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2017 Events Calendar - Earth Day, Earth Week
And Environmental Education Week


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Events for Earth Day 2017 will be posted as they are submitted!


April 30, 2017
DATE: April 1, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: West Essex Trail Cleanup
COUNTY: Essex
TIME(S): 9 am to 12 noon
LOCATION: Meeting points: 280 Grove Avenue, Cedar Grove, NJ and 201 Fairview Avenue, Verona, NJ.
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: All volunteers are welcome to participate and must sign a liability waiver at the event.
CONTACT: Gloria Machnowski, Chairperson, Verona Environmental Commission
DESCRIPTION: Volunteers needed for Massive West Essex Trail Cleanup from Fairview Avenue in Verona to Pompton Avenue in Cedar Grove. This is a picturesque cycling and hiking strip of woods that crosses the Peckman River. Work boots and gloves are recommended. Organized by the Verona and Cedar Grove Environmental Commissions.
PHONE#: 973-641-7355
E-MAIL ADDRESS: veronaenvironmental@gmail.com
WEBSITE: www.veronaec.org
DATE: April 8, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Collingswood Green Festival
COUNTY: Camden
TIME(S): 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
LOCATION: Downtown Collingswood, just off Haddon Avenue, Near Irving Avenue
AUDIENCE: All residents of Collingswood and surrounding communities are welcome
DESCRIPTION: Join us for our annual Green Festival on Irvin Avene, off of Haddon Avenue and near the PATCO Speedline. Learn about local sustainable foods, organic gardening, water conservation, renewable energy, environmentally-friendly construction, and more! We also offer on-site recycling for paper shredding, electronics (old TVs, monitors, laptops, radios, FAX machines, keyboards, DVD players, stereo equipment, typewriters, VCRs, scanners, printers), and household hazardous waste. Buy shade trees, backyard composters, and rain barrels at low, subsidized prices. Local produce and other organic vendors will be present for your hungry needs, and local artisans show off their eco-friendly/recycled material crafts and jewelry.
WEBSITE: http://collingswood.com/arts/greenfestival
DATE: April 8, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Hamilton Township Stream Cleanup
COUNTY: Mercer
TIME(S): 8am-12pm
LOCATION: Kuser Farm Park near the mansion
AUDIENCE: Everyone
CONTACT: John Balletto
DESCRIPTION: Volunteers needed to cleanup various sites in Hamilton Township. Meet at Kuser Farm Park to sign in and get instructions on where you will be cleaning up. Coffee and donuts provided. Dress accordingly.
E-MAIL ADDRESS: jhballetto@gmail.com
DATE: April 8, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Tree Planting
COUNTY: Morris
TIME(S): 9:30 - 12:30
LOCATION: 184 Ridgedale Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940
CONTACT: Alexandra Cavagrotti
PHONE#: 973-635-6629
E-MAIL ADDRESS: wsa.wma6@MorrisParks.net
DATE: April 8-9, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Have You Ever Seen an Alpaca That's Green?
COUNTY: Somerset
TIME(S): 11:00 AM until 03:00 PM
LOCATION: Bluebird Farm Alpacas, 44 Willow Avenue, Peapack (GPS might indicate Far Hills), NJ
COST: $6
DESCRIPTION: Did you know? Alpacas only make a small impact on Mother Earth. Alpacas are: Sustainable Natural Renewable Durable Organic Recyclable Come learn more about Alpacas - The Environmentally Friendly Livestock Visit, feed, & photograph the alpacas! Shop & browse our Farm Store! Learn about alpaca fiber crafts & products!
PHONE#: 908-234-9772
E-MAIL ADDRESS: info@BluebirdFarmAlpacas.com
WEBSITE: www.BluebirdFarmAlpacas.com
DATE: April 8, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: "Go Green With Hope" Green Fair
COUNTY: Warren
TIME(S): 10 am to 1 pm
LOCATION: Hope Township Elementary School Gym, 320 Johnsonburg Road, Hope, NJ 07844
COST: Free Admissiion
AUDIENCE: Everyone
CONTACT: Robin Keggan, Deputy Clerk
DESCRIPTION: Free Shredding; Project Medicine Drop; Collections for electronics waste, clothing, housewares, books, sheets, blankets, cleaning supplies, pet items; Green Market, Informative presentations, T-shirt totes demo and give-away; freecycling; free raffles
PHONE#: 908-459-5011, x 1
E-MAIL ADDRESS: green.hopenj@gmail.com
WEBSITE: https://sites.google.com/site/hopenjenv/home/green-fair and on Facebook: HopeNJEnv
DATE: April 9, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Talking Trash (Cleanup)
COUNTY: Ocean
TIME(S): 9:00am-4:00pm
LOCATION: 130 Great Bay Boulevard, Tuckerton, NJ
CONTACT: Danielle Fadeski
E-MAIL ADDRESS: ambassadorWMA13@gmail.com
DATE: April 15, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Volunteer Stream Monitoring Workshop
COUNTY: Atlantic
TIME(S): 11AM - 3PM
LOCATION: Atlantic County Library 40 Farragut Ave, Mays Landing, NJ 08330
CONTACT: Ashley Aversa
DESCRIPTION: Water Quality is determined not only by how it looks but who lives in it! Participants will gain hands-on experience on how to properly visually and biologically assess stream health according to NJDEP protocol
PHONE#: 609-272-6901
E-MAIL ADDRESS: wma15@acua.com
DATE: April 15, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Backyard Composting
COUNTY: Middlesex
TIME(S): 10 a.m.
LOCATION: Middlesex County EARTH Center, 42 Riva Ave. South Brunswick
WEBSITE: www.middlesexcountynj.gov/News/Pages/Composting-Workshops-2017.aspx
DATE: April 15, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Sunshine Harbor Park Cleanup
COUNTY: Ocean
TIME(S): 10 am - 1 pm
LOCATION: Sunshine Harbor, Point Pleasant, NJ
CONTACT: Danielle Fadeski
DESCRIPTION: Litter Cleanup along the waterway at the harbor
E-MAIL ADDRESS: ambassadorWMA13@gmail.com
DATE: April 15, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Cleanup Alexandria Township
TIME(S): 9 am -noon
LOCATION: 242 Little York-Mt. Pleasant Road, Milford, NJ 08848
CONTACT: Andrew Garcia
DESCRIPTION: Meet at above location, then we will head out in groups to (site TBD) in Alexandria to do a cleanup. Supplies and removal provided by Raritan Headwaters Association
PHONE#: 609-477-7246
E-MAIL ADDRESS: americorps@drbc.nj.gov
DATE: April 17-23, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Urban Cleanup Week
COUNTY: Middlesex
LOCATION: All throughout New Brunswick
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: Everyone
CONTACT: Briana Suffy, Management Specialist / Donna Caputo, Recycling Coord. & Clean Communities Coord.
DESCRIPTION: Spring Cleaning doesn't have to be limited to the house - Urban Cleanup Week has opportunities to help clean litter, too!
