Green

October 8, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK – Garrett Kopp first learned about the nutritional benefits of chaga mushrooms from his grandmother, who made tea from them. His curiosity led him to research these and other forest fungi. He soon become a certified Mushroom Identification Expert in New York State and developed a ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ  - The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) is looking for volunteer weather observers in East Brunswick. CoCoRaHS, a nationwide volunteer precipitation-observing network, with over 15,000 active observers in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, the ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Local residents have their backs up about an approved development of apartment buildings that is planned in a zone bordering Harts Lane and Tices Lane in East Brunswick.  Indeed, there may be many reasons to complain.  A grass-roots group called Preserve East Brunswick Pine ...

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TOMS RIVER, NJ – The Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee met jointly with the Senate Environment and Energy Committee on Thursday at the Toms River Municipal Complex Building to discuss single-use plastics and plastic waste, the harmful effects they have on the environment and how New ...

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EARTH CENTER, SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ-  Local kids will celebrate the end of summer and learn a good deal about conservation and climate at the EARTH Center's week-long exploratory program. The great outdoors turns into a playground and classroom for children who enroll in Middlesex County’s ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Regional Center Partnership  has adopted the 2018 “Somerset County Regional Center Strategic Plan,” a document that outlines the cooperative agenda for Somerville, Bridgewater and Raritan for the next five years. The Strategic Plan defines and prioritizes quality-of-life ...

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TRENTON, NJ  - Legislation sponsored by Senator Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer)appropriating $9.703 million from corporate business tax revenue to the NJ DEP for state capital and park development, preservation, conservation, and recreation projects has been ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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) ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The seventh annual National Moth Week 2018 will be kicked off in East Brunswick, where it was started in 2012, on Saturday, July 21, at 8:30 p.m. in Butterfly Park on Rues Lane. The event is free and open to the public. New and experienced “moth-ers” are invited to bring ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Branches are collected separately from the regular scheduled solid waste collection. Curbside collection of branches is the third full week of the month throughout the year.  The next collection will take place on the week of June 18-22. Residents can also dispose of ...

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EDISON, NJ - State Sen. Patrick Diegnan, Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin, and Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak were recently joined by local elected officials and environmental groups in hailing a $200,000 state appropriation championed by the 18th district legislators to complete the scope of work needed ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - On a hot Friday morning before Memorial Day, volunteers were hard at work planting eggplant, tomatoes, beans and other veggies here in East Brunswick as part of an initiative by the activist group Farmers Against Hunger.  The plot on Fresh Ponds Road was donated by Jim ...

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  TRENTON, NJ – The endangered bog turtle continues to plod along on its way to becoming New Jersey’s State Reptile. Companion legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker (D-16th) to officially designate the bog turtle as the official State Reptile of New Jersey was advanced by the ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Township of East Brunswick will host a Shred Event tomorrow, May 5 from 9 a.m.— 12 p.m. (or until truck is full) at the East Brunswick Recycling Center, 357 Dunhams Corner Road. The event is for East Brunswick residents only. What to bring: Files, receipts, bills, ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar businesses will need to toss those plastic bags and find a more environmentally friendly way to bag purchases. And they would be given until next spring to find that new alternative, under a proposed measure introduced on May 1 by the borough council. If the ordinance is ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - On May 4, 2018, the Rutgers Gardens Farm Market Lettuce Festival will feature Rutgers Scarlet Lettuce, a superfood lettuce with high polyphenol content and strong antioxidant properties. The Lettuce Festival will take place from noon - 3 p.m. at Rutgers Gardens, located at 112 ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - The borough will be holding its third New Jersey Clean Communities Event on Saturday, May 5 from 8:30 a.m. until noon and is calling all civic-minded volunteers, looking to earn community service hours, extra credit or simply to lend a hand to spruce up Milltown's parks for spring ...

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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 fingernails. Applications are now being accepted for the Middlesex County Youth Conservation ...

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WASHINGTON, DC – The Endangered Species Coalition proudly announced the winners of the 2018 Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest, including the grand prize winner, Brandon Xie, a Lexington, Massachusetts fourth-grader. The contest was an integral part of the 13th ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - During East Brunswick’s agricultural years, one of the most active organizations in town was the East Brunswick Grange. Granges were fraternities for farmers that helped promote the well-being of farming in the community. There were many granges across the country during the ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – Spring Freecycling Day is slated for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 21, at the Community Arts Center, 721 Cranbury Road, offering area residents an opportunity to discard unwanted but serviceable household items and also search for “finds” they can use. There is no charge to ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Be alert and get your cameras ready for a rite of spring. East Brunswick Birding invites residents to join them for their Spring Big Day Tour of the township's birding hotspots (including Dallenbach's, Heavenly Farms, Edgeboro Landfill, Bicentennial, Jamesburg and Ireland ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - As climate change increases the risk to trees from severe storms, insects, diseases, drought and fire, a Rutgers University study highlights the need for improved safety in tree-care operations. According to findings published in the American Journal of Industrial ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Free tree seedlings will be available to East Brunswick residents in the month of April as part of the New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign. From 8 am to 1 pm on Saturday, April 14th, residents will be able to pick up tree seedlings at the East Brunswick Recycling Center, 357 ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Township of East Brunswick advises residents about ways to facilitate property cleanup following last week's Nor'easter.   The winter storm resulted in a great deal of damage to trees and and caused many broken branches. Residents are reminded that branches are collected ...

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