djy #100 07/03/12
LONG SERVING FRIEND OF THE ENVIRONMENT RETIRES
TOMS RIVER - The Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders recognized long time friend of the environment, David B.
Friedman, Director of the Ocean County Soil Conservation District, who retired on June 1 after 38 years of service.
Friedman has been responsible for conservation and stewardship of natural resources throughout the county since April
"My sincerest thanks goes to David Friedman for his honorable dedication and contributions over his many years
of service to the citizens of Ocean County," said Freeholder Director Gerry P. Little. "Furthermore, I offer best wishes
for good health and happiness in his retirement."
Friedmanís efforts led to the signing of the New Jersey Soil Health Legislation in January 2011, which aimed to
retain the natural biological function and recharge ability of soils.
Friedmanís early discovery of the connection between soil compaction and stormwater problems led to a long
partnership with Ocean County to correct stormwater problems and retrofit dozens of stormwater facilities and
recreational areas throughout the county.
"David Friedmanís work has produced lasting benefits to the Barnegat Bay Watershed, the county and the state,"
said Freeholder Deputy Director John C. Bartlett Jr. "His dedication and contributions will continue to serve citizens
of Ocean County for years to come."
Although retired, Friedman plans to continue his service to Ocean County on a volunteer basis.