Urban Cleanup Week is a seven-day initiative that encourages all citizens of the City of New Brunswick to take an active role in the cleanliness of their town. Each day has a different theme, all centered around litter cleanup, recycling and the importance of a clean community.
PHONE#: 7327455004 // 7327455059
E-MAIL ADDRESS: bsuffy@cityofnewbrunswick.org or dcaputo@cityofnewbrunswick.org
WEBSITE: http://thecityofnewbrunswick.org/blog/2017/03/14/urban-cleanup-week-is-coming/
DATE: April 18, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Vermi-Composting (using worms)
COUNTY: Middlesex
TIME(S): 6:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Middlesex County EARTH Center, 42 Riva Ave.
WEBSITE: www.middlesexcountynj.gov/News/Pages/Composting-Workshops-2017.aspx
DATE: April 19, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Celebrate Earth Day: “Bag It”- Movie & Discussion
COUNTY: Atlantic
TIME(S): 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm
LOCATION: Atlantic County Library, Brigantine Branch, 201 15th St S, Brigantine, NJ 08203
COST: Free
DESCRIPTION: Open to all. Registration requested. Light refreshments provided.
To acknowledge and celebrate Earth Day 2017, please join us for a showing of the movie “Bag It” with a discussion afterward.
Try going a day without plastic. In this touching and often flat-out funny film, we follow “everyman” Jeb Berrier as he embarks on a global tour to unravel the complexities of our plastic world.
PHONE#: 609-266-0110
E-MAIL ADDRESS:
WEBSITE: http://brigantinechamber.com/event/stressed-come-color-relax-3-4/
DATE: April 20, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Montgomery Tree Planting
COUNTY: Mercer
TIME(S): 9am-noon
LOCATION: Skillman Park, Main Boulevard, Skillman, NJ 08558
CONTACT: Anna Marshall
DESCRIPTION: Part of "Slow the Flow" Raritan Basin Tree Planting Project, planting 150 tree seedlings along the Rock Brook in Skillman Park with 5th graders from the Waldorf School.
PHONE#: 609-737-3735 x 32
E-MAIL ADDRESS: americorps@thewatershed.org
DATE: April 20, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Fair
COUNTY: Morris
TIME(S): 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
LOCATION: Miron Student Center, 1000 Morris Avenue Kean University, Union, NJ 07083
CONTACT: Alexandra Cavagrotti
PHONE#: 973-635-6629
E-MAIL ADDRESS: wsa.wma6@MorrisParks.net
DATE: April 21, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Princeton Earth Day Festival
COUNTY: Mercer
TIME(S): 2-5 pm
LOCATION: Frist Campus Center
WEBSITE: https://sustain.princeton.edu/events/earth-day-celebration-2017
DATE: April 21, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Elizabeth River Cleanup
COUNTY: Union
TIME(S): 10am - 2pm
LOCATION: Soccer Fields at 215 North Avenue, Hillside, N.J. (Kean University East Campus)
CONTACT: Ismail Sukkar
DESCRIPTION: Clean Up the Elizabeth River! Bring your own boots!
PHONE#: 908-789-3209
E-MAIL ADDRESS: watershed7@ucnj.org
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Celebration
COUNTY: Atlantic
TIME(S): Noon to 4 p.m.
LOCATION: Wharton State Forest, Batsto Historic Village
COST: Free Admission / $2 Fee for Ice Age Pinelands Wetlands Presentation
AUDIENCE: All
DESCRIPTION: Nature talks & walks and other family fun activities
PHONE#: (609) 567-4559
WEBSITE: www.nj.gov/dep/parksandforests/parks/wharton.html
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Northern Valley Earth Fair
COUNTY: Bergen
TIME(S): 11-4pm
LOCATION: Tenakill Middle School, 275 High Street, Closter, NJ
COST: Free admission, entertainment and shows!
AUDIENCE: All ages, especially families
CONTACT: nvearthfair@yahoo.com or http://www.nv-earth-fair.org
DESCRIPTION: Come discover all things "Green" and Sustainable at the Annual Northern Valley Earth Fair! This Earth Day event will feature "Green" exhibitors, electric vehicles, live music, children's activities, educational presentations, live animals, food trucks, and more. Over 100 participators! Tenafly Nature Center shows, bee demonstrations by MEVO, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory displays, and much, much more. Participating municipalities include Closter, Cresskill, Demarest, Norwood, Old Tappan and Tenafly.
E-MAIL ADDRESS: nvearthfair@yahoo.com
WEBSITE: www.nv-earth-fair.org
DATE: April 22nd rain date 23rd, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Clean up the Woodcliff Lake Reservoir with WCL's Green Team & Clean Communities
COUNTY: Bergen
TIME(S): 9am - 1pm
LOCATION: Corner of Woodcliff Ave and Broadway - WCL Train Station
COST: FREE
AUDIENCE: anyone
CONTACT: Elizabeth Calderone - Director Parks and Recreation
DESCRIPTION: 5th year hosting this wonderful event - all ages are welcome!
PHONE#: 201-391-4977 x 219
E-MAIL ADDRESS: ecalderone@wclnj.com
WEBSITE: www.wclnj.com
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Frogs: Hop To It for Earth Day
COUNTY: Bergen
TIME(S): 2pm-4pm
LOCATION: Tenafly Nature Center
COST: Cost for members is $4 and for non-members it is $8. You can register on the website.
DESCRIPTION: This workshop is intended for children ages 5 and older with an accompanied adult. Make sure to dress for the weather as it takes place rain or shine.
Children will learn about the ecosystem from the perspective from several wild frogs and a salamander!
WEBSITE: http://www.tenaflynaturecenter.org/event-2408850
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Mahwah Township - Tree Giveaway
COUNTY: Bergen
TIME(S): 10 AM - 2 PM
LOCATION: 475 Corporate Ave, Mahwah, NJ 07430
COST: $0
AUDIENCE: Mahwah Township Residents
CONTACT: Rich Wolf, Environmental Commission Chairman
DESCRIPTION: Mahwah's Environmental Commission will distribute 2,000 trees to residents at no cost. The trees are 1' - 3' seedlings native to Northern NJ (maples, oaks, pines etc). They can be picked up at Mahwah Town Hall Upper Parking Lot between 10 AM - 2 PM on Saturday, April 22, 2017 (rain or shine).
PHONE#: (201) 981-9336
E-MAIL ADDRESS: enviro@mahwahtwp.org or rhwolf@optonline.net
WEBSITE: www.mahwahtwp.org and Facebook-@MahwahEC
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Pride in Franklin Lakes is Picking Up
COUNTY: Bergen
TIME(S): 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LOCATION: 3 Pick up locations visit www.franklinlakes.org/pride to sign up
COST: None
AUDIENCE: Families
CONTACT: Mary Ellen Marra
DESCRIPTION: Keeping our environment clean and beautiful is an important step to maintaining a healthy, safe and enjoyable community. By working together we can make an impact. We ask all local business owners and residents to join in our efforts to keep our community clean. All K-8 students who participate will receive a homework pass from their school principal. The classroom with the most volunteers will win an ice cream party. An ice cream truck will come to your school where everyone in your classroom will get a treat! FAMS, CRS, WAS and HMR will each have one winning classroom. High School students will receive community service hours. Join us for Community Clean Up Day at McBride Field - Old Mill Tennis Courts - Franklin Lakes Nature Preserve! Rain date: Sunday, April 23.
