Green

September 23, 2018

MADISON, NJ - As a follow up to its successful Town Swap, the Madison Environmental Commission is encouraging residents to go green by hosting individual yard sales on one common date at one common time: Saturday, October 13, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.. “If everyone in town plans a yard sale on the same ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -- County residents are invited to participate in the Fall Fishing Derby for People with Special Needs on Saturday, Sept. 22, at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside. This event is free of charge and runs from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. The Newark Bait and Fly Casting Club are co-sponsoring ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - A festive ribbon cutting will mark 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 ...

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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 ...

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CRANFORD – Cranford resident Kent Lucas was one of 150 commuters who embraced a more sustainable commute by trading in his car keys for pedals during TransOptions’ annual Bike to Work Challenge. Through TransOptions’ GoForGood app, riders tracked their bicycle commute trips and miles from May ...

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WESTFIELD – This year’s Tour of Notable Homes is this Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This longtime Westfield tradition is presented by the Friends of the New Jersey Festival Orchestra and highlights some of the area’s diverse architecture and eclectic home design. “This year we present ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Looking for a chance to pitch in for the environment? Come to a special volunteer event with the Union County Adopt-a-Park program and members of the North Plainfield Shade Tree Advisory Board on Saturday, May 12, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon, and help clean up a section of Green ...

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   MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ -- The Mountainside Historic Committee’s annual geranium and plant sale is set for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 3 - 6, at the Deacon Andrew Hetfield House from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, while supplies last.  This popular event is a harbinger of spring and much ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - In the first collaboration of its kind, the Berkeley Heights Environmental Commission (EC) is partnering with Governor Livingston High School (GL) to host the first annual Tree Walk and Rain Garden Talk on Thursday, April 26 at 11:30 a.m., at Governor Livingston High School ...

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April 22  marked the 48th annual “Earth Day” – a day set aside to enlist all citizens of the planet to come together in a common cause to clean up every person's respective environment.   This Earth Day, Mountainside just got a little more beautiful.  Wearing neon vests, protective clothing ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - The New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife, has announced it will be stocking Union County’s parks and waterways for the opening day of trout season, scheduled for Saturday, April 7 at 8 a.m. Union County rivers and lakes are scheduled to be stocked with 23,950 rainbow trout ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Mountain biking in Watchung Reservation was revisited in the public comment session at the Union County Freeholders meeting on Thursday.  The board had voted not to approve building bike trails in May 2017 after a months-long debate. Jamie Meiselman of Westfield, and co-leader of ...

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  BERNARDS TWP., NJ - This year’s Christmas Bird Count is about to begin—and the data you report has a real and measurable effect on the course of conservation.  One of Audubon’s signature programs, the CBC has collected more than a century’s worth of community observations that provide a ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Houdaille Quarry, often called the “Grand Canyon of Union County”, and normally closed to the public, will be open on Sunday, November 19 from 1:00 p.m. to 3 p.m. for Fall Foliage walks sponsored by the Springfield Environmental Commission. This is a rare chance to get to ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - A group of student volunteers took to the water to help pitch in for the environment. As part of Union County’s Adopt-a-Park Program, earlier this fall the group rowed out to spruce up a “floating wetlands” demonstration project at Surprise Lake in the county’s Watchung ...

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Japanese barberry is a common shrub that could be playing a role in the spread of Lyme disease, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. By planting native shrubs instead of Japanese barberry, property owners can help reduce the risk -- and create a more healthful habitat for butterflies ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Want to go exploring in the Watchung Reservation? Check out the new Watchung Reservation Trails website. The new site features an interactive map designed to help visitors navigate the nearly 2,000 acre Watchung Reservation, the largest of the County’s 36 parks. “With ...

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Springfield, NJ — The Springfield Environmental Commission has announced that the 2017 Houdaille Quarry Walk will take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 19.  Alyson Miller, Chair, reminded potential participants that “The Quarry Walk is a once a year event. There is no other access to ...

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