Testosterone is a crucial hormone for men and plays an important role throughout the male lifespan. Most of a male's testosterone is produced through the testicles. Also called the male sex hormone, testosterone starts playing its part during puberty.
When a male goes through puberty, testosterone helps males develop:
As boys turn to men and men grow older, testosterone levels deplete naturally. Sometimes, events like injuries and chronic health conditions like diabetes can lower testosterone levels. Unfortunately, when a man loses too much T, it results in hypogonadism. When this happens, the testosterone must be replaced, or the male will suffer from symptoms like muscle loss, low libido, and even depression.
TRT is exactly what it sounds like: a treatment option for men that replaces testosterone so that your body regulates hormones properly and restores balance to your life. Also called androgen replacement therapy, TRT alleviates the symptoms that men experience with low T.
Originally lab-synthesized in 1935, testosterone has grown in popularity since it was produced. Today, TRT and other testosterone treatments are among the most popular prescriptions in the U.S.
Without getting too deep into the science, TRT works by giving your body the essential testosterone it needs to function correctly. As the primary androgen for both males and females, testosterone impacts many of the body's natural processes â especially those needed for overall health. For example, men with low T are more prone to serious problems like cardiovascular disease and even type-2 diabetes.
When your body quits making enough testosterone, it causes your health to suffer until a solution is presented. That's where TRT and anti-aging medicine for men can help. TRT helps balance your hormones and replenish your depleted testosterone. With time, your body will begin to heal, and many symptoms like low libido and irritability begin to diminish.
For men, aging is the biggest contributor to lower testosterone levels, though there are other causes like obesity, drug abuse, testicular injuries, and certain prescribed medications. Sometimes, long-term health conditions like AIDS, cirrhosis of the liver, and kidney disease can lower testosterone levels.
When a man's testosterone levels drop significantly, it alters his body's ratio of estrogen and testosterone. Lower testosterone levels cause more abdominal fat, which in turn results in increased aromatase, which converts even more testosterone into estrogen.
If you're concerned that you might have low T, you're not alone. Millions of men in the U.S. feel the same way. The best way to find out if your testosterone is low is to get your levels tested.
For sustainable testosterone replacement therapy benefits, you must consult with hormone doctors and experts like those you can find at Global Life Rejuvenation. That way, you can find the root cause of your hormone problems, and our team can craft a personalized HRT plan tailored to your needs.
One of the most common reasons that men choose TRT is because they have lost that "spark" with their partner. It's not easy for a man to hear that they're not performing like they used to. Intimacy is a powerful part of any relationship. When a once-healthy sex life dwindles, it can cause serious relationship issues.
The good news is that low libido doesn't have to be a permanent problem. TRT and anti-aging medicines help revert hormone levels back into their normal range. When this happens, many men have a more enjoyable life full of intimacy and sex drive.
Weak erections â it's an uncomfortable subject for many men in the U.S. to talk about. It's even worse to experience first-hand. You're in the midst of an intimate moment, and you can't do your part. Despite being perfectly normal, many men put blame and shame upon themselves when they can't achieve an erection. And while the inability to perform sexually can be caused by poor diet, obesity, and chronic health conditions, low testosterone is often a contributing factor.
Fortunately, weak erections are a treatable condition. The best way to regain your confidence and ability in bed is to speak with your doctor. Once any underlying conditions are discovered, options like TRT may be the best course of treatment.
Do you find it harder and harder to work out and lift weights in the gym? Are you having problems lifting heavy items that you once had no problem lifting?
Recent studies show that when men are inactive, they lose .5% of muscle strength every year, from ages 25 to 60. After 60, muscle loss doubles every decade. While some muscle loss is common as men age, a significant portion can be tied to low testosterone levels. When a man's T levels drop, so does his muscle mass.
Testosterone is a much-needed component used in gaining and retaining muscle mass. That's why many doctors prescribe TRT Belvidere, NJ, for men having problems with strength. One recent study found that men who increased their testosterone levels using TRT gained as much as 2.5 pounds of muscle mass.
