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Verona Takes the Sustainable Jersey Solar Challenge, One of Seven Towns Chosen

September 26, 2016

VERONA, NJ – Sustainable Jersey recently issued a statewide Solar Challenge to New Jersey municipalities and Verona has answered the call.  Verona is one of seven municipalities selected for the Sustainable Jersey Solar Challenge program. The Solar Challenge towns include: Galloway Township, Highland Park, City of Hoboken, Hopewell Township, Maplewood Township, Township of Verona ...

Essex County Residents Learn About the Environment at 12th Annual Fall Family Festival

ROSELAND, NJ — In celebration of the arrival of fall, Essex County Executive DiVincenzo invited children, adults and families to the Essex County Environmental Center’s 12th-annual Fall Family Festival on Saturday at the Essex County Environmental Center in Roseland.

Partnering with the Environmental Center, New Jersey Audubon, Essex County Master Gardeners, Essex County ...

Sensationalized Advocacy Group Report Headlines Raises Water Quality Concerns in Madison; Borough Responds

MADISON, NJ- In a recent report titled, "Erin Brockovich Carcinogen in Tap Water of More Than 200 Million Americans" the non-profit advocacy group Environmental Working Group (EWG) raised concerns throughout the country about what exactly is in our drinking water and specifically local levels of Chromium-6. 

Using words like "contaminated" very ...

Free "Make It & Take It" Hardy Succulent Plant Workshop

CRANFORD, NJ - The Hanson Park Conservancy is hosting a free Hardy Succulent Design Workshop at Hanson Park, 38 Springfield Ave., Cranford, Sunday, October 9 from 2:30 to 4 p.m.

At this “make it & take it” workshop, members of the Green Thumb Garden Club of Cranford will be demonstrating how to arrange, propagate and care for succulents in clay pots.  Participants ...

South Plainfield Residents Clean Up at Fall Volunteer Litter Pickup Event

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -   About twenty-five children and adults came out on Saturday, September 17 to clear litter from the Highland Woods Environmental Education Reserve and surrounding roadsides.  Representatives of the Historical Society, Cub Scout Pack 224 and Boy Scout Troop 309 joined with other families and individuals to collect over twenty bags of plastic and paper litter, ...

Chatham High Student Experiments on Maximizing Farm Crops

Indira Roy, Chatham High School junior and 2016 Global Youth Institute delegate, spent the summer in Hyderabad, India researching hydroponic farming techniques to help local subsistence farmers.

She designed and implemented an experiment that has helped her to better understand how to help farmers maximize crop yields.

“Major environmental issues that get in the way of ...

Randolph Township Council Adopts Ordinances for Parks Funding

RANDOLPH, NJ - At Thursday’s meeting, the Randolph Township Council approved funding for several parks and recreation updates in line with the recent Parks Master Plan recommendations.

Through Ordinance No. 21-16, the township authorized $500,000 for improvements to the Randolph Museum, Brundage Park (including the playhouse), Freedom Park, Heisteins Park and Randolph Park.

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Fanwood Adds Open Space Tax Referendum to November Ballot

FANWOOD, NJ -- In August, the Fanwood Borough Council passed a resolution to place a referendum on the November ballot asking voters to establish a Municipal Open Space, Recreation, and Farmland and Historic Preservation Trust Fund.

This new levy, which is anticipated to range from $8 to $11 per Fanwood household, is intended to help maintain and improve the work of Fanwood's Historic ...

Township Responds to Concerns of Contaminated Water in Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Following an outburst of concern in Livingston, raised by the release of compiled data that found approximately 75 percent of water in the United States potentially affected by chromium-6, the township released a statement confirming that Livingston's drinking water is clean and safe, and that there is no treatment necessary. 

According to the study published by ...

The Makers Festival 2.0 Recap: 'A Dream Realized'

STAFFORD, NJ - What is it like to be surrounded by art, creativity, and passion all in one beautiful place? If you attended the Makers Festival at the Manahawkin Lake this past Saturday you know exactly what I mean. If you didn't there's no way you're going to miss the next one.

The Makers Festival is an event brought to you by The Makeshift Union of Surf ...

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The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary, Short Hills

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Tue, September 27, 12:00 PM

The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary, Short Hills

Turtle Tots Program Returns to the Cora Hartshorn ...

Education Green

Tue, September 27, 12:00 PM

The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary, Short Hills

Turtle Tots Program Returns to the Cora Hartshorn ...

Education Green

Basking Ridge Fire Company Seeks a Tree for Christmas 2016

September 25, 2016

Call to Action!

Basking Ridge Fire Company Seeks a Tree for Christmas 2016

Company Release – 9/26/16

Basking Ridge, New Jersey, September 20, ...