Through a concerted lobbying effort by Hunterdon and Warren County state and county officials, the NJDEP has rejoined the cost sharing partnership with Pennsylvania’s DEP to once again conduct a non-toxic program to suppress Buffalo gnats, more commonly known as black flies, along the Delaware River.

John King, the Deputy Director of the Hunterdon Freeholder Board who spearheaded the effort, announced at the July 5, 2017 Board meeting, “The residents and visitors in Warren and Hunterdon Counties suffer the most if black fly populations are allowed to go unchecked.  The renewed program comes as a great relief to the many residents who wish to enjoy their backyards or the county’s parks, trails, and other outdoor recreational activities.” READ MORE...