PHONE#: 201-857-3930
E-MAIL ADDRESS: MMarra@franklinlakes.org
WEBSITE: www.franklinlakes.org/pride
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Celebrate Earth Day
COUNTY: Burlington
TIME(S): 10am-3pm
LOCATION: Smith's Woods Area, East Railroad Ave. Smithville Park, Eastampton
COST: free
AUDIENCE: everyone
CONTACT: Jennifer Bulava, Park Naturalist
DESCRIPTION: Celebrate Planet Earth by getting outside, connecting with nature, and learning something new! Activities include wetland and amphibian-themed nature walks and talks, frog-themed crafts for children, and composting workshops.
PHONE#: 609-265-5858
E-MAIL ADDRESS: parks@co.burlington.nj.us
WEBSITE: www.co.burlington.nj.us/Parks
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Celebration
COUNTY: Burlington
TIME(S): 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
LOCATION: 49 Rancocas Road, Mount Holly
WEBSITE: www.co.burlington.nj.us/Calendar.aspx?EID=6831&month=4&year=2017&day=22&calType=0
DATE: April 22 and April 29, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Spring Cleaning/Planting the Pollinator Garden
COUNTY: Burlington
TIME(S): 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
LOCATION: Palmyra Cove Nature Park
COST: Registration is required for both events.
AUDIENCE: All
CONTACT: Kristina Merola
DESCRIPTION: On April 22, volunteers of any age can join in on the Cove’s Earth Day spring cleaning from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Volunteers will remove trash from the shore-line and park, prepare the gardens for pollinator plantings, and remove some invasive plant species.
On April 29, volunteers can join Palmyra Cove Nature Park’s Head Gardener, Ward Dasey, in planting the Pollinator Garden, which will attract species such as Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, various butterflies and other pollinators. Volunteers are asked to please bring their own trowel and water bottle.
E-MAIL ADDRESS: kmerola@bcbridges.org
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Cleanup!
COUNTY: Burlington
TIME(S): 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
LOCATION: Whitesbog Preservation Trust, 120 W. Whites Bog Rd., Browns Mills, NJ 08015
DESCRIPTION: Earth Day Clean Up 10am: step into the village and help clean up the trails in celebration of Earth Day! Grab trash bags and gloves from the General Store and walk through the village, trails and bogs to collect trash left behind.
WEBSITE: www.whitesbog.org/
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Work Day 2017
COUNTY: Burlington
TIME(S): 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, Medford
COST: Registration required
CONTACT: Volunteer Coordinator Mike
DESCRIPTION: It is our pleasure to invite you to celebrate Earth Day with hands-on action that will help spruce-up Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge and benefit the environment!
Our "Earth Day Work Day” allows individuals, families and groups to get off-trail at the Refuge removing invasive plants, cleaning debris, clearing trails and much more! (Children are welcome as long as they are closely supervised by their attending adult.)
Please join us on April 22nd. We will be starting at 1pm with a brief overview of the job assignments for the day, then it's out onto the property to work hard!
E-MAIL ADDRESS: mike.omalley@cedarrun.org
WEBSITE: www.cedarrun.org/content/Education/cale.asp?Show=event&evtID=283&month=4
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Smith Woods
COUNTY: Burlington
TIME(S): 10-3
LOCATION: Historic Smithville Park, 801 Smithville Road, Mount Holly, NJ 08060
CONTACT: Amy Loesser
PHONE#: 609 859-8860 x156
E-MAIL ADDRESS: wma19ppa@gmail.com
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Winslow Township Green Fair
COUNTY: Camden
TIME(S): 10am to 2pm rain or shine
LOCATION: 125 S. Route 73, Braddock NJ 08037 (Hammonton for GPS)
COST: NA
AUDIENCE: Children and adults
DESCRIPTION: - Shredder Truck
- Ewaste drop off (Residents of Winslow ONLY)
- GreenDrop truck for unwanted, gently used household goods
- Kids activities such as a mad scientist, face painting, giveaways and much more!
- Much More!!
PHONE#: 609-567-0700
E-MAIL ADDRESS: administration@winslowtownship.com
WEBSITE: www.winslowtownship.com
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Poetry Reading
COUNTY: Camden
TIME(S): 2 pm
LOCATION: Whitman Stafford Farmhouse - 315 East Maple Avenue, Laurel Springs, NJ 08021
COST: none
AUDIENCE: Poetry - Whitman - Earth Day
CONTACT: Alfred Encarnacion
DESCRIPTION: Poetry Reading at the Whitman-Stafford Farmhouse featuring Prize-winning poets Chris Bursk and Therese Halscheid. Come celebrate poetry in the spirit of Walt Whitman, even take a tour of the farmhouse where he recuperated, and meet our two contemporary poets. This event is free and open to the public, put please pre-register with the Stratford Library by calling 856-783-0602x204. Refreshments will be served; poets books will be for sale.
PHONE#: 856-783-0602x204
E-MAIL ADDRESS: dawn@laurelsprings-nj.com
WEBSITE: www.laurelsprings-nj.com
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Laurel Lake Clean Up
COUNTY: Camden
TIME(S): 9 am
LOCATION: Historic Crystal Springs - Lakeview and West Elma Avenues
COST: none
CONTACT: Council President James Redstreake
DESCRIPTION: Annual Earth Day Lake Clean-Up, Saturday, April 22nd 9am Crystal Springs Park. Please come with rakes and shovels if available. Gloves, bags and tools will be provided.
PHONE#: 856-784-0500x14
E-MAIL ADDRESS: dawn@laurelsprings-nj.com
WEBSITE: www.laurelsprings-nj.com
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Haddonfield Earth Day
COUNTY: Camden
TIME(S): 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
LOCATION: Kings Court Downtown Haddonfield
DESCRIPTION: Come enjoy organic food, music, electric car displays, interactive eco-friendly exhibits….and more!
WEBSITE: http://sustainable.camdencounty.com/event/haddonfield-earth-day/
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: 9th Annual Go Green Event/Haddon Township Greenfest
COUNTY: Camden
TIME(S): 10 am to 2 pm
LOCATION: corner of MacArthur Blvd. & W. Crystal Lake Ave.
