Kean Students Learn About NJ Soil Erosion Control Standards

Senior Erosion Control Specialist, Ramon Mejia, and Inspector I, Ben Hayden, of Ocean County Soil Conservation District, shared their knowledge and expertise with students enrolled in Kean University’s Principles of Environmental Soil Science, at the Kean Ocean campus, in Toms River, NJ. On a field trip to several local construction sites in Ocean County, Mr. … Read more

Emergency Permit Extension Eligibility

In accordance with the Permit Extension Act (PEA) of 2020 (P.L. 2020, c.53) soil conservation district certifications of soil erosion and sediment control plans in existence on March 9, 2020 are eligible to have the running of the period of approval automatically suspended for the COVID-19 extension period, beginning March 9, continuing for as long … Read more

The Natural Resource Conservation programs

New Jersey Department of Agriculture State Soil Conservation Committee and Soil Conservation Districts The Natural Resource Conservation programs provide engineering services and regulatory guidance to soil conservation districts, homeowners, engineers, planners and virtually all development activities. The Division provides technical standards applicable to construction and mining sites regulated by the Soil Erosion and Sediment Control … Read more

2014 NJ Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Standards

**Updated Standards as of 2017 can be found HERE on this website! The 2014 NJ Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Standards are now available on the NJ Department of Agriculture’s website. Please follow the link to The Department of Agriculture’s website: to download a copy of the standards. To review the memo from The … Read more

Black-Out Dates For Fertilizer Use in New Jersey’s Fertilizer Law

Help spread the word – but NOT the fertilizer! As the weather turns colder, applying fertilizer makes little sense. The ground is hard and grass has stopped growing. It’s also against the law. Former Governor Chris Christie signed one of the nation’s toughest fertilizer laws and it sets standards that are designed to protect New … Read more