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Heat Wave: Cooling Centers in Place in Towns Across Morris County

Be careful this summer! High levels of heat and humidity can cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended exposure.

We encourage residents to check on elderly family members and neighbors during this time period. Please do not leave children, adults, or animals in vehicles.

Learn more about how to deal with the heat, and find a cooling center near you!

June 28 – The Department of Environmental Protection is advising the public to avoid swimming in or contact with Lake Hopatcong water due to an extensive Harmful Algal Bloom, or HAB, confirmed this week by aerial surveillance. Learn more about HAB.

Stop Illegal Dumping in Morris County

Together we can stop illegal dumping in Morris County. Public lands all over Morris County are being used as dumping grounds.

Litter, garbage bags, tires, televisions, electronic waste, appliances, yard waste, and construction debris are being dumped and threatening our local environment, animals and the public. This dumping detracts from the natural beauty of our public lands; it decreases property value, and costs the citizens of New Jersey tax dollars to clean up.

View a list of sites where you can dispose of your waste properly to protect Morris County’s environment.

Nine Strategies for a Healthy Spring

Spring is here! Help prevent chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer with these 9 healthy habits for spring: move more, eat a healthy diet, be sun safe, and more.

It’s Mosquito and Tick Season – Find the Repellent that is Right for You!

Man spraying his arm with insect repellantWhen choosing and using insect repellants, choose wisely! Do you need protection from mosquitoes, ticks, or both? How long will you be exposed to them? What is the active ingredient?

Learn which repellants are best for protecting you from mosquitos and ticks based on your outdoor plans.

Opioid Epidemic

image of pills and other opiatesThe Opioid epidemic in New Jersey is recognized as a public health crisis. Find resources to help end this crisis and save lives at

To see the impact of opioid usage in New Jersey, visit, a real-time dashboard of opioid-related data and information.