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Date Subject (Linked to the Release)
Dec. 22, 2003 DEP Issues Summons to Hunter for Illegally Claiming Bear Killed on Side of Road (03/185)
Dec. 18, 2003 DEP Commissioner Calls Paterson Enforcement and Environmental Compliance Effort a Success (03/184)
Dec. 16, 2003 New Jersey Beaches Get Needed Boost; State and Federal Funding Total More Than $60 Million (03/178)
Dec. 12, 2003 Updated Bear Hunt Information (03/183)
Dec. 12, 2003 Updated Information on Thursday's Bear Hunt: Weekend Information to be Provided Via Teleconference Call (03/182)
Dec. 11, 2003 Flooding Underscores Importance of Stormwater Initiatives; Dam Overflow Also Demonstrates Need for Dam Repair Funding (03/180)
Dec. 11, 2003 Updated Information on Wednesday's Bear Hunt (03/179)
Dec. 11, 2003 Shellfish Beds Reopen (03/177)
Dec. 10, 2003 Updated Bear Hunt Information (03/176)
Dec. 10, 2003 DEP Proposes New Measures to Protect Communities from Mercury Exposure; New Regulations Would Reduce Emissions of Mercury That Contaminate Air, Water and Fish (03/175)
Dec. 9, 2003 Federal Judge Lifts Prohibition on Bear Hunting at the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area; Updated Bear Hunt Information (03/174)
Dec. 1, 2003 DEP Awards Federal Funds to Support Volunteer Fire Departments (03/172)
Nov. 21, 2003 Historical Traveling Exhibit Opens at Monmouth Battlefield State Park (03/171)
Nov. 20, 2003 DEP Reminds New Jersey Residents Not to Feed Bears (03/170)
Nov. 20, 2003 DEP Opens Parking Area at Splitrock Reservoir Nov. 21 (03/169)
Nov. 19, 2003 DEP's State Historic Preservation Office Names Five New Sites to the New Jersey Register of Historic Places (03/168)
Nov. 19, 2003 DEP Reaches Settlement with Branchburg Township for Illegal Sludge Disposal, Water Pollution Violations & Falsified Monitoring Reports: Violations Self-Disclosed (03/167)
Nov. 18, 2003 DEP Honors Environmental Leaders and Innovators; Excellence Awards Recognize Significant Environmental Achievements in New Jersey (03/166)
Nov. 18, 2003 DEP Issues Enforcement Directives Against Three Companies to Compel Cleanup Action Supports State Brownfield Redevelopment Area Initiative (03/165)
Nov. 13, 2003 DEP Urges Motorists to Keep an Eye Out for Bears (03/164)
Nov. 12, 2003

Governor Announces Largest Natural Resource Damage Settlement in State’s History ;Three Companies to Pay $17 Million for Chromium Contamination in Hudson, Essex (NJ Governor's Office News Release)

Nov. 12, 2003 DEP Removes 24 Tigers Illegally Kept as Pets; Tigers will be driven nonstop to the Wild Animal Orphanage in Texas (03/163)
Nov. 5, 2003 Governor McGreevey Thanks NJ Voters for Supporting Open Space; Successful Ballot Initiative Will Help Stop Sprawl, Save Open Space, Drinking Water, Farms, Parks (NJ Governor's Office News Release)
Oct. 31, 2003 State to Plant 1,500 Trees in City of Paterson: DEP & BPU Launch Second Phase of Cool Cities: an Urban Forest Energy Efficiency Initiative (03/162)
Oct. 28, 2003 Commissioner Campbell Visits Residential Redevelopment Project at Former North Wildwood Landfill; Highlights Public Question No. 2 that Provides Stable Brownfield Funding (03/161)
Oct. 28, 2003 DEP Joins Senator Sweeney to Promote Public Safety and Water Resource Protection; Ballot Question Provides Loan Funding for Flood Control and Dam Repairs (03/160)
Oct. 27, 2003 Critical Open Space Parcels Preserved Along Arthur Kill Greenway in Middlesex County: Push for November Open Space Ballot Initiative Continues (03/159)
Oct. 27, 2003 DEP Reaches Settlement with Atlantic States Cast Iron Pipe for Air and Water Pollution Violations: Substantial Reductions of Air Emissions and Water Pollutants Achieved (03/156)
Oct. 23, 2003 Broken Wastewater Pipe Closes Shellfish Beds in Barnegat Bay; About 7,000 acres affected (03/158)
Oct. 24, 2003

