Crackdown on Illegal River Dumping Continues in Garden State

The New Jersey State Police, in conjunction with the Division of Fish and Wildlife, have logged more than 130 arrests of individuals accused of illegal dumping and littering of waste in NJ natural areas since the NJDEP "Don't Waste Our Space" campaign began three years ago. Examples of items being illegally dumped in NJ's wildlife areas included industrial chemicals, high volume general wastes from neighboring states, a couch, and even a boat. Based on the sucess of the program so far, DEP officials have begun considering expanding th escope of the program to include ubran areas as well. You can find out more about the Don't Waste Our Space Program and other efforts to keep NJ's nature healthy by visiting the DEP website and reading the full press release by visiting the following link here.