DESCRIPTION: We are thrilled to have over 33 vendors this years! Our event marks the unofficial kickoff to the Westmont Framers Market. Grab a bite to eat from the Market’s amazing food truck vendors, pick up plants for your garden, learn about the importance of pollinators and meet Pollination Station’s friendly owl, meet our local environmental organizations representatives like the Shade Tree Commission, HT Hens, and Saddlers Woods, touch a few creepy crawlers with the Bug Lady 12:30-1:30, and hang out with a few reptiles and learn about wildlife habitat with Rizzo’s Reptiles 11:30- 12:15. Need a gently used bike? Bike auction happens promptly at noon. Bring your ewaste for recycling, papers for shredding, household stuff for Goodwill, blankets and unwearable clothing for New Jersey Aid For Animals. And so much more! This event is Rain or Shine.
WEBSITE: http://www.haddontwp.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/go2017.png
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Harbor Clean-Up
COUNTY: Cape May
TIME(S): 8AM-12PM
LOCATION: NJ Audubon's Nature Center of Cape May
CONTACT: Jim Hansen
E-MAIL ADDRESS: Ambassadorwma16@gmail.com
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Seedling Giveaway
COUNTY: Cape May
TIME(S): 10 am to 4 pm
LOCATION: Cape May County Park, 707 Rote 9, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
AUDIENCE: All visitors to the Cape May County Park
CONTACT: Vilma Pombo, Chairperson of the Middle Township Environmental Committee
DESCRIPTION: In celebration of Earth Day, Middle Township's Environmental Committee will distribute 500 seedlings to visitors to the Cape May County Park.
PHONE#: 609-465-8732
E-MAIL ADDRESS: pombo.vilma@gmail.com
WEBSITE: www.middletownship.com
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Celebration at the Zoo/Cape May County Earth Day Fair
COUNTY: Cape May
TIME(S): 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
LOCATION: Cape May County Park 707 Route 9, Cape May Court House
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: All
DESCRIPTION: Celebrate Earth Day by kicking off with a 5K Mile Run (or 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk) at 8:30am. Following at 10am, there will be plenty of family friendly activities to keep you busy at this FREE zoo. From children inflatables to hayrides to magic and juggling, there is so much for everyone to enjoy. It will also include information on how to care for nature.
WEBSITE: cmczoo.com/uploaded_files/FLYER2017.pdf
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Nature Walk
COUNTY: Cape May
TIME(S): 10 a.m.
LOCATION: Cape May Point State Park
COST: FREE
AUDIENCE: All
DESCRIPTION: ADA Accessible
PHONE#: (609) 884-2159
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Community and Marine Debris Clean-up
COUNTY: Cape May
TIME(S): 9:00 a.m. to Noon
LOCATION: Nature Center of Cape May Cape May Harbor, 1600 Delaware Avenue, Cape May NJ 08204
COST: Free! Refreshments will be offered.
AUDIENCE: general public
CONTACT: Gretchen Whitman, Center Director
DESCRIPTION: Learn about wildlife gardening and other basic maintenance chores while you assist Nature Center staff and volunteers in sprucing up the gardens for spring. We'll plant, mulch, deadhead, weed, and prune throughout the Center's grounds and along the harbor. This date coincides with Clean Ocean Action's annual Beach Sweeps. Join us at the Nature Center to help clean our ocean and harbor beaches here in Cape May. Our Earth Day Clean-Up is a great community service project for your civic organization or scout group. We ask that you bring along your own tools (our supply is limited). Preregistration is not required; however, if you plan to bring a large group, we would appreciate a call ahead of time.
PHONE#: 609.400.3839
E-MAIL ADDRESS: Gretchen.whitman@njaudubon.org
WEBSITE: www.njaudubon.org
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Clean Ocean Action Beach Sweep
COUNTY: Cape May
TIME(S): 9am-12:30pm
LOCATION: 95th Street & First Ave Beach
COST: N/A
AUDIENCE: All Ages Welcome!
CONTACT: Kim Stevenson
DESCRIPTION: Please join the Borough of Stone Harbor, Clean Ocean Action, The Wetlands Institute and Stone Harbor Property Association in an event that will help keep our beaches clean. This event will offer an opportunity for volunteers to help clean up trash along the Boroughs beachfront and in the dune.
PHONE#: 609-368-5102
E-MAIL ADDRESS: stevensonk@shnj.org
WEBSITE: www.shnj.org
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day
COUNTY: Cumberland/Cape May
TIME(S): 10 a.m.
LOCATION: Belleplain State Forest, Nature/Interpretive Center
COST: FREE
AUDIENCE: All
DESCRIPTION: Come on out and show your appreciation for the Earth.
PHONE#: (609) 861-2404
WEBSITE: www.nj.gov/dep/parksandforests/parks/belle.html
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Maplewood Rahway River Cleanup and Picnic
COUNTY: Essex
TIME(S): 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
LOCATION: 124 Dunnell Road, Maplewood NJ
AUDIENCE: Families, residents
CONTACT: Sheila Baker Gujral, Environmental Advisory Committee
DESCRIPTION: Come join us for the annual Rahway River Cleanup -- held on Earth Day this year. We will provide bags and gloves and will be having a community picnic for volunteers. Please wear footwear suitable for walking in the river (closed-toe, waterproof shoes or boots are best.)
WEBSITE: www.maplewoodisgreen.org
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Every Day
COUNTY: Essex
TIME(S): 10-2
LOCATION: McDonalds, Springfield Ave, Irvington NJ
COST: Minimal charge for seeds and snacks
AUDIENCE: General public
CONTACT: Secretary Charlotte Gallo
DESCRIPTION: Music, speakers, plants and seeds for planting around area and clean-up. Ice cream for the kids.
PHONE#: 973-204-2461
E-MAIL ADDRESS: cgalla426@gmail.com
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Celebrate the Earth
COUNTY: Essex
TIME(S): 10 am - 1 pm
LOCATION: Van Vleck Gardens in Montclair
AUDIENCE: Families
DESCRIPTION: Explore the outdoors and Celebrate the Earth! An environmental educator will be there to teach children what impacts the environment.  There will be a simple craft as well as a self-guided activity to encourage children to enjoy nature.
WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/events/767561793396823/
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Celebration and Grand Opening of the new Stone House Nature Center at the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum in Short Hills
COUNTY: Essex
TIME(S): 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
LOCATION: The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary, 324 Forest Drive South, Short Hills, NJ 07078
COST: $10.00 per person
AUDIENCE: All ages welcome
CONTACT: Nicole Esposito, Environmental Educator
DESCRIPTION: This special event will include an outdoor art project, a station about bees and bee conservation, live animals, guided hikes every hour on the half hour, and a scout station featuring Outdoor Survival skills. Celebrate the opening of our brand new STONE HOUSE NATURE CENTER, a museum-quality exhibit featuring sculptural trees and canopies, interactive learning and discovery stations and a viewing platform that allows visitors to look out onto the arboretum's majestic forest.
