Plainfield 2017 Arbor Day Celebration

April 23, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ - A celebration of trees will take place at Plainfield's City Hall on April 28th.  Arbor Day, celebrated on the last Friday of April, was first observed in 1872 in Nebraska, an idea originated by Julius Sterling Morton of Detroit.

Here in Plainfield, the Shade Tree Commission invites residents to its 2017 celebration at 11:00 am.  This year's Arbor Day planting ...

Debate Over Bike Trails in Watchung Reservation Continues at Union County Freeholders Meeting

ELIZABETH, NJ — Debate about the possible addition of trails for mountain biking in Watchung Reservation continued at Thursday night’s Union County Freeholders meeting. The county had asked for input regarding the trails in February, which sparked an outpouring of people into the subsequent board meetings.

A resolution regarding mountain biking had appeared on the agenda for ...

Wardlaw-Hartridge School Hosts Clean Water Action Conference

EDISON, NJ -- The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison hosted a Clean Water Action’s 31st annual conference on April 8. This annual event brings together over 200 residents, organizational leaders, scientists, policymakers, teachers and students who are focused on protecting water and creating more resilient and healthy communities.

W-H teachers Katherine Heiss of Red Bank and Donna ...

Union County Freeholder Meeting on April 13 Canceled

ELIZABETH - The Union County Freeholders meeting that was scheduled for tonight has been canceled.  An email has been sent out by the county, and it is noted on the website. 

Due to potential health and public safety issues caused by a water main break on Elizabethtown Plaza in Elizabeth, tonight’s Union County Freeholder meeting has been canceled. The rescheduled date will be ...

Union County College Continues Legacy of Basking Ridge White Oak by Donating its Progeny

CRANFORD – Union County College President Margaret M. McMenamin led the celebration of the donation of the progeny of the Basking Ridge White Oak Tree on April 11. President McMenamin was joined by Union County College Board of Trustees Chairman Victor M. Richel, Union County Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen, Co-chair of the Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church Committee Bill Emmitt, ...

BREAKING: Union County Freeholders Chairman Offers Amended Watchung Reservation Resolution

UPDATED:  Tonight's meeting has been canceled due to a water main break. 

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Freeholders will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, April 13th, and a resolution on mountain biking in Watchung Reservation is on the agenda.  Currently, bikes are not permitted.

A draft copy of the agenda has been uploaded to the Union County Freeholders website, ...

Spring Garden Fair and Plant Sale Returns to Union County May 21

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - A rainy spring is setting the stage for a promising summer growing season, and gardening enthusiasts can stock up on plants, seedlings and other supplies at the 28th annual Master Gardeners of Union County Spring Garden Fair and Plant Sale.

The Spring Garden Fair takes place this year on Sunday May 21, 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. on the grounds of the Union County ...

Plainfield Happenings Weekend of April 8-9

PLAINFIELD, NJ - This Saturday is Eggzactly what you need when the Easter Bunny comes to Plainfield.

At 10:15 am on Saturday, join the hunt for Easter eggs near the Parkside Grove part of Cedar Brook Park.  Bring your own basket to collect eggs, and enjoy the petting zoo, games, and kite flying, too.  The first 200 children will receive free chocolate bunnies.

Then visit the ...

Union County Celebrates Arbor Day 2017 with Tree Giveaway for Schools

UNION COUNTY, NJ – One hundred trees will be given away to schools on request in recognition of Arbor Day 2017, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is again partnering with the Union County Shade Tree Advisory Board to sponsor the annual Arbor Day Tree Planting Program for schools.

“Union County is proud to support Arbor Day, a great American tradition that celebrates ...

Help Discover Wildlife in the “Central Park” of Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ – Volunteer scientists and knowledgeable experts are needed for the Union County Bio-Blitz, an annual ‘round the clock survey of flora and fauna in County parks, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced.

The 2017 Union County Bio-Blitz will be conducted in two sessions over a two-day period in Warinanco Park, also known as the “Central Park ...

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