Teens Spruce up Union County’s “Floating Wetlands” in Watchung Reservation

November 16, 2017

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 Reservation, and they also helped repair a section of trail.

“The wetlands ...

9 Things to do in Plainfield This Weekend: Nov. 11-12

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The temperatures are frigid, but if you dare to venture out, here are nine things to do around Plainfield this weekend.


9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The Union County Adopt-a-Park program and members of the North Plainfield Shade Tree Advisory Board are holding a clean up in Green Brook Park.  Meet at the intersection of Parkview Avenue and Clinton Avenue in ...

The Week Ahead in Plainfield: Nov 6-12

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Here's a look at what's on TAP this week in and around the city.  Read on to learn more about upcoming Plainfield, NJ news and events.  It's going to be a busy week!


An Xbox Gaming event will take place at the Plainfield Public Library at 3:30 p.m.
Want to sing in a choir?  Here's your chance! Join the Community Choir, with ...

Voters Have Chance to Dedicate Polluter's Dollars to Environmental Clean Up

PATERSON, NJ- While the New Jersey governor’s race may be the marquee statewide matchup on the November 7th ballot, voters will also have the chance to cast votes on two ballot questions.

Often referred to as Ballot Question 2, the “Revenue from Environmental Damage Lawsuits Dedicated to Environmental Projects Amendment” asks voters if they want to dedicate funds from ...

Make a Difference Today – Join the Green Brook Park Special Cleanup Event

If you are 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, Nov. 11, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and help clean up a section of Green Brook Park.

Green Brook is part of the Union County Parks system. It is located in Plainfield and extends ...

To Help Reduce Risk of Lyme Disease, Union County Advises “Plant This, Not That”

Union County, NJ--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 and other pollinators, too.

“Union County residents can take action to ...

Union County Introduces New Watchung Reservation Trails Interactive Map and Website

Union County, NJ--The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce 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 over 47 miles of trails, the Watchung Reservation offers hiking experiences for every ...

Plainfield Area Under Flood Warning Sunday

WESTFIELD, NJ — The National Weather Service has declared a flash flood warning for the area late Sunday afternoon until 6:15 p.m. due to heavy rains. A flash flood watch will continue until 6 a.m. Monday.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage areas and low lying ...

Up to 5 Inches of Rain, Up to 55 MPH Winds Possible

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Flash floods could occur between noon today and 4 a.m. Monday, as the National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch and wind advisory..

The most rainfall is predicted to occur between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m., this evening with meteorologists not ruling out an isolated thunderstorm this afternoon, but chances are estimated to be only about 30 percent.

Union ...

Plainfield's Jefferson School Students Enjoy a “Hands to Nature” Outing at the Summit Reeves-Reed Arboretum

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Jefferson School Students recently enjoyed a “Hands to Nature” outing at the Summit Reeves Reed Arboretum.

For years 3rd graders from Jefferson School have been hosted by the Plainfield Garden Club as part of the club’s Civic Outreach.  Earlier this month, on Oct. 6 and 13, a large school bus disembarked children, teachers and parents to be welcomed by ...

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Ash Brook Reservation Tour to Focus on Leaf Collecting and Tree Identification on Sat, Nov. 11

November 9, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Visitors can come for a fun and informative “Let’s Go Leafing!” walk along Ash Brook Reservation’s mysteriously-named Horse Hobble Hill on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 2:00 p.m. The hill is still decorated above and below with bright yellow, deep scarlet, and varying shades of brown autumn leaves. Marc Grobman, Ash Brook Reservation’s trail ...