School Children Take Part in Testing the Waters; Expanded Water Monitoring Highlights World Water Monitoring in New Jersey (03/157)

Oct. 23, 2003

DEP Joins Local Partners in Celebration of Camden Waterfront Park Expansion (03/155)

Oct. 23, 2003

DEP Announces Open Space Projects in Hudson County; New Park Improvements Will Help Build Stronger Communities (03/154)

Oct. 21, 2003

State to Plant 1,500 Trees in City of Trenton: DEP & BPU Kick-Off Cool Cities: an Urban Forest Energy Efficiency Initiative (03/153)

Oct. 20, 2003

Free Calendar Now Available: Highlighting Fall & Winter Events at State Parks, Forests and Historic Sites (03/152)

Oct. 17, 2003

State Joins Forces with Nonprofit and Local Governments to Preserve Horse Farm in Developed Area of Camden County; Push for November Open Space Ballot Initiative Continues (03/151)

Oct. 16, 2003

Garden State Preservation Trust Signs Off on Latest Green Acres and Farmland Preservation Packages; New Funding Proposals Reflect Governor's Open Space Priorities (03/150)

Oct. 16, 2003

DEP Deputy Commissioner Presents Recycling Awards at Annual Symposium (03/149)

Oct. 14, 2003

McGreevey Continues Efforts to Protect Open Space, Drinking Water, and Fight Sprawl; Focuses on Public Question No. 2 on November 4 Ballot to Revitalize Towns While Saving Open Space (NJ Governor's Office News Release)

Oct. 14, 2003 Governor Voices Opposition to Federal Bill that Weakens NJ’s Ability to Protect Air Quality (NJ Governor's Office News Release)
Oct. 14, 2003

State Deploys Decommissioned Subway Cars in Artificial Reefs; Final Round of 50 Cars Splashed at Shark River Reef Site (03/148)

Oct. 14, 2003

DEP Commissioner Campbell Recognizes Cooperative Partnership with County Health Agencies to Enforce State's Environmental Laws: Marks 25 Years of Achievement under New Jersey's County Environmental Health Act (03/147)

Oct. 9, 2003

DEP Green Acres Program Adds 460 Acres to Double Trouble State Park (03/146)

Oct. 9, 2003

DEP Commissioner Campbell Makes High Point Monument Restoration Top Priority: Historic Structure to Reopen to the Public in 2004 (03/145)

Oct. 8, 2003 McGreevey Announces New Drinking Water Protections for Ocean and Monmouth Counties; During Environment Week, Administration Protects Drinking Water, Open Space, Fights Sprawl (NJ Governor's Office News Release)
Oct. 8, 2003

DEP Urges Motorists to Be Alert for Deer in the Fall (03/144)

Oct. 7, 2003 McGreevey Proposes New Protections for Drinking Water During "Environment Week"; Also Announces Adoption of New Category One Waterbodies Based on Trout Data (NJ Governor's Office News Release)
Oct. 7, 2003

DEP Commissioner and Governor McGreevey Celebrate Surf Fishing at Annual Tournament (03/143)

Oct. 7, 2003

New Jersey Environmental Commissioner Participates in National Environmental Policy Forum (03/142)

Oct. 6, 2003

DEP Stocking More Than 50,000 Trout in October (03/141)

Oct. 6, 2003

DEP Commissioner Campbell and Mayor Douglas Palmer Announce Renovation of Trenton Park (03/140)

Oct. 3, 2003 McGreevey Protects 300 Acres of Open Space in Highlands; Push for November Open Space Ballot Initiative Continues (NJ Governor's Office News Release)
Oct. 2, 2003

New Jersey Seeks Compensation for Natural Resource Damages at Ciba-Geigy Superfund Site (03/139)