Whether your gym performance is lacking, or you can't lift heavy items like you used to, don't blame it all on age. You could be suffering from hypogonadism.
If you're like millions of other men in their late 20s and 30s, dealing with hair loss is a reality you don't want to face. Closely related to testosterone decline and hormone imbalances, hair loss is distressing for many men. This common symptom is often related to a derivative of testosterone called DHT. Excess amounts of DHT cause hair follicles to halt their production, causing follicles to die.
Because hair located at the front and crown is more sensitive to DHT, it grows slower than other follicles and eventually stops growing permanently. Thankfully, TRT and anti-aging treatments for men in Belvidere, NJ, is now available to address hair loss for good.
While it's true that you can't change your genes, you can change the effects of low testosterone on your body. Whether you're suffering from thinning hair or hair loss across your entire head, TRT and other hormone therapies can stop hair loss and even reverse the process.
Also called "man boobs," gynecomastia is essentially the enlargement of male breast tissue. This increase in fatty tissue is often caused by hormonal imbalances and an increase in estrogen. For men, estrogen levels are elevated during andropause. Also called male menopause, andropause usually happens because of a lack of testosterone.
If you're a man between the ages of 40 and 55, and you're embarrassed by having large breasts, don't lose hope. TRT is a safe, effective way to eliminate the underlying cause of gynecomastia without invasive surgery. With a custom HRT and fitness program, you can bring your testosterone and estrogen levels back to normal before you know it.
Decreased energy was once considered a normal part of aging. Today, many doctors know better. Advances in technology and our understanding of testosterone show that low T and lack of energy often go hand-in-hand.
If you're struggling to enjoy activities like playing with your kids or hiking in a park due to lack of energy, it could be a sign of low T. Of course, getting tired is perfectly normal for any man. But if you're suffering from continual fatigue, a lack of enjoyment, or a decrease in energy, it might be time to speak with a doctor.
Whether you're having a tough time getting through your day or can't finish activities you used to love, TRT could help.
A study from 2011 showed that men who lose a week's worth of sleep can experience lowered testosterone levels â as much as 15%, according to experts. Additional research into the topic found almost 15% of workers only get five hours of sleep (or less) per night. These findings suggest that sleep loss negatively impacts T levels and wellbeing.
The bottom line is that men who have trouble sleeping often suffer from lower testosterone levels as a result. If you find yourself exhausted at the end of the day but toss and turn all night long, you might have low T.
TRT and anti-aging medicines can restore your T levels back to normal, which can help you sleep better with proper diet and exercise.
You're feeling down about everything, and there's no solid explanation for why you're in such a crummy mood. Your daily life is great and full of success, but you can't help but feel unexcited and unmotivated. If you're experiencing symptoms like these, you may be depressed â and it may stem from low testosterone.
A research study from Munich found that men with depression also commonly had low testosterone levels. This same study also found that depressed men had cortisol levels that were 67% higher than other men. Because higher cortisol levels lead to lower levels of testosterone, the chances of severe depression increase.
Depression is a very real disorder and should always be diagnosed and treated by your doctor. One treatment option gaining in popularity is TRT for depression. Studies show that when TRT is used to restore hormone levels, men enjoy a lighter, more improved mood. That's great news for men who are depressed and have not had success with other treatments like anti-depression medicines, which alter the brain's chemistry.
Ask anyone over the age of 50 how their memory is, and they'll tell you it wasn't what it used to be. Memory loss and lack of concentration occur naturally as we age â these aren't always signs of dementia or Alzheimer's.
However, what many men consider a symptom of age may be caused by low testosterone. A 2006 study found that males with low T levels performed poorly on cognitive skill tests. These results suggest that low testosterone may play a part in reducing cognitive ability. If you're having trouble staying on task or remembering what your schedule is for the day, it might not be due to your age. It might be because your testosterone levels are too low. If you're having trouble concentrating or remembering daily tasks, it could be time to talk to your doctor.
