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Teens Spruce up Union County’s “Floating Wetlands” in Watchung Reservation

November 12, 2017

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - A group of student volunteers took to the water to help pitch in for the environment. As part of Union County’s Adopt-a-Park Program, earlier this fall the group rowed out to spruce up a “floating wetlands” demonstration project at Surprise Lake in the county’s Watchung Reservation, and they also helped repair a section of trail.

“The wetlands ...

DEP Helps Groundwork Elizabeth Prepare Gardens- Grows Healthy Produce for Residents

Elizabeth, N.J.--Deputy Commissioner David Glass joined 52 DEP employees to harvest vegetables, tidy gardens, and spread mulch as part of a volunteer effort undertaken in partnership with Groundwork Elizabeth to prepare community garden plots in the City of Elizabeth, Union County.

The group gathered Friday, October 27 to prepare individual gardens at the Elmora Community Garden behind the ...

To Help Reduce Risk of Lyme Disease, Union County Advises “Plant This, Not That”

Union County, NJ--Japanese barberry is a common shrub that could be playing a role in the spread of Lyme disease, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. By planting native shrubs instead of Japanese barberry, property owners can help reduce the risk -- and create a more healthful habitat for butterflies and other pollinators, too.

“Union County residents can take action to ...

Celebrate the Holidays with Sound, Light, Model Trains and Family Fun

A favorite Union County tradition returns this year with the annual Holiday Sound and Light Show hosted by The Model Railroad Club.

The centerpiece of the festive extravaganza is the club’s sprawling, meticulously detailed HO scale model train layout at the A. Paul Mallery Model Railroad Center, conveniently located in a mixed-use area of Union County’s Lenape Park off Route 22 ...

Union County Introduces New Watchung Reservation Trails Interactive Map and Website

Union County, NJ--The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce the new Watchung Reservation Trails website. The new site features an interactive map designed to help visitors navigate the nearly 2,000 acre Watchung Reservation, the largest of the County’s 36 parks.

“With over 47 miles of trails, the Watchung Reservation offers hiking experiences for every ...

Springfield Township Committee Meeting: Letter of Support for Adult Daycare at Holy Cross Lutheran Church

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Pastor David Knecht requested and received a “Letter of Support” from the Township Committee to participate in a national program called PACE that provides adult daycare to seniors on Medicare and Medicaid. The Church has 20,000 square feet of available space and is expected to provide daycare to 100 seniors on a daily basis with 60 employees. Holy Cross Lutheran ...

Where in the World is David Brearley? Union County history trading cards are available at Four Centuries In A Weekend sites

Elizabeth, NJ--While you may still be searching for that lost Mookie Wilson or Bucky Dent card, children of all ages are invited to hunt down and collect Union County’s new History Trading Cards this weekend.

Historic sites across Union County that are celebrating the Four Centuries In A Weekend history event will have cards to give out, from Alexander Hamilton, who studied at Snyder ...

Rich In History- Elizabeth Sites Share the Spotlight in County’s Four Centuries in a Weekend Event

ELIZABETH, NJ –Take a walk through history at Union County’s annual civic heritage event, “Four Centuries in a Weekend: A Journey through Union County’s History” on Saturday, October 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 22 from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the County Board of Chosen Freeholders, along with staff and volunteers at 35 historic ...

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