The Village of Ridgewood has contacted the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Green Acres Program, proposing to legalize an after-the-fact diversion of roughly 100 square feet of Maple and Graydon Parks (Block 3209, Lots 1 and 3; 259 N Maple Avenue and 200 Northern Pkwy) in connection with the past installation of a wellhead necessary for the continued functioning of the Village’s water system. Additionally, Ridgewood requested a .029-acre subsurface diversion to allow for the connection of the new well to the existing water lines.

Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 7:36-26.8(a) a scoping hearing to obtain public comment on this request will be held on March 23, 2022 at 7:30pm at the municipal building, 131 N Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450.

All interested parties are invited to attend and participate in the scoping hearing. Written comments on the diversion request may be directed to the Village of Ridgewood at the following address:

Ridgewood Water

Att. Richard Calbi
131 N Maple Avenue

Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Or by email to

Please email a copy of comments to

If email is not available, a copy of written comments should be mailed to:

NJ Department of Environmental Protection
Green Acres Program, Bureau of Legal Services and Stewardship
P.O. Box 420
Mail Code 401-07B
Trenton, NJ 08625-0420

Attn: Bergen County Steward

Public comment on this diversion request will be accepted during the scoping hearing or until April 6, 2022.


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May be an image of text that says 'RECYCLE STYROFOAM PACKAGING Recycling Center (203 E. Glen Ave 8am 3pm Closed Wedn & Sun) ONLY CLEAN FOAM BLOCK FROM: Televisions Appliances Computers Furniture Foam Coolers WE WILL NOT ACCEPT: Throw these in the trash NO Foam Peanuts NO Colored Foam NO Food Packaging NO Packaging w/ Tape or Labels × RIDGEWOOD RESIDENTS ONLY Ridgewood Recycling'

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