New Jersey’s Blackout Dates for Fertilizer Use are Upon Us

As the weather turns colder, applying lawn fertilizer makes little sense. The ground is hard and grass has stopped growing. It’s also against the law. Governor Chris Christie signed one of the nation’s toughest fertilizer laws and it sets standards that are designed to protect New Jersey’s waterways from nutrient pollution. …The law also created a fertilizer application certification program for professional fertilizer applicators, through the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station at Rutgers University and in consultation with the DEP.

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NY/NJ Baykeeper Expands Oyster Research in NWS Earle Waters

NY/NJ Baykeeper has been awarded a contract in the amount of $155,676.60 from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation in support of the NY/NJ Baykeeper Oyster Restoration Program…Baykeeper and the Rutgers Center for Urban Environmental Sustainability will construct a new experimental oyster reef using three types of oyster support structures, 1) Reefblk, 2) Reef Ball, and 3) a cargo pallet.

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