Oct. 1, 2003

New Jersey Oil Refinery to Greatly Reduce Air Pollutants and Pay Fine for Past Violations: Gloucester County to Receive New Environment Friendly Truck Stop to Curb Diesel Emissions (03/138)

Oct. 1, 2003

DEP Commissioner Celebrates Increased Funding for Urban Parks; Campbell Reminds Voters of Opportunity to Approve $150 Million for Open Space and Park Projects (03/137)

Sept. 30, 2003

DEP Compiles Report Detailing First Year of Open Public Records Law; $1.4 Million Diverted from Environmental Protection Efforts to Implement Program (03/136)

Sept. 25, 2003

Bear Sterilization - A Statement of Bradley M. Campbell, Commissioner (03/135)

Sept. 25, 2003

Corson's Inlet Oil Spill Prevention Plan Tested (03/134)

Sept. 24, 2003

Centenary College Withdraws Request for Hackettstown Property; Sept. 30 Hearing Cancelled (03/132)

Sept. 24, 2003

DEP to Address More Than 4,000 Potential Claims for Natural Resource Damages Statewide; Commissioner Campbell Orders Passaic River Restoration: Parties Responsible for Pollution Must Assess and Restore Natural Resource Injuries (03/131)

Sept. 20, 2003

Governor McGreevey Forms Task Force to Protect Highlands: Open Space Preservation and Safeguarding Drinking Water Supplies Top Priorities (03/130)

Sept. 19, 2003

Coastal Damage Update (03/129)

Sept. 19, 2003

DEP Fines Warren County Facility for Water Pollution Violations (03/128)

Sept. 16, 2003

North Jersey Residents Urged to Bear-Proof Surroundings This Fall (03/127)

Sept. 12, 2003

DEP Holds Workshops on Funding Open Space Acquisitions (03/126)

Sept. 10, 2003

Endangered Species Exhibit Travels to Ocean County; DEP Names Northern Pine Snake the Endangered Species of the Month (03/125)

Sept. 5, 2003

High Number of Regulated Industries Situated Near Paterson Neighborhoods Triggers Concern: DEP to Launch Compliance and Enforcement Effort (03/124)

Sept. 4, 2003

DEP Opens Shellfish Beds in Monmouth County (03/123)

Sept. 4, 2003

DEP Negotiates Smart Growth Settlement for Heritage Minerals Property; Agreement Allows Limited Development Meeting High Environmental Standards (03/122)

Sept. 4, 2003

DEP Designates Four Brownfield Development Areas to Stimulate Reuse of Contaminated Sites; Cleanup Star Program for Consultants Created to Speed Remedial Work (03/120)

Sept. 3, 2003

State Deploys Decommissioned Subway Cars in Artificial Reefs; Next Round of 50 Cars Splashed at Garden State North Reef Site (03/121)

Sept. 2, 2003 McGreevey Visits "Old Barney" to Tout New Face Lift; Historic Barnegat Lighthouse Restoration Near Completion (NJ Governor's Office News Release)
Aug. 28, 2003 DEP Commissioner Campbell Warns Unlawful Off-Road Vehicle Operators that Public Lands are Off Limits (03/119)
Aug. 25, 2003 DEP Conducts First Study of Urban Forest Health (03/118)
Aug. 22, 2003 DEP Establishes Stricter Pollution Limits to Safeguard New Jersey's Waterways (03/117)
Aug. 20, 2003 Sandy Hook Bay Re-Opens to Shellfishing (03/116)
Aug. 20, 2003 DEP Commissioner Campbell Proposes New Incentives to Encourage Businesses to Self-Disclose Environmental Violations (03/115)
Aug. 18, 2003 Power Outage Forces Shellfishing Ban in Raritan and Sandy Hook Bays; About 25,000 Acres Affected (03/114)
Aug. 14, 2003 DEP Aids South Plainfield In Community Park Cleanup: Commissioner Takes Action to End New Jersey's Open Market Emissions Trading Program (03/113)
Aug. 13, 2003

DEP Commissioner Takes Action to End New Jersey's Open Market Emissions Trading Program (03/112)

