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Date Subject (Linked to the Release)
December 30, 2019 DEP Reminds Public to Take Precautions When Burning Wood in Colder Weather to Help Protect Air Quality and Prevent Fires (19/P105)
December 30, 2019 DEP Awards Urban and Community Forestry Grants Totaling $122,500 to Support Management of New Jersey Trees and Forests (19/P104)
December 24, 2019 DEP 2019 Beach Flora Survey Shows Major Increase of Endangered Seabeach Amaranth Plants South of Sandy Hook (19/P103)
December 20, 2019 DEP Awards More than $14 Million in Grants to Local and County Governments to Enhance Recycling Efforts (19/P102)
December 19, 2019 DEP Moves Forward on Programs Providing $13.5 Million for Local Projects to Address Harmful Algal Blooms (19/P101)
December 18, 2019 Attorney General, DEP Commissioner Announce the Filing of Two New NRD Lawsuits, Marking 12 NRD Lawsuits Filed Since January 2018 (Joint News Release)
December 17, 2019 Ring in the New Year With First Day Hikes in New Jersey’s State Parks, Forests and Historic Sites on January 1 (19/P100)
December 13, 2019 DEP Announces Garden State Preservation Trust Support of Nearly $87 Million for Green Acres Projects Across State; Commissioner Announces Recommendation at One of the Proposed Grantee Sites (19/P099)
December 12, 2019 DEP Presents New Study Predicting Dramatic Increase in Sea-level Rise Along Jersey Shore by 2050; Report Introduced at First Meeting of Interagency Council on Climate Change (19/P098)
December 9, 2019 DEP Honors Leaders During Annual Governor's Environmental Excellence Awards Ceremony (19/P097)
December 6, 2019 Gilded-Era Decorations at Ringwood Manor and Drumthwacket Among Highlights of Annual Christmas Activities at State Parks (19/P096)
December 5, 2019 Looking for the Perfect Holiday Gift? Consider an Annual New Jersey State Parks Pass (19/P095)
November 26, 2019 Public Has Two Additional Opportunities to Offer Input for Developing RGGI's Strategic Funding Plan (19/P094)
November 20, 2019 DEP Establishes Environmental Resources Working Group to Achieve Offshore Wind Energy Goals for New Jersey (19/P093)
November 20, 2019 DEP Announces Seedlings Gift to Ensure Legacy of Famous Salem Oak Lives on in Every New Jersey Municipality (19/P092)
November 14, 2019 In Recognition of America Recycles Day on Friday, DEP Reminds Public of Recycling Importance for Protecting Environment (19/P091)
November 1, 2019 Work to Begin Next Week on Project to Protect East Point Lighthouse on Delaware Bay From Storms and Flooding (19/P090)
October 25, 2019 Commissioner McCabe, Mayor Gusciora to Host Public Input Session in Trenton to Hear Environmental Justice Concerns (19/P089)
October 25, 2019 Attorney General, DEP File Six New "Environmental Justice" Lawsuits Targeting Polluters in New Jersey’s Lower-Income and Minority Communities (Joint News Release)
October 25, 2019 Murphy Administration Announces Public Process for Developing New Jersey's RGGI Strategic Funding Plan (19/P088)
October 24, 2019 DEP's Urban and Community Forestry Program Honors 2019 Green Communities Achievement Award Winners (19/P087)
October 23, 2019 DEP Reminds Motorists to Be Extra Cautious on Roadways as Deer Mating Season Begins, Daylight Hours Get Shorter (19/P086)
October 16, 2019 Country Living Fair to Be Held Sunday, October 20 at Batsto Village in Wharton State Forest (19/P085)
October 11, 2019 New Jersey Parks, Forests and Historic Sites to Provide Treats, Some Frights for Visitors in Celebration of Halloween (19/P084)
October 10, 2019 Department of Environmental Protection Honors Recycling Leaders, Innovators at Annual Awards Luncheon (19/P083)
October 8, 2019 DEP Launches Initiative to Help Communities Combat “Dirty Dirt” and Prevent Illegal Dumping of Fill Material (19/P082)
October 7, 2019 DEP to Begin Fall Trout Stocking Statewide on October 8; Free Fishing Day for All Ages Scheduled October 19 (19/P081)
