KEANSBURG — Thousands of small fish, typically used for bait, have washed up in Keansburg over the last few days, leaving some seaside areas smelling quite unpleasant. “We believe they were likely chased into the creek by either bluefish or skates,” Bob Considine, a spokesman for the state Department of Environmental Protection, said in an email.… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: August 24th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: Bunker, DEP, Keansburg, Monmouth County News | Comments Off on Thousands of small fish wash up dead in Keansburg
Nearly 20 beaches along Monmouth and Ocean counties were listed as being under water quality advisories on Wednesday due to elevated bacteria counts, according to the state Department of Environmental Protection. According to data released by the DEP’s New Jersey Cooperative Coastal Monitoring Program on Monday, 19 beaches between Sea Bright in Monmouth County and along… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: August 4th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: Closed Beaches, DEP, Monmouth County News | Comments Off on 19 Jersey Shore beaches under advisory for high bacteria counts
NEWARK — The Environmental Protection Agency will be assisting the state in its continuing probe into elevated levels of lead found in the drinking water at 30 Newark public school buildings, an EPA spokesman confirmed Thursday. “The New Jersey (Department of Environmental Protection) has requested EPA’s assistance,” spokesman John Martin said Thursday. The lead levels reported… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: March 10th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: EPA, New Jersey, Newark, News, NJ Department of Environmental Protection | Tags: DEP, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, Lead in water, New Jersey, Newark, Newark schools, news, NJ Department of Environmental Protection | Comments Off on Feds pitching in: EPA, DEP addressing lead levels at Newark schools
NEWARK — Thirty school district buildings in Newark are temporarily using alternative water sources after recent testing found elevated levels of lead in the schools’ drinking water, Department of Environmental Protection officials announced Wednesday. According to the announcement, Newark Public Schools notified the DEP on Monday that 30 buildings recorded elevated levels during annual testing that… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: March 9th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: New Jersey, Newark, News | Tags: DEP, Lead in water, New Jersey, Newark schools | Comments Off on Elevated lead levels found in Newark schools’ drinking water
TRENTON — The state Department Environmental Protection approved a plan Monday to expand the New Jersey bear hunt, including the addition of new hunting areas and the use of bows and arrows. The December hunt, which has drawn criticism from environmental groups since its inception, will be permitted this year in all of Hunterdon, Morris and… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: November 17th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: News, NJ Department of Environmental Protection | Tags: DEP, New Jersey, NJ Bear Hunt, NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife | Comments Off on N.J. approves expansion of its annual bear hunt
Governor Chris Christie will be joined by Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin in Spring Lake tomorrow to announce a Flood Mitigation Grant.
Christie and Martin are scheduled to appear at Spring Lake Fire Company #1, 1007 5th Ave, Spring Lake at 11:30 a.m., according to announcement from the Governor’s Office.Posted: July 22nd, 2015 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Christie, Monmouth County News | Tags: Chris Christie, DEP, DEP Commissioner Bob Martin, Flood Mitigation, Monmouth County News, Spring Lake | 1 Comment »
Governor Chris Christie will be in Belmar tomorrow, May 29, to announce the award of a $6.185 million flood mitigation grant and to “kick off the summer in Belmar baby,” Mayor Matt Doherty told MMM.
The Community Development Block Grant from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development is being awarded through the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection after a competitive application process, according to Doherty. The funds will be used for an outflow pipe in Lake Cuomo which will provide flood mitigation for residents of Belmar, Spring Lake and the Borough of Lake Cuomo.
Christie is scheduled to arrive in Belmar at 2:15 p.m. The event will take place on Ocean Avenue at 20th Street.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Belmar, Hurricane Sandy, Monmouth County, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: Belmar, CDBG, Chris Christie, Community Block Development Grant, DEP, HUD, Jim Keady, Lake Cuomo, Matt Doherty, Monmouth County News, NJ Department of Environmental Protection, Spring Lake | 1 Comment »