Why? The aforementioned study found that participating men experienced improved cognitive skills when using TRT.
Even though today's society is more inclusive of large people, few adults enjoy gaining weight as they age. Despite their best efforts, many men just can't shed the extra pounds around their midsections, increasing their risk of heart disease and cancer.
Often, male weight gain is caused by hormone imbalances that slow the metabolism and cause weight to pile on. This phase of life is called andropause and happens when there is a lack of testosterone in the body. Couple that with high cortisol levels, and you've got a recipe for flabby guts and double chins.
Fortunately, TRT treatments and physician-led weight loss programs can correct hormone imbalances and lead to healthy weight loss for men.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Benefits of Sermorelin include:
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it is suitable for both men and women. It provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies, boosting patients' overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life. When growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits.
Some of those benefits include:
Whether you are considering our TRT services, HRT for women, or our growth hormone peptide services, we are here to help. The first step to turning back the hand of time starts by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation.
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The long process of Jaindl Land Co. receiving final approval to build two warehouses in White Township, New Jersey, has reached a new stage, though it still appears that it will be a long time before the first shovel of dirt is turned on the project, if ever.The latest chapter began in February, when the North Whitehall Township developer adjusted its plans on road access into the proposed complex. Community activists opposing the warehouses hope the latest revision may be enough to force Jaindl to start from scratch.For now, J...
The long process of Jaindl Land Co. receiving final approval to build two warehouses in White Township, New Jersey, has reached a new stage, though it still appears that it will be a long time before the first shovel of dirt is turned on the project, if ever.
The latest chapter began in February, when the North Whitehall Township developer adjusted its plans on road access into the proposed complex. Community activists opposing the warehouses hope the latest revision may be enough to force Jaindl to start from scratch.
For now, Jaindl is still on track to develop the 585 acres of land along Route 519 between Foul Rift Road and the Delaware River just south of Belvidere. The proposed buildings are 1.8 million-square-foot and 800,000-square-foot high-cube warehouses.
Jaindl bought the acreage from Talen Energy. Five deeds were recorded in February 2019, with total consideration of about $11.3 million, Warren County real estate records show.
Anthony Sposaro, Janidl’s attorney, says the project is still “full steam ahead.”
“The process has been long and longer than expected, not so much because of snafus or interference or roadblocks from the municipal planning board, but rather because of opposition,” Sposaro said.
Tom Bodolsky, a White Township resident and a member of Citizens for Sustainable Development, which has been fighting the proposal, agreed that neither side appears willing to budge.
“It seems like both sides are pretty dug in,” he said. “They could have made it easy and indicated that he would be interested in selling this purchase. There’s available open space funding from various sources in the state and locally, but you have to have a willing seller. So he wants to continue with his project and he sees it being sufficiently profitable for him to do that.”
The next township planning board meeting is scheduled for June 13. Members of the White Township Planning Board did not return messages from The Morning Call.
The discussion on driveway access was started by Warren County officials who asked Jaindl to create a new plan to move the Foul Rift Road intersection 350 feet to the south, according to Sposaro.
The new plan would take drivers from Route 519 onto a newly constructed section of Foul Rift Road. The proposed section would go through farmland and reconnect with an existing section of Foul Rift Road northwest of the new signalized intersection directly across from the Red Wolfe Inn.
The intersection includes a 10-foot shoulder that gives the Red Wolfe Inn’s dining room minimal clearance from traffic.
Sposaro said red tape from the county is the reason why the intersection is being moved. He said the county, which owns land north of Foul Rift Road, has a policy not to convey land to be used in warehouse construction.
Furthermore, the county engineer indicated that a deceleration must be built on southbound Route 519, which means Jaindl would need a sliver of county land.
“The county refuses to convey their property to us, but at the same time, insists that we have this deceleration lane,” Sposaro said. “What we were forced to do was to move the intersection approximately 350 feet to the south so that we can comply with all of the design standards imposed by the county because this is a county road and keep all of our improvements within the county right of way.
