Falcon release draws attention to state income tax check-off ...
The Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Fish and Wildlife recently released a rehabilitated peregrine falcon from Twin Lights of the Navesink Historic Site in Highlands, Monmouth County, to draw attention to the continued resurgence of birds of prey in the Garden State. Birds of prey, also known as raptors, have made remarkable recoveries in New Jersey. The annual state income tax Check-off for Wildlife provides critical support to the Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Endangered and Nongame Species Program, which works to promote and protect growing populations of raptors such as bald eagles, peregrine falcons and ospreys. Read more.
In preparation of the pending snow storm and potential icing conditions, the Department is reminding municipalities that its Snow Removal and Disposal Policy can be found on the Departmentís web page at: nj.gov/dep/dwq/pdf/snow_removal.pdf
Municipalities are also reminded that information regarding road de-icing materials may be found in the Departmentís Highway Agency Stormwater Guidance available at: nj.gov/dep/dwq/highway_guidance.htm
(See chapter 11, page 81).
After the storm event has passed, municipalities should clear any blockages of snow or debris that may be on top of storm drain catch basins. This effort will help to prevent localized flooding that may result from melting snow. Please be sure to use appropriate precautions when attempting to clear any stormwater related infrastructure.