Aug. 13, 2003

New Jersey Officials Call on EPA to Resume Cleanup at Roebling Superfund Site (03/111)

August 5, 2003

New Measures Adopted to Prevent Chemical Accidents for Improved Community Safety; New Jersey First to Require Precautions for Reactive Chemicals (03/109)

July 31, 2003

DEP Orders Quarantine of Two Hunting Preserves for Illegal Importation of Wild Deer (03/108)

July 31, 2003

DEP Commissioner Campbell Announces New Green Acres Open Space Priorities: Allocates Greater Funding for Densely Populated Communities; Targets Land Purchases to Protect Water Quality; Strengthens Long-Term Protection of Preserved Public Lands (03/107)

July 30, 2003

DEP Releases Study that Ranks Top Risks to New Jersey’s Environment and Human Health: Land Use Change Poses a Major Environmental Threat to State (03/106)

July 28, 2003

Public Comment Period Begins Tomorrow on Air Pollution Control Permit for Hamilton Post Office Anthrax Cleanup (03/105)

July 28, 2003

DEP Commits Funding for Lower Cape May Meadows and Cape May Point Environmental Restoration and Beach Fill Project; Agreement Signed with Army Corps of Engineers (03/104)

July 25, 2003

New Jersey DEP Lends Support to Combat Fires Out West (03/103)

July 25, 2003

State Deploys Decommissioned Subway Cars in Artificial Reefs; Next Round of 50 Cars Splashed at Atlantic City Reef Site (03/102)

July 24, 2003

Brigantine Natural Area Re-Opens to Vehicles (03/101)

July 17, 2003

State Deploys Decommissioned Subway Cars in Artificial Reefs; Next Round of 50 Cars Splashed at Deep Water Reef Site (03/100)

July 15, 2003

DEP Commissioner Announces Upgraded Protections for Endangered Species; Campbell Also Unveiled a Traveling Exhibit Celebrating 30 Years of Endangered Species Protection in NJ (03/99)

July 10, 2003

DEP Celebrates Open Space Victory that Preserves 125 Acres in Ocean County (03/98)

July 7, 2003

Record Black Drum Disqualified (03/97)

July 3, 2003

New State Record Lobster (03/96)

July 3, 2003

State Deploys Decommissioned Subway Cars in Artificial Reefs; First 50 of 250 Cars Bound for Jersey Reefs Splashed at Cape May Reef Site (03/95)

July 3, 2003

DEP and State Police to Hold a Series of Public Hearings on New Jersey Radiological Emergency Response Plan for the Salem, Hope Creek and Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Stations (03/94)

June 26, 2003

Brigantine Natural Area Closed to Vehicles to Protect Piping Plover Chicks (03/93)

June 24, 2003

DEP Announces Workshops on Open Space Funding; Programs Help Local Governments in Applying for Funding for Open Space Acquisition (03/91)

June 23, 2003 McGreevey Kicks-Off Battle of Monmouth Commemoration; Signs legislation providing $56 Million for over 20 Green Acres acquisitions; Includes $10 million for Crossroads of American Revolution acquisition (NJ Governor's Office News Release)
June 23, 2003

DEP to Webcast Banding of Jersey City Peregrine Chicks (03/90)

June 18, 2003

DEP Responds to Senate Budget Proposal (03/89)

June 18, 2003

DEP Reaches Settlement with Local Water Supplier to Address Water Use Violations and Promote Conservation: Township to Replenish Excess Water Withdrawn from Aquifer (03/88)

June 17, 2003

Take a Virtual Tour of New Jersey's State Parks and Historic Sites (03/87)

June 17, 2003

DEP Opens New Marine Water Quality Monitoring Center; Ceremony Coincides with Opening of Additional Shellfish Beds for Harvesting (03/86)

June 13, 2003 McGreevey Signs Bill Funding 30 More Open Space Projects; Governor authorizes $12.5 million in Green Acres funds for towns in South Jersey (NJ Governor's Office News Release)
June 12, 2003

West Milford Man Cited for Shooting Bear (03/83)

