EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission and the East Brunswick Public Library got an Environmental Achievement Award from ANJEC-Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions this week as they continue to represent and advocate for the vibrant natural life in the township.

First on the agenda following the notification of the achievement is Steven Albert, Environmental Commission member, birder, and photographer who will talk about birds of our area at 7:00 pm at the East Brunswick Public Library on Wednesday, October 18.

Steven Albert has been an avid birder for over 50 years, ever since a Downy woodpecker in a tree in his apartment courtyard caught his eye. He's lived in East Brunswick for 30 years and frequently birds around town, and in his backyard.

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As a member of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission he's been leading bird walks around town in the winter and spring. East Brunswick has a variety of habitats, from the grassy meadows of Heavenly Farms to the woodlands of Dallenbachs and small woodlots everywhere.

There are the open spaces of Edgeboro Landfill and its surrounding marshes, the lakes and ponds of Dallenbach's, Farrington, and Abraham Shalit Park that host

 a surprising variety of summer breeders, overwintering raptors and waterfowl, migrants, and resident species.

Join Steven Albert for a visual tour of these local birding hotspots and some of the more than 200 species that have been observed in East Brunswick. 


The Option Green speakers series is offered by the Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission in partnership with The Library. All programs are free and open to the public.

The Friends of EBEC is a nonprofit, all-volunteer citizens group dedicated to local environmental education and conservation. In addition to its Option Green speakers series the Friends sponsors National Moth Week, Freecycling Days, Amphibian Protection, Community Garden, Butterfly Park, Moth Nights and events that help to educate the public about the environment and sustainable practices. Membership is free. For more information, go to friendsebec.com.