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Families Invited to Participate in Open House at Watchung Reservation on May 13

April 26, 2017

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ  – Union County families are invited to attend “Watchung Day,” a bi-annual interactive family festival taking place on Saturday, May 13, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Watchung Reservation. Last fall, the event attracted more than 100 local youths and their families. Activities offered include: BB, archery, outdoor cooking, STEM fun, ...

Scenes from Scotch Plains Earth Day

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Township of Scotch Plains marked Earth Day on Saturday, April 22, with clean-up at sites around the town and variety of eco-friendly activities and crafts at the Alan Augustine Village Green. 

Mayor Al Smith, Councilman Ted Spera, Township Manager Al Mirabella and Margaret Heisey joined volunteers, sponsors and children in the activities.

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Scenes from Fanwood Earth Day

FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood hosted its 28th Earth Day event on Saturday, April 22 with an organized clean-up at sites around the borough.

Mayor Colleen Mahr, Council members Russ Huegel, Tom Kranz, Kathy Mitchell, Erin McElroy-Barker, and Jack Molinaar, joined the Fanwood Environmental Commission, DPW and volunteer residents in the event.

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Scotch Plains Announces Tree Replacement Program

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains prides itself on the preservation and maintenance of its natural resources and is committed to preserving environmental integrity by planting trees and other plant life throughout the township's parks and neighborhoods.    

If your property had a township tree which fell during a storm or was lost or removed due to disease or age, and ...

Electronics Recycling Event Planned at Union County VoTech on April 29

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- An Electronics Recycling Event will be held on Saturday, April 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Union County Vo-Tech (1776 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains).

The event will be held rain or shine and is open to all Union County residents. A six item limit will be imposed. Pre-registration is not required. Computers, monitors, laptops, fax machines, ...

Earth Day Celebration Set for Sat, April 22

The Township of Scotch Plains will celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with an organized clean-up at sites around the town and variety of eco-friendly activities and crafts on The Village Green provided by its partners. Register at CommunityPass - Spring 2017 - Earth Day. 

Pickups for leaves, limbs, brush and gum balls will begin ...

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 event takes place this year on Sunday May 21, 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. on the grounds of the Union County Demonstration ...

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 College Continues Legacy of 600-Year Old Basking Ridge White Oak by Donating its Progeny

CRANFORD – Union County College (UCC) President Margaret M. McMenamin led the celebration of the donation of the progeny of the Basking Ridge White Oak Tree on Tuesday, April 11.

President McMenamin was joined by UCC Board of Trustees Chairman Victor M. Richel, Union County Freeholder Chairman Bruce Bergen, Co-chair of the Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church Committee Bill Emmitt, Bernards ...

BREAKING: Union County Freeholders Chairman Offers Amended Watchung Reservation Resolution

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, stating:

2017-329:  CHAIRMAN BRUCE H. BERGEN: Amending Resolution 2016-166, which ...

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