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Somerville: Volunteers Needed for Earth Day Clean-up and Planting Projects

April 19, 2018

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Volunteers are needed for a variety of clean-up projects beginning Saturday, April 21 including clean-up along the Peter Brook and planting of seedlings on Sunday, April 22.

The projects coincide with the national celebration of Earth Day.

Volunteers are asked to meet at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Somerville High School parking lot on Davenport Street. Teams will set ...

World Series Competition is For the Birds

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ – Somerset County naturalist Ben Barkley believes that the World Series of Birding is the ideal event to hook kids on birding and introduce them to a lifelong passion for conservation.

He should know; it happened to him. His experience with the annual event as a teen helped him discover his path to a career in conservation, and he’s working to do the same for the ...

Park Commission Celebrates Arbor Day wth Free Tree Giveaway

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Native trees will be given away free by the Somerset County Park Commission at two locations to celebrate Arbor Day.

Trees will be distributed on Friday, April 27 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Environmental Education Center (EEC) located at 190 Lord Stirling Road in Basking Ridge, and the Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden located at Colonial Park, Parking Lot A, 156 ...

Endangered Bog Turtle Plods Through Senate Towards Official Designation as State Reptile

 

TRENTON, NJ - The endangered bog turtle is one step closer to being designated New Jersey's official state reptile, following State Senate approval of legislation sponsored by Senator Kip Bateman (R-Somerset, Mercer, Middlesex, Hunterdon) and inspired by students from Princeton.

Riverside Elementary School Students Kyle Grzmala and Hayah Mian, and their teacher Mark Eastburn, ...

Freeholders Recognize Horticultural Therapy Week

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Freeholders recognized New Jersey Horticultural Therapy Week at its March 13th meeting, presenting a proclamation to Branchburg resident and horticultural therapist Laura DePrado.

A proclamation in recognition of a story she wrote that was published in the Journal of Therapeutic Horticulture was also presented by Eric Wadle, a representative of ...

Former Somerset Prosecutor Geoffey Soriano Appointed Interim Park Director

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Former Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey D. Soriano has been appointed Interim Somerset County Park Secretary/Director by the Somerset County Park Commissioners.

Soriano’s appointment is effective Monday, April 2. He will replace Raymond Brown who announced his retirement effective Tuesday, May 1, 2018. The announcement was made on the occasion of ...

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