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Date Subject (Linked to the Release)
December 28, 2011 DEP, New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust Secure Preservation of Weehawken Reservoir (11/P147)
December 28, 2011 New Jersey's State Parks Kick Off New Year with First Day Hikes (11/P146)
December 23, 2011 Composite Release of Alleged Shooter in the Colliers Mill Wildlife Management Area Hunting Accident (11/P145)
December 22, 2011 New Jerseyans Capture 50 Years of Open Space Protection and Park Development in Green Acres Photo Contest (11/P144)
December 21, 2011 Federal Grants Awarded for 49 New Jersey Trails Projects: DEP Now Accepting Applications for 2012 Trails Funding (11/P143)
December 21, 2011 DEP Issues NJPDES Permit to Oyster Creek Nuclear Plant in Accordance with Plant Closure Agreement (11/P142)
December 16, 2011 Bald Eagle Recovery Reaches Milestone with more than 100 Nests Now in New Jersey (11/P141)
December 15, 2011 Commissioner Martin Provides One-Year Progress Report on Barnegat Bay Plan, Announces Agreement Preserving Scout Camp (11/P140)
December 8, 2011 DEP Agreement Requires DuPont to Pay $725,000 Fine, Implement Plan to Address Operational Issues at Chambers Works Facility (11/P139)
December 8, 2011 New Jersey's Environmental Leaders Honored at the 12th Annual Governor's Awards (11/P138)
December 5, 2011 Week-long Bear Hunting Season Begins in Northwestern New Jersey (11/P137)
December 1, 2011 State Appeals Court Dismisses Challenge to DEP's Comprehensive Black Bear Management Policy (11/P135)
November 23, 2011 Princeton University Nuclear Expert Joins Oyster Creek Safety Advisory Panel as Independent Representative (11/P134)
November 23, 2011 River and Stream Clearing Grant Awarded to Passaic River Towns; Part of Continuing Effort by Christie Administration to Alleviate Flooding Impacts in the Passaic River Basin (11/P133)
November 22, 2011 DEP Launches Capital Projects Website (11/P132)
November 18, 2011 Acting Governor Kim Guadagno Announces Additional Open Space Efforts for New Jersey (Office of the Governor Press Release)
November 9, 2011 DEP Teams up with Area's Leading Researchers on Barnegat Bay Studies Called for by Governor's Restoration Plan (11/P131)
November 7, 2011 Governor Christie Is Committed To Protecting New Jersey's Air (Office of the Governor Press Release)
November 3, 2011 Governor Chris Christie Announces Plan to Remediate and Transition Dormant Greystone Hospital Site to Useable Open Space (Office of the Governor Press Release)
November 2, 2011 Governor Christie Makes Access to State Parks Priority with New Sustainable Funding Strategy (Office of the Governor Press Release)
November 2, 2011 Rockport Pheasant Farm Suffers Severe Damage as a Result of October Snowstorm (11/P130)
October 31, 2011 Governor Christie Calls EPA's Approval of New Jersey Clean Air Act Petition a Major Step Towards Significantly Reducing Polluting Emissions from Pennsylvania Power Plant (Office of the Governor Press Release)
October 20, 2011 New Jersey Helps Launch Regional Network Formed to Promote Electric Vehicles and Alternative Transportation Fuels (11/P129)
October 20, 2011 DEP, Association of New Jersey Recyclers Honor State's Recycling Leaders and Poetry Contest Winners (11/P128)
October 19, 2011 Governor Chris Christie Strengthens Efforts to Create Jersey Jobs with Announcement of State Strategic Job Growth Plan (Office of the Governor Press Release)
October 19, 2011 Volunteers Clean Up Barnegat Bay as Part of Day-Long Blitz (11/P127)
October 17, 2011 DEP Spearheads Barnegat Bay Cleanup Wednesday; Local Groups Join in Governor Christie's Action Plan to Restore Barnegat Bay (11/P126)
October 12, 2011 Fall Alert: Motorists Urged to Be Cautious for Deer on Roads (11/P125)
October 5, 2011 As Part of Commitment to Common Sense Regulations, DEP Launches New Permit to Spur Use of Energy-Efficient Technology (11/P124)
