New Jersey Climate Week September 17 - 24, 2023
NJDEP Climate Change
Updated Climate Change Website

Check out the new user-friendly format and collection of interactive story maps that contain up-to-date climate change research.

Climate Week Teachers Summary
Summary of Climate Change in New Jersey for Teachers

The summary is an important new resource to help teachers throughout the state understand and incorporate climate science into their lessons.

Climate Change Learning Stations
Climate Change Learning Stations

New stations at Cheesequake, Cape May Point, Island Beach, and Liberty State Parks allow visitors to help chronicle climate change impacts over time.

Draft NJDEP Strategic Climate Action Plan
Draft NJDEP Strategic Climate Action Plan

A comprehensive plan to address climate change impacts and help to protect health, lives and property. A 30-day comment period is open through October 19.

Rebuild by Design Hudson and Meadowlands Projects
$298 Million Awarded for Landmark Flood Resilience Projects

Rebuild by Design Hudson and Meadowlands Projects will help protect these regions from flooding and sea level rise.

Heat Hub NJ
Heat Hub NJ

Learn about the impacts of extreme heat events and actions to protect yourself and others.


Outside Together
Outside, Together! Comment Period Open

The Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP), updated through the department’s Outside, Together! initiative, will set open space and recreation priorities for New Jersey. The 30-day comment period is open through October 18.

2022 Annual Compliance Report on Public Water Systems
2022 Annual Compliance Report on Public Water Systems

View the annual report on violations of the national primary drinking water regulations incurred by public water systems.

Harmful Algal Blooms

Complete guide to HABs, including how to report a bloom in New Jersey and information on the state’s response strategy.

Popular Topics

Check Local Air Quality

The Air Quality Index tells you how clean your local air is, and what associated health effects might be a concern in your area. You can also subscribe to daily air quality notifications.

Learn ways to protect health on poor air quality days

Adopted: Nation’s First EJ Rules to Reduce Pollution in Overburdened Communities

The EJ Law and implementing rules are the first in the nation aimed at reducing pollution in low-wealth communities and communities of color that have been historically subjected to a disproportionately high number of environmental and public health stressors.

DEP says…

NJ Saltwater Registry
NJ Saltwater Registry

The free registry aims to help better account for the contributions and impacts of saltwater anglers on ocean ecosystems and coastal economies.


Learn about PFAS, including EPA’s new proposed PFAS in drinking water rule.

Does PFAS affect me? List of public water systems with PFAS “forever chemical” violations.

Lead Exposure Reduction photo
Lead Exposure Reduction

Lead Line Identification and Resident Notification.

NJDEP NJFW Fishing Card
Buy a Fishing License

Anyone age 16 and older must have a license to fish the fresh waters of New Jersey. Trout or salmon requires a trout stamp.

Inland Flood Protection Rule Adopted

Learn more about the rule.

Impacted by Hurricane Ida? Storm recovery programs are now available for homeowners, renters, and landlords.

Central Railroad of New Jersey Train Station in Liberty State Park NJ with view of New York City Manhattan Skyline
Liberty State Park Revitalization Program

The Revitalization Program will bring more than one hundred acres of active recreational, arts, and cultural improvements to LSP’s perimeter and create a central park at its heart with world-class natural landscapes.

NJDEP Offshore Wind Card
Offshore Wind

State agencies have been charged with the goal of obtaining 11,000 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind energy generation by 2040.

Climate Change

What New Jersey is doing to address climate change and reach 100 percent clean energy by 2050.


New Jersey Protecting Against Climate Threats.

Flood Resilience

To protect municipalities from flooding, New Jersey is working to build a comprehensive system of flood hazard risk reduction measures.

2016–2023 Humpback Whale Unusual Mortality Event
2016–2023 Humpback Whale Unusual Mortality Event

In consultation with NOAA Fisheries, the lead federal agency responsible for evaluating potential impacts to marine life and habitats from human activities in federal waters, DEP has been monitoring an unusual humpback whale mortality event that has been affecting Atlantic coast states.