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Help Keep Union County Parks Litter Free: Avoid Single-Use Plastic Bags

March 5, 2021

The Union County Board of Commissioners encourages Union County residents to help keep County parks free of litter, by reducing their use of single-use plastic bags and other disposable plastic items.

“Spring is in sight and visitors will be returning to the County parks, and we are asking everyone to pitch in and help preserve the environment in our green spaces.  Plastic bags and ...

Verona Acquires 22 Acres of Land for Public Use

VERONA, NJ — The Land Conservancy of New Jersey assisted the township of Verona in acquiring two properties for preservation, totaling 22 acres, last December. 

One property is located on Mt. Prospect Avenue, adjacent to the Eagle Rock Reservation nature preserve, located along the Watchung Mountains ridge line. This acquisition adds 14 acres to the 400-acre preserve ...

Parsippany-Troy Hills Wins Sustainable Energy Project Grant

PARSIPPANY-TROY HILLS, NJ - Parsippany-Troy Hills recently received $20,000 to support proposals for “innovative energy” projects in the township, according to township Public Information Officer Peter Koerella.

The money came in the form of a grant from the Sustainable Jersey funded by the Gardinier Environmental Fund, Koerella said.

“Sustainable Jersey, the Gardinier ...

Newark Officials Host Public Meeting to Discuss Proposed Ironbound Industrial Facility

NEWARK, NJ — An industrial energy project proposed for Newark’s Ironbound that has been a subject of concern among local environmental advocates was discussed at length on Thursday during a virtual meeting hosted by city officials. 

The project calls for the construction of a biochar production facility off an existing site on the Lower Passaic River. The applicant, Aries ...

Rutgers Scientist Discover Micro Plastic Pollution in Raritan, Hudson Rivers

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Rutgers scientists for the first time have pinpointed the sizes of microplastics from a highly urbanized estuarine and coastal system with numerous sources of fresh water, including the Hudson River and Raritan River.

Their study of tiny pieces of plastic in the Hudson-Raritan Estuary in New Jersey and New York indicates that stormwater could be an important source of ...

Rutgers Scientists Discover Micro Plastic Pollution in Raritan, Hudson Rivers

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers scientists for the first time have pinpointed the sizes of microplastics from a highly urbanized estuarine and coastal system with numerous sources of fresh water, including the Hudson River and Raritan River.

Their study of tiny pieces of plastic in the Hudson-Raritan Estuary in New Jersey and New York indicates that stormwater could be an important source of the ...

Hoboken Bikeshare Program Gets a Lyft. Council Approves Contract Linking Service with Jersey City, NYC

HOBOKEN, NJ - Hoboken will be ushering in a newly-approved contract with Lyft to complete a joint-city agreement with Jersey City to bring in uniform bikeshare services.

Lyft, the parent company of Citi Bike, New York City’s bikeshare services, will bring around 200 bikes and 15 stations into Hoboken by the beginning of May.  An additional 100 bikes and 14 stations will be brought ...

Rutgers Scientist Discover Micro Plastic Pollution in Raritan, Hudson Rivers

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers scientists for the first time have pinpointed the sizes of microplastics from a highly urbanized estuarine and coastal system with numerous sources of fresh water, including the Hudson River and Raritan River.

Their study of tiny pieces of plastic in the Hudson-Raritan Estuary in New Jersey and New York indicates that stormwater could be an important source of the ...

Arbor Day Poetry Contest Deadline Extended to March 26

In recognition of Arbor Day, the Union County Board of County Commissioners is once again partnering with the Union County Shade Tree Advisory Board to sponsor the annual Arbor Day Poetry Contest for students in Union County. The deadline for entry has been extended to March 26, 2021.

“The Board of County Commissioners is proud of our teachers and students who participate in Arbor Day, a ...

Rutgers Scientist Discover Micro Plastic Pollution in Raritan, Hudson Rivers

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers scientists for the first time have pinpointed the sizes of microplastics from a highly urbanized estuarine and coastal system with numerous sources of fresh water, including the Hudson River and Raritan River.

Their study of tiny pieces of plastic in the Hudson-Raritan Estuary in New Jersey and New York indicates that stormwater could be an important source of the ...

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Help Keep Union County Parks Litter Free: Avoid Single-Use Plastic Bags

March 5, 2021

The Union County Board of Commissioners encourages Union County residents to help keep County parks free of litter, by reducing their use of single-use plastic bags and other disposable plastic items.

“Spring is in sight and visitors will be returning to the County parks, and we are asking everyone to pitch in and help preserve the environment in our green spaces. Plastic bags and ...

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Upcoming Events

Mon, March 8, 7:00 PM

Virtual & In-person ( Will share links and location when you register) , Basking Ridge

New Scouts BSA Girl Troop

Arts & Entertainment Education Giving Back Green Health & Wellness Law & Justice

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Tue, March 9, 5:00 PM

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick

2021 Rutgers Environmental Steward Class

Green

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Tue, March 9, 5:00 PM

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick

2021 Rutgers Environmental Steward Class

Green

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