October 4, 2011 Last of New Jersey Shellfish Beds Closed by Hurricane Now Open; DEP Extends Delaware Bay Oyster Season to Help Industry (11/P123)
October 3, 2011 DEP Enters Cooperating Stewardship Agreement Plan to Further Protect and Preserve Hamilton-Trenton-Bordentown Marsh (11/P122)
September 29, 2011 More Delaware Bay Shellfish Beds Opened (11/P121)
September 26, 2011 Connect with Nature and New Jersey Heritage at Annual Fall Forestry Festival (11/P120)
September 22, 2011 Federal Grant Awarded for Regional Electric Vehicle Network (11/P119)
September 20, 2011 DEP, DHSS Urge Residents to Take Precautions Against Mosquitoes in Wake of Heavy Summer Rainfall (11/P118)
September 19, 2011 Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin Issues Statement on Legislative Hearings on 2011 Draft Energy Master Plan (Office of the Governor Press Release)
September 19, 2011 Residents in North Jersey 'Bear Country' Urged to Secure Trash and Other Residential Food Sources (11/P117)
September 16, 2011 DEP and Mercer County Reach Agreement to Preserve Petty's Run Archeological Site in Trenton (11/P116)
September 14, 2011 Weak RGGI Auction Results Confirm Regional Program Not the Path Forward for Combating Climate Change (11/P115)
September 13, 2011 Get Into the Wild During DEP's Second Annual Outdoors Expo (11/P114)
September 12, 2011 Court Finds Company Responsible for Passaic River Cleanup (11/P113)
September 12, 2011 DEP Issues Requests for Proposals to Operate Concessions and Manage Catering and Events at Liberty State Park (11/P112)
September 12, 2011 DEP Approves New Research Project by N.Y. – N.J. Baykeeper; Oyster Research to be Under Watch of U.S. Navy (11/P111)
September 9, 2011 Most New Jersey Shellfish Beds Reopened, with Exception of Oyster Beds in Upper Delaware Bay (11/P110)
September 6, 2011 Majority of Shellfish Beds Are Reopened in New Jersey (11/P109)
September 2, 2011 DEP Offers Tips on Disposing Trash in Aftermath of Irene (11/P108)
August 31, 2011 Shellfish Harvest Ban Remains in Effect (11/P107)
August 31, 2011 Rivers Across State Receding from Flood Stages; Dam Inspections Continue Statewide (11/P106)
August 30, 2011 State Parks Begin Reopening Today (11/P105)
August 24, 2011 DEP Seeks New Group of Americorps Watershed Ambassadors (11/P104)
August 24, 2011 Public Advised to Be Alert for West-Central New Jersey Deer that May Have a Virus; Disease Cannot Be Transmitted to People (11/P103)
August 19, 2011 Large, Naturally Occurring Algae Bloom Off Coast Not Expected to Have Any Impact on Beaches or Swimming (11/P102)
August 19, 2011 DEP Gets Federal Grant to Help Unemployed Camden Residents Land Green Jobs; Participants to be Trained in Environmental Skills (11/P101)
August 18, 2011 Christie Administration Revamps Lease Process for State Lands; Ensures Consistent Method to Minimize Environmental Impacts and Ensure Fair Compensation to the State (11/P100)
August 16, 2011 Christie Administration Directs Owners to Take Steps to Ensure Safety of Dams in Wake of Weekend Storm (11/P99)
August 15, 2011 Christie Administration Continues Commitment to Accelerate Cleanups of Contaminated Sites (11/P98)
August 10, 2011 Ex-Navy destroyer Radford sunk off Indian River Inlet as longest vessel ever reefed in the Atlantic (Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Press Release)
August 8, 2011 First Case of West Nile Virus Confirmed in New Jersey (Department of Health and Senior Services Press Release)
August 4, 2011 Governor Christie Continues Commitment to Barnegat Bay and Statewide Water Quality Makes $650 Million Available for Vital Water Infrastructure Projects Across the Garden State (Office of the Governor Press Release)
August 4, 2011 DEP Issues Requests for Proposal to Operate Two Golf Courses (11/P97)
August 3, 2011 DEP and Department of Agriculture Partner to Educate Public About Tree-killing Pests (11/P96)
