clean and healthy environment;
e. Provide technical assistance, planning and analysis for projects related to community forestry;
f. Provide training assistance to local governments and shade tree commissions regarding community forestry issues such as tree diseases, insect programs and tree planting and maintenance; and
g. Provide volunteer opportunities for the State's citizens and organizations interested in community forestry activities.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - New Jersey Statutes Title 13. Conservation and Development Parks and Reservations 13 § 1L-17.4 - last updated February 19, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nj/title-13-conservation-and-development-parks-and-reservations/nj-st-sect-13-1l-17-4/
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