On the home page of Urban Climber Mag, editor extraordinaire Joe Iurato writes a bit about New Jersey. As an NJ company in the outdoor industries, we often discuss the joys and sorrows of life in the Garden State. We talk about diversity, both in geography and ecology and also in our population and culture. There are lots of great things here, and for sure, NJ is pretty misunderstood.Â We accept and often embrace the true and not so true stereotypes, but we alsoÂ feel some responsibility to helpÂ people understandÂ a little bitÂ about the amazing stuff that does exist here.
For one example, near to the Princeton Tec offices is the NJ Pine Barrens, also known as the Pinelands National Reserve. ItÂ is 1.1 million acres of protected land and ecology (equaling 22% of NJ land area), and a truly unique ecosystem.Â I guess it is the 3rd largest protected area in the country… and the country’s first National Reserve. Really cool space.
Eric provides us another personal and cool example from his weekend paddle:
“8 of us paddled out From Tuckerton to visit the hundreds of seals that make NJ their home for the winter. Every year they migrate from Canada and Maine to this particular cove in Great Bay just west of Atlantic City.”
Here is Eric making a new friend:
The list can go on, and we will dedicate some space here on occasion to highlight some of the stuff we have access to, and to give a littleÂ insight toÂ ourÂ ”diversified little bubble”.
NJ – “a perfectly diversified little bubble”
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