NJ to Fund Water Quality Improvement Projects June 08, 2022 By Juliet Kaszas-Hoch High Water, Funding

New Jersey recently took a significant step forward with the Department of Environmental Protection’s release of final “Intended Use Plans,” which include billions of dollars of requests for water-quality improvement and public-health protection projects. The...

DEP Seeks Applications for $10 Million in Stormwater Grants High Water1, Funding

As part of its efforts to improve water quality and mitigate the worsening impacts of flooding caused by climate change, the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection is seeking applications for $10 million in grants to modernize stormwater management systems and to...

NJDOT Mum on Adequacy of New Causeway Storm Water System Questions Remain Unanswered for Nearly Three Months August 17, 2022 By Gina G. Scala – High Water1

Surf City Councilman Peter Hartney is calling out N.J. Department of Transportation officials for failing to address questions about the effectiveness of the new storm water system being built at the entrance to Long Beach Island as part of the final phase of the...

Building Rules Eyed to Comply With Flood Safety August 17, 2022 By Maria Scandale – High Water1

Barnegat Light Borough Council introduced an ordinance revising “floodplain management regulations” pursuant to state law and federal flood insurance requirements at its monthly meeting Aug. 10. Similar measures have been passed by other Long Beach Island...

NJDEP Commissioner Delivers Climate Change Adaptation Remarks to Senate, Assembly August 17, 2022 By Juliet Kaszas-Hoch – High Water1

N.J. Commissioner of Environmental Protection Shawn M. LaTourette testified last week before a joint meeting of the Senate Environment and Energy Committee and the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee about the importance of coastal resilience. As the...

Ocean County Soil Conservation District (OCSCD or District) awarded $961,227 for NJ COASTAL Aquaculture Project (Conservation Opportunities Advancing Sustainable Technologies for Aquaculture Leases

The overarching goals of the NJ COASTAL Aquaculture Project are to promote aquatic habitat on shellfish leases and enhance water quality throughout the Coastal Bays of New Jersey (with a focus on the Barnegat and Great Bay region) by increasing producer participation...