Press Release: For Immediate Release

Sunday March, 18, 2007 Atlantic City, NJ


Access NJ has strong presence at the 32nd Annual NJ Park and Recreation Association Conference and Trade Show.

Over the last two years members of Access NJ have put together the presentation as shown on the table at the annual conference and trade show. The table is also being used to direct action to the NJDEP to address possibly sunseting the NJAC that makes climbing illegal in NJ. Found on the table are laminated photos of Adopt A Crag events, bouldering and climbing areas (State and County), position papers, conservation issues and general access issues for climbing on NJ's public lands. Attached to table is the Climbing Resource Inventory and injury control measures. Lastly, Amend Access Cards are found on the table. Highlighted on the table are photos of bouldering up on the Sourlands. The table will be in place until Wednesday afternoon.

The presentation is the cumulative work of all of those who participated in their own ways over the last two years. To all those who have helped I offer a thanks and obliged to a job well done. Climbing is no longer a secret in NJ. The presentation is being well received.

Copys of the presentation are available by contacing: (its a large PPT presentation)

Access NJ was invited as a grass-root organization to participate in the presenting rock-climbing access to NJRPA Conference attendees.

NJRPA's Purposes

The New Jersey Recreation and Park Association (NJRPA) is dedicated to enhancing the lives of all New Jersey residents by supporting outstanding park, recreation, and natural resources management programs. Since 1928, the efforts initiated by NJRPA and its membership have resulted in tangible benefits for communities throughout the state and the quality of life for residents living in those communities has substantially improved.

The mission and goals of NJRPA are pursued by the 700 volunteer members of the Association: professionals and citizens working in state, county, municipal, non-profit and private park, recreation, health and conservation agencies; students and faculty at colleges and universities; and commercial suppliers of parks and recreation products and services.

The NJRPA Mission

The New Jersey Recreation and Park Association is a not-for-profit organization of citizen and professional members dedicated to enhancing the quality of life by promoting recreation, parks, conservation, and leisure services through education, professional development, public awareness, legislative advocacy, and direct membership services