#1 Get news about Meadowlands redevelopment
The New Meadowlands Coalition formed out of several groups that have been advocating since Superstorm Sandy to get Meadowlands region residents back in their homes; get clean-up and repairs done in the area; monitor the progress of the Rebuild by Design competition and track the recent award of an implementation contract to a vendor selected by the DEP, who will be overseeing the Meadowlands development project that is about to begin. The project’s funding source is the EPA.
If you are a community member or ECJ advocate wishing to receive updates from the New Meadowlands Coalition or to learn how to influence the selection of the redevelopment option for the region, please fill out this brief form.
#2 Apply for a seat on a DEP (CAG)
You can have a voice in shaping the design for this project. If accepted, you will take part in meetings to help identify the unmet needs of your community and share information between your neighbors and the project leaders.
Apply by contacting your mayor, cc’ing the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection TODAY:
Moonachie: Dennis Vaccaro 201-641-1813 firstname.lastname@example.org
Little Ferry: Mauro D. Raguseo 201-641-9234 email@example.com
S. Hackensack: Walter Eckel Jr. 201-440-1815 firstname.lastname@example.org
Teterboro: Nicholas Saros 201-288-1200 email@example.com
Carlstadt: Will Roseman 201-531-7199 firstname.lastname@example.org
CC the NJDEP Representative Kerry Pflugh Kerry.Pflugh@dep.nj.gov or 609-633-7242
Contact the New Meadowlands Coalition
Reach us by emailing Sally Gellert or drop by a monthly meeting on first Tuesdays 10-11:30am at St. Margaret’s. Follow signs for the VOAD Office once you’re inside the building or phone 201-477-8711 for help locating us.
RIC St. Margaret of Cortona
31 Chamberlain Ave.
Little Ferry, NJ
About the CAG
“In June 2015, the ESC formed an Outreach Subcommittee consisting of State and local officials tasked with developing a Citizen Outreach Plan (COP) and identifying citizens to serve on a Citizen Advisory Group (CAG). The COP will outline how the general public, municipal officials, community organizations and the academic community will engage and collaborate with the NJDEP in the RBDM planning, design and implementation processes. The CAG will consist of interested members of the public from the five (5) municipalities and will also include vulnerable and underserved populations, racial and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, and persons with limited English proficiency. Participants in the CAG will take part in meetings to help identify the unmet needs of the community. The ESC anticipates that the COP will be finalized in January 2015.”