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Welcome to the First day of Spring

March 20, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ - Spring has finally arrived! The mercury in that old thermometer is slowly starting to rise, giving us warmer days, and with the recent setting of our clocks forward by one hour, longer days. 

According to The Old Farmers Almanac, the spring equinox starts on Wednesday, March 20, at 5:58 p.m. marking the astronomical first day of spring in the ...

Spot the New Falcon in Town on the Falcon Cam

ELIZABETH, NJ - As the courtship season begins for peregrine falcons, residents of all ages and visitors from all over the world can observe and study one of the fastest animals on earth by, tuning in to the Union County Falcon Cam.

“The Falcon Cam is a great opportunity for residents of all ages to experience and learn about peregrine falcons up close,” said Freeholder Chair Bette ...

From Garden to Bouquet – Growing Your Own Cut Flowers

ELIZABETH, NJ - Keep your flower vases filled all summer long with beautiful blossoms picked right from your own garden and containers. Growing seeds, plants, and tender bulbs that can double as cut flowers makes it easy to create casual, fresh-cut bouquets for your dinner table, guest room or to share with family and friends.

For early spring flowers, look to spring-blooming bulbs like tulips ...

Schools Invited to Apply for 2019 Union County Kids Dig In Garden Grants

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Schools with students in grades pre-K through 12 are eligible to apply once again for the Union County Kids Dig In grant for 2019. The program is designed to help schools provide enriching educational experiences while encouraging students to give back to the Union County community through donations of fresh produce. The grants are funded through the Union County Open Space, ...

Union County Freeholder Board offers “UC Means Green” Grants for Community Gardens

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced that applications are now open for the 2019 Union County Means Green community garden grants program. UC Means Green fosters improved nutrition as well as new opportunities for education, recreation, social activities, community service and neighborhood beautification through the experience of growing fresh produce in ...

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