News Archive

  • Now that peak wildfire season is underway in New Jersey, the State  Forest Fire Service is reminding residents how they can help to avoid forest fires, which are almost always caused by people. The Forest Fire Service also announced the outcome of its investigation into the cause of the 2019 Spring Hill wildfire that burned for a month, devastating thousands of acres of in the New Jersey Pinelands, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe said today.

  • This latest release includes an entirely new user interface, updated data, including the Landscape Species Based Habitat data, and an assortment of new tool enhancements. This version of the NJ-GeoWeb application grants users access to the latest data, imagery services and functionality, enabling them to gain better understanding of environmental issues in their areas of interest.

  • The Internationally WARN NJDEP mobile app, launched November 2017 complements the DEP’s telephone hotline, 877-WARNDEP (877-927-6337), which has been in operation for many years.

    The app can be downloaded through Google Play, the Apple app store and the Microsoft app store

  • April 7, 2020: TRENTON – To limit the spread of COVID-19 and ensure social distancing, DEP will close all state parks and forests effective at 8:00 p.m. today, Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe announced today. State parks and forests will remain closed until further notice as required by Executive Order 118, signed today by Governor Phil Murphy. See more...

  • Reports are now available for both the 2016 and 2019 New Jersey Science and Technical Advisory Panel study on regional sea-level rise. 

  • Want to do your part to reduce plastic pollution? Then read up on this...the Monmouth County Environmental Council will meet on 10/20/19 for a roundtable event to discuss the "The Problem with Plastics." 

  • On September 5th, 2019, experts at Rutgers University released Field Notes: Equity and State Climate Policy, an independent study based on more than 70 interviews with state officials, stakeholders and advocates. This report takes an in-depth look at the challenges and opportunities faced by states in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) region to direct program benefits to disadvantaged communities and individuals in equitable ways.

  • The Department of Environmental Protection’s harmful algal bloom advisory has been lifted for six bathing beaches in the area of Lake Hopatcong stretching from Byram Bay to Halsey Island.

  • Nominate an NJ environmental champion Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe announced that the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has opened the process for nominating individuals, businesses or organizations in the public and private sectors -- those are on the front lines of protecting New Jersey’s environment -- for consideration of a 2019 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award!

  • The New Jersey Forest Fire Service will fete the nation’s most famous bear on Saturday, Aug. 10, with a daylong celebration to teach children and remind the public of the many ways they can help prevent wildfires, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe announced.