Saturday, October 27, 2012
Parks to be shut down by noon on Sunday, officials say.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
All state parks and historic sites are scheduled to be shut down at noon on Sunday in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin announced today. According to Martin, safety concerns are forcing the closure and those who are camping now at state facilities across the state are being advised to prepare to leave those sites by mid-day Sunday. Martin also said those with reservations for next week are advised that parks may be closed through the entire week. Persons with reservations will be called by DEP personnel to reschedule their visits to state parks. After the storm passes through the state, the parks and historic sites will be assessed and re-opened on a case-by-case …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
White-tailed deer breed in fall; motorists urged to take precautions.
The Following is a message from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. ----------------------- The Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Fish and Wildlife is urging motorists to be alert for white-tailed deer on roads across the state with the arrival of the fall breeding season, especially during morning and evening commutes when visibility may be poor and deer are more active. "White-tailed deer are on the move and unpredictable during this season," said Division of Fish and Wildlife Director David Chanda. "Deer are much more likely to dart into roads without warning at this time of year. Drivers should be extra alert to avoid collisions that could result in injuries and damage to their vehicles." Deer …
Saturday, July 7, 2012
The elderly and people with respiratory diseases like asthma are warned to avoid strenuous outdoor activities during the afternoon and early evening hours.
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has warned that ozone levels may reach unhealthy levels for sensitive groups category across New Jersey today. The NJ DEP warned that the Air Quality Index will reach 105, a level they say is unhealthy for sensitive groups, including the very young, the elderly and people with respiratory diseases like asthma. According to the NJ DEP air quality website, New Jersey's air quality is based on the National Air Quality Index System, which looks at five major pollutant levels currently in the air and compares those pollutant levels to established health standards before giving the air a rating or grade, such as "good" or "unhealthy." Sensitive individuals are warned to avoid strenuous …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
June 28 and 29 designated as Ozone action days.
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection today warned that ozone levels are forecast to reach unhealthy levels for sensitive groups category across New Jersey today and tomorrow. The NJ DEP attributed the spike in ozone levels to west/southwest winds, mostly sunny skies, and hot temperatures. They warned that sensitive individuals including the very young, the elderly, and persons with respiratory diseases such as asthma, should avoid strenuous outdoor activities during the afternoon and early evening hours. In addition, fine particles are forecast to reach the moderate category across the Garden State. According to the NJ DEP air quality website, New Jersey's air quality is based on the National Air Quality Index System, …