Green

November 15, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ - Shortly after 8 o’clock on a misty Saturday morning recently, the collars of two green-plaid boots could be seen peeking up above the dark-gray muck just off Brady Road in Jefferson Township. Barely a step away, Cora Haughney was desperately trying to find her balance on one foot, ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Nixon Elementary School had a beautiful fall day Oct. 19 for its second annual Green Fair. This year’s theme: Renew and Reuse. Students were able to learn about renewable energy sources and finding ways to use household items so they don’t end up in the trash. Students rotated ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The township today announced the roll-out of a “really great and useful tool” to help residents be good recyclers, said Roxbury Recycling Coordinator Kellie Ann Keyes. By using the “Recycle Coach” platform - either as a smartphone app on their mobile devices or through a link on ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Members of the Roxbury High School Roxbotix robotics team recently participated in the Roxbury Adopt-A-Road program as part of the N.J. Clean Communities initiative. The team does this twice a year and receives small mini-grants to help fund their program. The Clean Communities ...

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LAKE HOPATCONG, N.J. - The Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC) awarded the Lake Hopatcong Foundation Floating Classroom an Environmental Achievement Award “for outstanding accomplishment in local environmental protection” at its 45th Annual Environmental Congress at Mercer ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury Township's second annual town-wide Litter Clean-Up Day will take place Saturday, Oct. 13, and town officials are hoping people volunteer to participate. The cleanup will take place 9 a.m. to noon, commencing at the Roxbury Department of Public Works (DPW) office at 96 ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ –  On Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., explore what’s growing in your local community gardens at the Morris County Community Garden Open Gates Weekend. The latest buzz surrounding food and health topics center on the growing number of community gardens ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Kellie Ann Keyes, who runs Roxbury's recycling program was honored recently by Morris County for her efforts, with the county dubbing her its “Rox-Star Recycler.” Keyes was one of 10 people and businesses to receive a 2018 Environmental Excellence Award from the Morris County ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - In honor of Earth Day last Sunday, two Roxbury Schools celebrated the day through sustainable programs. The Eisenhower Middle School Builders Club with the assistance of club advisors, Elizabeth Tucker and Marie Pessolano celebrated the day by cleaning up Eyland Avenue. This club ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - April 22 each year is Earth Day, a global effort to recognize man's responsibility to take care of the planet . This Earth Day the Boy Scouts of Roxbury's Troop 54 conducted their semi-annual garbage cleanup of Mill Road and Little Lane in the Berkshire Valley section of the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The Lake Hopatcong Foundation on Wednesday launched onto Lake Hopatcong its long-awaited "floating classroom" educational vessel. The launch took place at Lake Hopatcong State Park in Landing. The 40-foot covered catamaran pontoon boat seats 40. It will be used to teach area ...

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Asbury, NJ  The Musconetcong Watershed Association (MWA) River Watcher Program is offering free paraprofessional stream monitoring workshops for those 16 years or older who are interested in helping MWA collect scientific data on river water quality.  MWA will assign trainees to teams that will ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna was recently certified as an Earth Care Congregation by Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)'s Environmental Ministries through February 2019. This honor speaks to the great commitment that the First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna has to caring ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury residents are being invited to help clean a waterway that starts in their own backyard: The Musconetcong River. Sponsored by the Warren County-based Musconetcong Watershed Association (MWA), the 26th Annual Musconetcong River Clean-Up is scheduled for April 14, said MWA ...

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  ROXBURY, NJ - With a party at a lakeside restaurant, The Lake Hopatcong Foundation on Sunday showed its appreciation for a new law  that provides $500,000 annually to preserve and maintain the state's largest lake. The non-profit organization hosted the event at the Windlass Restaurant in ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The state will provide $500,000 annually to preserve and maintain Lake Hopatcong, thanks to proposals signed into law Monday by Gov. Chris Christie in his last day in office. One of the new law's sponsors was state Assemblyman Anthony Bucco, who also serves as Roxbury's township ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The water quality of Ledgewood Brook, a stream near the former Fenimore Landfill, has improved dramatically in the years following the state’s capping of the problematic dump, according to a water quality watchdog group. The purity of Ledgewood Brook was tested last June by the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The township might open its recycling center during a weekday after Christmas and New Year’s Day to help residents currently left holding recyclables for several weeks because the holidays fall on their scheduled pickup days. The matter was raised by Roxbury Councilman Richard ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury Mayor and Council was assured recently that a proposed law allocating $500,000 each year for Lake Hopatcong weed control and other maintenance would be a far more stable source of money than past funding plans. The pledge was made by state Assemblyman Anthony Bucco ...

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ROXBURY, NJ –  A paved path being proposed in Roxbury would connect the West Morris Greenway near Horseshoe Lake Park with Ledgewood Park near Mountain Road and Canal Street in Ledgewood. Preliminary plans for the proposed “Righter Road Greenway Trail” were presented Wednesday to the Roxbury ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury High School robotics team, called Roxbotix, recently participated in its semi-annual Adopt-a-Road cleanup through the Roxbury Department of Public Works (DPW) in conjunction with Roxbury Clean Communities. Roxbury’s Clean Communities offers individuals, school groups, ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Nov.15 was National Recycling Day and many Roxbury students attended assemblies dedicated to the topic. Franklin, Jefferson and Kennedy experienced an assembly with Bill Kerwood on reducing, reusing, and recycling while Nixon will see it next Tuesday. Recycling is not just for the ...

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