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NJ DEP Commissioner Bob Martin addresses the media. (Vin Ebenau, Townsquare Media)
NJ DEP Commissioner Bob Martin addresses the media. (Vin Ebenau, Townsquare Media)
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Northern Ocean County Beach and Dune rebuild protect goes out to bid

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJ DEP) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announce a construction project to build up Northern Ocean County's beaches and dunes which is now out to bid.

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Recovery Continues Two Weeks After Superstorm Sandy
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Northern Ocean County dune project delayed. Again.

But, officials say, with a court ruling against holdouts on their side, they're finally ready to move ahead.

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State lawmakers to discuss beach access in Toms River

Rules governing public access to New Jersey's beaches undergo discussion by state lawmakers, Thursday morning at Toms River Town Hall.

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Jeff Tittel, executive director of the New Jersey Sierra Club. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
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Protest of Southern Reliability Link natural gas pipeline set for Tuesday

Critics say the pipeline could have serious environmental effects, cutting right through the Pinelands.

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NY Harbor Charlie (NJ Dept. of Environmental Protection)
NY Harbor Charlie (NJ Dept. of Environmental Protection)
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NJ artificial reef project resumes near Manasquan Inlet

An aged crew boat near Manasquan Inlet nestles into the sea bed and becomes New Jersey's newest artificial reef, as a project by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) resumes.

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(Vin Ebenau,Townsquare Media)
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Safe to swim? Elevated bacteria levels at NJ beaches not unusual after heavy rain

More of a problem in back bays and rivers. But state officials point out that beaches remain open more than 99 percent of the time.

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NJDEP invites prospective interns to Friday recruitment fair

Environmental students - and even collegiates carrying other majors - have a chance to learn real-life applications of their skills through internships in the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). On Friday, April 8, in Trenton, students can learn about opportunities during the DEP's recruitment fair.

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Dune grass planting (NJDEP)
Dune grass planting (NJDEP)
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Massive dune grass planting Saturday at Island Beach State Park

Island Beach State Park's natural storm defenses get fortification this Saturday, when more than 300 volunteers spread across the waterfront to plant dune grass.

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Frank Pallone at the Montclair Fourth of July parade
Frank Pallone at the Montclair Fourth of July parade (Pallone For NJ via Facebook)
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NJDEP receives funding to improve prep for severe weather

The grant provided funding will additionally permit those involved with the New Jersey Fostering Regional Adaptation via the Municipal Economic Scenarios to take part in the planning process for such actions needed.

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Northern Diamondback Terrapin (NJ Dept. of Environmental Protection)
Northern Diamondback Terrapin (NJ Dept. of Environmental Protection)
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DEP closes diamondback terrapin catch season early

Fearing an accelerated decline of coastal New Jersey's northern diamondback terrapin population, state environmental regulators shut down the commercial harvest season immediately, about two months ahead of schedule.

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