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August 5, 2022

The Colts Neck Shade Tree is having a workshop to build your own traps on Saturday, Aug. 6, 9-11am at the Colts Neck Library, lower level meeting room supplies provided but extra scissors and hot glue guns are welcome.

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NEW JERSEY - The Center for Vector Biology (CVB), part of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, recently launched ‘New Jersey Ticks 4 Science!’, a citizen-led science project supported by the state that asks New Jerseyans to submit tick specimens they ...

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William (Bill) D. Kastning (pictured above), a Holmdel resident, was appointed executive director for the Monmouth Conservation Foundation (MCF) in 2012. Previously Kastning lived in Millstone Township for 12 years when he served on the Township Committee, Planning Board and the Zoning Board of ...

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Monmouth County, NJ - The Automotive Technology Department (AUTO) and the STEM Institute at Brookdale Community College are responding to state and industry demand for automotive professionals trained in the maintenance and repair of electric vehicles (EV). They will be infusing EV technology ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Monarch butterflies, which have been seen locally in parks and gardens, are now an endangered species, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature.  The statement from the IUCN was issued Thursday, and said that the downgrade of the monarch butterfly's status is ...

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In support of its continued commitment to the environment and support of the communities it serves, FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE) has set a goal to plant 20,000 trees throughout its service territory in 2022. About 10,000 of the trees will be planted over the next two weeks during events surrounding ...

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NEW JERSEY: The "Bag Up NJ" campaign is the New Jersey Clean Communities Council’s new single use plastic and paper bag ban outreach campaign, which has a simple message: Bring your own reusable bag(s) when you shop. This means you can still use plastic bags but it's a BYOB situation: Bring ...

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Red Bank, NJ: With warmer days ahead, more people will be enjoying the river - whether by boat, kayak, SUP, or from shore. This month's meeting will highlight recent water quality data from NJDEP, as well as ways for boaters to help protect water quality in the Two Rivers. What: The Rally for ...

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As part of its plan to modernize the electric distribution system, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE), will begin installing smart meters on customers’ homes and businesses throughout its service territory in 2023.   JCP&L’s plan was ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ - As the issue of developing historic Potter's Farm (located off exit 114 at the gateway of Holmdel and Middletown) heats up again, its future is up to volunteers on the Holmdel Zoning Board. The Board, led by Ralph Blumenthal, will hear the application continued this Wednesday at ...

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Red Bank, NJ: Taking a walk down to the Navesink River at this time of year is one of the most enjoyable ventures you can do. Always bring a pair of binoculars. The abundance of wildlife shows the richness of the marine environment as you spot giant Blue Herons, all types of species of ducks, ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - New Jersey’s ban on single-use plastic products is inching closer, prompting local businesses to assess how to continue operation if they are no longer allowed to use plastic bags. P.L. 2020 c117, which was signed into law on November 4, 2020, will go into effect on May 4, ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ - Great news has arrived for those who seek the outdoors in Holmdel. Holmdel is already blessed with open space and recreation amenities through county and local planning. However, trailblazers on foot and bicycle have yet another reason to smile as the town received a $114,000 Monmouth ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ - A redefined use for dedicated open space and recreation funds is on the way for public consideration, according to the new agenda for next week's meeting in town. A stormwater management study is also planned for a vote during the meeting. Flood prone properties have been targeted ...

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Pictured above is Brooke Jorgensen standing near her kiosk project at Bayonet Farm's Harding House in Holmdel.  HOLMDEL, NJ: Brooke Jorgensen,16, from Scouts (Boy Scouts of America) Troop 331G of Holmdel is working towards earning the rank of Eagle Scout. Jorgensen's Eagle project was ...

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As temperatures fall, FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE) customers can take steps to manage their energy use while keeping warm. Cool temperatures can often lead to rising energy usage for customers as the need for heat increases and HVAC systems strain to keep up with higher demand. While customers ...

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Tree plantings and pollinator gardens in Maryland. Recycling programs in Pennsylvania. Nesting platforms and paper-use reduction initiatives in Ohio. E-waste events in West Virginia. Clean energy overhauls in New Jersey.  Across FirstEnergy’s footprint, Green Teams – teams of employees at each ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ - On Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. the Environmental Commission will meet in person  in the Court Room at Town Hall.  The group is all volunteer and appointed to various terms. It's Chaired by Bill Kastning.  Board Members Name Term Length Term ...

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 Letting rainwater leave your property can interfere with groundwater recharge and possibly cause flooding, ice slicks in the winter, and pollution of downstream lakes and streams. Rain gardens are one possible solution available to homeowners. Commercial properties can use them too. Decide on ...

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