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DEP Calms Cloudiness Concerns
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) is once again working to calm concerns over cloudy water in the Barnegat Bay.
Testing by the Bureau of Marine Water Quality Monitoring this week found that the water from outfall pipes in Seaside Heights and Seaside Heights met federal and…
Fee Proposal Sparks Backlash from Boaters
The State Department of Environmental Protection's plan to impose a $3 fee for use of the walkway that allows access to Island Beach State park from Tice's Shoal is prompting backlash from boaters.
DEP spokesman Larry Hajna says the money would be used to pay for lifeguards, which would in …
A Protection Proposal for Ortley Beach
As more and more towns question or even opt out of the state's dune replenishment plan, one Toms River community is proposing a storm protection alternative.
Ortley Beach Voters and Taxpayers Association President Paul Jeffrey says his community has concerns about the state's plan...
Water Better Than Expected At Shore
The recent report from the Natural Resources Defense Council may have presented a grim picture of the water in Ocean and Monmouth Counties, but according to a state environmental expert the majority of the damage is done by two main offenders.

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