Take Your Gardening Skills to the Next Level: New Master Gardener Classes for 2018-2019

August 13, 2018

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Roll up your sleeves and grab your gloves, because a new season of Master Gardener classes will be starting soon. All classes will be held at the Middlesex County EARTH Center in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, located at 42 Riva Ave., South Brunswick.

The Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County is offering both daytime and evening sessions for this ...

EARTH Center Open House Offers Fun for the Whole Family

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Would you like to learn how spruce up your garden, spend a day at the park, or enjoy the fun of a fair? You can do it all at the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County’s Open House and Folk Fest!  This event will be held Saturday, August 18 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the EARTH Center located in Davidson's Mill Pond Park ...

Compressor Station 206 & Pipeline in Raritan Bay - Threats to Fishing & Tourism Industries and Wildlife

Health & safety of people, wildlife, vegetation, trees, air, & water - now and for decades to come - is at risk from the proposed Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) Project’s pipeline In Raritan Bay and Compressor Station 206 in Franklin Township.

Series Issue 4:  Construction threatens wildlife and habitats on land and in the bay.

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Kathleen Palmer Nurtures Monarch Butterflies from Eggs to Maturity

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ – Kathleen Palmer has been passionate about butterflies since 4th grade. At her home here in northern Somerset County, she has taken her interest in the insects up many notches since childhood.

Today, a section of her property is registered as a Monarch Waystation (Reg. #1111) with Monarch Watch, a non-profit environmental conservation, education and research program, ...

Health & safety of people, wildlife, vegetation, trees, air, & water - now and for decades to come - is at risk.

Series Issue 2:  Compressor Stations release toxic chemicals into the air.  These are known to impact health.

Compressor Station 206 is proposed to be a 32,000-horsepower gas-fired unit that will emit formaldehyde, benzene, ammonia, and other toxic chemicals.  Williams/Transco decided that they could not replace this with electric compressor units, and FERC decided that there ...

Why care about the proposed Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) Project’s proposed pipeline in Raritan Bay and Compressor Station 206 in Franklin Township?

Series Issue 3:  Sea level rise and extreme weather events are linked to increases in greenhouse gases.  Read below about associated costs to health & property.

We have been experiencing a rapid escalation of climate extremes like rains of historic proportions, floods,  wildfires and droughts; and these are attributed, in part, to our overuse and dependence on fossil ...

Interested in Our Open Spaces? These are the Jobs for Young Environmentalists

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Middlesex County is looking for high school and college students who want to improve and protect our environment and don’t mind lifting, bending, and getting dirt under their finger nails.

Applications are now being accepted for the Middlesex County Youth Conservation Corps, whose mission is to protect and preserve the more than 8,000 acres of Open Space ...

Pinkin Vows to Fight for Clean Water at Jersey Water Works Event

HAMILTON, NJ - Speaking to a crowd of about 110 people at Jersey Water Works’ annual membership meeting on Thursday, Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin (D-Middlesex), who chairs the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee, spoke about New Jersey’s mounting obligation to update the state’s water infrastructure and to provide all New Jersey residents with clean drinking ...

Spotswood To Receive Grant From DEP To Improve Devoe Lake

TRENTON, NJ – Devoe Lake will be receiving a $2.5 million grant though the Department of Environmental Protection according to a press release issued by Senator Linda R. Greenstein and Assemblymen Wayne P. DeAngelo and Daniel R. Benson yesterday.

The grant money will be used by to improve the water quality of the lake as well as alleviate flooding issues. The borough would also like to ...

East Brunswick: Mayor Seeks Help to Pursue Environmental Sustainability

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Jacques Yves Cousteau once said that mankind has probably done more damage to the Earth in the 20th century than in all of previous human history. This cannot be our legacy to our children. We must resolve to work community by community to insure that the same is not said of those of us living in the 21st century.

With that said, the Township of East Brunswick and its ...

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