June 6, 2003 EPA Administrator Whitman and NJDEP Commissioner Campbell End Discharges of Sewage from Boats into Barnegat Bay (EPA Region 2 News Release)
June 4, 2003 Governor's Statement on the Pew Oceans Commission Report (NJ Governor's Office News Release)
June 4, 2003

Toxic and Hazardous Substance Data Released; Enforcement and Permit Review Underway (03/81)

June 4, 2003

DEP Reaches Settlement with Quarry Operator for Water Pollution Violations (03/80)

June 3, 2003

Get Outside to Celebrate Free Fishing Days and National Trails Day (03/79)

May 29, 2003

Pennsylvania Honors Governor McGreevey for His Environmental Leadership; Environmental Group Also Awards DEP's Campbell (03/78)

May 29, 2003

NJDEP and PA Power Plant Sign Agreement to Protect Warren County Air: Power Plant to Burn Cleaner Fuel; Close Coal-Fired Units by 2007 (03/77)

May 28, 2003

DEP Orders Shut Down of Unlawful Solid Waste Facility in Newark (03/76)

May 28, 2003 McGreevey Awards Grants for Park Improvements in Essex; Demonstrates Governor’s State of the State Commitment to Improve and Create 200 Parks (NJ Governor's Office News Release)
May 23, 2003

DEP Opens Swimming Areas Memorial Day Weekend at State Parks, Forests and Recreation Areas (03/75)

May 23, 2003 New Internet Mapping Highlights Recreational Opportunities in the Delaware River Basin (03/74)
May 22, 2003 DEP & U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Announce “Broad Thorofare” Dredging Project: Section of Intracoastal Waterway to Open for First Time in Decade (03/73)
May 20, 2003 McGreevey Proposes New Clean Water Protections in Monmouth; Maintains commitment to protecting drinking water resources; Declares May Watershed Awareness Month (NJ Governor's Office News Release)
May 13, 2003 Division of Criminal Justice - Environmental Crimes Bureau Obtain Guilty Pleas From Owners of Camden County Drum Company on Pollution Charges; Management Illegally Discharged Untreated Wastewater Into County Sewer System... Owner's To Face Jail Time & Stiff Fines... (NJ Law & Public Safety News Release)
May 13, 2003 Administration Revises Start Date for New Emissions System Test (03/72)
May 13, 2003 Stricter Emission Requirements Set for New Jersey Facilities to Reduce Smog: "Ozone Season" Begins (03/71)
May 8, 2003 DEP Recognizes Outstanding Historic Preservation Efforts at the 13th Annual Preservation Awards Ceremony (03/70)
May 7, 2003 McGreevey Advances Commitment to Brownfields Revitalization (NJ Governor's Office News Release)
May 7, 2003 DEP Issues $600,000 Penalty to Essex County Developer for Unauthorized Sewer Main Connection (03/69)
May 7, 2003 DEP Fines Property Owner $50,000 for Illegal Waterfront Development (03/68)
May 6, 2003 DEP Urges Public to be Fire Wise as Spring Forest Fire Season Heats Up (03/67)
May 4, 2003 McGreevey Enacts Protections for New Jersey's Ocean Waters; Governor Signs Legislation Setting Strict Standards for PCBs in Dredged Materials (NJ Governor's Office News Release)
May 2, 2003 DEP Calls for Residents to Limit Pesticide Use to Minimize Health Risks and Environmental Impacts: Commercial Applicators to Notify Public Before Large-Scale Spraying (03/66)
May 2, 2003 DEP Upgrades Status of Pine Barrens Tree Frog; Pinelands Symbol Leaps off Endangered Species List (03/65)
May 1, 2003 Ocean County Shellfish Beds Re-Opened after February Closure (03/64)
Apr. 30, 2003 DEP Commissioner Orders Horseshoe Crab Harvest Cut in Half; Shorebirds That Rely on Horseshoe Crab Eggs Could Soon Be Extinct, Research Shows (03/63)
Apr. 29, 2003 McGreevey Proposes New Clean Water Protections in Hunterdon; New List of Ecologically Sensitive Waterbodies Follows His Earth Day Promise to Expand Protections Statewide (NJ Governor's Office News Release)
Apr. 25, 2003 DEP Recognizes Students and Local Tree Care Programs at State Arbor Day Celebration in Liberty State Park: Volunteers Plant 150 Trees to Commemorate September 11th Victims (03/62)
Apr. 24, 2003 DEP Commissioner Campbell Ends Agreement with Liberty State Park Development Corporation: Announces Vision for Park's Future and Calls for New Public Advisory Committee (03/61)
Apr. 21, 2003 Green Acres Acquisitions Expand Belleplain State Forest (03/60)
Apr. 17, 2003 DEP Announces Earth Day Classroom Speakers; Calendar of Events and Web Site (03/59)
Apr. 17, 2003 Additional Shellfish Beds Re-Opened after Sewage Spill Closure (03/58)
Apr. 11, 2003 Dive Into Summer as a Lifeguard in New Jersey’s State Parks (03/56)
Apr. 11, 2003

