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You and your family are “whelk-come” to join American Littoral Society and Conserve Wildlife Foundation for our 2nd Annual Veterans Day on the Bay, scheduled for Saturday, November 12 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Moores Beach on the Delaware Bayshore.

Read more: 2nd Annual Veterans Day on the Bay

Water Groups Urge NJ Environmental Officials to
Address Long-Term Drinking Water Needs Round Valley Reservoir low water 2016Round Valley Reservoir, near Clinton, NJ, earlier in 2016.
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SaveH20NJ.org, an alliance of environmental groups committed to preserving and protecting the state’s drinking water supply, expressed growing concern over the diminished levels of New Jersey’s reservoirs as the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issued a drought warning for 12 New Jersey  counties.

On the heels of extremely dry spring and summer seasons and with drinking water reservoirs plummeting to approximately 50 percent capacity in North Jersey, the DEP has issued a warning for the following 12 counties: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, and Union. Those counties have been under a DEP-issued drought watch since July. In addition, the DEP has expanded the drought watch to include Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Monmouth, Ocean, and Salem counties. All but three counties — Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland — are under a formal drought designation.

Read more: Drought Warning Prompts Call for Action

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A maritime forest restoration project in Bradley Beach, NJ recently celebrated its third birthday.

The project was begun by Capt. Al Modjeski, Habitat Restoration Director for the American Littoral Society, a year after Hurricane Sandy devastated the NJ coast. Thanks to the continued efforts of volunteers, Monmouth County Master Gardeners, and the municipality, the effort has been very successful.

Read more: Bradley Beach maritime forest Celebrates Birthday

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