We’re in National Geographic!

Shirley A. Holly, NJSFWC President
September 6, 2023

We are in the news!!

Thank you to Katie Chambers, NJSFWC Communications Chairman on the great shout-out in a National Geographic article about the Palisades. You can click on the link below and read the article.

“The first mumblings of discontent about the frequent explosions across the Hudson came from people with deep pockets and coveted backyard views. But the Palisades Interstate Park Commission (PIPC), established in 1909, is really the direct result of lobbying by the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs, a civic organization. The geological value was not the main focus. Instead, activists were concerned about losing one of the few natural refuges within an afternoon’s trip from New York City and the surrounding towns.”

If you read further down the article, in the second to last paragraph, click on the last sentence (underlined in yellow) where it says “a monument to the women who saved the park” and this will take you to “The Women’s Federation Monument at the Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey” and you can read all about the Women’s Monument on the cliff top in Alpine, NJ.