In The News

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Below are some of the stories about our movement in the Media.
(We love to know about new stories featuring Rifle Camp Park; please let us know!)

12/12/2017 Rifle Camp Park disc course is ‘a dead issue,’ Passaic County says
VICTORY!
http://www.northjersey.com/story/news/passaic/woodland-park/2017/12/12/rifle-camp-park-disc-course-dead-issue-passaic-county-says/944489001/

12/8/2017 Clear cutting in Rifle Camp Park
A video from NorthJersey.com
http://www.northjersey.com/videos/news/2017/12/09/clear-cutting-rifle-camp-park/108460532/

11/3/2017 Passaic County Freeholders Meeting Video for October 10, 2017
Discussion of moving the proposed disc golf course from Rifle Camp Park begins at the 29:15 mark
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DY4If1ZW2kU

11/2/2017 Passaic County Republicans pin hopes on turnout in freeholder race
Opposition to the Rifle Camp Park Disc Golf Course has become a campaign issue…
http://www.northjersey.com/story/news/passaic/2017/11/02/passaic-county-republicans-pin-hopes-turnout-freeholder-race/818623001/

10/12/2017 Passaic County To Look at Placing Disc Golf Course In Wayne Instead of Rifle Camp Park Amid Protests
https://www.tapinto.net/towns/passaic-valley/articles/passaic-county-to-look-at-placing-disc-golf-cours

10/11/2017 Passaic County backs away from disc golf course at Rifle Camp Park
http://www.northjersey.com/story/news/2017/10/11/passaic-county-backs-away-disc-golf-course-rifle-camp-park/754616001/

9/25/2017 Local Group to Present Passaic County Freeholders with New Location for Proposed Disc Golf Course
https://www.insidernj.com/press-release/local-group-present-passaic-county-freeholders-new-location-proposed-disc-golf-course/

9/25/2017 Local Environmental Groups Protest Proposed County Disc Golf Course
https://www.tapinto.net/towns/passaic-valley/sections/government/articles/local-environmental-groups-protest-proposed-count

9/22/2017 Nature Lovers Want Disc Golf Course Moved To Wayne
http://southpassaic.dailyvoice.com/lifestyle/nature-lovers-want-disc-golf-course-moved-to-wayne/722274/

9/21/2017 Save Rifle Camp Park Coalition Reveals Better Location for Disc Golf Course
https://www.insidernj.com/press-release/save-rifle-camp-park-coalition-reveals-better-location-disc-golf-course/

9/21/2017 Disc golf opponents want course moved to Wayne.
http://www.northjersey.com/story/news/passaic/woodland-park/2017/09/21/disc-golf-opponents-want-course-moved-wayne/689587001/

9/1/2017 Letter asking the Passaic County Freeholders to reconsider their plan to install a Disc Golf Course in Rifle Camp Park:
http://www.northjersey.com/story/opinion/readers/2017/09/01/letter-reconsider-disc-golf-rifle-camp/627386001/

8/30/2017 Letter sent by Jeff Tittel, director of New Jersey Sierra Club
http://www.northjersey.com/story/opinion/readers/2017/08/30/letter-keep-rifle-camp-park-green-space-all/616810001/

7/19/2017 Opponents of disc golf course pressure Passaic freeholders
http://www.northjersey.com/story/news/passaic/woodland-park/2017/07/19/opponents-disc-golf-course-pressure-passaic-freeholders/493067001/

6/27/2017 FIOS1 News – Video, Opposition to Rifle Camp Park Disc Golf Course
http://www.fios1news.com/newjersey/opposition-to-rifle-camp-park-disc-golf-course#.WVPfq2grKUl

6/24/2017 NorthJersey.com – Video, Protest at Democratic Headquarters to Save Rifle Camp Park from a Disc Golf Course
http://www.northjersey.com/videos/news/passaic/2017/06/24/video-protest-changes-rifle-camp-park/103162788/

6/24/2017 Opposition to Rifle Camp Park development targets Passaic County Democrats
http://www.northjersey.com/story/news/passaic/woodland-park/2017/06/24/opposition-rifle-camp-park-development-targets-passaic-county-democrats/424239001/

6/19/2017 Letter from Freeholder Pat Lepore: Disc golf at Rifle Camp Park is eco-friendly.
Repeats misinformation: Disc golf is not played with soft Frisbee’s; Rifle Camp was second most used Passaic County park in last survey; Freeholders decision to close the nature center and naturalist would lower attendance; Master Plan calls for passive (not active) recreation at RCP; wildlife and passive use will be disrupted, according to experts.
http://www.northjersey.com/story/opinion/contributors/2017/06/19/disc-golf-rifle-camp-park-eco-friendly/408937001/

6/13/2017 Passaic County proposes dog park for Rifle Camp
http://www.northjersey.com/story/news/2017/06/13/rifle-camp-park-going-dogs/389458001/

5/26/2017 Editorial: Leave Rifle Camp Park as is
http://www.northjersey.com/story/opinion/editorials/2017/05/26/editorial-leave-rifle-camp-park/348360001/

5/21/2017 Opposition to Disc Golf Course continues.
http://www.northjersey.com/story/news/environment/2017/05/21/opposition-disc-golf-course-continues/335055001/

5/11/2017 YouTube – Nature Lovers Flip over Disc Golf Plan
Satirical video from local TV show. Repeats misinformation: Disc golf is not played with soft Frisbee’s; course is 18 holes, not 9; wildlife will be disrupted.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7pvxS0uhyE

5/10/2017 Hikers, bird watchers want Passaic County to toss disc golf course plan
http://www.northjersey.com/story/news/2017/05/10/hikers-bird-watchers-want-passaic-county-toss-disc-golf-course-plan/314860001/

5/9/2017 NorthJersey.com – Video, Initial protest at Rifle Camp Park in opposition to the plan by the Freeholders of Passaic County to install a Disc Golf course in the park
http://www.northjersey.com/videos/news/passaic/woodland-park/2017/05/09/video-local-residents-oppose-disc-golf-course-passaic-county-park/101457098/

5/9/2017 Residents Divided over Disc Golf Course
http://www.northjersey.com/story/news/passaic/woodland-park/2017/05/09/residents-divided-over-plan-disc-golf-course/313222001/

4/17/2017 Frisbee golf course plan at county park doesn’t fly with group
http://www.nj.com/passaic-county/index.ssf/2017/04/opponents_bunker_proposed_frisbee_golf_course_at_r.html

4/15/2017 NorthJersey.com – Video, Woodland Park considering adding a Disc Golf Course.
http://www.northjersey.com/videos/news/passaic/woodland-park/2017/04/15/video-woodland-park-considering-adding-disk-golf-course/100499112/

7/21/1974 Nature Lab on a Passaic Peak
Old article from when the Rifle Camp Park Nature Center and Observatory was new and exciting.
http://www.nytimes.com/1974/07/21/archives/nature-lab-on-a-passaic-peak-outdoor-laboratory.html?_r=1