State News

Acorn-Sorting Season Highlights DEP’s Commitment To Forest Health

TRENTON — Squirrels aren’t the only ones focused on acorns this fall. At the Department of Environmental Protection’s Forest Nursery in Jackson, foresters and staff are hard at work collecting and sorting this year’s acorn crop in preparation for growing the next generation of oaks — trees that one day will spread shade, oxygen, and beauty across New Jersey.

American Medicine Chest Challenge Raises Awareness of Prescription Drug Abuse

STATE – On Saturday, the American Medicine Chest Challenge (AMCC) — a public health initiative to raise awareness about the dangers of prescription drug abuse and a statewide day of disposal of unused, unwanted, and expired medicine — will be held in 100 communities throughout New Jersey, through the coordination of the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) and the Sheriffs’ Association of New Jersey (SANJ).