Take the Berkeley Heights Green Community Pledge

February 21, 2017

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 ...

'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 ...

Urban Legends Exposed: City-Dwelling Peregrine Falcons Offer a “Rare Wildlife Reality Show” in Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ – Thanks to a new partnership between the Union County Freeholder Board and the nonprofit Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey, students, scientists and other wildlife enthusiasts all over the world will have more opportunities to study a pair of rare peregrine falcons that have made their nest on the roof of the historic 17-story Union County Courthouse Tower, ...

Berkeley Heights Boy Scout Troop 68 Sleds Finish First and Second in the Watchung Mountain Klondike Derby

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Boy Scout Patrols from Troop 68 in Berkeley Heights finished in first and second place out of 16 sleds, for the Troop’s first sweep at the Watchung Mountain District’s Klondike Derby. The competition tests the scout’s outdoor, first aid, camping and winter survival skills, as patrols race sleds through the Watchung Reservation.  It was Troop 68’s ...

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Public Invited to Spot a “Mesmerizing” Bird in Union County Parks

February 19, 2017

Bird watchers and nature fans of all kinds can try their hand at spotting an unusual and elusive bird in Union County parks next month, during the annual “Woodcock Walk.” The free event will be held in the Watchung Reservation on March 14, and in Lenape Park on March 22. Both events begin at 6:15 p.m.

“Among other distinctive traits the American Woodcock is known as harbinger ...