Episode 56-Historic Preservation Month with Kate Marcopul

May 26, 2017

May is Historic Preservation Month. This month is particularly exciting for DEP’s Historic Preservation Office (HPO), which works to preserve, protect and promote New Jersey’s historic resources. Kate Marcopul, Administrator of the Historic Preservation Office, sits down with Bob Bostock to discuss the important role that HPO plays in the state of New Jersey, including review and compliance, administering the National Register Program on behalf of New Jersey, providing technical assistance to developers, surveying and inventorying historic properties across the state, maintaining data, and everything in between.

To find out more about DEP’s Historic Preservation Office and New Jersey’s historic sites, please visit http://www.nj.gov/dep/hpo/.



Episode 55-Compliance and Enforcement with Assistant Commissioner Ray Bukowski

May 19, 2017

DEP’s overall mission is to protect New Jersey’s air, land, water, and natural and historic resources. In order to do that, we also need to be regulators, enforcing laws and rules. That’s where Compliance & Enforcement comes in. C&E helps businesses, schools, communities, and homeowners keep the environment clean, safe, enjoyable, and maintained for future generations. Assistant Commissioner Ray Bukowski sits down with Bob Bostock to discuss how DEP works with the regulated community to encourage compliance and resolve cases in order to improve the environment.

To find out more about Compliance & Enforcement at DEP, please visit http://www.nj.gov/dep/enforcement/.



Episode 54-The Sinking of the Tamaroa-Artificial Reefs with Peter Clarke

May 12, 2017

Since 1984, the Bureau of Marine Fisheries has been involved in an intensive program of artificial reef construction and biological monitoring. Artificial reefs in ocean waters along the New Jersey coast provide a habitat for fish, shellfish and crustaceans, fishing grounds for anglers, and underwater structures for scuba divers. This past Wednesday, the famed ‘Perfect Storm’ rescue ship, the Tamaroa, was sunk off the coast of New Jersey to become part of an artificial reef that is enhancing fishing opportunities off the coast of New Jersey and Delaware. Peter Clarke sat down with Bob Bostock to discuss the sinking of the Tamaroa as well as New Jersey’s Artificial Reef Program.

  • Click here to get more information on New Jersey’s Artificial Reef Program.
  • Click here to read DEP’s press release on the sinking of the Tamaroa.
  • Click here to watch the sinking of the Tamaroa.
  • Click here for a detailed U.S. Coast Guard history of the Tamaroa.
  • Click here for more on Delaware’s Artificial Reef Program.



Episode 53-Air Quality Awareness Week with Assistant Commissioner Paul Baldauf

May 1, 2017

DEP is kicking off Air Quality Awareness week, May 1-5, 2017. The purpose of this week is to raise awareness about air pollution, what DEP is doing to reduce the public’s exposure to air pollution, and to encourage everyone to take action to protect themselves and their families from air pollutants. To celebrate Air Quality Awareness Week, Paul Baldauf, Assistant Commissioner of DEP’s Division of Air Quality, Energy & Sustainability, sits down with Bob Bostock to discuss a large piece of the air quality puzzle – energy.

For more information on DEP’s efforts for Air Quality Awareness week, and to find out more about DEP’s role in air quality and energy, please visit http://www.nj.gov/dep/cleanairnj/.

Like DEP’s Air Quality, Energy and Sustainability page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NJDEPAQES/.

Check the air quality in your area by visiting http://www.njaqinow.net/.

To learn more about national efforts for Air Quality Awareness Week, please visit https://www3.epa.gov/airnow/airaware/.