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August 9, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — Due to ongoing hot and dry conditions, New Jersey is under a drought watch as of Tuesday. The state's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is asking residents and businesses to conserve water. New Jersey has a three-stage drought advisory system. A drought watch is the ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Monarch butterflies, which have been seen locally in parks and gardens, are now an endangered species, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature.  The statement from the IUCN was issued Thursday, and said that the downgrade of the monarch butterfly's status is ...

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LBI Region, NJ -  The New Jersey Pinelands Commission has updated its online, Interactive Map to include permanent land protection data. The public can access the map on the Home page of the Commission's website through the Maps tab or by clicking on the Pinelands Interactive Map icon. The map can ...

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LBI Region, NJ - The New Jersey Pinelands Commission is an independent state agency whose mission is to "preserve, protect, and enhance the natural and cultural resources of the Pinelands National Reserve, and to encourage compatible economic and other human activities consistent with that ...

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LBI Region, NJ - There have black bear sightings in Southern Ocean County recently, in fact they have been sighted In all 21 Counties, and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection have a Black Bear hotline as well as a website with information to prevent problems with animal. Black ...

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LBI Region, NJ - The Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey reminds everyone to be aware of Northern Diamondback Terrapins who inhabit the coastal salt marshes of the state and causeways that connect the mainland and island communities. Roads are barriers to many species of wildlife, including ...

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LBI Region, NJ - Have you heard of the New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail? The National Park Service recognizes the NJ Coastal Heritage Trail Route was established in 1988 to promote awareness, stewardship, and protection of natural and cultural resources along nearly 300 miles of New Jersey ...

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LBI Region, NJ - The term" Jersey Fresh" was established by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture in 1984. The branding was designed to inform consumers which fruits and vegetables were grown in the Garden State. The red and green logo guarantees that the produce you are buying was grown in New ...

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Tuckerton, NJ - Start your holiday weekend with a scenic ferry trip across the bay. The LBI Ferry traveling from Tuckerton Seaport to Beach Haven begins the 2022 season this Saturday, July 2. The Water Ferry service is operating at full capacity with 24 passengers, weather permitting.The fee is ...

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LBI Region, NJ -  According to the Applied Economics Clinic June report, New Jersey stands to gain an average of $1.3 billion in economic activity and 11,000 well-paying jobs annually if the state accelerates efforts to transition to 100% clean energy, fully electrifies its transportation and ...

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Tuckerton, NJ - The New Jersey Coastal Coalition, a non-profit organization, is a group of New Jersey waterfront communities that meet monthly in a workshop setting, to discuss common municipal flooding issues. Formed in response to the 2012 Super Storm Sandy, we have met regularly since January ...

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LBI Region, NJ - The law to reduce single use plastic bags and polystyrene foam products went into law yesterday, May 4. Keeping reusable totes and bags in your vehicle, so they are available when consumers go shopping is recommended. Rules that went into effect are the ...

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LBI Region, NJ -  The New Jersey Pinelands Commission and Stockton University announce the 6th Annual Pinelands Summer Short Course that will be taking place on Thursday, July 21, 2022. For those not familiar, the  Pinelands National Reserve, created by the National Parks and Recreation Act of ...

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LBI Region, NJ - Atlantic City Electric has  been a Tree Line USA member for the last 20 years. Tree Line USA is a partnership between the Arbor Day Foundation and the National Association of State Foresters that recognizes public and private utilities for pursuing best practices that protect and ...

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LBI Region, NJ- – New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette reminds the public to get ready for the state’s plastic bag and polystyrene foam food-service container law that takes effect May 4, less than 30 days away, by stocking up on reusable bags and ...

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LBI Region, NJ - The Ocean County Soil Conservation District (OCSCD) has announced the 25th Anniversary of the Barnegat Bay Environmental Educators Roundtable.  Educators and “Nature Enthusiasts” are welcome to attend this outdoor, in-person event. The Roundtable will take place on Wednesday, April ...

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Little Egg Harbor, NJ - The Little Egg Harbor's Environmental Commission is organizing their Community Wide Clean Up on Saturday, April 9, 2022. Clean up begins at 9am at the Little Egg Harbor Municipal Building located at 665 Radio Road. This popular community event is a way to meet neighbors ...

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LBI Region, NJ - The New Jersey Business Action Center is reminding residents, businesses and visitors to the state that one of the strictest bans on single use backs will be happening this May 4, 2022. This means that single use plastic bags and even paper bags at large grocery and retail stores ...

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LBI Region, NJ - The New Jersey Pinelands Commission is hosting its 33rd annual event featuring 31 presentations, including 15 new programs. Registration is open for the daylong event, which will be held at Stockton University in Galloway Township, on March 12, 2022. Some new classes include ...

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LBI Region, NJ - The New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium is excited to officially announce Dr. Peter Rowe as its newest Executive Director. Since 2019, as Acting Executive Director, Dr. Rowe has supported vital programming, used his experience to build a strong foundation for the organization, and has ...

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LBI Region, NJ - The New Jersey Business Action Center has been working with local organizations to insure that both consumers and businesses are aware about upcoming changes. Starting May 4, 2022, New Jersey retail stores, grocery stores and food service businesses may not provide or sell ...

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LBI Region, NJ - Earlier this month, Congressman Chris Smith announced his successful effort to fund beach replenishment from the Manasquan Inlet to the Barnegat Inlet.  Smith’s support of the bi-partisan Infrastructure and Jobs Act ensured than $30.2 million will be earmarked for beach ...

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LBI Region, NJ - Three new gubernatorial appointees were sworn in as members of the NJ Pinelands Commission on January 14, 2022. The Pinelands Commission is an independent state agency that is governed by a 15-member board of directors. The board consists of seven members who are appointed by the ...

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LBI Region, NJ -  The New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife announced that The Menhaden Multispecies Rulemaking Adoption with amendments to rules governing Crab and Lobster Management, Marine Fisheries, and Fishery Management in NJ has been published in the December 20, 2021, NJ Register, and ...

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LBI Region, NJ - The NJ Pinelands Commission has released their monthly management report detailing operations, meetings and special projects. The 14-page report breaks down Executive Office, including legal and legislative affairs. The office announced the passing of former Commission Jay Mounier ...

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LBI Region, NJ -  As stronger and more damaging storms, resulting from climate change, become more frequent across southern New Jersey, Atlantic City Electric is completing essential work to prepare the local energy grid to meet customer demand and keep homes and businesses warm and powered this ...

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NEW JERSEY — Drivers should be extra careful on roadways as the end of daylight saving time on Sunday marks the height of white-tailed deer mating season, according to experts from the state’s environmental and transportation agencies. “It’s an annual event triggered by shortening day length,” ...

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LBI Region, NJ - Alliance for a Living Ocean will be organizing their Fall Beach Sweep with Clean Ocean Action on October 23. The event is looking for Volunteers of all ages to help clean over 60 NJ locations including those on Long Beach Island. Volunteers will help as citizen scientists to ...

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LIttle Egg Harbor, NJ - The New Jersey Pinelands Commission has issued its latest Management Report, and it highlights the work of the agency's staff during the month of September 2021. The report breaks down committees, tasks and actions during the month and ongoing. The Acting Director shares ...

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LBI Region, NJ - Ocean County moves beyond the five-year mark in implementing recommendations from its energy master plan, it continues to see savings along with numerous beneficial energy conservation measures. “The steps we have taken to install improvements in many of the main County government ...

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