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2024 News Releases 

2023 News Releases 

2023

Date Subject (Linked to the Release)
December 18, 2023 Murphy Administration Announces Winners of 24th Annual Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards (23/P065)
December 14, 2023 Commissioner Latourette and Dep Mark 50th Anniversary of New Jersey Endangered and Nongame Species Conservation Act (23/P064)
November 29, 2023 Murphy Administration Advances Greenway Development Plans (23/P063)
November 2, 2023 Murphy Administration Announces 2024 Green Acres and Urban Parks Funding Round (23/P062)
November 1, 2023 Murphy Administration Unveils Report Highlighting State Government Climate Resilience Accomplishments (23/P061)
October 30, 2023 DEP Relaunches Brownfield Development Area Program at Former Industrial Site in Sayreville (23/P060)
October 27, 2023 NJ Departments of Human Services and Environmental Protection Tour Recreational Area in Pinelands to Spotlight Making Nature Accessible to All (Joint Release)
October 26, 2023 DEP Among New Jersey Organizations, Agencies Slated to Receive More Than $4.8 Million in Usepa Funding to Support Environmental Justice Work
October 26, 2023 Commissioner Latourette Congratulates NJ Corporate Wetlands Restoration Partnership on its 20th Anniversary, Emphasizes Importance of Wetlands in Climate Change Fight (23/P059)
October 25, 2023 New Jersey Honors Recycling and Sustainability Leaders During Annual Awards Program (23/P058)
October 25, 2023 Commissioner LaTourette Joins with State and Local Officials to Launch Construction on Landmark North Jersey Resilience Projects (23/P057)
October 18, 2023 Murphy Administration Breaks Ground on Liberty State Park Cleanup, Hosts Public Open House on Revitalization Effort (23/P056)
October 12, 2023 NJDEP, NJDOT Remind Motorists to Be Alert as Deer Mating Season Gets Underway (Joint Release)
September 29, 2023 Property Owners and Outdoor Enthusiasts Reminded to Secure Trash and Other Potential Food Sources as Black Bears Enter Fall Feeding Period (23/P055)
September 28, 2023 AG Platkin and DEP Commissioner LaTourette Announce Resolution of Four Environmental Lawsuits and Announce Six Recent Enforcement Actions in Environmental Justice Communities (Joint Release)
September 28, 2023 Commisioner Latourette Thanks Governor Murphy for $10 Million Boost in State Funding to Advance New Jersey’s Electric Vehicle Transportation Goals (23/P054)
September 26, 2023 Governor, First Lady Tammy Murphy and New Jersey Department of Education Establish First-in-the-Nation Office of Climate Change Education (Governor's Office News Release)
September 22, 2023 Commissioner LaTourette Congratulates Communities that Received $22 Million in Federal Urban Forestry Funding as DEP Caps Climate Week (23/P053)
September 22, 2023 Marking Climate Week, DEP, TCNJ and Sustainable Jersey Announce Award of $4.55 Million in Trees for Schools Grants (23/P052)
September 22, 2023 DEP Launches Project to Help Burlington County Municipalities Assess and Become More Resilient to Climate Change Hazards (23/P051)
September 21, 2023 Murphy Administration Announces $3 Million Budget Boost to DEP's Forest Fire Service as State Faces Increasing Wildfire Risks From Climate Change (23/P050)
September 20, 2023 Milestones in Resilience: New Jersey Marks Climate Week by Announcing Nearly $298 Million in Construction Contracts for Landmark Flood-Resilience Projects for Hudson River and Meadowlands (23/P049)
September 19, 2023 DEP Unveils Draft Agency-wide Strategic Climate Action Plan for Advancing Climate Work (23/P048)
September 19, 2023 DEP Commissioner Latourette Marks Climate Week by Unveiling Climate Change Learning Stations in Four State Parks (23/P047)
September 18, 2023 Murphy Administration Launches Resource to Help Teachers Incorporate Climate Change Into Lesson Plans (23/P046)
September 18, 2023 DEP Urges Public to Provide Input on Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (Public Notice)
September 8, 2023 DEP Launches Online Mapping Tool to Target and Coordinate Coastal Resilience Projects (23/P045)
September 7, 2023 Commissioner Latourette Statement on the Passing of New Jersey Board of Public Utilities President Joseph L. Fiordaliso
August 31, 2023 September is National Preparedness Month: NJOEM and NJDEP Remind the Public to Be Prepared for More Weather Emergencies Due to Climate Change (Joint Release)
