Spotlights

Delaware River, Watershed Federal 2021 Budget Includes $10 Million for Delaware River Conservation

The Delaware River Basin Restoration Program (DRBRP) received $10 million in funding as part of the fiscal year 2021 Interior Appropriations bill approved by Congress and signed by the President, a modest increase from $9.7 million last year.

The 'Great Conjuction' of Jupiter and Saturn The 'Great Conjunction' of Jupiter and Saturn

Skywatchers are in for an end-of-year treat. What has become known popularly as the “Christmas Star” is an especially vibrant planetary conjunction easily visible in the evening sky over the next two weeks as the bright planets Jupiter and Saturn come together, culminating on the night of Dec. 21.

Stormwater Management Rutgers University Stormwater Runoff Management

As part of our environmental stewardship and compliance with environmental regulations, Rutgers University has implemented a comprehensive stormwater management program to reduce the impact of stormwater discharges on surface and ground waters. Through these initiatives, Rutgers strives to be a positive steward of the environment and maintain compliance with environmental regulations.

plastic bags, art, environmental statement Single-Use Plastics have been banned in New Jersey!

New Jersey Governor Murphy Signs Strongest Ban on Single-Use Plastics in Nation & Promotes Reusable Bags

Harvest, Autumn Gardens Join D&R Greenway Thursday November 19 from 5-6 pm for a Virtual Happy Hour as we Celebrate the Inaugural Season of the Victory Gardens at St. Michael's Farm Preserve

“D&R Greenway Showcases Charity Plots for Food Security, Healing, and Community” Bring your favorite beverage to our special Thanksgiving Virtual Happy Hour: “First Year Harvest: St. Michaels Victory Gardens”

watershed clean-up, restoration, community involvement Winter Cleanup - Local Waters Stony Brook - THIS Sunday, Nov 8, 2020 at 9:00 AM

The Ernest Schwiebert Chapter Trout Unlimited has adopted The Stony Brook as their "Local Water" Join them this weekend to help protect this watershed's ecosystem at: 106 Aunt Molly Road Hopewell NJ

For more information, visit: https://www.esctu.org/Chapter-Local-Waters

NASA: Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) instrument flying aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft. Envisioning Rutgers’ Climate Future: A Two-Night Town Hall Event - November 11th (Wednesday) and 12th (Thursday), 2020 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Rutgers students, faculty, and staff are invited to join us from 6–8 p.m on November 11 and 12 for Envisioning Rutgers’ Climate Future: A Two-Night Town Hall Event. A panel of Task Force members will present key findings from the Phase 2 report and answer questions from the Rutgers community. Each meeting will conclude with a breakout visioning session based on the night’s theme.

River Cleanup, Raritan River 3rd annual Delaware River Cleanup

Please join us on September 19th for our 3rd annual Delaware River Cleanup and help to keep in keeping our river clean and pristine.

Spotted Lanternfly, Mosca linterna con machas, Invasive insects Se Lo Ve, Reporterelo!!! Mosca linterna con Manchas (Spotted Lanternfly)

La mosca linterna con manchas es una amenaza para muchos cultivos frutales y árboles. Aprenda a detectarla y reportarla a las autoridades.

El telefono en Nueva Jersey para reportar la Mosca linterna con machas es: 1-833-223-2840. Enviar foto a: reportspottedlanternflynj@ag.nj.gov

Hoboken, Waterfront Park, Hoboken, NJ Fund for a Better Waterfront

For the past thirty years, FBW has continued to advocate for a park along the Hudson River, designed in a fashion that it is unquestionably public. FBW has sponsored exhibits at the Urban Center in New York City and at Liberty State Park in Jersey City.

water monitoring, flood levels Tide Gate Sensors to Predict Flood Risk

The Meadowlands Environmental Research Institute (MERI) has been building a network of tide gauge sensors that provide continuous water level readings on both the landside and riverside of the tide gates every 15 minutes.

produce, farmer's market, vegetables USDA Food and Nutrition Service Extends Food Service Program Certifications For 6 Months Due to Covid-19

As of June 28, 2020, the USDA Food and Nutrition Service extends Food Service Programs (SNAP) through January 2021 due to COVID-19. USDA intends to use all available program flexibilities and contingencies to serve program participants across 15 nutrition programs.

Earth from space, stratosphere Climate Change - What are the initiatives in New Jersey?