PHONE#: 973-376-3587
E-MAIL ADDRESS: info@HartshornArboretum.org
WEBSITE: www.HartshornArboretum.org
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Township of West Orange Earth Day Event
COUNTY: Essex
TIME(S): 9:00 - 1:00pm
LOCATION: 577 Mt. Pleasant Avenue, West Orange, NJ
COST: FREE
AUDIENCE: Community Build Project
CONTACT: Joe McCartney, West Orange Open Space Chair
DESCRIPTION: Help plant 500 trees with the members of the West Orange Open Space & West Orange Environmental Commission to reforest & create various pollinator gardens on a 6 acre site
PHONE#: 973-243-6768
E-MAIL ADDRESS: JoePMc53@gmail.com
WEBSITE: www.westorange.org
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Birdhouse Event
COUNTY: Gloucester
TIME(S): 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
LOCATION: Washington Township Municipal Building Parking Lot, 523 Egg Harbor Road
WEBSITE: www.twp.washington.nj.us/DocumentCenter/View/5294
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Annual Jersey City Earth Day Festival (“JCEDF”)
COUNTY: Hudson
TIME(S): 11am – 6pm
LOCATION: City Hall Plaza, 280 Grove Street, (between Montgomery and Mercer) Jersey City, NJ 07302
AUDIENCE: Public
DESCRIPTION: The serves to educate, empower, and inspire Jersey City to take action in:
Adopting sustainable living practices, Protecting our natural resources, Responsible buying and consumption of locally produced goods.
The JCEDF will be a day long celebration of sustainability and environmental awareness with New Jersey farm vendors, locally produced goods, workshops, activities, community organizations, live music, and upcycled/sustainable artists’ market.
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Celebrate Earth Day at Urban Jungle Play
COUNTY: Hudson
LOCATION: Urban Jungle Play, 1140 Maxwell Ln, Hoboken, NJ
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: preschool - Registration required
DESCRIPTION: At Urban Jungle Play in Hoboken, kids can make an Earth Day themed craft from empty jugs and bottles.
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Kids Kingdom and 5K Run/Walk
COUNTY: Hudson
TIME(S): 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Liberty State Park, 1 Audrey Zapp Drive, Jersey City, NJ 07305
COST: FREE
AUDIENCE: Individuals, families, children
CONTACT: Mary-Ellen Gilpin
DESCRIPTION: Come on out to Liberty State Park for an all day event featuring food, rides, giveaways, vendors and live entertainment. There will also be a 5K race and Walk for Liberty State Park.
PHONE#: 201-324-622
E-MAIL ADDRESS: meg@hcia.org
WEBSITE: www.hcia.org
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Volunteer Beach Clean Up
COUNTY: Hudson
TIME(S): 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Liberty State Park Nature Interpretive Center Freedom Way Jersey City, NJ 07305
COST: FREE; Pre-registration required
AUDIENCE: Families, individuals, organized groups looking for volunteer projects
CONTACT: Nature Center Staff
DESCRIPTION: Celebrate Earth Day by helping to keep LSP clean. We will walk along the beach and clean-up any trash that has come ashore. Please dress to work outdoors, wear old shoes that can get wet and muddy, and bring work gloves if you have them.
PHONE#: 201-915-3400
E-MAIL ADDRESS: LSPNatureCenter@dep.nj.gov
WEBSITE: http://libertystatepark.nj.gov
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Cleanup
COUNTY: Hudson
TIME(S): 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
LOCATION: Mill Creek Park, Secaucus
WEBSITE: www.secaucusnj.gov/event-blog/1329.html
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Celebration
COUNTY: Hudson
TIME(S): Noon-2 p.m.
LOCATION: DiDomenico 16th Street Park, 189 W. 16th St., Bayonne
WEBSITE: www.bayonnenj.org/Calendar/
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Birding Cruise on the Delaware River
COUNTY: Hunterdon
TIME(S): 8am-10am
LOCATION: D&R Canal State Park, Lambertville NJ. Directions to boat dock:http://www.steamboatclassroom.org/contact.html
COST: $22/adults o $15/ages 8-18/and college students with valid student ID Tickets
AUDIENCE: Birders and those interested in learning about birds; adults, families.
CONTACT: Eric Clark, Director
DESCRIPTION: Experience the Spring Migration in the midst of the Eastern North American flyway from the comfort of your own seat aboard a real paddle wheel steamboat. Enjoy the novelty of birding from SPLASH's slowly moving and very stable platform. Learn how to look for and identify birds from experienced Teacher-Naturalists, while enjoying the river shoreline views of Lambertville and New Hope.
PHONE#: (609) 542-0311
E-MAIL ADDRESS: info@steamboatclassroom.org
WEBSITE: www.steamboatclassroom.org/events
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: 17th Annual Earth Day Celebration
COUNTY: Hunterdon
TIME(S): 10:30am to 4pm
LOCATION: Echo Hill Park
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: All
DESCRIPTION: There will be a carnival theme made of repurposed items as well as a Pond Paddle on the Echo Hill Pond with the Hunterdon County Canoe Club. Free tickets are required for a time slot and are available that day on a first come/first served basis. The day’s activities conclude at 3:00pm with a presentation by Rizzo’s Reptiles.
PHONE#: (908) 782-1158
WEBSITE: http://www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/depts/parks/programs.html#earthday
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day
COUNTY: Hunterdon
TIME(S): 10 a.m. to Noon
LOCATION: Round Valley Recreation Area, South Parking Lot
COST: Fee: $3 fee for ages 12 and above; $1for children 6 to 11; and free for children 5 and under. Pre-registration required
AUDIENCE: All
DESCRIPTION: Discover Round Valley's animal and plant residents on a leisurely hike. Bring hand clippers and gloves, if you want to help control some of the plants that don't belong here. Learn how to make your property bird and butterfly friendly, and get a free woodpecker feeder. We’ll look at life in the reservoir as well.
PHONE#: (908) 236-6355
WEBSITE: www.nj.gov/dep/parksandforests/parks/round.html
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Free Tree Seedlings
COUNTY: Hunterdon
TIME(S): 10 am to 2 pm
LOCATION: Horseshoe Bend Park - south entrance 178 Horseshoe Bend Road Frenchtown, NJ 08825
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: New Jersey residents
DESCRIPTION: Free Tree Seedlings for Residents from the NJ Tree Recovery Campaign. Kingwood Township is sponsoring this tree seedling giveaway which is sponsored by NJ Forest Service, Arbor Day Foundation, NJ Soil Conservation Districts, Sustainable Jersey, Brothers International, FedEx, BJ Wholesale Club, Wyndham Vacation Resorts. More information at www.forestry.nj.gov. No need to register and you don't have to be a resident of Kingwood Township!
PHONE#: 908-996-4276
E-MAIL ADDRESS: ckeller@kingwoodtownship.com
WEBSITE: www.kingwoodtownship.com/Home%20Page
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: New Jersey Sierra Club Earth Day Cleanup at Mercer County Park
COUNTY: Mercer
TIME(S): 10am. - 12pm.
