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Got a Green Thumb? Grow with the East Brunswick Community Garden

February 22, 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Are you an apartment dweller looking for a bit of outdoor space to plant your favorite summer veggies?  A homeowner with a yard that is not really conducive to gardening (no fence -too many deer)?  A new vegan who wants to "grow local?"

Opportunity to participate in the East Brunswick Community Garden awaits.

 

The Friends of the East ...

Learn About Proposed 32,000 Horsepower Gas Powered Gas Compressor Coming to Franklin

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – The Committee opposing the Williams/Transco Compressor Station is scheduling a public forum on Feb. 27 to give members of the public information on the controversial project.

Williams proposed the gas compressor station, to be built in Franklin Township off Route 27 near Trap Rock Quarry, which is an active blasting site and is less than a half mile from ...

Learn About Proposed 32,000 Horsepower Gas Powered Gas Compressor Coming to Franklin

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – The Committee opposing the Williams/Transco Compressor Station is scheduling a public forum at Sampson G. Smith School on Feb. 27 to give members of the public information on the controversial project.

Williams proposed the gas compressor station, to be built in Franklin Township off Route 27 near Trap Rock Quarry, which is an active blasting site and is ...

Take the Berkeley Heights Green Community Pledge

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - How committed are you to protecting the environment? Take the Berkeley Heights Green Community Challenge Pledge. The Berkeley Heights Environmental Commission (BHEC) needs at least 335 residents to fill out this pledge. This is one of several initiatives put forth by the Environmental Commission in pursuit of Sustainable Silver Certification.

“We know ...

Springfield’s Environmental Commission meeting February 20, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Environmental Commission meets religiously on the third Monday of the month at the Chisholm Center at 7 p.m.  Because of the President’s Day holiday most of the building was locked.  So, the meeting took place in the building’s lobby. Alyson Miller as Chair of the Environmental Commission directed the meeting’s discussion.

'Great Swamp Experience' Permanent Exhibit Opened This Week At EEC Ribbon Cutting in Basking Ridge

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Ever since the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge was established by an act of US Congress in 1960 after a group of local activitists rallied to protect the land from development, the native habitat for hundreds of species of birds and other plants and living creatures has been also been a living classroom for learning about the environment.

Free permanent ...

Great Swamp Experience - Crawl Inside a Beaver Lodge

BASKING RIDGE, NJ – Kids can crawl inside a beaver lodge while parents can learn about glaciers, flowers and mastadon bones as part of “The Great Swamp Experience” at the Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center.

The EEC is located at 190 Lord Stirling Road.

“The Great Swamp Experience” features interactive displays, ...

Save the Date for South Plainfield Spring Volunteer Litter Clean-up April 15

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield Clean Communities Advisory Board has announced that a Borough-wide litter cleanup will be held on Saturday morning, April 15.  Volunteers can collect equipment and clean-up assignments at the municipal building at 2480 Plainfield Avenue from 9 to 10 a.m.  

Roadsides, parks, streams and vacant lots will be cleared of litter and trash ...

President's Day: SOMA Closures and Schedule Changes

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - President's Day is Monday, February 20, and it's a day off for many, including local students.

Closures on President's Day, Monday, Feb. 20

South Orange Maplewood School District schools are closed.
South Orange and Maplewood libraries are closed.
South Orange and Maplewood municipal offices are closed.
Maplewood Jitney is not ...

Somers Looks to Install Solar Panels on Town Property

SOMERS, N.Y. – Somers officials are looking at a half-dozen town-owned properties on which to locate solar panels to supply some of its municipal electricity needs.

The sites—four parks, the highway department headquarters and Reynolds House at Angle Fly Preserve—meet the strict requirements for solar-panel placement, including the need for eight hours of sunshine daily, the ...

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Fairview Farm nature preserve, Bedminster

Composting and Soil Health

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Fri, February 24, 7:00 PM

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Maplewood

NJ Audubon: Exploring the Night Sky

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Fri, February 24, 7:00 PM

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Maplewood

NJ Audubon: Exploring the Night Sky

Education Green

Smart Waste Disposal Units Installed Throughout Montclair

February 21, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Township of Montclair has installed 40 Bigbelly smart waste disposal units throughout Montclair Center this week.

The Bigbelly Smart Waste & Recycling System, which is used throughout the U.S. and in 50 countries around the globe, will help the Township streamline collection operations and keep public spaces clean by keeping waste in and critters out, say ...