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Barnegat Bay Archives

Below, please find a list of past featured items and press releases from the Barnegat Bay web site. Information regarding past meetings and past important dates for Barnegat Bay stakeholder activities may be found on the Barnegat Bay Meetings page.

Highlights

Plan of Action Updates

Past Meetings


Press Releases

Meeting on the Special Area Management Plan (SAMP) for the Barnegat Bay

March 17, 2011

Invitation (pdf)
Attendance List (pdf)
Summary (pdf)

December 12, 2014

Brick-Mantoloking Sheet Pile Project Resumes Today (14/P138)

November 10, 2014

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Completes Jetty Repair and Resilience Project at Island Beach State Park (14/P120)

November 5, 2014

Christie Administration Announces $50 Million in Grants Available for Local Storm-resiliency Projects (14/P119)

October 29, 2014

Governor Christie Announces Milestone Purchase of 200th Home as Part of Highly Successful Sandy Blue Acres Buyout Program (14/P118)

October 29, 2014

Lt. Governor Guadagno Marks 1,000th Approval of Post-sandy Home-elevation Grants (14/P117)

October 21, 2014

Milestones Reached in Christie Administration’s Protective Sheet Pile Beach Project in Mantoloking and Brick (14/P116)

October 17, 2014

Christie Administration Announces Superstorm Sandy Blue Acres Acquisition Meeting in Pompton Lakes (14/P115)

October 16, 2014

State Obtains Bulk of Easements Needed for Shoreline Projects; Efforts to Acquire Remaining Easements Continuing (14/P114)

September 30, 2014

Christie Administration Announces $2.1 Million Grant Program to Assist Small Fishing Businesses with Sandy-related Costs and Damages (14/P107)

September 2, 2014

Island Beach State Park to Host 17th Annual Beach Plum Festival (14/P92)

August 27, 2014

Christie Administration Announces the Award of 236 More Post-sandy Home Elevation Grants (14/P90)

August 27, 2014

Lifeguarded Bathing Area to Be Open at Island Beach State Park Through September (14/P89)

July 10, 2014

Christie Administration Announces the Start of Work on Protective Sheet Pile Project in Mantoloking and Brick (14/P73)

July 8, 2014

Christie Administration to Appeal Federal Ruling Allowing Federal Seismic Ocean Testing to Proceed (14/P71)

July 7, 2014

Christie Administration Announces Approval of 132 New Sandy Elevation Grants for Residents in 29 Towns Throughout Three Coastal Counties (Office of the Governor Press Release)

July 3, 2014

Christie Administration Taking Legal Action to Stop Seismic Ocean Surveys Scheduled to Start This Month (14/P72)

June 30, 2014

Acting Attorney General Hoffman Announces Legal Victory for Beachfront Easement Acquisition Efforts in Harvey Cedars (Office of the Attorney GeneralPress Release)

June 30, 2014

Christie Administration Unveils Updated State Parks App for Smartphones (14/P70)

June 18, 2014

DEP Resumes Education and Compliance Sweeps on Barnegat Bay this Summer (14/P64)

June 18, 2014

Funding From U.S. Department of Interior to Help Protect Coastal Communities From Future Storms; Nearly $7.1 Million Allocated for State-Led Projects (Office of the Governor Press Release)

June 10, 2014

Christie Administration Proposes Streamlined Coastal Permitting Process (14/P61)

June 6, 2014

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jetty Repair Project Underway at Island Beach State Park (14/P59)

May 23, 2014

DEP Reminds Boaters to Think Green and Be Cautious When Boating in Ecologically Sensitive Areas in Barnegat Bay (14/P51)

May 22, 2014

Christie Administration Kicks Off Improved Water Quality Website as Beach Season Gets Underway (14/P49)

May 21, 2014

Christie Administration Announces More Than $17 Million in Clean Communities Grants for Municipalities and Counties (14/P48)

May 15, 2014

Christie Administration Announces $4.5 Million Green Acres Preservation of 293 Acres in the Barnegat Bay Watershed (14/P43)