August 3, 2011 Governor Christie Builds on Commitment to Protect New Jersey's Environment, Signs Legislation to Protect Open Space and Recreational Development in the Garden State (Office of the Governor Press Release)
August 3, 2011 Minor Injuries to Sussex County Campers After Black Bear Encounter (11/P95)
August 1, 2011 Christie Administration Awards $12.8 Million in Grants to Implement and Enhance Local Recycling Efforts (11/P94)
July 28, 2011 Recreational Uses of Hudson River May Resume; No Impacts in New Jersey from Hudson River Sewage Discharge (11/P93)
July 27, 2011 DEP Seeks Independent Expert for Oyster Creek Safety Panel (11/P92)
July 26, 2011 New Jersey Continues to Monitor Hudson River Sewage Issue No Impact on State Beaches or Shellfish Beds (11/P91)
July 26, 2011 Christie Administration Wins Court Ruling Holding Chemical Firm Financially Responsible for Passaic River Pollution (11/P90)
July 26, 2011 Old Gas Station Site Transformed into Rain Garden in Camden (11/P89)
July 25, 2011 Christie Administration Advances Commitment to Renewable Energy Development; New Jersey Surpasses Milestone of 10,000 Solar Installations (11/P88)
July 22, 2011 No Impact to Jersey Shore as New Jersey Continues to Monitor New York City Sewage Discharges into Hudson River (11/P87)
July 21, 2011 DEP Assessing Potential Impacts of New York's Hudson River Sewage Flow; Working Closely with New York to Resolve Issue (11/P86)
July 20, 2011 Water Monitoring Network Begins Work to Address Barnegat Bay's Ecological Restoration (11/P85)
July 20, 2011 Work Begins to Remove Three Dams from Raritan River Financed by Money from Pollution Settlement (11/P84)
July 18, 2011 DEP Issues Reminder about Ban on Blue Claw Crabbing; Healthy Looking Crabs Pose Health Risk (11/P83)
July 14, 2011 State Continues Work to Suppress Pine Beetles in the Pinelands, Builds Partnerships to Pinpoint and Respond to Infestations (11/P82)
July 6, 2011 New 313-acre Park in Hunterdon County Unveiled; $7.5 Million Project is Joint Effort by Green Acres Program, and Federal, County, Local, and Non-profit Partners (11/P81)
July 5, 2011 Christie Administration Announces $48.3 Million Awarded by FEMA for NJ Flood Protection Projects, Including Passaic River Basin; State Hazard Mitigation Plan Receives FEMA Approval (11/P80)
June 28, 2011 Fatal Accident at Bulls Island Campground (11/P79)
June 27, 2011 Nuclear Review Task Force Releases Interim Report on Early Lessons Learned From Japan Emergency (11/P78)
June 27, 2011 Christie Administration's Action Plan Toward Long-Term Restoration of Barnegat Bay Quickly Progressing (11/P77)
June 20, 2011 State Reaches Settlement on Chromium Contamination Cleanups in Hudson County; Companies to Pay $15 Million (11/P76)
June 10, 2011 Eleven Wind Developers Submit Project Proposals as Part of Federal Offshore Leasing Process (11/P75)
June 9, 2011 New Film and School Curriculum Teach Residents How to Understand and Co-exist with Black Bears (11/P74)
June 8, 2011 DEP Joins with D&R Greenway Land Trust to Preserve Hunterdon County Tract (11/P73)
June 7, 2011 Governor Christie Outlines Greener and More Affordable Vision for Future of Energy in New Jersey (Office of the Governor Press Release)
June 3, 2011 Green Acres Photo Contest Puts Focus on Five Decades of Open Space Protection and Park Development (11/P72)
June 2, 2011 Get a Taste of the Great Outdoors with Fun Activities this Month at New Jersey's Parks and Forests (11/P71)
June 1, 2011 Draft Permit Issued to Oyster Creek Nuclear in Accordance with Plant Closure Agreement (11/P70)
May 26, 2011 Report Shows Greenhouse Gas Emissions Decline 8 Percent in New Jersey (11/P69)
May 26, 2011 Tiny Creature Battles Jersey Mosquitoes (11/P68)
May 24, 2011 New Jersey Historic Preservation Projects Honored (11/P67)
May 20, 2011 Steadfast in Commitment to Protecting the Environment, Christie Administration Files Delaware Deepening Appeal (11/P66)
May 9, 2011 New Jersey Marks Milestone in Battling Mosquitoes, Employs Unique Fish for the Task (11/P65)