LOCATION: Mercer County Park, 334 S. Post RD. Meet at the Grandparents Grove, upper parking lot in the Boat Marina area
COST: no cost
AUDIENCE: all are welcome
CONTACT: Sierra Club Outing Leaders: Joanne Pannone jpatmeadowbrook@gmail.com and Leona Fluck Leona@pineypaddlers.com
DESCRIPTION: Join us at Mercer County Park and participate in Sierra Club's Earth Day Cleanup to protect the Delaware River Watershed. Bring your children - we'll learn about water quality as Andrew Garcia, NJ DEP Watershed Ambassador, does a stream assessment and identifies the macroinvertebrates. We'll pick up litter and trash along the lake, macadam and woods trails. Trash bags will be provided. Rain or shine!! Bring lunch, snacks and water.
PHONE#: 6092593734
E-MAIL ADDRESS: leona@pineypaddlers.com
WEBSITE: www.sierraclub.org/new-jersey/outdoor-outings-list
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Extravaganza
COUNTY: Mercer
TIME(S): 9am to noon
LOCATION: Hopewell Community Park in Hopewell Township
DESCRIPTION: Hopewell Community Park is looking to bring the community together for an Earth Day Extravaganza to prepare the park for this coming summer. We’re in search of a few good volunteers to join us the morning of April 22, 2017. Some sample projects that will be need completed are: flower planting, picnic table painting, clean-up around the lake, painting of the playset, power-washing pavilions, and more!
WEBSITE: hopewelltwp.com/earth-day-extravaganza/
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: West Windsor Cleanup
COUNTY: Mercer
TIME(S): 1 pm - 3 pm
LOCATION: Port Mercer Canal House, 4278 Quakerbridge Road, Princeton, NJ 08540
CONTACT: Anna Marshall
DESCRIPTION: Part of the Annual Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association cleanup events.
PHONE#: 609-737-3735 x 32
E-MAIL ADDRESS: americorps@thewatershed.org
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Presentation
COUNTY: Mercer
TIME(S): 11:25 am - 12:15 pm
LOCATION: Barnes and Noble at Hamilton Marketplace, Hamilton Township, NJ
CONTACT: Kathryn Harrison
E-MAIL ADDRESS: AmbassadorWMA20@gmail.com
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Birding for Kids
COUNTY: Middlesex
TIME(S): 9:00 AM
LOCATION: 20 River Road, Highland Park, NJ 08904 The Environmental Education Center
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: Children and Adults
CONTACT: Daniel Larkins
DESCRIPTION: Highland Park Celebrates Our Birds - Our eighth event in our monthly birding series invites children and parents to explore the diverse green space of Highland Park in search for our flying neighbors and see some early migrants. Binoculars for lending.
PHONE#: 732-677-8305
E-MAIL ADDRESS: dwlarkins@gmail.com
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Woodbridge Earth Day Fair
COUNTY: Middlesex
TIME(S): 10 AM - 2 PM
LOCATION: Woodbridge Community Center, 600 Main Street, Woodbridge, NJ 07095
AUDIENCE: All ages
CONTACT: Kathy Whooley, Woodbridge Environmental Commission Chairperson
DESCRIPTION: The Woodbridge Earth Day Fair is scheduled for Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 10 - 2 PM at the Woodbridge Community Center at 600 Main Street, Woodbridge, NJ 07095. The fair will have green and eco-friendly vendors, groups, organizations and free giveaways. To reserve a free table space for your group/organization contact Kathy at wbenvironmentalcommission@gmail.com
PHONE#: 732-754-1891
E-MAIL ADDRESS: wbenvironmentalcommission@gmail.com
WEBSITE: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us/307/Environmental-Commission
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day / Arbor Day Hike
COUNTY: Middlesex
TIME(S): 10 a.m.
LOCATION: Cheesequake State Park, Nature Center
COST: FREE
AUDIENCE: All
DESCRIPTION: Note: Meet at the Nature Center for an Earth Day Program. The event will include a tree-planting and trail cleanup hike. Participants should bring gloves. For ages 8 and up.
PHONE#: (732) 566-3208
WEBSITE: www.nj.gov/dep/parksandforests/parks/cheesequake.html
DATE: Apr 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Wake Up Your Back Yard Habitat at Plainsboro Preserve
COUNTY: Middlesex
TIME(S): 2:00 PM until 3:30 PM
LOCATION: Plainsboro Preserve, 80 Scotts Corner Rd., Cranbury, NJ
COST: $5 per member or $7 per non-member
AUDIENCE: Ages: 6-60 Registration required
CONTACT: Anna Wright-Piersanti
DESCRIPTION: Wake Up Your Back Yard Habitat for Earth Day Saturday, April 22 2:00 – 3:30 PM Is your yard green? It’s time to plant for Spring, and we are planting for birds and butterflies. Learn how to prepare your yard, the advantages of native plants, and planting choices that will attract butterflies and other wildlife. Information about having your yard certified as a Backyard Habitat will also be available.
PHONE#: 609-427-3052
E-MAIL ADDRESS: plainsboro@njaudubon.org
WEBSITE: http://njaudubon.org/centers/plainsboro
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Trash Dismissed! Middlesex High School Floodplain Cleanup
COUNTY: Middlesex
TIME(S): 9 AM to 1 PM
LOCATION: Mountainview Park and Middlesex High School, 300 John F Kennedy Drive, Middlesex, NJ 08846
COST: Free!
AUDIENCE: Anyone
CONTACT: Jens Riedel, President
DESCRIPTION: The Central Jersey Stream Team is holding a trash cleanup of the Green Brook and Bound Brook floodplain. Wear sturdy shoes and clothes that can get dirty. Water, food, and supplies provided. Meet in lot next to tennis courts.
PHONE#: 908 240-1346
E-MAIL ADDRESS: jens.riedel@cjstreamteam.org
WEBSITE: www.cjstreamteam.org
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day
COUNTY: Monmouth
TIME(S): 11 am - 5 pm
LOCATION: Huber Woods Environmental Center
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: Families
DESCRIPTION: See snakes and reptiles at the FREE event.  In addition to the hands on activities, there will also be fresh pond animals on display.
WEBSITE: https://www.monmouthcountyparks.com/page.aspx?ID=2635
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Events 2017
COUNTY: Monmouth
TIME(S): 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
DESCRIPTION: Monmouth County Parks System - See complete listings at site
WEBSITE: www.monmouthcountyparks.com/page.aspx?ID=3999
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Clean Up
COUNTY: Monmouth
TIME(S): 10-11:30am
LOCATION: Municipal Complex, 419 Sycamore Avenue Shrewsbury Borough, NJ 07702
AUDIENCE: Families
CONTACT: Bonnie Brookes, Environmental Secretary
DESCRIPTION: Beautify the community by picking up the trash! Meet at Borough Hall and everyone will be assigned spots.
