Friday, December 15, 2017

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection News

New Jersey prescribed burns aim to reduce risk of wildfires

The New Jersey Forest Fire Service said it is conducting seasonal prescribed burns through the end of March, burning away undergrowth and diminishing hazardous buildup of forest fuels in an effort to cut down on wildfire risks.
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New Jersey mobile app to report environmental issues earns AVA Digital Gold Award

The Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals recently honored the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's app that allows residents to report non-emergency environmental issues from their smartphones or other mobile devices with an AVA Digital Gold Award.
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Plan to reduce summer flounder harvest triggers rally in New Jersey

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Bob Martin joined federal and state lawmakers, state recreational and commercial fishing industry leaders and anglers in a rally last month to oppose recreational harvest cuts to summer flounder, the department said in a news release.
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NJ coastal hazards planning project wins $900,000 NOAA grant

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently awarded a Regional Coastal Resilience Grant of nearly $900,000 to a New Jersey planning project impacting 15 municipalities that will help them plan for coastal hazards and storm surge.
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Sandy-related repair project starts at Union Beach wastewater plant

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) said a $28 million dollar project to repair Bayshore Regional Sewerage Authority (BRSA) facilities at Union Beach that were damaged by Superstorm Sandy broke ground Monday.The facility, which services 83,000 people in eight municipalities, suffered flooding in several buildings and damage to underground system components that required immediate quick fixes.
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N.J. awards $20.8 million in grants for litter cleanup

Money also will go toward beautification in counties and municipalities statewide
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New Jersey receives EPA grant for ferry upgrades

Sens. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) announced today that the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has won a federal grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to replace the engines on some of the state’s ferries.
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