New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
The town of Toms River built the dune using sand dredged from the nearby Barnegat Bay. Town officials got permission from residents to build the dune.
The remains of a boardwalk ride washed up in Seaside Park this weekend and beachgoers on the Jersey Shore are asking if the the water will be safe this summer.
The firefighter was from Hunterdon County, New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection said.
The project, being run by Rutgers University and the New York/New Jersey Baykeeper group, is designed to re-establish the once-plentiful shellfish in Raritan Bay to help improve the bay’s water quality.
The Environmental Protection Agency will begin digging up and replacing lead-tainted soil around 12 homes in the Edison area. The soil in that area was contaminated because of old lead smelting factories.
The state Environmental Protection Department says visits have tripled since 1980, to a record 18.8 million people in fiscal 2010. It’s up 2 million since 2007.
New Jersey wildlife officials say black bears are entering their most active period of the year as they search for food and mates.