PHONE#: 732-741-4200 x108
E-MAIL ADDRESS: bbrookes@shrewsburyboro.com
WEBSITE: www.shrewsburyboro.com
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: 17th Brick Twp Green Fair
COUNTY: Monmouth
TIME(S): 10am-2pm
LOCATION: Brick Township High School
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: Everyone
CONTACT: Keith
DESCRIPTION: Learn about projects that are greening our community! Meet others who care about going Green and building community reiliency! Celebrate Nature! Interactive dispalys, activities for all ages, farmers' market vendors! Tree seedling GIVEAWAY!
PHONE#: 732-262-1050
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Growing Ocean Green and Spring 2017 Ocean Township Tree Give-away
COUNTY: Monmouth
TIME(S): 10 am - 3 pm
LOCATION: Ocean Township Public Library, 701 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: All
DESCRIPTION: Celebrate and learn about how YOU can help maintain a GREEN HOME, a GREENER COMMUNITY, and a GREEN EARTH for future generations.
PHONE#: 732-531-5092
WEBSITE: oceantwp.org/filestorage/6368/7379/7537/GreenFest_2017.pdf
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Stream Clean Up
COUNTY: Morris
TIME(S): 8:45 register
LOCATION: Mendham Twp Town Hall 2 West Main Street Brookside NJ 07926
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: all
CONTACT: Jamie Kinsel Mendham Twp Environmental Commission
DESCRIPTION: Rain or shine! Check In at 8:45 AM at meeting site to register, receive supplies and be assigned a location to clean up headwaters of the Raritan in the Mendham area. Return by noon with collection of garbage & recyclables.
PHONE#: 973-722-4461
E-MAIL ADDRESS: kinsel@verizon.net
WEBSITE: www.raritanheadwaters.org/StreamCleanup/
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Program
COUNTY: Morris
TIME(S): 1-2pm
LOCATION: Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area in Morristown
COST: $2 per person, pre-registration is required.
AUDIENCE: All
DESCRIPTION: Celebrate Earth Day with a special talk where children can learn about what is impacting our environment. As attendees learn how to help, they will be inside and outdoors.
WEBSITE: http://m66.siteground.biz/~morrispa/index.php/calendar/event/earth-day/
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: TRMF & LAWKI Rain Barrel Workshop and Painting Night
COUNTY: Ocean
TIME(S): 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
LOCATION: Shops @53 Main, 53 Main Street, Toms River NJ 08753
COST: FREE
AUDIENCE: Everyone
CONTACT: Vee Tierney
DESCRIPTION: You're invited! Please join us on Earth Day, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm for a fun and educational night! All ages are welcome. This is a FREE event by co-hosts Toms River Moving Forward and LifeAsWeKnowIt, two groups in Toms River looking to create more sustainable, regenerative futures with community garden initiatives. FREE! Snacks provided.
PHONE#: 9739347686
E-MAIL ADDRESS: tomsrivermovingforward@gmail.com
WEBSITE: facebook.com/tomsrivermovingforward
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Drop In
COUNTY: Ocean
TIME(S): 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Tuckerton Branch of the Ocean County Library, 380 Bay Ave., Tuckerton, New Jersey 08087
COST: Free -
AUDIENCE: All ages
DESCRIPTION: Drop in to make a craft for Earth Day.
PHONE#: 609-296-1470
WEBSITE: http://connect.theoceancountylibrary.org/Calendar%20of%20Events
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Beachwood - Make and Take: Earth Day
COUNTY: Ocean
TIME(S): 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Ocean County Library, Beachwood Branch, 126 Beachwood Blvd Beachwood, NJ 08722
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: ages 5 and up
DESCRIPTION: Stop by for an Earth Day maker craft.
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Point Pleasant Earth Fair
COUNTY: Ocean
TIME(S): 9:00-4:00
LOCATION: Riverfront Park Point Pleasant
CONTACT: Danielle Fadeski
E-MAIL ADDRESS: ambassadorWMA13@gmail.com
DATE: April 22, 2017 & April 23, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Exploration and Family Woodland Hike
COUNTY: Passaic
TIME(S): 1pm
LOCATION: NJ Botanical Gardens in Ringwood
COST: FREE
DESCRIPTION: On April 22nd, enjoy the natural beauty through a nature stroll at this historic location. On April 23rd, participate in a Family Woodland Hike starting from the carriage house.
WEBSITE: http://njbg.org/events.shtml
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: The New Weis Center's Earth Day Celebration
COUNTY: Passaic
TIME(S): 10:00am - 4:00pm
LOCATION: 150 Snake Den Rd, Ringwood, NJ 07456
COST: donations gratefully appreciated
AUDIENCE: families, seniors, hikers, nature lovers, environmentalists
CONTACT: Anne Siebecker, Trustee
DESCRIPTION: Celebrate with a guided hike (moderate or difficult), a nature walk on the Center's property, and litter and debris cleanup. Listen to an environmental guest speaker, learn about our raingarden, and see plans for a new aquaponics project coming to Weis. The New Weis Center is owned and operated by The Highlands Nature Friends, a 501(c)3 nonprofit.
PHONE#: 973-835-2160
E-MAIL ADDRESS: info@highlandsnaturefriends.org
WEBSITE: www.highlandsnaturefriends.org
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: West Milford Beautification Day
COUNTY: Passaic
TIME(S): All Day
LOCATION: West Milford, NJ
CONTACT: Kathleen Fitzgerald
DESCRIPTION: Beautify and cleanup West Milford's roads.
PHONE#: 973-569-4055
E-MAIL ADDRESS: ambassador@passaiccountynj.org
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Dundee Day Clean-Up
COUNTY: Passaic
TIME(S): 9AM-12PM
LOCATION: 4 Ackerman Ave, Clifton, NJ 07011
CONTACT: Carolyn Rubinfeld
PHONE#: 973-817-5784
E-MAIL ADDRESS: ambassador@pvsc.com
WEBSITE: www.
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Somerville Town Clean Up
COUNTY: Somerset
TIME(S): 9am
LOCATION: Somerville High School parking lot, Davenport Street, Somerville
AUDIENCE: youth groups, families, volunteers interested in helping to improve the community landscape
CONTACT: Kevin Sluka, Somerville Clerk-Administrator
DESCRIPTION: Somerville residents and local organizations will clean up litter and other debris throughout the borough's parks, brooks and other public areas. Last year's event yielded many large garbage bags of litter, as well as bicycles, tires, shopping carts and construction materials which had been deposited in the brooks.
Volunteers are still being sought. Anyone able to donate an hour or two to participate in this Earth Day Clean-up should meet at the Somerville High School Parking Lot at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 22. Work gloves, trash bags, and t-shirts, as well as refreshments, will be provided. The groups of volunteers will be dispersed to community locations to pick up litter. Residents may also sign up at this time to receive free tree seedlings which will be available for pick-up on April 30th.
PHONE#: 908-725-2300
E-MAIL ADDRESS: ksluka@somervillenj.org
WEBSITE: www.somervillenj.org
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Raritan Headwaters Annual Stream Cleanup
COUNTY: Somerset
TIME(S): 9:00 AM to noon
LOCATION: Multiple locations around the watershed in Hunterdon, Somerset, and Morris Counties
AUDIENCE: All ages are Welcome!
