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The Office of Natural Resource Restoration has the primary responsibility within the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection for responding to discharges and other sources of pollution that trigger the DEP’s obligations as the trustee for all of New Jersey’s natural resources for the benefit of all of its citizens, now and in the future.  This effort includes working with the persons responsible for conducting the remediation to return such natural resources to their pre-discharge quality, quantity, function, and value, and to implement restoration projects to compensate New Jersey citizens for the lost interim value or for the permanent loss of their natural resources.

The information presented on this website is intended to educate the public and the regulated community about DEP’s natural resource restoration program.  The DEP is committed to restoring negatively impacted and lost natural resources through its Office of Natural Resource Restoration. Access the links on the left to learn more about this important program and how it works to improve our quality of life.

All of the information on this website is provided for informational purposes only and may not reflect the current law or policies applicable to the Office of Natural Resource Restoration because these laws and policies may change at any time.

NOTE: Our contact information has changed.

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Office of Natural Resource Restoration
Mail Code 501-04
P.O. Box 420

Trenton, NJ 08625-0420

Tel. (609) 984-5475
Fax. (609) 984-0608


Photo: Higbee Beach Restoration Project

NJDEP is preparing to re-solicit bids for construction of the Higbee Beach Restoration Project due to changes in the scope of services required for construction of the project.

The NJDEP is in the planning stages of designing a new area of Liberty State Park. We are seeking community feedback on the types of recreation you would like to see in the design.

Interior Restoration and Active Recreation Updates
June 3, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.
View the meeting recording (YouTube)
Provide public comment on this presentation. (Comments due July 6)

NJDEP has continued to make progress toward the remediation of the park's interior. To help inform decisions regarding active recreation, we also distributed a survey which received over 3600 responses. We shared the survey results, the remediation progress, and other updates at a virtual public meeting on June 3, 2021 at 6 p.m.

View past public stakeholder meetings: 

Ecological Restoration at Liberty State Park 
February 4, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. 
View the meeting recording (YouTube)

Remediation of the Interior of Liberty State Park
January 7, 2021 — View the meeting recording (YouTube)

Options for Active Recreation Amenities
January 21, 2021- View the meeting recording (YouTube)

30% Design Concept Virtual Public Meeting

Natural Resource

Camden - Cramer Hill
Waterfront Park Project

Liberty State Park Natural Resource Restoration Project

Paulins Kill and Pequest Watersheds Natural Resource Restoration Grant

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