May 14, 2014

Annual Governor's Surf Fishing Tournament Set for Sunday at Island Beach State Park (14/P42)

May 13, 2014

Christie Administration Announces Free "Ocean Fun Day" On Saturday At Island Beach State Park (14/P41)

May 12, 2014

Christie Administration and Federal Government to Conduct a Joint Study to Identify Off-Shore Coastal Sand Resources (14/P40)

May 12, 2014

Christie Administration Announces Approval of 109 Sandy Elevation Grants in Six Counties from HMGP Elevation Program (14/P39)

May 8, 2014

Christie Administration Announces 2014 round of Green Acres Preservation Program Funding (14/P38)

April 25, 2014

Christie Administration Outlines Achievements of Barnegat Bay Action Plan as Volunteers Fan Out for Blitz Cleanups (14/P32)

April 23, 2014

DEP Encourages Proper Use of Pesticides and Fertilizers for Spring Maintenance of Homes, Lawns and Gardens (14/P31)

April 23, 2014

Christie Administration Announces Distribution of $755,000 in Recreational Trail Grants (14/P30)

April 17, 2014

Christie Administration Seeking Applications for Grant Program That Helps Local Governments Develop Public Access Plans for Beaches and Other Tidal Waters (14/P27)

April 4, 2014

Christie Administration Announces Approval of First Sandy Elevation Grants from Department of Environmental Protection’s HMGP Elevation Program (14/P23)

February 12, 2014

DEP Announces Annual Governor’s Surf Fishing Tournament Moving to May Beginning This Year (14/P11)

February 10, 2014

Christie Administration Announces U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Contract Issued for Jetty Repair at Island Beach State Park (14/P10)

January 2, 2014

Christie Administration Moves Ahead on Protective Sheet Piling Project on Mantoloking and Brick (14/P1)

November 21, 2013

Christie Administration Announces Federal Grant for Remediation of Sandy-impacted Underground Storage Tanks (13/P104)

October 17, 2013

Christie Administration And United States Army Corps Announce Schedule To Move Forward On Beach And Dune Projects (Office of the Governor Press Release)

September 6, 2013

Christie Administration Announces Dune Replenishment Project Taking Place at Northern End of Island Beach State Park (13/P89)

September 4, 2013

Island Beach State Park to Host 16th Annual Beach Plum Festival (13/P87)

August 30, 2013

DEP's Free "WILD Outdoor Expo'' Set for Sept. 14 and 15 (13/P86)

August 29, 2013

Christie Administration Increases Patrols and Provides State Lab for Investigation of Dolphin Deaths (13/P84)

August 16, 2013

Island Beach State Park to Host Second Harvest the Bay Festival (13/P81)

August 7, 2013

Christie Administration Announces $11.9 Million FEMA Grant For Post-Sandy Buyouts Of 76 South River Homes (Office of the Governor Press Release)

July 24, 2013

Christie Administration Expands "New Jersey Stronger" Housing Initiative with $70 Million Landlord Rental Repair Program (Office of the Governor Press Release)

July 22, 2013

Christie Administration Announces $100 Million Home Elevation Program to Protect Homeowners from Future Flood and Storm Damage (Office of the Governor Press Release)

July 22, 2013

Island Beach State Park to Host "Harvest The Bay" Festival (13/P76)

July 10, 2013

Christie Administration?s Efforts to Raze Sandy Battered Homes Pave the Way for Rebuilding Safer, More Resilient Communities (13/P72)

July 2, 2013

Christie Administration Announces Island Beach State Park is Now Fully Operational Following Superstorm Sandy (13/P70)

July 1, 2013

Christie Administration Announces FEMA Award Of $29.5 Million For Superstorm Sandy Buyouts In Sayreville (Office of the Governor Press Release)

June 28, 2013

Christie Administration?s Clean Shores Program Targeting Urban Waterways as Part of Post-Sandy Debris Cleanup (13/P68)

June 20, 2013

Christie Administration Restores Summer Nature Programs at Island Beach as State Park Continues Post-Sandy Recovery (13/P66)