August 17, 2023 Murphy Administration Accepting Nominations for 24th Annual Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards (23/P044)
August 16, 2023 NJDEP Finalizes Agreement with BASF to Perform Natural Resource Projects (Public Notice)
August 15, 2023 Statement on August 12, 2023 Whale Stranding
August 7, 2023 Commissioner Latourette Statement on the Passing of Pinelands Commissioner Ed Lloyd
July 24, 2023 DEP Accepting Applications for 2023-2024 Americorps New Jersey Watershed Ambassadors Program (23/P043)
July 21, 2023 Murphy Administration Releases Its Second RGGI Strategic Funding Plan Continuing Investments in Climate Change Reduction, Environmental Justice and Clean Energy Through 2025 (Joint Release)
July 17, 2023 Governor Murphy Announces Filing of Landmark Advanced Clean Cars II Proposal (Governor's Office News Release)
July 6, 2023 DEP Launches Third Annual Youth Inclusion Program to Empower Next Generation of Environmental Leaders from Overburdened Communities (23/P042)
June 29, 2023 DEP Announces Upgrades to Play Structures Across State Parks (23/P041)
June 29, 2023 DEP’s Forest Fire Service Presents Rudy Wendelin Gallery of Smokey Bear Paintings at Locations Across New Jersey (23/P040)
June 28, 2023 Attorney General Platkin and DEP Commissioner LaTourette Announce Proposed Settlement with Solvay Polymers Regarding “Forever Chemical” Pollution in and around West Deptford (Joint Release)
June 20, 2023 Murphy Administration Urges Public to Conserve Water Heading Into Summer as Dry Weather Persists (23/P039)
June 15, 2023 NJDEP Reminds Public to Be Cautious of Clinging Jellyfish in Coastal Estuaries and Rivers (23/P038)
June 13, 2023 Murphy Administration Awards $7 Million in Stormwater Assistance Grants for Projects to Reduce Flooding and Improve Water Quality (23/P037)
June 9, 2023 Barnegat Lighthouse to Reopen to Visitors this Weekend Following Completion of $1.3 Million Restoration (23/P036)
June 6, 2023 Governor Murphy Announces Filing of Landmark Inland Flood Protection Rule (Governor's Office News Release)
May 30, 2023 Commissioner LaTourette Encourages Public to Participate in National Trails Day Events this Saturday, June 3 (23/P035)
May 25, 2023 Commissioner LaTourette Declares Jersey Shore and Lakes Ready for Summer Season (23/P034)
May 24, 2023 Murphy Administration Advances Liberty State Park Revitalization Program at Open House (23/P033)
May 23, 2023 Murphy Administration Announces New Jersey State Parks are Ready for 2023 Summer Season (23/P032)
May 22, 2023 DEP to Host May 24 Open House at Liberty State Park, Share Progress on Park Revitalization Program (Public Notice)
May 18, 2023 DEP Accepting Nominations Through July 21 to Honor Those With Extraordinary Commitment to Recycling (23/P031)
May 16, 2023 Murphy Administration Kicks Off Infrastructure Investment Tour by Announcing $1 Million in Grants for Green Infrastructure Projects in Hudson-Raritan Watershed (23/P030)
May 12, 2023 Murphy Administration Awards $24 Million in Clean Communities Grants for Local Litter Removal Programs (23/P029)
May 11, 2023 NJDEP Launches Interactive Dashboard to Provide Regularly Updated Information on Water Infrastructure Investments (23/P028)
May 5, 2023 Murphy Administration Marks First Anniversary of Law Limiting Single-use Plastics in New Jersey (23/P027)
April 28, 2023 On Arbor Day, DEP, TCNJ and Sustainable Jersey Launch Trees for Schools Grant Program (23/P026)
April 20, 2023 AG Platkin and DEP Commissioner LaTourette Announce Eight New Environmental Justice and Environmental Enforcement Actions and Other Settlements (Joint Release)
April 19, 2023 Murphy Administration Announces Funding for Offshore Wind Environmental Studies, Entry Into Responsible Offshore Wind Science Alliance (23/P025)
April 18, 2023 Governor Murphy Announces Nearly $100 Million Investment in Community Recreation Initiatives Across the State (Governor's Office News Release)
April 17, 2023 Governor Murphy Announces Nation’s First Environmental Justice Rules to Reduce Pollution in Vulnerable Communities (Governor's Office News Release)
April 17, 2023 El gobernador Murphy anuncia las primeras Normas de Justicia Ambiental del país para reducir la contaminación en las comunidades vulnerables (Governor's Office News Release) (Español)
April 4, 2023 Spring Tradition Gets Underway with Opening Day of Trout Season on Saturday, April 8 (23/P024)
