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Old 05-31-2010, 09:34 AM
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SENATOR NORCROSS TO CHAIR NEW JERSEY ANGLERfficeffice" />
AND HUNTER CONSERVATION CAUCUS
TRENTON - Senator Donald Norcross, of the Fifth Legislative District, will take over as the Democratic Co-Chair of the New Jersey Angler and Hunter Conservation Caucus.

The New Jersey Angler and Hunter Conservation Caucus was initially formed by Senate President Stephen Sweeney, with assistance from the New Jersey Outdoor Alliance Conservation Foundation and others. It grew quickly to 26 members from both parties and served to promote responsible enjoyment and protection of New Jersey's diverse and rich environment.

Senate President Sweeney will remain a member, but yielded his responsibilities to Senator Norcross.

"From anglers and hunters, to hikers and campers - every year thousands of New Jerseyans and tourists enjoy our forests, pine barrens, shores, rivers and lakes," said Senator Norcross (D-Camden/Gloucester).

"What is clear to me is that we need to continue to make New Jersey a safe and attractive place for these people to visit and enjoy while protecting our natural treasures. Anglers and hunters understand the pleasure of enjoying and the value of protecting these natural gifts, which is just one reason I am honored to be asked to head up this caucus," Senator Norcross added.

"I am glad to have my friend Senator Norcross take my position. He is someone I trust to balance the need for conservation and the types of activities New Jerseyans enjoy in our great outdoors," said Senate President Sweeney.

The NJ Angling and Hunting Conservation Caucus is a bi-partisan group, organized in part to address the needs of New Jersey citizens who fish, hunt, and pursue other outdoor activities. It seeks to ensure not only access to public lands, but to make sure there are strong protections and conservation measures in place.

"We are thrilled that Senator Norcross has accepted the position," said New Jersey Outdoor Conservation FoundationChairman Anthony P. Mauro, Sr. "It is an acknowledgement not only of his commitment to safeguarding our state's natural resources but is recognition of the important economic contributions of New Jersey's anglers and hunters. Spending by Garden State anglers and hunters directly supports 16,000 jobs, which provides $585 million of wages for working residents and generates $109 million in state and local taxes."

Senator Norcross is currently working with members to develop the caucus' agenda and meeting schedule for this legislative session.

ASSEMBLYMAN CHIUSANO TO CHAIR NEW JERSEY ANGLER
AND HUNTER CONSERVATION CAUCUS

TRENTON - Assemblyman Gary Chiusano, of the 24TH Legislative District (Sussex, Part of Morris, and Hunterdon Counties), will take over as the Republican Co-Chair of the New Jersey Angler and Hunter Conservation Caucus.

The conservation caucus is growing and already has 26 members from both parties and was established to promote responsible enjoyment and protection of New Jersey's diverse natural resources.

Assemblyman Chiusano states, "Anglers and hunters initiated the conservation movement, which was originally spearheaded by President Teddy Roosevelt. I am proud to play a role in continuing the rich history of the conservation movement along with the participation of all conservationists, whether they are foresters, hikers, bikers, bird watchers, campers, anglers, hunters or anyone dedicated to environmental stewardship."

"Sustainable use of our natural resources is critical to protecting New Jersey's rich and diverse environment. Our natural resources are the building blocks of ecosystems that are essential to the health and well-being of all New Jerseyans. We each have an obligation to ensure they remain vigorous for future generations," Assemblyman Chiusano added.

The NJ Angling and Hunting Conservation Caucus is a bi-partisan group, organized in part to address the needs of New Jersey citizens who fish, hunt, and pursue other outdoor activities. It was formed to make certain there is access to public lands and ensure New Jersey has sound conservation measures in place.

"Assemblyman Chiusano has a record of environmental awareness that will be extremely helpful in advancing the mission of the conservation caucus," said New Jersey Outdoor Conservation Foundation Chairman Anthony P. Mauro, Sr. "We are fortunate to have him as part of a leadership team that will not only safeguard our environment but recognizes the significant economic contributions of New Jersey's anglers and hunters. Spending by Garden State anglers and hunters directly supports 16,000 jobs, which provides $585 million of wages for working residents and generates $109 million in state and local taxes."

Assemblyman Chiusano is currently working with co-chairs and members to develop the caucus' priorities for this legislative session.

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