Humming Along: Girl Scout Project, Volunteer Efforts Yield New 'Pollinators Meadow' in Watchung Reservation

August 13, 2018

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - A new 'pollinator meadow' -- providing bees, butterflies, birds and other pollinators a new home in Union County’s Watchung Reservation -- has been created when an open field was recently replanted with native wildflowers and transformed into a flourishing habitat.

The pollinator meadow is located along a paved access road that runs between the western ...

Green Summit Brews Up Household Item Restoration Event Set for Sept. 22

SUMMIT, NJ - Operating with a motto of "Toss It, No Way," the Repair Café concept, begun in the Netherlands nearly a decade ago by Amsterdam-bases journalist / publicist Martine Postma, which sees volunteers gather to repair furniture, electronics and other household items for free as part of an effort to keep those items out of the ...

Toxic Take Back: Area Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Event Set for Aug. 4

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - Unwanted household chemicals and other designated household items -- from old mercury thermostats to automobile tires -- can be recycled at a free event hosted by Union County on August 4, from 9 a.m. -  2 p.m., at the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools campus in Scotch Plains.

In addition, for this event only, both ...

Heavy Metal: Area Scrap Material Recycling Dates Set for August 2, 18

ELIZABETH, NJ - The summer months -- before heading on vacation and prior to the start of the school year -- are a particularly convenient time to recycle old household items.

Union County's scrap metal recycling program continues to run on the first Thursday and third Saturday of each month from April through November. There are two upcoming events: Thursday, ...

Deserted But Adopted: Volunteers Help 'Spruce Up' Watchung Reservation Village

MOUNTAINSIDE, MJ - Student volunteers from the Mitzvah Mania youth community service program recently visited the Deserted Village of Feltville, not to search for ghosts but rather to plant spruce trees and pine trees as part of a Union County Adopt-a-Park project.

Mitzvah Mania is a program of the Jewish Federation of Greater Metro West NJ. It  provides students from age 12 to 16 ...

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