April 3, 2023 Forest Fire Service Reminds Residents to be Careful with Fire as New Jersey Enters Peak Wildfire Season (23/P023)
March 30, 2023 Murphy Administration Announces $70 Million in RGGI Proceed Awards to Fund Electric Public Transportation Initiatives (Joint Release)
March 23, 2023 AG Platkin, NJDEP, and Division of Consumer Affairs Announce 1,4-Dioxane Contamination Lawsuit (Joint Release)
March 21, 2023 Murphy Administration Awards $1.1 Million in Urban and Community Forestry Grants to Enhance Management of New Jersey's Urban Trees and Forests (23/P022)
March 16, 2023 EPA Announces $3 Million For New Jersey to Plan Innovative Climate Projects Across the State (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Release)
March 15, 2023 NJDEP Statement on East Coast Whale Mortalities (23/P021)
March 15, 2023 DEP Public Outreach Campaign Offers Safety Tips as Bears Emerge from Winter Dens (23/P020)
March 3, 2023 Murphy Administration Launches NJ-TAP to Help Disadvantaged Communities Deliver Safe and Reliable Drinking Water (23/P018)
March 6, 2023 In Case You Missed It: Hundreds of Seasonal Jobs Available Throughout New Jersey's State Parks, Forests & Historic Sites (23/P019)
March 1, 2023 DEP Seeks Partners to Build Next Generation of Environmental Leaders from Overburdened Communities (23/P017)
February 22, 2023 DEP, Trust for Public Land Launch Online Survey Seeking Public Input on Recreation Needs, With Emphasis on Overburdened Communities (23/P016)
February 22, 2023 In Case You Missed It: March 1 Application Deadline Approaching for Funding Green Acres Land Acquisition, Park Development, Stewardship, Jake's Law and Urban Parks Projects (23/P015)
February 22, 2023 New Jersey Receives $995,000 Federal Grant for Wildfire Mitigation Efforts in Area of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (23/P014)
February 17, 2023 Murphy Administration Offering $19 Million in Grants to Assist Municipalities With New Stormwater Permitting Requirements (23/P013)
February 15, 2023 DEP to Begin Series of Public Engagement Sessions on Next Phase of Climate Pollutant on Reduction Initiatives (Public Notice)
February 10, 2023 New Jersey Forest Fire Service Plans Prescribed Burning Across Thousands of Acres in State Forests (23/P012)
February 9, 2023 Murphy Administration Awards $16 Million to Reduce Waste and Promote Recycling Across New Jersey (23/P011)
February 8, 2023 Hundreds of Seasonal Jobs Available Throughout New Jersey's State Parks, Forests & Historic Sites (23/P010)
February 6, 2023 NJDEP to Host Public Engagement Session on Proposed Settlement of Natural Resource Damages related to Ciba-Geigy Site in Toms River (Public Notice)
February 2, 2023 Webinar Dates Approaching for Overview on Developing New Jersey Extreme Heat Resilience Action Plan (23/P009)
January 30, 2023 February Webinar Dates Approaching for Overview on Green Acres Program Funding Applications for Land Acquisition, Park Development, Stewardship, Jake's Law and Urban Parks Funding Projects (23/P008)
January 27, 2023 Commissioner Latourette Joins Vice President Harris to Announce New Jersey’s Participation in Program to Accelerate Lead Service Line Replacements in Underserved Communities (23/P007)
January 26, 2023 NJDEP Set to Release Results of Wharton State Forest Visitor and Vehicle Use Survey During February 8 Virtual Public Meeting (23/P006)
January 25, 2023 New Jersey Interagency Council to Release Series of Action Plans on How to Strengthen Climate Resilience (23/P005)
January 24, 2023 DEP, DOH, & DCA Launch Expanded Potential Lead Exposure Mapping Tool (Joint News Release)
January 20, 2023 New Jersey Bald Eagle Population Continues to Climb, with 250 Active Nests Identified in 2022 (23/P004)
January 18, 2023 Murphy Administration Awards $24.3 Million Through Its Natural Climate Solutions Grant Program (23/P003)
January 5, 2023 EPA Announces $500 Million Loan to Modernize Wastewater and Drinking Water Infrastructure in New Jersey (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Release)
January 5, 2023 Murphy Administration Announces More Than $8 Million to Build Diversive, Inclusive Green Jobs Sector (23/P002)
January 4, 2023 Green Acres Program Accepting Applications for Land Acquisition, Park Development, Stewardship, Jake's Law and Urban Parks Funding Projects (23/P001)

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