October 2, 2019 Murphy Administration Establishes Panel to Oversee Decommissioning of Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station (19/P080)
September 26, 2019 DEP Releases Comprehensive and Detailed Update to GIS Land Use and Land Cover Mapping (19/P079)
September 25, 2019 DEP's 25th Annual Fall Forestry Festival Scheduled Saturday, October 5 in Jackson Township, Ocean County (19/P078)
September 24, 2019 Department of Environmental Protection’s Blue Acres Program Marks Milestone with 700th Purchase (19/P077)
September 20, 2019 Harmful Algal Bloom Advisories Lifted for Additional Areas of Lake Hopatcong (19/P076)
September 20, 2019 DEP’s Green Acres Program Purchases 190-acre Addition to Allaire State Park in Monmouth County (19/P075)
September 19, 2019 Attorney General, DEP Announce Enforcement Action against Plant in Ironbound Releasing "Putrid" Odors Affecting Local Community (Joint News Release)
September 16, 2019 DEP Looks to Universities and Colleges for Wealth of Research on Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise (19/P074)
September 13, 2019 DEP Marks National Drive Electric Week by Hailing Increases in Electric Vehicle Sales, Expansion of Charging Infrastructure (19/P073)
September 9, 2019 Spirit of the Jerseys State History Fair Set for September 14 at Monmouth Battlefield State Park (19/P072)
September 3, 2019 Lifeguards to Be on Duty at Island Beach State Park Main Swimming Area Every Weekend in September (19/P071)
August 28, 2019 DEP to Host 10th Annual Wild Outdoor Expo September 7-8 in Jackson Township, Ocean County (19/P070)
August 26, 2019 DEP Reminds New Jersey Saltwater Anglers of Shark Fishing Regulations to Help Protect Vulnerable Species (19/P069)
August 19, 2019 DEP Opens Nomination Period for 2019 Governor's Environmental Excellence Awards Program (19/P068)
August 14, 2019 DEP Lifts Harmful Algal Bloom Advisory for Six Beaches on Lake Hopatcong in Area From Byram Bay to Halsey Island (19/P067)
August 8, 2019 NJEDA, DEP Announce List of Communities in Expanded Community Collaborative Initiative (Joint News Release)
August 8, 2019 New Jersey Forest Fire Service Releases Video Promoting Smokey Bear’s 75th Birthday, Party at Liberty State Park in Jersey City (19/P066)
August 1, 2019 Swimming Advisory Lifted in Second Area of Lake Hopatcong but Remains in Place for Majority of Lake while DEP Continues Daily Monitoring Program (19/P065)
July 31, 2019 DEP Restoring Habitat for Pinelands Plant Found Only Intermittently in Northeastern U.S. and Maritime Canada (19/P064)
July 31, 2019 DEP Seeks Recruits for 20th Anniversary of Americorps New Jersey Watershed Ambassador Program to Help Protect Water Quality (19/P063)
July 26, 2019 Swimming Advisory Lifted in the Indian Harbor Area of Lake Hopatcong but Remains in Place for Majority of Lake while DEP Continues Daily Monitoring Program (19/P062)
July 25, 2019 Kearny Residents Advised that Intermittent Odors May Increase During Construction of System Intended to Resolve Hydrogen Sulfide Odor Emissions from Keegan Landfill (19/P061)
July 24, 2019 DEP Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe Testifies Before Congress on New Jersey's National Leadership in Setting PFAS Standards (19/P060)
July 17, 2019 Public Advised to Avoid Swimming or Coming in Contact With Water in New Jersey Portion of Greenwood Lake Due to Harmful Algal Bloom (19/P059)
July 15, 2019 New Jersey Forest Fire Service to Celebrate 75th Birthday of Smokey Bear with Big Bash at Liberty State Park in Jersey City (19/P058)
July 12, 2019 High-Tech Buoys Deployed as Part of Multifaceted Response to Lake Hopatcong Harmful Algal Bloom as Swimming and Contact Advisory Remains in Effect (19/P057)
July 11, 2019 New Jersey State Park Service to Host Programs as Part of National “Girl Scouts Love State Parks” Campaign July 13-14 (19/P056)
July 3, 2019 Swimming and Recreational Use Advisory Remains in Place for Lake Hopatcong Due to Harmful Algal Bloom (19/P055)
July 3, 2019 DEP Invites Public to Open House on Storm-resilience Plan for the Two Rivers Region of Monmouth County (19/P054)