June 20, 2013

Christie Administration Adopts Rules to Expedite Recovery and Rebuilding Projects for Sandy Affected New Jerseyans (13/P65)

June 17, 2013

Christie Administration Announces More Than $51 Million In FEMA Grants For Waterway Debris Removal Throughout New Jersey (Office of the Governor Press Release)

May 31, 2013 ChristieAdministration Launches New Online Tool To Help Boaters Protect Ecologically Sensitive Barnegat Bay (13/P60)
May 23, 2013

Christie Administration Outlines Efforts to Restore Shore for Summer Season During Annual State of the Shore Event in Belmar (13/P57)

May 16, 2013

Governor Christie Announces $300 Million Buyout Plan To Give Homeowners The Option To Sell Sandy-Damaged (Office of the Governor Press Release)

May 10, 2013

Christie Administration Marks Fourth Barnegat Bay Blitz; Watershed Cleanup Reaffirms Governor Christie's Commitment to Barnegat Bay While Emphasizing Volunteerism Following Superstorm Sandy (13/P52)

May 9, 2013 Christie Administration Launches New Online Services to Expedite Permit Applications and Public Notifications (13/P51)
May 8, 2013 Christie Administration Announces More than $18 Million in Clean Communities Grants for Municipalities And Counties; Funds Will Help in Continuing Post-Sandy Cleanups (13/P48)
May 7, 2013 Christie Administration Encourages Residents to Remove Standing Water on Property to Reduce Mosquito Population
May 2, 2013 Christie Administration Marks Removal of Virtually Intact Homes Swept into Bays by Sandy's Powerful Storm Surge
April 30, 2013 Christie Administration Announces Expanded Hours, Additional Beach Access and Boardwalk Reconstruction at Island Beach State Park
April 22, 2013 Christie Administration Celebrates 43rd Anniversary of Earth Day; A Host of Earth Week Events Focus on Sandy Recovery
April 19, 2013 Christie Administration Fully Implements Landmark Fertilizer Law to Reduce Pollution and Keep Waterways Clean; Law is Part of Governor Christie?s Barnegat Bay Action Plan
April 17, 2013 Christie Administration Takes Emergency Action to Expedite Recovery and Rebuilding Projects for Sandy Affected New Jerseyans
April 12, 2013 Christie Administration Reopens Last of Shellfish Beds Closed Since Sandy Hit New Jersey
April 12, 2013 Christie Administration Announces Additional Areas of Island Beach State Park to Reopen Today
April 3, 2013 Barnegat Bay Rain Barrel Challenge Online Vote Goes Viral; Deadline to Vote on Barrels Made by Ocean County Schools Is April 10
April 1, 2013 Christie Administration and Partners Work to Restore Delaware Bay Beaches Eroded by Sandy to Help Red Knots and Other Shorebirds During Upcoming Migration
March 28, 2013 Christie Administration Reopens More Sandy-damaged Shellfish Beds in Southern Barnegat Bay
March 27, 2013 Christie Administration Hosts Beach Grass Planting and Cleanup for Island Beach State Park
March 26, 2013 Christie Administration Files Rule Package Establishing New Elevation Standard for New Jersey
February 28, 2013 Island Beach State Park Programs to Begin Touring
January 29, 2013 Christie Administration Reopens Additional Shellfish Beds In Barnegat Bay
November 16, 2012 Christie Administration Announces Federal Fishery Resource Disaster Declaration for New Jersey
November 14, 2012 DEP Reopens Atlantic Coast Shellfish Beds from Little Egg Inlet to Cape May Point
November 13, 2012 Christie Administration Requests Declaration of Federal Fishery Resource Disaster Due to Hurricane Sandy Impacts
November 11, 2012 Delaware Bay Shellfish Beds to Reopen at Sunrise on Monday Decision by DEP on More Beds Expected Soon
November 9, 2012 Christie Administration Working with Storm-Affected Counties to Ensure Safe and Environmentally Responsible Debris Removal
