Spotlights

Summer boaters -- check out the map of ecologically sensitive areas in Barnegat Bay!

The NJ Department of Environmental Protection has posted an online interactive, zoomable map for boaters that depicts the 16 ecologically sensitive zones on Barnegat Bay.

Updated! NJ Climate Adaptation Alliance Report about Populations Vulnerable to Climate Change

This report update takes a close look at the potential climate change impact on a critical subset of New Jersey's population.

Sustainable Raritan River Conference will take place on Friday, June 15, 2015

The Sustainable Raritan River Initiative will host its 7th annual conference on Friday, June 15, 2015 at the Douglass Student Center, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 100 George Street.

The Green Hour is a local radio show and podcast

The Green Hour is a weekly talk radio program produced by community PANJ radio station that serves Mercer, Hunterdon, Counties, NJ and Bucks County, PA. The Green Hour explores local and global issues concerning the environment and sustainability that matter to the Delaware Valley region.

In May, Catch Sight of Migrating Birds along the Path of the Atlantic Flyway

May is prime season for NJ birders to espy diverse species of migrating birds as they travel north along the Atlantic Flyway path, which traverses New Jersey.

Seasonal Closure of Delaware Bay and Atlantic Coast Beaches from 5/7-6/7/15 Protect Migrating Shorebirds

The Delaware Bay is a major migratory stop along the Atlantic Flyway for shorebirds, such as the endangered Red Knot. These birds stop each spring at beaches along the Bay to rest and refuel on horseshoe crab eggs en route to northern breeding grounds.

Spring Train for the upcoming World Series of Birding on May 9, 2015

The annual World Series of Birding is coming up very soon on Saturday, May 9. The day-long event is organized into teams that have up to 24 hours to count as many bird species as they can identify by sight or sound within the state of New Jersey.

Official guide for New Jersey State Parks, Forests & Historic Sites available as free mobile app!

Enjoy access to the official guide for the NJ State Parks, Forests and Historic Sites directly via your smartphone! The app contains current park information such as upcoming events, weather conditions and safety alert communications, while taking in the scenery.

Ride your bike in the annual 'Tour de Open Space' on Sunday, May 3

The third annual Tour de Open Space will take place on Sunday, May 3. Sponsored by New Jersey Conservation Foundation, the tour will follow scenic roads bordering preserved farms, natural areas and historic sites along the Wickecheoke Creek in bucolic western Hunterdon County.

The 28th Annual NJDEP GIS Mapping Contest is on April 16th, 2015

The 28th Annual NJDEP GIS Mapping Contest will be held in the Public Hearing Room of the NJDEP Building at 401 East State Street in Trenton on April 16, 2015 from 10:00 am - 12:30 pm. All state, federal, municipal, county, non-profit, and student GIS users are encouraged to attend and participate.