New Jersey is working to address and mitigate the impacts of climate change. So far, its efforts have been successful, with New Jersey’s attainment of the 2020 greenhouse gas reduction goal years ahead of schedule. New Jersey is now looking ahead to its 2050 Goal and is accelerating its transition to a low carbon economy through reducing its carbon pollution, expanding its clean energy infrastructure and building resilient communities. https://www.nj.gov/dep/climatechange/index.html

Composting Rutgers Cooperative Extension Continues it's 'Earth Day at Home' Webinar Series - Mondays from April 20 to June 29

Coming up on Monday, 6/15/20 - Composting 101

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Rutgers Cooperative Extension announces its webinar series “Earth Day at Home”. This series will focus on steps everyone can take to protect the environment.

These webinars are FREE! Registration is required - visit: https://www.newswise.com/articles/rutgers-cooperative-extension-offers-e...

American Bald Eagle, Eagle, Eaglet, Eagle's Nest Sunday June 7, 2020 - 2:00 PM Virtual "Eyes on Eagles" Program - Presented in Partnership with Conserve Wildlife Foundation, the Wildlife Center Friends and PSE&G.

Enjoy a closer look at bald eagle nesting behavior in Mercer County. This hour-long (free) webinar features current footage collected safely from one of the nests located in the County Park system, along with bald eagle history and interpretation provided by Park Commission naturalists and the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ. for more information visit: https://www.mercercountyparks.org/#!/

NJ State Park, Batsto Village, Pine Barrens, Wharton State Forest DEP LAUNCHES ONLINE STAY-AT-HOME ACTIVITIES, LEARNING TOOLS AND VIRTUAL PARK VISITS

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection invites you to 'soar, tour and explore' with virtual visits to some of New Jersey's most popular parks. The campaign posts new content each day, including a special collection of park tours and projects, interviews with experts and previously unpublished historical photos!

https://www.nj.gov/dep/dep50/

hummingibrd, New Jersey native hummingbird Hummingbirds at home!

YOU can become a 'citizen scientist' by encouraging hummingbirds to visit your 'patch' - there's a FREE app for that!!!

Check out an introductory video and tutorial to get started at: http://www.hummingbirdsathome.org/

New Jersey wildflower, gentian What is that flower I see?

Choose a season to experience the unique beauty of New Jersey's spring ephemerals and flowers, summer pollinator plants, trees and shrubs!

http://www.npsnj.org/pages/nativeplants_Native_Plant_Gallery.html

Mullica River, NJ Wilderness Area, Grassland New Jersey Audubon - Connecting with Nature in New Jersey

View stunning videos of our natural environments to keep you connected to the beauty of our state.

Follow 7 nature experts to discover fascinating observations and explorations at https://njaudubon.org/media-center/education/

Peregrine Falcon, falcon, bird of prey Conserve Wildlife Foundation is Happy to Partner with Union County to Stream this Falcon Nest Live From the Roof of the County Courthouse in Downtown Elizabeth, New Jersey.

New images and videos daily of the four young siblings and their parents.

http://www.conservewildlifenj.org/education/uc-falconcam/

Eagle, eaglet, baby eagle, eagle's nest Check out the 2020 baby eagles on Duke Farms' webcam!

Watch the Duke Farms' Eagle Cam ANYTIME to see this year's eaglets up and about!!!

You'll find two eaglets in the nest this 2020 season and you might even see their parents bringing them food!

Visit: https://www.dukefarms.org/making-an-impact/eagle-cam/

river clean-up Celebrate Earth Day with Stream Cleanups - Saturdays, April 18th & 25th from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Help celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and earn a Watershed Stream Cleanup t-shirt as a memento of your volunteer work!

Volunteer at one of 13 locations throughout New Jersey!

D & R Canal Trail path Bilingual Nature Walk (Spanish and English) - Saturday, May 2nd from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Yes, bilingual!

Enjoy a casual 3-mile walk on the D&R Canal towpath between Lock 11 in South Bound Brook and Zarephath.

beach sweep 35th Annual Beach Sweeps! - Saturday, April 25th from 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Volunteer at one of over 70 locations throughout New Jersey!

Participants collect and record valuable data about debris, which is presented in annual reports and used to advance federal, state, and local programs to reduce litter.

GIS station 33rd Annual NJDEP GIS Mapping Contest - Thursday, April 2nd from 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

All state, federal, municipal, county, non-profit, and student GIS users are encouraged to attend and participate.

Have a look at the array of interesting categories!