“Locating the intersection there directly impacts property owners with developed homes and the Red Wolfe Inn on the east side of 519,” he said.
The county is also refusing to shift Route 519 away from the houses and restaurant.
Moving the entrance even farther south is impossible, Sposaro said, because of Buckhorn Creek. A stream crossing permit would be needed to build a bridge over the waterway and state environmental officials have indicated they would not issue one.
“The DEP essentially has told us informally, and all of our professionals have told us, that we’ve got two chances of getting a permit to cross that stream: none and none at all,” he said.
CFSD’s Bodolsky said the change to the driveway presents an opportunity to reset the entire process. He said the township could deny the application without prejudice and let Jaindl reapply.
“The project has been going on for 3 1⁄2 years and I don’t know what was said to me by my wife a week ago, never mind 3 1⁄2 years … that this has dragged on so long that it has lost all continuity,” Bodolsky said. “There have been eight revisions to the plan. There have been numerous documents that have been submitted and withdrawn and others which are now superseded.
“When we as the public get a chance to do our thing and ask our questions, we are at a distinct disadvantage to make any sense out of the record any longer,” he said. “So that is another reason to start anew because the record is so muddled that no one in their right mind and I would say including the planning board could resurrect what is what they’re supposed to be commenting on and deliberating on.”
Bodolsky said there are “solid grounds” for denying Jaindl’s application without prejudice because the relocated road is a major element to the project that directly affects properties that were not previously affected, such as the Red Wolfe Inn.
With the next meeting coming up, Bodolsky doesn’t think the issue, such as rejecting the application, will be settled in a single meeting.
“I consider it unlikely that they would make a decision in one meeting,” Bodolsky said. “This is a decision of much impact. Could they make a decision at the next meeting? Sure. Particularly, if they’re fed up as we are with the whole thing. So that’s what’s going to go on at the next meeting.”
Sposaro said the final decision will be up to White Township, which has been debating what to put on the land since the 1990s.
“What people lose sight of is that this is still a home rule state and White Township controls its own destiny in the development of land within its municipal borders,” Sposaro said. “That’s what home rule is all about. Obviously, there are exceptions, but that’s still the law and not the exception in this state.”
Sposaro said Jaindl has consistently followed the township’s instructions.
“The irony is, in the end, [the township] acknowledged that in the late ’90s this property was zoned for residential use,” Sposaro said. “They got wind that a residential developer may be coming in with a subdivision application. And so what did they do? They rezoned the property for light industrial use. That this was a conscious decision on their part.”
BELVIDERE — Now that it’s December, it’s time to get or start thinking about getting a fresh, live Christmas tree at a New Jersey farm.The crop is looking good this year, said Tim Dunne, owner of Woodsedge Tree Farm in Belvidere and vice president of The New Jersey Christmas Tree Growers Association.He said farmers were concerned in July and August wit...
BELVIDERE — Now that it’s December, it’s time to get or start thinking about getting a fresh, live Christmas tree at a New Jersey farm.
He said farmers were concerned in July and August with the little to no rain the state experienced, but only young trees and seedlings were affected; some were lost. He said the seedlings will be re-planted in the spring.
But the mature trees that will be cut for Christmas look great, Dunne said.
The fir trees are the most popular, Dunne said. Those include Fraser, Canaan, and Concolor. Douglas fir is still popular but that’s on the decline.
Many like spruce trees like Norway Spruce and Blue Spruce. Others like pine trees like white pine and Scotch pine.
Dunne says the fir trees are popular because of their strong fragrance, great needle retention, bright, beautiful green color, and stiff branches for hanging heavy ornaments. The fir trees check off all the boxes, he said.
The average cost of a tree this year will be $10-20 a foot.
“That’s a big range but there are a lot of variables depending on where you are in New Jersey," Dunne said. "The further you are to the urban areas, the more prices go up a little bit. Dunne’s farm is out in western New Jersey so their prices are a bit lower."
“Our prices are up about 7% this year,” he said.
Dunne said the major costs on his farm are fertilizer and fuel. The fuel is used for mowing and running tractors.
