News Archive

  • The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is reminding New Jersey residents and visitors that all lifeguarded ocean and bay beaches along the Atlantic Coast are currently open. The exception is for state-operated beaches at Island Beach State Park in Berkeley Township and Corson’s Inlet in Ocean City, due to the current shutdown of state government.

  • The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is reminding New Jersey residents and visitors that all lifeguarded ocean and bay beaches along the Atlantic Coast are currently open. The exception is for state-operated beaches at Island Beach State Park in Berkeley Township and Corson’s Inlet in Ocean City, due to the current shutdown of state government. 

  • All of New Jersey's State Parks will continue to be closed on Monday due to a state government shutdown imposed by Governor Christie that began last week. As part of the shutdown, residents will be unable to visit any of the recreational areas which receive State Park funding, possibly continuing into the 4th of July.

  • The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has announced approval of the funding of nearly $81 million by the Garden State Preservation Trust. The funds are recommended for the enhancement of Green Acres projects, which help improve parks, conserve and protect open space, and enhance the land for general public enjoyment. 

  • The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection will be dedicating nearly $40 million dollars towards paying for projects related to containing pollution from 1970's landfill located in Kearny and prevent it from seeping into the Passaic River. The funds will be used to create a containment wall which encapsulates the landfill as well as to install systems to better manage water and air pollution resulting from the landfill.

  • Ever wonder what the bears in your state are up to? How about where your town sources its water from? Find out all this and more through the Geoweb application developed by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Bureau of Geographic Information Systems! The application provides an interactive interface which allows users to generate and analyze information pertaining to the natural characteristics of their community. 

  • At a ceremony held at the Frank S. Farley Marina in Atlantic City, the Christie administration formally dedicated the state's new 32-foot aquatic research boat to former DEP commissioner Robert C. Shinn Jr. Current DEP commissioner Bob Martin and former Governor Christine Whitman keynoted the event, which celebrated Shinn's service to the DEP from 1994 to 2002, the longest tenure of any DEP commissioner in history.

  • The Christie Administration announced that from now on that the first week of May will be celebrated as Air Quality Awareness Week in the Garden State. As part of this new designation, the NJ Department of Environmental Protection will be making efforts to educate citizens on environmentally positive changes they can make in their everyday lives, such as using environmentally friendly products and keeping their vehicle maintenance up to date.

  • New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin announced that the agency will be lifting a drought warning for 12 of New Jersey's 14 counties. These warnings have been in place since October of last year due to abnormally low levels of precipitation that have been afflicting the state.

  • The Christie administration will be providing 112,500 tree seedlings free of charge to municipalities for them to distribute to residents as part of an ongoing partnership with the New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign, the State Forest Service, and the non-profit Arbor Day Commission.