Episode 7-Public Access Maps with Becky Foster

May 26, 2016

This week, DEP announced a new public access map that allows users to locate more than 2,900 public access points along the Atlantic coast and back bays in Monmouth, Ocean, Atlantic, and Cape May counties and find out detailed information about the amenities available at each access point. Bob Bostock spoke to Becky Foster to discuss her work on the new map and the importance of public access points throughout the state.

The new map can be found at: http://www.nj.gov/dep/cmp/access/

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Episode 6-Camden Collaborative Initiative with Frank McLaughlin

May 20, 2016

The Camden Collaborative Initiative (CCI) is a solutions oriented partnership between governmental, non-profit, private, and community-based agencies formed to plan and implement innovative strategies to improve the environment and the quality of life of Camden’s residents. The CCI is building upon the success of environmental initiatives underway, made possible by the efforts and resources of multiple partners that have come together to address the complex environmental issues present in the City. For their work, the CCI received an Environmental Champion Award from the Environmental Protection Agency. Bob Bostock spoke to Frank McLaughlin, Environmental Specialist, who represented DEP at the awards ceremony to tell us more about the innovative work that is transforming Camden.

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Episode 5-NJ State History Fair with Mark Sirak

May 11, 2016

The Department of Environmental Protection will host the 12th annual New Jersey SPIRIT of the JERSEYS History Fair on Saturday, May 14, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Monmouth State Park in Manalapan. Bob Bostock spoke to the Fair’s Logistics Chairperson, Mark Sirak, to discuss this event where visitors will have a chance to explore 400 years of life in the Garden State. The event will feature re-enactors from the French & Indian Wars, the Revolutionary War and Civil War, World War I, World War II and the Vietnam War. A full listing of the day’s activities can be found at www.njhistoryfair.org. The event is rain or shine

Monmouth Battlefield State Park is located on 16 Business Route 33, Manalapan, NJ 07726.

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Episode 4-Wildfire Season with State Fire Warden Bill Edwards

May 9, 2016

New Jersey is in the midst of wildfire season as weather conditions at this time of year tend to be dry and windy. Keeping this in mind, Bob Bostock sits down with DEP’s State Fire Warden Bill Edwards to discuss how residents need to be extra cautious while they are outdoors in order to reduce the risk of fires.

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Episode 3-Air Quality Awareness Week with Melinda Dower, Air Program Research Scientist

May 4, 2016

This week marks the 10 year anniversary of Air Quality Awareness Week. Here in New Jersey, the DEP is celebrating by keeping residents informed about air quality and the changes they can make in their daily lives that can improve the quality of the air we breathe. While New Jersey’s air quality has improved greatly, ground-level ozone, commonly called smog, is one of our most long-lasting and pervasive air quality issues. Bob Bostock sits down with Melinda Dower, a Research Scientist at the DEP, who explains the science behind ozone and how it is formed so that we can identify how our everyday actions impact ozone.

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