“Fresh tree. Fresh cut. Fresh water,” said Dunne.
Be sure to come out to a choose-and-cut farm and cut the tree down fresh, he said. A tree that is bought at a big-box store or a grocery store was probably cut in early November so it’s not a fresh tree.
If your tree is not going up right away, make a fresh cut. Dunne said to cut about a half-inch off the bottom of the tree.
“What happens is when the tree is cut in the field, the sap seals the end of the tree and doesn’t let it take up water anymore,” Dunne said.
Once the cuts are made, keep the tree in fresh water. Have a stand that holds a gallon of water. Make sure the stand is filled with fresh water every day. Do not let it dry out, he said.
“If you follow those steps, fresh tree, fresh cut, fresh water, you will have a beautiful tree until the new year,” he added.
When the tree starts dropping a lot of needles or when you brush up against it and the needles fall, it’s time to get rid of it, Dunne said.
Dunne wants to make it clear that despite the news about a tree shortage, there is not one, at least not on his farm, which has been in existence for 35 years.
Now, people may not get the exact tree size they want or the species they want, but Dunne said most of the farms in the New Jersey Christmas Tree Growers Association have plenty of trees.
Dunne's farm is one of the smaller Christmas tree farms in the state. He has six acres and 6,000 trees on his farm. He hopes to sell between 500 and 600 fresh Christmas trees each season.
Dunne encourages people to get out to a tree farm in New Jersey and shop early and he promises there will be a tree for everyone.
A trip to New Jersey doesn't have to be all about the beach. Our state has some incredible trails, waterfalls, and lakes to enjoy.
From the Pine Barrens to the Appalachian Trail to the hidden gems of New Jersey, you have plenty of options for a great hike. Hiking is such a great way to spend time outdoors and enjoy nature, plus it's a great workout.
Before you go out on the trails and explore some of our listeners' suggestions, I have some tips on hiking etiquette from the American Hiking Society.
If you are going downhill and run into an uphill hiker, step to the side and give the uphill hiker space. A hiker going uphill has the right of way unless they stop to catch their breath.
Always stay on the trail, you may see side paths, unless they are marked as an official trail, steer clear of them. By going off-trail you may cause damage to the ecosystems around the trail, the plants, and wildlife that live there.
You also do not want to disturb the wildlife you encounter, just keep your distance from the wildlife and continue hiking.
Bicyclists should yield to hikers and horses. Hikers should also yield to horses, but I’m not sure how many horses you will encounter on the trails in New Jersey.
If you are thinking of bringing your dog on your hike, they should be leashed, and make sure to clean up all pet waste.
Lastly, be mindful of the weather, if the trail is too muddy, it's probably best to save your hike for another day.
I asked our listeners for their suggestions of the best hiking spots in New Jersey, check out their suggestions:
BELVIDERE — A solemn Gov. Phil Murphy, a contingent of local officials and members of his administration on Monday toured portions of Warren County that were heavily damaged by torrential rains on Friday and Sunday.Over 7 inches of rain fell over parts of Warren County from Friday to Sunday, according to New Jersey 101.5 chief meteorologist Dan Zarrow. Between 2 and 3 inches of rain fell in Morris, Somerset and Warren counties on Sunday alone. Warren County took the brunt of the rainfall where Route 46 was closed by a mudslide. ...
BELVIDERE — A solemn Gov. Phil Murphy, a contingent of local officials and members of his administration on Monday toured portions of Warren County that were heavily damaged by torrential rains on Friday and Sunday.
Over 7 inches of rain fell over parts of Warren County from Friday to Sunday, according to New Jersey 101.5 chief meteorologist Dan Zarrow. Between 2 and 3 inches of rain fell in Morris, Somerset and Warren counties on Sunday alone. Warren County took the brunt of the rainfall where Route 46 was closed by a mudslide. Nearly 5 inches of rain fell in Columbia in Warren County.
