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News & Updates

  • Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin announced a project that ultimately will transform 240 acres of Liberty State Park – closed to the public for decades due to low levels of contamination from historic fill – into a mosaic of freshwater wetlands, salt marshes, forests, and grasslands to benefit both people and wildlife.

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  • The Hackettstown State Fish Hatchery in Warren County stocked a record five million cold, cool, and warm water fish consisting of 15 species in 2017. The fish, totaling 5,082,841 with a total weight of more than 26,000 pounds, were produced at the location and many were stocked in approximately 200 waters throughout the state from March through November.

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  • The New Jersey Environmental Digital Library has just finished processing and incorporating the Rick Engler Right-to-Know collection to its repertoire of digital documents available for viewing. Rick Engler is a community activist and former director of the Work Environment Council. Mr. Engler and his organization were key players in the passage of the The New Jersey Worker and Community Right to Know Act of 1983.

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Spotlight

Great Horned Owl Educational Workshop

On Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 1:00pm visit the Raptor Trust Education Center for an hour long educational program focusing on the amazing Great Horned Owl. Participants will also leanr about two owls that are winter visitors to New Jersey, and be introduce you to one of the Raptor Trust Education Center's permanent resident owls.

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Wildflowers in Winter at Kittatinny Valley State Park

Visit Kittatinny Valley State Park on January 20th and add a little intrigue to your next winter walk. Learn to identify the beautiful dried remains of wildflowers with your own take-home field guide! This indoor program will meet at the Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center, located 1 mile north of Route 206, off Goodale Road in Andover Township.

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Free Cross Country Ski Workshop on January 21st

Washington Crossing State Park Nature Center will host a free cross country skiing workshop on January 21st. In this workshop, participants will learn about the different types of cross-country ski equipment that are available and what to look for in selecting your first pair of skis. Other topics will include: how to dress and where to go skiing in New Jersey.

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Hot Chocolate Hike on January 27th

Tired of being cooped up inside? Join us for a brisk hike (or snowshoe) in the wild winter woods of Kittatinny Valley State Park! Afterwards, warm up with a cup of hot chocolate and cookies in our visitor center.

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