ANJEC 43rd Annual Environmental Congress
Responding to Climate Change Locally
Friday, Sept. 30, 9am - 4pm
The Conference Center at Mercer County College
The Congress is a statewide gathering of municipal environmental commissioners, state and local officials, members of New Jersey's environmental organizations, and others concerned about our state's environment. The congress includes workshops, exhibits, speakers and much more.
Key Note Speaker:
Dr. David Robinson, State Climatologist, Rutgers University, Geography Department Professor.
Seth M. Siegel author,Let There Be Water: Israel's Solution for a Water-Starved World
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Free information session on groundwater withdrawals
Thursday, September 22
6 to 8:30pm
Pilesgrove Municipal Building
1180 Route 40
Pilesgrove, NJ 08098
This ANJEC workshop focuses on why we need to look at groundwater withdrawals as an environmental issue. It will include an illustrated look at basic groundwater/aquifer hydrology, examples of how and where pumping has impacted people, streams and ecosystems, New Jersey water policy and the role of water conservation in the Upper Salem watershed.
Check out the new photos on our gallery page!
ANJEC scans environmental news from around New Jersey, the country and the world. Here are some of the recent news stories we've been reading, including:
President Obama creates the first marine national monument in the Atlantic
Why Cape May is such a good place to see hawks
Watch video - US Ocean Plans: Maine to Virginia
Critics call on DEP to hold line on septic-tank density in Highlands Mobilizing the support of officials from the state’s two biggest cities, critics of the proposal, including ANJEC Executive Director Jennifer Coffey, center, gathered in Liberty State Park Read more
France bans plastic plates and cutlery France has become the first countryto ban plastic plates, cups and utensils, passing a law that will go into effect in 2020. Read more
‘Ghost forests’ appear as rising seas kill trees Bare trunks of dead coastal forests are being discovered up and down the mid-Atlantic coastline, killed by the advance of rising seas. Read more
After a long wait, DEP publishes new recommended PFOA limits The DEP has published a recommendation for a maximum level for the chemical PFOA, after months of outcry from legislators and environmentalists. Read more