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Thursday, March 21, 2019

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Columbia Lake, Knowlton, NJ

One final step to Columbia Dam removal

BRUCE A. SCRUTON / NJ HERALD - A permit to remove the Columbia Dam on the Paulinskill has been issued and work can begin, with a break for the spring [go to article]
Barrett's Run restoration, Hopewell NJ

Barrett’s Run project in Hopewell protects waterway, restores habitat

CHERYL VOSBURG / GREENSMITH / NJ ENVIRONMENT NEWS - The “Barrett’s Run Grassland Restoration” project is a 7.5 acre example of planning and collaboration [go to article]
oil in water, pollution

New Jersey looks to $50m bond issue to fund stormwater management

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - New Jersey may finally be coming up with some financing to tackle one of its most expensive and intractable pollution problems [go to article]
Newark Bay wetlands

Wetlands restoration on Newark Bay protects against flooding, improves water quality

MIKE SMITH / NJ ENVIRONMENT NEWS - Jet passengers flying into Newark International Airport or car drivers zipping along the New Jersey Turnpike may not think [go to article]
Barnegat Bay, Bayville, New Jersey

Can stormwater utilities help NJ reduce runoff pollution?

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - New Jersey may take another stab at creating new utilities to deal with stormwater runoff, the state's most persistent problem fouling [go to article]
new jersey environment, delaware river

N.J. finds PFNAs, ‘chemicals of emerging concern,’ in some recreational fishing waters

FRANK KUMMER / PHILLY.COM - For the first time, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has tested for man-made “chemicals of emerging concern” [go to article]
video

$5M in federal funding will help restore Delaware River Basin

BRENDA FLANAGAN / NJTV NEWS - It’s Jersey’s other coastline: the Delaware River. It runs along New Jersey’s entire western border, draining a watershed [go to article/video]
Passaic River, Newark, New Jersey

Plastic pollution plagues Raritan, Passaic rivers

TODD BATES / MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - Generations of Rutgers students and alumni have sung lovingly about the “Banks of the Old Raritan,” but the 90-mile-long waterway [go to article]
broken water pipes

Opinion: How much water do we waste – and who is we?

DANIEL J. VAN ABS / NJ SPOTLIGHT - I recently published a report for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) on water demands [go to article]
Hoboken food, Sandy, new jersey

Does rain tax have a chance of taming state’s stormwater runoff?

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - It’s been a system that has been used by most states to deal with an issue that has vexed policymakers in New Jersey for years [go to article]

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