June 27, 2019 DEP Advises Public to Avoid Contact With Lake Hopatcong Water Due to Harmful Algal Bloom (19/P053)
June 21, 2019 DEP Commissioner McCabe and Division of Parks and Forestry Kick Off “I Heart NJ Parks” Campaign (19/P052)
June 21, 2019 DEP Launches Social Media Campaign to Remind Public About Importance of Keeping Contaminants Out of Recycling Stream (19/P051)
June 20, 2019 DEP and Partner Agencies Issue More Than 40 Violations in Newark During Idling Sweep to Help Protect New Jersey Air Quality (19/P050)
June 19, 2019 DEP Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe's Statement on Trump Administration "Affordable Clean Energy Rule" (19/P049)
June 17, 2019 Monmouth Battlefield State Park Site to Host Re-enactments of Critical American Revolution Battle on June 22-23 (19/P048)
June 17, 2019 Governor Murphy Announces Adoption of Rules Returning New Jersey to Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (Office of the Governor Release)
June 7, 2019 DEP Announces 4th Annual Statewide Youth Fishing Challenge and Free Fishing Day Scheduled Saturday, June 8 (19/P047)
June 4, 2019 Clinging Jellyfish Confirmed in North Wildwood Beach Salt Pond (19/P046)
June 3, 2019 Second Round of Volkswagen Settlement Funds to Support Deployment of Heavy-duty Electric Vehicles, with Emphasis on Improving Air Quality in Environmental Justice Communities (19/P045)
May 29, 2019 DEP to Celebrate National Trails Day in New Jersey on June 1 With More Than 30 Outdoor Events Planned Statewide (19/P044)
May 29, 2019 DEP Encourages Residents to Take Steps to Improve New Jersey Air Quality (19/P043)
May 23, 2019 State of the Shore Event Kicks Off Season With Overviews of Water Quality, Public Access, Resilience and Swimming Safety (19/P042)
May 23, 2019 DEP Awards $21.5 Million in Clean Communities Grants to Counties and Municipalities (19/P041)
May 22, 2019 DEP Issues $712,500 in Penalties Against Firms That Operated Illegal Waste Transfer-Stations and Marketed Material as Clean Fill (19/P040)
May 22, 2019 DEP Accepting Nominations Through July 26 for Annual Program to Honor Those With Extraordinary Commitment to Recycling (19/P039)
May 17, 2019 Island Beach State Park, Sandy Hook to Offer Free Activities for Ocean Fun Days on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19 (19/P038)
May 14, 2019 Anglers Look to Catch Biggest Fish at 28th Annual Governor's Surf Fishing Tournament May 19 at Island Beach State Park (19/P037)
May 14, 2019 Attorney General, DEP Announce Suit Against 3M, DuPont, Others For Making, Selling Toxic Chemicals in Firefighting Foam Product (Joint News Release)
May 14, 2019 DEP Reminds Beachgoers About Online, Social Media Platforms to Help Them Be Shore Ready for 2019 Beach Season (19/P036)
May 10, 2019 Commissioner McCabe to be on Hand for Electric-Vehicle Test Drive During Princeton Sustainability Event Tomorrow (19/P035)
May 7, 2019 DEP Launches Connecting Habitat Across New Jersey Project to Link Lands for Wildlife Movement (19/P034)
May 6, 2019 New Jersey Mosquito Control Commission Marks 500th Meeting with Simple Message: Controlling Mosquito Populations More Important Than Ever (19/P033)
May 3, 2019 DEP Awards $10 Million in Grants to Improve Water Quality in the Barnegat Bay Watershed (19/P032)
April 29, 2019 Online Land-use Permit System Will Improve DEP Efficiency and Public Transparency (19/P031)
April 25, 2019 DEP and Partner Agencies to Celebrate State Arbor Day on Friday, April 26 with Ceremonies at Rutgers in New Brunswick (19/P030)
April 24, 2019 New Jersey Forest Fire Service Prescribed Burning Program and Wildfire Prevention Techniques Garner National Attention (19/P029)
April 18, 2019 New Jersey Celebrates Environmental Protection with Earth Week Activities Across the State (19/P028)
April 17, 2019 DEP Offers Safety Reminders for Public as Bears Leave Winter Dens in Search of Food (19/P027)
April 3, 2019 Spring Tradition Gets Underway With Opening Day of Trout Season This Saturday, April 6 (19/P026)