May 6, 2011 Christie Administration Continues Action on Barnegat Bay Initiative, Establishes Oyster Creek Safety Advisory Panel (11/P64)
May 4, 2011 The Spirit Returns to the New Jersey State History Fair this Saturday (11/P63)
May 3, 2011 Christie Administration to Launch Free Web-based Saltwater Fishing Registry (11/P62)
May 2, 2011 Christie Administration Promotes Air Quality Awareness to Improve the Environment and Public Health in New Jersey (11/P61)
April 29, 2011 DEP, Agriculture Secretary Fisher Celebrate Arbor Day with "Space Tree" Planting, Ceremony Honoring Protectors of Trees (11/P60)
April 28, 2011 Christie Administration Announces Anti-Litter Grants for Municipalities and Counties (11/P59)
April 28, 2011 Contract Awarded to Restore Edison Memorial Tower; Honors Famed New Jersey Inventor (11/P58)
April 27, 2011 Christie Administration Asks EPA to Require Major Reduction in Polluting Emissions from Pennsylvania Power Plant (11/P57)
April 26, 2011 DEP Moves to Suppress Southern Pine Beetle; Invasive Pest Threatening Pinelands Forests (11/P56)
April 21, 2011 New Jersey's Black Bears Have Emerged from their Winter Dens; DEP Offers Tips on Reducing Conflicts with Bears (11/P55)
April 21, 2011 Earth Week Reminder: Protect New Jersey's Waterways by Changing Fertilizer Habits, Complying with New Fertilizer Law (11/P54)
April 20, 2011 Governor Christie Signs Executive Order to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Improve Air Quality (Office of the Governor Press Release)
April 19, 2011 Christie Administration Marks Milestone in Wind Farm Development by Seeking Firms Interested in Offshore Leases (11/P53)
April 18, 2011 Christie Administration, Local Officials Mark Earth Week with Major Land Preservation Agreement in Central New Jersey (11/P52)
April 15, 2011 New Jersey Insists on Strict Delaware River Water Protections from Natural Gas Development, Including Limits on Initial Number of "Fracking" Wells (11/P51)
April 7, 2011 DEP Gets FEMA Grant to Assess Abandoned Mines (11/P50)
April 7, 2011 DEP Negotiates Improved New York City Reservoir Operating Plan to Better Protect Delaware River's Resources (11/P49)
April 6, 2011 Garden State Preservation Trust Approves DEP-Recommended List of Green Acres Projects (11/P48)
April 5, 2011 DEP to Hold Public Meeting on Proposed Draft Sewer Service Area Map in Warren County (11/P47)
April 4, 2011 DEP to Hold Public Meeting on Wastewater Management Planning and Sewer Service Area Map in Cape May County (11/P46)
April 4, 2011 Spring Tradition Gets Under Way Saturday with Opening Day of Trout Season (11/P45)
April 4, 2011 DEP Proposes Common Sense Rule to Enhance Public Access to Beaches and Waterways (11/P44)
March 31, 2011 Christie Administration Wins Battle for EPA Action on Polluting Pennsylvania Power Plant (11/P43)
March 30, 2011 DEP Launches Coastal E-permitting Program to Better Serve the Public (11/P42)
March 30, 2011 DEP to Hold Public Meeting on Proposed Draft Sewer Service Area Map in Ocean County (11/P41)
March 25, 2011 Christie Administration Forms Nuclear Review Task Force to Ensure Safety Protocols and Examine Early Lessons Learned from Japan (11/P40)
March 25, 2011 DEP to Hold Public Meeting on Proposed Draft Sewer Service Area Map in Burlington County (11/P39)
March 23, 2011 DEP Awards Management of Spring Meadow to Joint Venture (11/P38)
March 22, 2011 DEP, Clean Communities Council Form Partnership Keeping Beach Cleanup Efforts Strong in New Jersey (11/P37)
March 22, 2011 DEP to Hold Public Meeting on Proposed Draft Sewer Service Area Map in Warren County (11/P36)
March 16, 2011 DEP to Hold Public Meeting on Proposed Draft Sewer Service Area Map in Union County: Berkeley Heights, Linden And Roselle (11/P34)
March 15, 2011 Christie Administration Challenges Rule on Nuclear Waste Opposes 60-Year Storage Period( 11/P33)
March 14, 2011 DEP to Hold Public Meeting on Proposed Draft Sewer Service Area Map in Gloucester County (11/P32)