DEP Commissioner Campbell Lends a Hand Stocking Fish for Saturday's Opening Day of Trout Season (03/55)

Apr. 10, 2003 DEP Offers FREE Spring & Summer Events Calendar for State Parks and Historic Sites (03/54)
Apr. 10, 2003 Urban Study Confirms Trees Are Cool; Trees Are Cost-Effective and Pleasant Way to Cool Our Cities (03/53)
Apr. 9, 2003 DEP Invites Public to Hearing on Wastewater Recycling; We Need to Be Better Stewards of Our Water Supplies, Commissioner Campbell Says (03/51)
Apr. 8, 2003 DEP Awards Grants to Local Environmental Agencies (03/50)
Apr. 7, 2003 DEP Holds Hearing on EPA's New Source Review Proposals Concerns Raised About Effect on New Jersey Air Quality (03/49)
Apr. 4, 2003 DEP Re-Opens 6,000 Acres of Shellfish Beds Closed After Sewage Spill; Ban on Clam Relaying Activities Remains in Effect (03/48)
Apr. 2, 2003 DEP Extends Opportunity for Public Comment on BIG Map: Revised Map to be Released in May (03/46)
Apr. 2, 2003 DEP Acquires 250 Subway Cars for Artificial Reef Program (03/45)
Apr. 2, 2003 Discover the Latest on New Jersey's Environmental Front: Receive DEP News by Email (03/41)
Apr. 1, 2003 DEP Issues Warning to New Jersey's Businesses and Water Suppliers: Water Allocation Permits Will Be Strictly Enforced; New DEP Communications Effort Launched with Regulated Community (03/44)
Apr. 1, 2003 DEP Pequest Trout Hatchery Conducts Open House This Weekend (03/43)
Mar. 28, 2003 DEP Holding Public Hearing on EPA's Proposed Changes to Federal Clean Air Rules (03/42)
Mar. 28, 2003 DEP Commissioner Bradley Campbell Announces New Deputy (03/38)
Mar. 27, 2003 DEP Confiscates Boat, Suspends Permit of Clammer (03/37)
Mar. 25, 2003 DEP Shellfish Bed Closure Update (03/36)
Mar. 24, 2003 DEP Urges North Jersey Residents to Bear-Proof Their Surroundings (03/35)
Mar. 19, 2003 DEP Fines Farmland Dairies for Water Pollution Violations Impacting the Saddle River (03/34)
Mar. 19, 2003 DEP Expedites Site Cleanup Process, Helps Communities with Multiple Brownfields; Cracks Down on Parties Submitting Substandard Documents (03/33)
Mar. 17, 2003 DEP Facilitates Agreement Between Middlesex County Utilities Authority and Shellfish Industry to Assist Clammers Impacted by Sewage Spill: Announces Water Testing and Shellfish Bed Re-Opening Plan (03/32)
Mar. 17, 2003 DEP Commissioner Campbell and Senator Corzine Urge Prevention of Chemical Accidents For Community Safety (03/31)
Mar. 17, 2003 Honoring the Irish Who Built the D&R Canal; DEP Commissioner Campbell and Senator Codey Dedicate an Irish Immigrant Memorial (03/30)
Mar. 14, 2003 March Is the Month of the Bobcat (03/28)
Mar. 10, 2003 DEP Releases Results of Four-Year Water Study; Study Lays Groundwork for Better Testing of Water Supplies for Previously Unidentified Chemicals (03/27)
Mar. 7, 2003 Sayreville Sewage Spill Updates Available on DEP Website (03/26)
Mar. 7, 2003 DEP Commissioner Campbell's Letter to New Jersey Fish and Game Council Regarding Black Bears (03/25)