April 3, 2019 Commissioner McCabe to Help Kick Off Week-long Cleanup of Delaware Estuary Watershed (19/P025)
April 2, 2019 DEP Strengthens Commitment to Clean Energy Goals by Joining Alliance Working to Expand Use of Zero-emission Vehicles (19/P024)
April 2, 2019 DEP Receives $3 Million Grant to Restore Historic Buildings at Waterloo Village in Sussex County (19/P023)
April 1, 2019 Spring Hill Wildfire in Pinelands Reaches 100 Percent Containment (19/P022)
April 1, 2019 Affirming National Leadership Role, New Jersey Proposes Stringent Drinking Water Standards for PFOA and PFOS (19/P021)
March 28, 2019 New Jersey Will Be First State in Nation to Offer Online Purchase of Annual State Parks Passes Through Public Lands Website (19/P020)
March 27, 2019 AG Grewal, DEP Commissioner Announce 4 New Environmental Lawsuits Focused on Contamination Allegedly Linked to DuPont, Chemours, 3M (Office of the Attorney General Release)
March 26, 2019 DEP to Provide 60,000 Free Tree Seedlings for Distribution in Communities Across the State Beginning Saturday, March 30 (19/P019)
March 25, 2019 DEP Directs Five Chemical Companies to Fund Removal of Extensive PFAS Contamination Throughout State (19/P018)
March 21, 2019 DEP's Recycle Coach App Is Making Recycling Easier Than Ever in New Jersey (19/P017)
March 12, 2019 Nonprofits, Universities and Colleges Urged to Apply for Grants for Projects to Enhance Coastal-Resilience Planning Efforts (19/P016)
March 8, 2019 DEP Celebrates Americorps Week With Watershed Ambassador-sponsored Events Highlighting Water Quality Stewardship (19/P015)
March 8, 2019 New Jersey Forest Service Forester Is Honored for Managing State Lands, Helping Develop National Forest Inventory (19/P014)
March 7, 2019 AG, DEP File Natural Resource Damage Suit Against ExxonMobil (Joint News Release)
March 6, 2019 AG Grewal, DEP Commissioner McCabe Announce Latest Filing to Prevent Offshore Drilling (Office of the Attorney General Release)
March 4, 2019 DEP Proposes Reclassifying 749 Miles of Waterways to Category One Status, First Significant Upgrade in More Than a Decade (19/P013)
February 28, 2019 DEP, Army Corps of Engineers Seek Public Comment on Interim Report for Back Bays Study (19/P012)
February 28, 2019 DEP to Use First Round of Volkswagen Settlement Funds for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations, NJ Transit Electric Buses (19/P011)
February 25, 2019 DEP Seeks Applicants for Hundreds of Seasonal Jobs at State Parks, Forests and Historic Sites (19/P010)
February 22, 2019 Attorney General, DEP Announce Enforcement Action Against Owner of Unlawful Solid Waste Dump in Sussex County (Office of the Attorney General Release)
February 19, 2019 New Jersey State Forest Fire Service Prescribed Burning Program Is Underway to Help Reduce Wildfire Risk (19/P009)
February 14, 2019 DEP Statement on U.S. Environmental Protection Agency PFAS Actions (19/P008)
January 24, 2019 New Jersey Schoolchildren Design Calendar With State Forest Fire Service to Honor Smokey Bear's 75th Anniversary (19/P007)
January 18, 2019 DEP Requests Input on Proposed Ground Water Quality Criteria for Chemicals of Emerging Concern (19/P006)
January 17, 2019 Public Comment Sessions Set on Murphy Administration Plan for Implementing Environmental Justice in State Actions (19/P005)
January 16, 2019 DEP Commends New Members of New Jersey Sustainability Registry for Being Community Leaders (19/P004)
January 16, 2019 DEP Invites Experienced Vendors to Submit Proposals to Operate Concessions at Seven State Park System Sites (19/P003)
January 14, 2019 ICYMI: NJ to Receive $5-Million from Fiat Chrysler and Robert Bosch for Alleged Consumer Fraud, Environmental Violations (Office of the Attorney General Release)
January 11, 2019 New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife Seeking Ideas for Repurposing of Rockport Game Farm in Warren County (19/P002)
January 2, 2019 DEP Awards $14 Million in Grants to Local Governments to Promote, Enhance Recycling Efforts (19/P001)