News Archive

  • The 2015 application for the Governor's Environmental Excellence Awards program is now open and available. Leaders in New Jersey's environmental, academic, business, science, government, non-profit and youth sectors are encouraged to showcase their environmental accomplishments by submitting a nomination for consideration this year.

  • The USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS) has funding available through its Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership to protect and restore critical wetlands in New Jersey. The agency invites states, local units of governments, non-governmental organizations and American Indian tribes to submit proposals to collaborate with USDA-NRCS through cooperative and partnership agreements. Proposals are due on July 31, 2015.

  • Now that the spring wildfire season is under way, the New Jersey Forest Fire Service urges the public to be cautious and mindful when outdoors to reduce the risk of fires.

  • The NJ Department of Environmental Protection provides a convenient way to purchase licenses, stamps, and/or permits for hunting, fishing, clamming and crabbing online. For further information and frequently asked questions, please visit: http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/als/websalesintro.htm

  • Join Rutgers University on Friday, April 10, 2015 for the Symposium "Global Climate Change And Inequality: Local To Global Perspectives" at the Rutgers College Avenue Student Center. This event is free and open to the public.

  • Get ready for the warm weather and the rebirth in nature! The annual New Jersey State Park Pass hangtag, which provides free entrance for one calendar year to the parks and forests facilities that charge daily walk-in or parking fees, is available now.

  • NJ-GeoWeb is NJDEP's new environmental mapping tool that accesses geographic information about your community, county, or the entire state of New Jersey. Users can take advantage of the GeoWeb's various tools and functions to create their own customized maps. To help NJDEP is offering free training to the public about GeoWeb and its quick and easy to use various tools and functions that are quick and easy to use.

  • Guidance for municipalities about the process of snow removal can be found at the NJ Department of Environmental Protection website. Clearance of stormwater basins to prevent flooding and protection of environmentally sensitive areas are important considerations that are addressed.

  • The NJ Climate Adaptation Alliance (NJCAA) has just released its latest report, Resilience. Preparing New Jersey For Climate Change: Policy Considerations from the New Jersey Climate Adaptation AllianceThe report is the culmination of almost two year's of effort including research on climate change impacts in New Jersey, leading practices as well as extensive stakeholder engagement.

  • Get ready for the warm weather and the rebirth in nature! The annual New Jersey State Park Pass hangtag, which provides free entrance for one calendar year to the parks and forests facilities that charge daily walk-in or parking fees, is available now.