November 6, 2012 Christie Administration Issues Emergency Order Easing Infrastructure Repair Permit Requirements Following Hurricane Sandy
November 5, 2012 DEP Expands Recreational Fishing and Boating Advisory to Northern Barnegat Bay
November 3, 2012 Christie Administration Begins to Reopen State Parks After Hurricane Sandy
November 2, 2012 DEP Issues Recreational Fishing and Boating Advisory
November 2, 2012 Boil-Water Advisory Lifted for Atlantic City as Governor Christie Lifts Evacuation Order and Reinstates Casino Operating Certificates
November 2, 2012 Christie Administration Secures EPA Waiver of Gasoline Requirement; Move Will Help More Gasoline Flow into New Jersey Following Storm
October 31, 2012 Christie Administration Advises Residents to Be Alert For Local Boil Water Advisories
October 31, 2012 DEP Eases Fuel Requirements for Certain Emergency Generators in Storm Aftermath
October 31, 2012 DEP Advises Residents Statewide to Conserve Water in Aftermath of Storm
October 31, 2012 Power Restored at Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant - Alert Status Terminated by the NRC
October 30, 2012 DEP Working with NRC to Monitor Oyster Creek Nuclear Plant During Hurricane Sandy
October 27, 2012 State Parks to Close at Noon on Sunday
October 26, 2012 Governor Christie Takes Action to Mitigate Potential Impact From Hurricane Sandy; Approves Lowering of North Jersey Reservoirs
October 26, 2012 DEP to Temporarily Close Shellfish Beds Statewide as Precaution Due to Anticipated Heavy Rainfall from Hurricane Sandy
October 18, 2012 Thousands of Volunteers Taking Part in Third Barnegat Bay Blitz; Cleanup Effort Advances Governor's Restoration Plan (12/P122)
October 16, 2012 Thousands Expected to Participate in Third Barnegat Bay Blitz; Cleanup Effort Advances Governor Christie's Restoration Plan (12/P119)
October 4, 2012 Christie Administration Initiative Will Enhance Public Access to Beaches and Tidal Waterways
September 18, 2012 Christie Administration Announces Approval of Green Acres Projects
August 28, 2012 Preservation of Scout Camp in Barnegat Bay Watershed
August 22, 2012 Hidden Gems: Island Beach State Park
August 2, 2012 New Website Available for NJ boaters
July 17, 2012 Milestone Reached with Statewide Sewer Mapping
July 10, 2012 DEP Launches Research Submersible to Gather Data on Ocean Health
August 28, 2012 Wild Things to Happen at Outdoor Expo
June 21, 2012 DEP and Partners to Conduct Education and Compliance Sweeps on Barnegat Bay this Summer
June 13, 2012 DEP & Local Officials Mark Opening of State-of-the-Art Stormwater Basins at Ocean County College
May 14, 2012 Boating Safety Initiative: Barnegat Bay (NJ State Police Release)
November 9, 2011 DEP Teams up with Area's Leading Researchers on Barnegat Bay Studies Called for by Governor's Restoration Plan
October 18, 2011 Volunteers Clean Up Barnegat Bay as Part of Day-Long Blitz
October 16, 2011 DEP Spearheads Barnegat Bay Cleanup Wednesday; Local Groups Join in Governor Christie's Action Plan to Restore Barnegat Bay
August 4, 2011 Governor Christie Continues Commitment to Barnegat Bay and Statewide Water Quality
July 20, 2011 Water Monitoring Network Begins Work to Address Barnegat Bay's Ecological Restoration
June 27, 2011 Barnegat Bay Action Plan Quickly Progressing
June 27, 2011 Action Plan 6-Month Update (pdf)
May 6, 2011 Oyster Creek Safety Advisory Panel is Established
January 5, 2011 Governor Chris Christie Takes Action to Protect and Restore Barnegat Bay
December 9, 2010 Governor Christie Fulfills Pledge to Clean Up and Restore Barnegat Bay; Announces Comprehensive Plan of Action
 

 

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