Talks on Climate Change in NJ, Salamanders and Hydroculture Slated In ‘Option Green’ Series Presented by Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission

February 18, 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK – Why did the salamander cross the road? How much is New Jersey’s climate changing? How do you grow plants without soil?

Talks on these topics will be featured in the “Option Green” Speakers Series co-sponsored by the Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission and East Brunswick Public Library this spring at the library, 2 Jean Walling Civic ...

Union County Freeholders Sponsor New Round of Community Garden Grants for 2017

Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that the 2017 Union County Means Green Community Garden Grants program is now accepting applications for matching grants to start a community garden, or to expand or improve an existing community garden in Union County.

The new round of funding follows on the success of the 2016 Union County Means ...

New Jersey Clean Communities Council Now Accepting Nominations for 2017 Awards

TRENTON – January 26, 2017 – The New Jersey Clean Communities Council (NJCCC) is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Clean Communities Awards, to be presented at the organization’s 14th-annual conference, May 24-25, in West Orange. 

 Each year, the NJCCC honors government agencies, businesses, community organizations, schools, and ...

What's the Buzz? Beekeeping Presentation at the Scotch Plains Public Library on Feb. 9

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Dr. A. Gary Schilling, economist and avid beekeeper, will give an overview of beekeeping and the importance of honey bees at th Scotch Plains Library on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 7:00 p.m. He will bring some of his beekeeping equipment for “show and tell” and there will be time for questions after the presentation. Dr. Shilling is currently on the board of Project ...

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Public Invited to Spot a “Mesmerizing” Bird in Union County Parks

February 16, 2017

Bird watchers and nature fans of all kinds can try their hand at spotting an unusual and elusive bird in Union County parks next month, during the annual “Woodcock Walk.” The free event will be held in the Watchung Reservation on March 14, and in Lenape Park on March 22. Both events begin at 6:15 p.m.

“Among other distinctive traits the American Woodcock is known as harbinger ...