Hillsborough Will Distribute 2,000 Free Tree Seedlings

April 21, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The New Jersey Tree Recovery campaign is working to help communities throughout the state replace trees uprooted, torn apart and destroyed by Superstorm Sandy in 2012, as well as the more recent Nor’easters that ripped through New Jersey.

Statewide, more than 90,000 free seedlings will be distributed.

The Hillsborough Department of Works will distribute 2,000 ...

World Series Competition is For the Birds

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ – Somerset County naturalist Ben Barkley believes that the World Series of Birding is the ideal event to hook kids on birding and introduce them to a lifelong passion for conservation.

He should know; it happened to him. His experience with the annual event as a teen helped him discover his path to a career in conservation, and he’s working to do the same for the ...

Park Commission Celebrates Arbor Day wth Free Tree Giveaway

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Native trees will be given away free by the Somerset County Park Commission at two locations to celebrate Arbor Day.

Trees will be distributed on Friday, April 27 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Environmental Education Center (EEC) located at 190 Lord Stirling Road in Basking Ridge, and the Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden located at Colonial Park, Parking Lot A, 156 ...

Endangered Bog Turtle Plods Through Senate Towards Official Designation as State Reptile


TRENTON, NJ - The endangered bog turtle is one step closer to being designated New Jersey's official state reptile, following State Senate approval of legislation sponsored by Senator Kip Bateman (R-Somerset, Mercer, Middlesex, Hunterdon) and inspired by students from Princeton.

Riverside Elementary School Students Kyle Grzmala and Hayah Mian, and their teacher Mark Eastburn, ...

Freeholders Recognize Horticultural Therapy Week


SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Freeholders recognized New Jersey Horticultural Therapy Week at its March 13th meeting, presenting a proclamation to Branchburg resident and horticultural therapist Laura DePrado.

A proclamation in recognition of a story she wrote that was published in the Journal of Therapeutic Horticulture was also presented by Eric Wadle, a representative of ...

Former Somerset Prosecutor Geoffey Soriano Appointed Interim Park Director

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Former Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey D. Soriano has been appointed Interim Somerset County Park Secretary/Director by the Somerset County Park Commissioners.

Soriano’s appointment is effective Monday, April 2. He will replace Raymond Brown who announced his retirement effective Tuesday, May 1, 2018. The announcement was made on the occasion of ...

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