Assembly Environment and Solid Waste

The Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee focuses on the protection of the natural and historic resources in the state, as well as the management of waste disposal and recycling. The Committee is committed to preserving the quality of New Jersey's air, waters and land, as well as the health and safety of the state's residents.
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TUESDAY: Eustace Continues to Raise Awareness of Native Bat Population in NJ

Asm. Tim Eustace Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee Chair Tim Eustace (D-Bergen/Passaic) on Friday announced plans to observe the state's native bat species in its natural habitat and discuss "White Nose Syndrome," a deadly disease affecting North American bats.

"Just in the last few years, nearly 80 percent of all bats in New Jersey have been wiped out due to White Nose Syndrome. The severe decline in the bat population has forced farmers to spend a great deal more on pesticides to fight against insects that bats would normally eat," said Eustace, who has sponsored a number of bills to raise awareness and revitalize the native bat population in New Jersey. "Tuesday will be an enlightening excursion for all who attend. By learning more about this species, we will be able to determine more ways that we can help fight against extinction of the native bat population."

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