June 30, 2017
Fishing is a popular pastime in New Jersey, and you can’t talk fish without mentioning the summer flounder, also known as fluke. New Jersey is pursuing an agreement regarding 2017 fishing regulations. Currently, New Jersey’s regulations for summer flounder fishing are: 18-inch minimum size, 104-day season, and 3-fish possession limit. To keep this recreational fishery strong, DEP is working with NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) to implement best practices that keep summer flounder population strong. Russ Allen and Al Ivany from the Division of Fish and Wildlife sat down with Bob Bostock to talk about summer flounder and its importance to New Jersey
For more information on Summer Flounder and fishing regulations, please visit www.savefluke.nj.gov, www.fishsmart.org and www.njfishandwildlife.com.
(left to right, Russ Allen, Al Ivany)
June 16, 2017
Baseball is the National Pastime, but literally every pitch thrown in both the major and minor leagues carries a piece of the Garden State to the plate. That’s because for more than 75 years every baseball put in play has first been rubbed with a little bit of Lena Blackburn Baseball Rubbing Mud, which takes the shine and slickness off of the ball. This “Miracle Mud,” which is collected from a secret spot right here in New Jersey, is as much a part of baseball as peanuts and Cracker Jack. Chris Adair, part time assistant geologist in DEP’s Division of Water Supply & Geoscience, and Mike Morvay, director of grounds for the Lakewood Blue Claws minor league baseball team, sat down with Bob Bostock to discuss the important link between New Jersey’s geology and baseball.
Check out the Lakewood Blue Claws at http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t427
From left to right: Mike Morvay and Chris Adair
June 9, 2017
This past spring, DEP partnered with Montclair State University’s Marketing Department to create a social media project for the Montclair students. The students were able to analyze 7 of DEP’s Facebook pages, give DEP’s social media administrators feedback, and create social media campaigns for Earth Week 2017. Now that the project is completed, Dr. Patrali Chatterjee and two of her students, Nathan Ellis and Rokhaya Fall, sat down with Bob Bostock to discuss this collaborative project and the positive outcomes it had both for DEP and Montclair State University.
To find out more about Montclair State University’s Feliciano School of Business, please visit https://business.montclair.edu/.
Click the links below to view the seven DEP Facebook pages that were a part of this project:
Photo: (l-r) Nathan Ellis, Dr. Patrali Chatterjee, Rokhaya Fall
June 2, 2017
The Blue Acres Program offers New Jersey residents the opportunity to sell properties that were damaged by Super Storm Sandy, or which lie in areas that are exposed to repetitive flooding damage. DEP works with homeowners in these areas to reduce the risk of future flood damage and to help families move out of harm’s way. Fawn McGee, Director of the Blue Acres Program at DEP, joined Bob Bostock to discuss the successes of this program and the process surrounding it.
To find out more about DEP’s Blue Acres Buyouts, please visit http://www.nj.gov/dep/greenacres/blue_flood_ac.html.