March 9, 2011 DEP Proposes Common Sense Waiver Rule; Would Allow Economic Growth, Enhanced Environmental Benefit (11/P31)
March 4, 2011 State Park Police Seek Public Help on Theft at Ringwood Manor (11/P30)
March 3, 2011 Income Tax Checkoff Can Help Rare and Endangered Species (11/P29)
March 2, 2011 DEP to Hold Public Meeting on Proposed Draft Sewer Service Area Map in Camden County (11/P28)
March 1, 2011 DEP to Hold Public Meeting on Proposed Draft Sewer Service Area Map in Cumberland County (11/P27)
February 28, 2011 It's All Yours: Green Acres Program Marks 50 Years as National Leader in Land Preservation and Recreational Development (11/P26)
February 25, 2011 UMDNJ Failed to Test X-ray Equipment at the University Hospital; Patients not Harmed, but Hospital Faces a Major Penalty (11/P25)
February 25, 2011 DEP to Hold Public Meeting on Proposed Draft Sewer Service Area Map in Atlantic County (11/P24)
February 24, 2011 DEP to Hold Public Meeting on Proposed Draft Sewer Service Area Map in Sussex County (11/P23)
February 23, 2011 DEP Environmental Stewardship Program Grows to more than 500 Participants (11/P22)
February 22, 2011 Governor Christie Signs Bill to Create Free Saltwater Fish Registry (11/P21)
February 18, 2011 DEP to Hold Public Meeting on Proposed Draft Sewer Service Area Map in Salem County (11/P20)
February 18, 2011 DEP to Hold Public Meeting on Proposed Draft Sewer Service Area Map in Ocean County (11/P19)
February 15, 2011 Christie Administration Files Notices of Appeal in Federal Circuit Court over Delaware Deepening Project (11/P18)
February 11, 2011 Christie Administration Takes Action to Reduce Air Pollution Emissions from Western Pennsylvania Power Plant (11/P17)
February 10, 2011 Passaic River Flood Advisory Commission Issues 15-point Plan to Mitigate Impact of Floods in Morris, Passaic and Bergen Counties (11/P16)
February 8, 2011 Governor Christie Vetoes LNG Offshore Natural Gas Project to Safeguard New Jersey's Environment, Economy and Security (Office of the Governor Press Release)
February 4, 2011 Trawler Owner, Captain Charged with Illegal Harvesting of Summer Flounder and Black Sea Bass (11/P15)
February 4, 2011 DEP to Hold Public Meeting on Proposed Draft Sewer Service Area Map in Hunterdon County (11/P14)
January 31, 2011 DEP Issues Major Penalty and Seeks License Revocation of Newark Firm for Improper Bedbug Spraying (11/P13)
January 26, 2011 Christie A dm in strati on Announces $3.2 Million in Federal Clean Water Grants, Including $1 Million for Barnegat Bay (11/P12)
January 25, 2011 Snow Removal Notices to Counties and Municipalities (11/P11)
January 25, 2011 DEP Agreement Will Remove Three Dams, Open Up Segment of Raritan River to Fish Spawning for First Time in Decades (11/P10)
January 20, 2011 DEP Seeks Private Operator for Spring Meadow Golf Course (11/P9)
January 19, 2011 DEP Grant Program for Dry Cleaners Pulls Harmful Pollutants from the State's Air (11/P8)
January 18, 2011 DEP's Low-cost Firewood Program Expanded to Byrne State Forest and Parvin State Park (11/P7)
January 14, 2011 Christie Administration Protects New Jersey's Interests; Intervenes in Spectra Pipeline Case (11/P6)
January 14, 2011 DEP Awards $13 Million in Grants to Assist Local Recycling Efforts; Statewide Recycling Rates Trending Upward (11/P5)
January 13, 2011 Commissioner Martin Expresses Disappointment with Delaware River Deepening Ruling (11/P4)
January 13, 2011 DEP and Conserve Wildlife Foundation Announce Partnership for State Parks (11/P3)
January 13, 2011 Proposed Development Plan Would Protect and Improve Pine Snake Habitat, Enable Store Project to Move Ahead (11/P2)
January 12, 2011 DEP Urges Radon Testing in Homes During Radon Action Month (11/P1)
January 5, 2011 Governor Chris Christie Takes Action to Protect and Restore Barnegat Bay (Office of the Governor Press Release)

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