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Severe Thunderstorm Watch and Flash Flood Warning in Effect for Union County for Friday Evening

July 27, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ - A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for the Union County area until 10 p.m. Friday evening. Along with that storm and Flash Flood warning has also been issued until 6 p.m. 

The Weather Service reports that winds in excess of 40 mph and pea size hail are possible with this storm.

“Torrential rainfall can occur with this ...

Sensory Friendly Trail at Watchung Reservation Official Ribbon Cutting is Monday, Aug. 20

An official ribbon cutting by members of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will mark the opening of the first-ever Sensory Trail at the Watchung Reservation and in the county.

The ribbon cutting will take place at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 20, at the head of the trail, behind the Trailside Nature and Science Center. The trail will be open and accessible to all and allow residents to ...

If You Build It, They Will Hum: New Meadow for Pollinators in Watchung Reservation

Bees, butterflies, birds and other pollinators have a new home in Union County’s Watchung Reservation, where an open field was recently replanted with native wildflowers and transformed into a flourishing habitat.

The new pollinator meadow is located along a paved access road that runs between the western corner of the Loop and the bottom of the parking lot at the Trailside Nature and ...

Mountainside is One of Nine School Districts to Get Free Recycling Bins From Union County

Students throughout Union County can toss their recyclables into new recycling bins this fall, thanks to a free distribution program administered by Union County and funded by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. In all, 56 schools in nine municipalities received the bins.

“When students recycle in our schools, they learn lifelong lessons about environmental ...

Scrap Metal Recycling To Take Place on Aug. 2 and 18, in Cranford and Rahway

All residents are urged to continue to participate in countywide scrap metal recycling initiatives that will be held throughout the rest of the summer.

Scrap metal recycling continues to run on the first Thursday and third Saturday of each month from April through November. There are two upcoming events: Thursday, Aug. 2 and Saturday, Aug. 18. Both events will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Free Recycling of Household Hazardous Waste for Union County Residents in Scotch Plains, August 4

Ammunition and fireworks accepted – August event only

“Mercury Bounty”$5.00 gift card for residents turning in mercury thermostats

Union County residents can safely dispose of unwanted household chemicals and other designated household items, from old mercury thermostats to automobile tires, by bringing them to the next free Household Hazardous Waste recycling event on ...

Union County Park Contributes 'Natural Fireworks' to Holiday Festivities Thanks to Adopt-A-Park Volunteers

Union County’s Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield celebrated Independence Day in its own fashion, with a natural display of colorful native flowers around the shoreline of Cedar Brook Lake.

The flowering plants and shrubs are part of a restoration project aimed at improving wildlife habitats in County parks.

“We have been restoring landscapes and gardens in Union County parks to ...

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Sensory Friendly Trail at Watchung Reservation Official Ribbon Cutting is Monday, Aug. 20

August 14, 2018

An official ribbon cutting by members of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will mark the opening of the first-ever Sensory Trail at the Watchung Reservation and in the county.

The ribbon cutting will take place at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 20, at the head of the trail, behind the Trailside Nature and Science Center. The trail will be open and accessible to all and allow residents to ...