Residents of a Belvidere neighborhood told Murphy, flanked by state Sen. Doug Steinart, R-Warren, and U.S. Rep. Tom Kean Jr., R-N.J. 7th District, about the damage to their homes.
Across the river in Pennsylvania, at least five people were dead and a young brother and sister remain missing after surging floods hit a Bucks County road Saturday evening.
Kelly Canfield, whose car was buried up to the windows in mud, asked Murphy what happens next to her home where she has lived for over 20 years.
"We can't live in that house. That is unsafe. The insurance company is gonna say 'cash out we don't cover that.' That's my question. Where do I go, what do we do," Canfield said. She said a similar flood happened 20 years ago but her husband dug a trench around the home and saved it.
"This I've never seen this in my life," Canfield said.
Murphy also visited with Ken Richards who was sitting under a tent in his front yard. He told the governor the foundation wall in the back is gone. He is staying with his sister for the time being. When the foundation began to crumble, Richards grabbed his keys and wallet and got out.
"They let me in 15 minutes at a time just to get some things," Richards told the governor.
Murphy said after his tour he had seen some real suffering both in person and in photos and videos.
"Small miracle. To the best of everyone's knowledge no injuries and no fatalities thank God," Murphy said. "Incredible bravery and courage in these communities. We're going to do everything we can. I'm thankful Congressman Tom Kean is here with the federal piece."
The governor said it will take time for damaged roads and bridges to be replaced
Several hundred JCP&L customers remained without power on Monday morning.
Murphy also advised residents, businesses and communities impacted by the flooding to document what they spend for recovery. Pictures and video of damage are also helpful.
Dan Kelly, executive director of the Office of Recovery and Rebuilding appointed by Gov. Chris Christie following Superstorm Sandy, will be working to get financial assistance from the federal government that meets their thresholds, according to the governor.
Zarrow said that despite two Tornado Warnings issued Sunday morning the National Weather Service is not sending a survey team anywhere as no significant damage has been reported.
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Gov. Phil Murphy visited Warren County Monday and promised officials would be there "as long as it takes" to help local residents hit hard by the weekend's torrential rains, floods and mudslides.Murphy, joined by local officials, toured parts of Knowlton and Belvidere in the morning, where he surveyed th...
Gov. Phil Murphy visited Warren County Monday and promised officials would be there "as long as it takes" to help local residents hit hard by the weekend's torrential rains, floods and mudslides.
Murphy, joined by local officials, toured parts of Knowlton and Belvidere in the morning, where he surveyed the damage and spoke with residents impacted by the storms. The governor declared a state of emergency at 4 p.m. Sunday in response to severe weather throughout the state.
Murphy said it was "incredibly important for folks . . . to document every penny you spend" on cleanup efforts, "whether you're a small business, whether you're a homeowner, whether you're a community or a county." He also assured Warren County residents: "We're going to stay here as long as it takes."
Much of North Jersey was under flash flood warnings and flood watches Sunday that remained in effect until midnight. Rain totals reached as high as 2.16 inches at Morris County's Oak Ridge Reservoir in a 12-hour period ending Sunday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.
The state of emergency remained in effect as of Monday afternoon with no update as to when it may be lifted, according to Alex Altman, the governor's deputy communications director.
The rain triggered a landslide on Route 46 near Ramseyburg Road in Knowlton, closing the highway in both directions Sunday, according to the state Department of Transportation. Route 23 in Wayne was shut down in both directions as well after a vehicle struck a pole and left downed wires across the road.
In Pennsylvania, at least five people were dead and two children, a 2-year-old and a 9-month-old, are missing after being swept away by floodwaters Saturday in the southeastern part of the state, just outside Trenton.
A joint statement Sunday from the Warren County Commissioners alerted residents to the high risk of flooding throughout the area and urged the public to exercise caution when traveling.
"Warren County Administration, OEM and DPW staff have been working around the clock with our local and state partners to identify storm damage and provide life-saving assistance for those in need," said James Kern III, a Warren County commissioner and the county's public safety liaison. "The next few days will provide a better picture of the total impact to our county as we stabilize, assess and quantify the extent of the infrastructure damage we have undergone."
