Environmental Justice Alliance to Hold February Community Meeting in Hackensack

(Hackensack, New Jersey; February 7, 2024) –  If you are seeking solutions to flooding in Hackensack, Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) invites the public to attend the Environmental Justice Alliance’s third community meeting on Monday, February 26 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The meeting takes place at The Second Reformed Church, located at 436 Union Street in Hackensack, New Jersey 07601, and is free.  This project helps residents and people who work in the City of Hackensack to learn about strategies they can use to reduce future flooding in the area and make neighborhoods greener and healthier.

During the third meeting, Environmental Justice Alliance will focus on the upcoming green infrastructure plan for Hackensack.  Participants will learn about this important project to develop strategies to reduce future flooding, and how they can help influence the plan.  Future environmental events in and around Hackensack will also be discussed.  The NNJCF invites anyone living or working in Hackensack, who would like to be involved in addressing flooding in the city or to help beautify Central Hackensack through additional green infrastructure, to attend and participate.

  Light refreshments of snacks and soft drinks will be served.  People may register for the event here,  http://tinyurl.com/EJA3rdMeeting.  For information about the meeting, contact Leonardo Vazquez, AICP/PP, Executive Director of the NNJCF, at leo@nnjcf.org or call 201-568-5608 extension 2.

Green Infrastructure for Environmental Justice

            This community meeting is part of the NNJCF's Green Infrastructure for Environmental Justice project.  The project seeks to reduce flooding and improve environmental conditions for residents in central Hackensack and other parts of the city affected by flooding.  More information about this project may be found at http://tinyurl.com/GreenInfrastructureJustice.

The meeting is produced by the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation in partnership with the City of Hackensack and Greater Bergen Community Action, as well as residents of Hackensack and representatives from several organizations in Hackensack.  The project is supported in part by The Funders Network, AARP, Valley Bank Foundation, M&T Bank Foundation, PSEG Foundation, The Rotary Club of Hackensack, and other supporters.

Donations Appreciated

The NNJCF seeks donations to support the Green Infrastructure for Environmental Justice Project.  Donations of any size are welcome.  All donations received will be used to help create a community rain garden or other environmental projects benefitting the community.  Donations may be made online at http://tinyurl.com/SupportGreenInfrastructure.  Contributions may also be sent by check made out to 'The Northern N.J. Community Foundation' and enter ‘Hackensack Green’ in the memo line.  Send checks to the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation, 1 University Plaza, Suite 128, Hackensack, New Jersey 07601.  For further information about the NNJCF, call 201-568-5608 or send an e-mail to nnjcf@nnjcf.org.

About Northern New Jersey Community Foundation
            Founded in 1998, The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 organization based in Hackensack, New Jersey, celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2023.  The NNJCF works with local governments, school districts, businesses, non-profit organizations, and citizen groups to improve community life.  Through collaborative partnerships, regional problems are identified and resolved.  Opportunities are discovered and explored by talking and learning from each other and sharing ideas, best practices, services, and resources.  The Foundation's primary areas of work are the environment, arts and culture, public health, education, civic engagement, and philanthropy.  For more information, visit www.nnjcf.org, send an email to nnjcf@nnjcf.org, or call 201-568-5608.

Photo Caption: During Hurricane Ida, flooding occurred in the City of Hackensack. 

Photo Credit: Hackensack Fire Department

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