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Elizabeth Just Got Greener with Two, New Community Gardens

April 17, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ – Elizabeth is becoming greener this spring, thanks to the efforts of dozens of volunteers who descended, April17, on two, empty plots to create community gardens at the Elmora branch of the Elizabeth Public Library and at the Elizabeth Housing Authority’s Mravlag Manor   

The projects were spearheaded by Groundwork Elizabeth, and  Executive Director ...

BREAKING: Union County Freeholders Chairman Offers Amended Watchung Reservation Resolution

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Freeholders will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, April 13th, and a resolution on mountain biking in Watchung Reservation is on the agenda.  Currently, bikes are not permitted.

A draft copy of the agenda has been uploaded to the Union County Freeholders website, stating:

2017-329:  CHAIRMAN BRUCE H. BERGEN: Amending Resolution 2016-166, which ...

Help Discover Wildlife in the “Central Park” of Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ – Volunteer scientists and knowledgeable experts are needed for the Union County Bio-Blitz, an annual ‘round the clock survey of flora and fauna in County parks, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced.

The 2017 Union County Bio-Blitz will be conducted in two sessions over a two-day period in Warinanco Park, also known as the “Central Park ...

Union County Celebrates Arbor Day 2017 with Tree Giveaway for Schools

UNION COUNTY, NJ – One hundred trees will be given away to schools on request in recognition of Arbor Day 2017, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is again partnering with the Union County Shade Tree Advisory Board to sponsor the annual Arbor Day Tree Planting Program for schools.

“Union County is proud to support Arbor Day, a great American tradition that celebrates ...

Recycle Unwanted Electronic Equipment at E-cycling Event in Scotch Plains, April 29th

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The County of Union will sponsor a recycling event for electronic equipment on Saturday, April 29.  County residents can get rid of unwanted computers, televisions and other electronic equipment in an environmentally proper manner.

The special E-cycling event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the campus of Union County Vo-Tech Schools located at 1776 Raritan ...

Freeholder Board Offers New “Union County Kids Dig In” Garden Grants for Schools

UNION COUNTY, NJ – Young gardeners now can get their hands dirty with the new “Union County Kids Dig In” garden grant program for schools in Union County, sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Schools with students in grades pre-K through 12 are eligible to apply for a Union County Kids Dig In grant, which are funded through the Union County Open Space, ...

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Lettuce Bowl Workshop at Hanson Park

April 18, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ - Join the Hanson Park Conservancy on Saturday, May 20 at 2:00 p.m. for our Lettuce Bowl Workshop at Hanson Park, 38 Springfield Ave. in Cranford.  In this “make it & take it” workshop we will be using a selection of lettuce, herb and pansy plants to create a container garden to bring home.  Leading the program will be members of the Green Thumb Garden Club ...