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May 8, 2020

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Technical difficulties with the Duke Farms Eagle cam will prevent millions of fans from watching the two Bald Eagle hatchlings continue to grow and spread their wings. A notice was posted on the Duke Farms website explaining the problem: "After several days of ...

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  Dorsal view of a pinned Asian giant hornet, Vespa mandarinia. This species commonly reaches close to 2 inches in length. Photo: Quinlyn Baine, Washington State Department of Agriculture. Although media reports have triggered panic over the Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia), ...

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GREEN BROOK, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission has closed Washington Rock State Park, after it re-opened briefly last weekend over concerns with social distancing and potential for spreading the coronavirus (COVID-19). Perched on the edge of the Watchung Mountains, the facility is a ...

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NEW YORK - Visitors to New Jersey' state and county parks were on their best behavior this weekend, according to Gov. Phil Murphy, who rescinded an executive order issued three weeks ago that had shut down the parks to inhibit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) through social ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - New Jersey's state parks and county parks re-opened at sunrise Saturday, but privately-owned Duke Farms will remain closed to the public. Gov. Phil Murphy last week rescinded an executive order issued three weeks ago shutting all state and country parks and golf courses in an ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy went online late this morning and tweeted that he has decided to allow all state and county parks and golf courses to re-open on May 2. Social distancing will continue to be mandated, according to his post. On April 21, the Somerset County Park Commission ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Wednesday, April 22 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and 50 years of proactive efforts to preserve and protect the planet for future generations according to members of the. Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee. Democrats Nancy Pinkin (D-Middlesex), James Kennedy ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - How are you celebrating Earth Day? Somerset County Freeholder Melonie Marano, recycling liaison, urges residents to register for a free informative webinar titled “New Jersey’s Changing Climate,” presented by Dr. David A. Robinson from Rutgers University to be live- streamed on ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - There are not many upsides to being stuck at home during a pandemic. But since our shelter-in-place orders overlap with the start of spring and the 50th anniversary of Earth Day (April 22), it does present a unique opportunity to get acquainted with the plant and animal life ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ - Earlier this week, Somerset County announced it was shutting down curbside recycling pickups throughout Somerset County to help counteract the spread of the Coroniavirus (COVID-19), until further notice. This morning, that order was rescinded, and pick-ups at the curb will ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission Leonard J. Buck Garden began celebrating the coming of Spring Tuesday with the opening of its annual “Art & Photography Exhibit” focusing on the beauty of the diverse moods and seasons of Leonard J. Buck Garden. The exhibit is presented in ...

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WASHINGTON - A bi-partisan bill co-sponsored by New Jersey Rep. Tom Malinowski D-7th - the Protect and Restore America’s Estuaries Act - that would reauthorize and expand the  National Estuary Program passed the House Wednesday by a vote of 355-62. The NEP provides grants to 28 states to improve ...

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TRENTON, NJ - State Sen. Kip Bateman’s legislation banning the sale or installation of equipment containing greenhouse gases passed the Senate Monday. The bipartisan bill would transition the State to less harmful alternatives by prohibiting hydrofluorocarbons and other gases that threaten the ...

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  TRENTON, NJ - State Sen.Kip Bateman’s legislation to establish a council to make recommendations for the future of recycling in the state passed the Senate. “There have been significant changes in the global recycling market, and the impact is being felt throughout our counties and towns,” ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Sen. Kip Bateman and Sen.Kristin Corrado are sponsors of a series of bills appropriating almost $215 million in constitutionally dedicated funds for farm and land preservation, and clean water and Blue Acres projects. “New Jerseyans have long supported open space and farmland ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Township officials unveiled Kaptain Kleanup at last week's Committee meeting. Mayor Frank DelCore, Rich Resavy, director of the Department of Public Works and office administrator Sheila Castellano - both of whom are the township's Clean Communities Grant Co-Coordinators, ...

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NORTH BRANCH, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission will be accepting natural Christmas trees for recycling from Thursday, Dec. 26th through Friday, Jan. 31st, 2020. Somerset County residents may bring their tree to Colonial Park Gardens, Parking Lot F, 156 Mettlers Road in Somerset, Franklin ...

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  TRENTON, NJ - Legislation co-sponsored by state Sen. Kip Bateman (R-16) and Kristin Corrado (R-40) to fuel farmland preservation in New Jersey was approved Monday by the Senate and Environment Committee. The bill appropriates more than $32 million in funds that have been constitutionally ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The Somerset County Park Commission is seeking volunteers to assist with “Sourlands Stewardship Day,” a climbing-focused clean-up day on Saturday, Nov. 2, rom 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The event will stage at the Sourlands Mountain Preserve, 421 East Mountain Road. The clean-up ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The Somerset County Park Commission is seeking volunteers to assist with “Sourlands Stewardship Day,” a climbing-focused clean-up day on Saturday, Nov. 2, rom 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The event will stage at the Sourlands Mountain Preserve, 421 East Mountain Road. The clean-up ...

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TRENTON, NJ - State Sen. Kip Bateman (R-16th) commended the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s decision to deny permits for the proposed PennEast pipeline. “I am pleased that the state Department of Environmental Protection rejected PennEast’s pipeline permits,” said Bateman ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Sen. Kip Bateman’s resolution designating Oct. 8th as Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day in New Jersey was signed by Gov. Phil Murphy Tuesday. The date is significant, chosen for hydrogen’s atomic weight, 1.008. “The annual observance will help promote these clean, safe and virtually ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The Raritan River Greenway Bikeway Duke Farms Connector Trail is now open. This half-mile section of paved, 10-foot-wide multi-use trail connects to the Nevius Street pedestrian bridge in Raritan to the North Gate entrance to Duke Farms in Hillsborough, and provides access to ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Hillsborough Business Association has launched Hillsborough Harvest to heighten awareness of the vibrant farming community in the township. The promotion is featured on the Hillsborough Business Association website. Hillsborough Township is the premier agricultural ...

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MONTGOMERY, NJ - The Sourland Conservancy will host the 8th Annual Sourland Spectacular on Saturday Sept. 7th, from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. with proceeds helping to preserve and protect the ecological and historic resources of the Sourland Mountain. The “Five Mile Almost Flat Family Fun Ride” has been a ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - Somerset County Planning Director Walter C. Lane, AICP/PP, was among six champions of the Raritan River recognized for their good works at 11th annual Sustainable Raritan River Conference. Three individuals and one organization received Sustainable Raritan River Awards at the ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Legislation sponsored by state Sen. Kip Bateman (R-16) and state Sen. Kristin Corrado (R-40) that would approve and provide affordable loans to local governments and public water utilities for environmental infrastructure projects through the New Jersey Infrastructure Bank has passed ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Sourland Conservancy will host the 16th Annual Sourland Mountain Festival featuring six hours of live music, local food, craft beer, wine and spirits, mountain history, and family activities on Saturday June 22, from 3-10 p.m. Proceeds will be used to preserve and protect ...

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