Jersey Central Power & Light, which serves more than 52,000 customers in Warren County, announced on its website that the "unprecedented flooding" in parts of the county has prevented crews from safely getting to to some damaged locations. The company provided a list of supermarkets in the area offering free water and ice to residents without power.
Roughly 1,500 JCP&L customers in Warren County reported outages as of early Sunday evening, according to the agency's outage map. By Monday afternoon, that number had dropped to just 175.
The National Weather Service forecast as of Monday afternoon called for additional, albeit much less severe, storms throughout much of North Jersey for the rest of the week. In Warren County, there is a 60% chance of rain Tuesday accumulating up to a quarter of an inch, with higher amounts possible in localized thunderstorms.
Kyle Morel is a local reporter covering Morris and Sussex counties.
Email: [email protected]; Twitter: @KMorelNJH
On August 9, 2023, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) led a delegation of elected officials on a tour of dam removal projects on the Pequest River in Belvidere, New Jersey. Tour attendees, who viewed the Upper and Lower E. R. Collins Dams, both slated to be removed in 2025, included Congressman Tom Kean, Jr, Warren County Commissioner James Kern, Belvidere Mayor Kathleen Miers, Blairstown Mayor Rob Moorhead, and Belvidere Councilwoman Tammy Koop.TNC was recently ...
On August 9, 2023, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) led a delegation of elected officials on a tour of dam removal projects on the Pequest River in Belvidere, New Jersey. Tour attendees, who viewed the Upper and Lower E. R. Collins Dams, both slated to be removed in 2025, included Congressman Tom Kean, Jr, Warren County Commissioner James Kern, Belvidere Mayor Kathleen Miers, Blairstown Mayor Rob Moorhead, and Belvidere Councilwoman Tammy Koop.
TNC was recently awarded $1 million from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s USFWS National Fish Passage Program for construction of the dam removal projects - among the first federal infrastructure dollars to reach New Jersey for restoration work. Project funding comes from a variety of sources, including the Delaware Watershed Conservation Fund, which is funded by the Delaware River Basin Conservation Act, and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Natural Resource Restoration.
“It was important to see first-hand the great work that The Nature Conservancy and its partners are doing to restore our rivers and remove antiquated dams,” said Rep. Tom Kean, Jr. “That’s why I’m proud to co-sponsor the Delaware River Basin Conservation Reauthorization Act of 2023, which will continue to provide funding for these kinds of vital restoration projects.”
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The removal of dams in the Pequest watershed builds upon TNC’s prior successes in removing antiquated dams in New Jersey. In 2018, TNC completed the removal of the Columbia Dam, opening nearly 21 miles of habitat for migratory fish in the Paulins Kill, an important tributary to the Delaware River. With the planned removal of the Paulina Dam in 2024 combined with the removal of the County Line Dam in 2022, TNC will have reconnected 45 miles of river habitat in the Paulins Kill.
“These projects are imperative for not only improving the ecological health of our valuable watersheds, but in this case will also help reduce local flooding,” said Barbara Brummer, State Director for the New Jersey Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. “This is where the rubber hits the road for policy and we are thrilled to have government partners at all levels who share our vision and value our work.”
TNC in New Jersey also leads the New Jersey Statewide Dam Removal Partnership (SDRP), a collaboration of nonprofits and government agencies that seeks to advance the removal of antiquated, dangerous or ecologically detrimental dams. Its members meet quarterly to discuss beneficial dam removal projects and to exchange information regarding policy, regulatory issues, funding and the practical considerations of dam removal. The SDRP also provides information to the public about how dams and dam removal may affect their communities and their lives.
About The Nature Conservancy The Nature Conservancy, a global 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has been committed to protecting the lands and waters on which all life depends for more than 60 years in New Jersey. Using science and an equity lens to guide our focus and execution, we are tackling the dual threats of biodiversity loss and climate change, maximizing resilience and benefits for nature and people.