Mar. 6, 2003 Governor Rolls-Out Open Space Initiatives; Moves Forward on His State of the State Smart Growth Agenda (From the NJ Governor's Office)
Mar. 4, 2003 DEP Closes Shellfish Beds in Response to the Sayreville Sewage Spill: Continues to Work with Middlesex County Utilities Authority to Ensure Public Safety (03/24)
Mar. 3, 2003 TCPA Amendments Proposed to Prevent Accidents at Companies Using Reactive Chemicals to Protect Public Health in Nearby Communities (03/19)
Feb. 27, 2003 DEP Extends Green Acre's Funding Application Deadline for Local Governments (03/23)
Feb. 27, 2003 DEP and U.S. Humane Society Sign Agreement to Research Use of Immunocontraceptives on Black Bears (03/22)
Feb. 26, 2003 New Jersey and Delaware Join Forces to Protect Delaware Bay Horseshoe Crab: Joint Plea Made to Federal Commission to Establish Coast-Wide Harvest Quota (03/21)
Feb. 25, 2003 McGreevey Administration Takes Action on "Fix It First"; Expedites Review of Much Needed Improvements to County Bridges (03/17)
Feb. 24, 2003 DEP Fines Construction Corporation for Violating Water Pollution Control Laws: Illegal Stormwater Runoff from Residential Development Impacts Local Wetlands (03/15)
Feb. 18, 2003 DEP Obtains Court Order to Cease Operations at Local Gas Station: Owner Fails to Address Environmental and Safety Concerns (03/14)
Feb. 18, 2003 DEP Issues Update on Coastal Storm Damage and Beach Erosion; Commissioner Campbell Pledges Emergency Support for Shore Communities (03/13)
Feb. 13, 2003 Private Landowner Damages Area of Palisades Interstate Park: NJ DEP and Park Commission File Complaint in State Superior Court (03/12)
Feb. 10, 2003 DEP Working with Nuclear Regulatory Commission and PSEG Nuclear to Investigate Leak at Salem I Plant (03/11)
Feb. 5, 2003 DEP Outlines 2003 Trout Stocking Plan (Fish & Wildlife release)
Feb. 5, 2003 DEP Fines Property Owner for Illegal Removal of Oceanfront Dune: Full Restoration Mandated (03/10)
Feb. 4, 2003 DEP Orders Closure of Shellfish Beds in Ocean County (03/9)
Jan. 30, 2003 Cleanup Guidelines Require Early Well Testing, Add Incentives for Brownfield Developers; Ground and Surface Water Standards Adopted for Remedial Work (03/8)
Jan. 29, 2003 DEP's Annual Bald Eagle Count Kicks Off Yearlong Celebration of Endangered Species Act (03/7)
Jan. 29, 2003 DEP and Intrawest Seal the Deal to Preserve Hamburg Mountain (03/6)
Jan. 28, 2003 New Health Advisories Call for Limited Consumption of Certain Fish: State Assures Public that Fish Remain a Good Source of Nutrition (03/5)
Jan. 16, 2003 Administration Begins Anti-Sprawl Regulatory Reform (03/3)
Jan. 10, 2003 DEP Commissioner Campbell's Response to Asbury Park Press Editorial of January 9, 2003
Jan. 8, 2003 McGreevey Takes Action to Control Sprawl and Protect State’s Water Resources; Announces Greater Protection of Metedeconk River and Lifts Drought Emergency (Copy of an NJ Governor's Office News Release)
Jan. 6, 2003 DEP Fines Facility for Illegally Disposing of Hazardous Waste (03/1)