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Press Release: New Jersey’s recent investment in urban forestry and management of established public forests at cross purposes, says advocacy group

(Boonton, NJ) The New Jersey Highlands Coalition releases the following statement today in response to New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Shawn LaTourette’s announcement of the Murphy Administration’s awarding of $24.3 million in Natural Climate Solutions Grants. Urban tree planting has many benefits, from flood mitigation to air filtration, cooling cityscapes in the summer,read more

NJDEP Requests Public Comment on New Inland Flood Protection Rules

On December 5, 2022, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) published its official proposal for the Inland Flood Protection Rules. These new rules apply to Stormwater Management and the Flood Hazard Area Control Act. NJDEP will be holding a virtual public hearing concerning these rules on January 11, 2023 at 1:00pm via Microsoft more