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DEP Seeks Public Comment on Update to New Jersey's Decade-Old Wildlife Action Plan

January 17, 2018

TRENTON, NJ — From monarch butterflies to blue whales, New Jersey is home to more than 3,700 wildlife species. In an effort to protect the most-endangered of those species, state environmental officials are updating a major plan that will guide wildlife conservation efforts over the next decade.

For the first time in 12 years, the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is ...

Ocean County Freeholders Firmly Against Drilling Off the New Jersey Coast

TOMS RIVER - The Ocean County Board of Freeholders are strongly opposed to a Trump administration plan to expand offshore oil and gas drilling to the waters of nearly every coastal state in the nation..

The proposal by the Trump Administration includes 47 potential lease sales in 25 of the 26 planning areas — 19 sales off the coast of Alaska, seven in the Pacific region, 12 in the Gulf ...

Essex County Deer Management Program Kicks Off Jan. 16

Essex County, NJ – Essex County will kick off its annual deer management program in South Mountain and Hilltop Reservations this month.  In its eleventh year, the program's goal is to revitalize the forest ecology by reducing the number of deer. 

“Controlling the population by removing deer from South Mountain and Hilltop has proven to be very successful in ...

Nutley residents to place Christmas Trees at curb for Wednesday morning pickup

NUTLEY, NJ - Christmas Trees can be put out Tuesday evening for Wednesday pickup throughout the month of January.

The trees are a part of a green recycling program. All lights, garland, tinsel and decorations must be removed from the tree for collection. Additionally, do not bag your tree. 

Essex County Environmental Center Announces January Events

Essex County, NJ – A variety of programs are being offered at the Essex County Environmental Center during the month of January that will teach children and adults about nature and help them gain a greater appreciation and understanding of our environment. Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites children and adults to visit the Environmental Center where they can enjoy ...

Winter Weathers Advisory, Freezing Rain resulting in Slippery Conditions Christmas Eve

NEW YORK, NJ - The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Northern New Jersey, Southern Connecticut, and Southeastern New York. Expect freezing rain and slippery conditions from 6 p.m. this evening until 1 p.m. Sunday.

Slippery conditions are expected on roads, bridges, sidewalks, and parking lots. Freezing rain may mix with snow at times.

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