Hold the Date for the 26th Annual NJDEP GIS Mapping Contest!
Please join NJDEP for the Annual Mapping Contest on Thursday April 18, 2013 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at the NJDEP building in Trenton. The event features the best non-commercial mapping in the State of New Jersey.
Narrated by actor Avery Brooks, this hour-long documentary from NJTV tells the story of New Jersey’s Raritan River, a water source profoundly contaminated for over 200 years, and the extraordinary efforts to clean it up. The film reveals how government agencies, corporations, environmentalists, developers, scientists, and lawyers have clashed for years in their attempts to deal with the aftermath of extensive pollution and environmental neglect.
We have started digitizing and uploading a collection of over 100 New Jersey Pinelands Commission reports covering a large range of topics related to the Pinelands National Reserve. The collection spans the whole of the 1980s and 1990s and covers dozens of fascinating topics including the important Pinelands Comprehensive Management Plan from 1980, endangered plants and animals of the Pinelands, and even an assessment of the regions prehistoric archeological resources!
Take a look at these Mosquito Extermination Commission Reports from the early 1900's. There is additional information about pesticide use in NJEDL as well. In New Jersey, organized mosquito control work began in the early 1900s following the discovery that mosquitoes were directly responsible for the transmission of some of the most deadly diseases known to man and his animals.