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Colorful Vines and Groundcovers for the Fall Garden

September 22, 2018

Create a colorful and fragrant fall finale in your garden with groundcovers and vines. Blanket the earth with hardy groundcovers that add seasonal interest. Then direct your eye skyward with vines climbing on trellises, fences and arbors.

Add a cloud of fragrant beauty with the white flowers of sweet autumn clematis. This vigorous vine quickly covers arbors and trellises, providing a colorful ...

Pinkin Lauds BPU Decision to Open Up Application Window for 1,100 Megawatts of Offshore Wind Capacity

TRENTON,NJ – Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee Chairperson Nancy Pinkin (D-Middlesex) issued the following statement Monday on the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities’ unanimous vote to open up an application window for 1,100 megawatts of offshore wind capacity, the largest single-state offshore solicitation in the ...

Plant Easy Care Daffodils Now for Added Spring Beauty

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Daffodils have a cheery presence in the spring garden and are a surefire way to chase away the winter blues. These fall-planted bulbs are also reliable perennials that require no maintenance and are not bothered by deer or other pests. The National Garden Bureau declared 2017 the Year of the Daffodil, and with the fall planting season right around the corner, now is the ...

Assemblywoman Lopez Named New Environment and Solid Waste Committee Vice-chair

Trenton, NJ -  Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez  has been named as the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee Vice-chairwoman. The committee focuses on the protection of the natural and historic resources in the state, as well as the management of waste disposal and recycling.  Among other issues, it is responsible for addressing statewide concerns such as water safety, ...

Electronics Recycling Program Comes to Edison

Edison, NJ -  The Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders has organized an Electronics Recycling Program. This one-day-only drop-off event will be held on Saturday, September 29th from 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM.  The event will take place at Papaianni Park, by the Edison Municipal Building, 100 Municipal Blvd., Edison, New Jersey.

County residents can drop of  televisions, ...

New Master Gardener Classes for 2018-2019

The Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County is offering both daytime and evening sessions of its Master Gardener classes. Orientation (attendance is optional) will be on Thursday, Sept. 6 at 6:30 p.m. for Thursday evening classes and Friday, Sept. 7 at 9:30 a.m. for Friday morning classes. The program officially starts on Sept. 13 and 14. This program is open to all New Jersey ...

Pinkin Chairs Meeting on the Reduction of "Single-Use Plastics"

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 Jersey can minimize and eventually end our reliance on single-use plastic ...

EARTH CENTER To Host Eco-Ventures Program

EARTH CENTER, SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ-  Middlesex County students in grades 3 through 6 can register for “Eco-Ventures at the EARTH Center.”  Between Aug. 27 and August 31, the EARTH Center will be conducting a week-long exploratory program. Local children will celebrate the end of summer and learn a good deal about conservation and climate. The program runs from 9 a.m. to 2 ...

Bateman Secures $9.7M for NJDEP Projects

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 signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy.

“New Jersey is blessed with some of the ...

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