CONTACT: Angela Gorczyca, Water Quality Program Manager
DESCRIPTION: Each spring RHA organizes clean up programs to protect water quality and promote public stewardship of local streams and rivers. Please follow the link provided below and you can begin registration!
Register by April 4th to be guaranteed your stream cleanup supplies. If you sign up after the 4th, please bring your own gloves and bags.
PHONE#: 908-234-1852 ext. 315
E-MAIL ADDRESS: AGorczyca@raritanheadwaters.org
WEBSITE: https://www.raritanheadwaters.org/streamcleanup/
DATE: Apr 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: 4-H Spring Carnival
COUNTY: Somerset
TIME(S): 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Ted Blum 4-H Center, 310 Milltown Road, Bridgewater, NJ
COST: $12. Adults Free - No registration required
DESCRIPTION: The Somerset County 4-H Association is pleased to announce its second annual Spring Carnival. The community is invited to attend. The carnival will have games, prizes, face painting, a petting zoo, magic shows, and more. Admission is $12/participant which includes unlimited games and activities. Adults are free. Food - including hot dogs, pizza, cotton candy, popcorn, and bubble tea- will be available for purchase. Proceeds will support the Somerset County 4-H Youth Development Program.
PHONE#: 908-526-8242
E-MAIL ADDRESS: SomersetCounty4H@co.somerset.nj.us
WEBSITE: www.somersetcounty4h.org
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Warren Watchung Green Fair
COUNTY: Somerset
TIME(S): 10am - 1pm
LOCATION: Warren Municipal Grounds, 46 Mountain Boulevard
COST: None
AUDIENCE: Community Members interested in learning about the Environment
CONTACT: Laura Mandell, Co-Chair, Warren Green Team
DESCRIPTION: The 2017 Green Fair will be held on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22 from 10am - 1pm. We collect hard to recycle items, such as electronics, styrofoam, clothing, shoes, crayons, plastic bottle caps, hearing aids, cell phones, eye glasses and either repurpose or recycle these items. We also have an Earth Day celebration with approx. 30 groups with Eco-friendly projects and information. There will be local honey for sale, organic vegetable seedlings for sale, electric vehicles on display and more!
PHONE#: 908-334-9221
E-MAIL ADDRESS: lauragm1@aol.com
WEBSITE: http://warrennj.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/2017-04-30_-Green-Fair-Flyer-draft-v4-1.pdf
DATE: April 22 and April 23, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Spring Plant Sale and Earth Day Celebration
COUNTY: Somerset
TIME(S): Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, noon-5 p.m.
LOCATION: Leonard J. Buck Garden, 11 Layton Road, Far Hills
AUDIENCE: Public
WEBSITE: www.somersetcountyparks.org/eventsPrograms/specialEvents/SpecialEvents.html
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Rahway River Cleanup
COUNTY: Union
TIME(S): 0845-1300 hours
LOCATION: Bloodgoods Dam on the Rahway River in Winfield Park, NJ
COST: None
AUDIENCE: All Volunteers are welcome
CONTACT: Joe Seebode
DESCRIPTION: The clean-up will generally be between 9-12, but any amount of time or effort that folks can volunteer is appreciated. There is always a large volume of floatable debris to pick up. This includes tires and of course floatables (cans, bottles, plastics, etc.). The County of Union generously supplies gloves and garbage bags, and we solicit material donations (donuts, bagels, coffee, bottled water, paper towels, hand-wipes, etc.) for all volunteers.

All participants should wear jeans, long-sleeved shirts, gloves and boots, and waders are welcome for folks who like to get a little wet. Each participant should bring a standard 5-gallon carry bucket with a handle (put your name on the bottom)...this makes for easy carrying of "stuff" for transfer to the large garbage bags. When we complete the event we do a basic inventory of the "big stuff" that we removed....and within approximately 24 hours Union County Parks removes and disposes of all the trash. There is no RSVP required but if you need more information or think you will attend please let us know by e-mail at rivercleanup@comcast.net
E-MAIL ADDRESS: rivercleanup@comcast.net
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: 28th Annual Clean Communities Day
COUNTY: Union
TIME(S): Starting at 8:30 am
CONTACT: Fanwood Public Works Department
DESCRIPTION: Come join your neighbors and borough officials for a few hours to spruce up Fanwood. Grant money was made available for the event through the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. All are welcome, individual volunteers of all ages.
Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, interested organizations and family groups are invited to assemble at 8:30 AM by the Millennium Clock at the south side parking lot of the railroad station. Give back to the community, help out and feel good about taking care of your environment.
Participants will be able to enjoy bagels (generously donated by Fanwood Bagels & Deli), donuts and coffee.
Each participant will receive an Earth Day t-shirt as well as some fantastic giveaways. The Department of Public Works will be passing out work gloves, pick-up devices and plastic bags for trash and recyclables. Joanne Gemenden, Union County Recycling Coordinator, will also provide participating children with some "goodies". After working together cleaning up, participants will receive a coupon for a slice of pizza from Nick's Pizza & Deli.
Last year over 100 volunteers participated.
Volunteers will be organized into teams with a leader and then transported by the Department of Public Works employees to one of thirteen locations designated for clean up. These include Forest Park, La Grande Park, the Carriage House Park, the Borough Hall, the Fanwood Public Library and the municipal parking areas, as well as the area around the railroad tracks. At no cost to the Borough of Fanwood, NJ Transit will provide two flagmen to provide security for those assigned to this area.
In addition, members of the Fanwood Lions Club will pick-up litter along Fanwood's stretch of South Avenue.
Clean Community Day has become a rite of spring in Fanwood. Not only does it generate community spirit and volunteerism, but also it makes a tangible contribution to the community by removing tons of litter. This event provides an instructive experience for participating children on the importance of recycling and keeping their environment clean.
PHONE#: 908-322-7404
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Scotch Plains Earth Day Celebration & Park Clean Up
COUNTY: Union
TIME(S): 9am-12:00pm
LOCATION: 430 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains
COST: No charge
AUDIENCE: All Ages
CONTACT: Margaret Heisey
DESCRIPTION: 9am- Welcome, pick up shirts and clean up gear- proceed to clean up locations around town. 10am-12pm Activities and Crafts on the Village Green provided by the Library, Garden Club, Community Garden, Environmental Commission, and Recycling. 11am program on vermicomposting for ages 3-10. AND free tree seedlings courtesy of the NJ Tree Recovery Program. Register at www.scotchplainsnj.gov
PHONE#: 908-322-6700 ext314
E-MAIL ADDRESS: mheisey@scotchplainsnj.com
WEBSITE: www.scotchplainsnj.gov
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Festival at the Visual Arts Center of NJ
COUNTY: Union
TIME(S): 10am-2pm
LOCATION: Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm Street, Summit, NJ 07901
COST: FREE
AUDIENCE: Families, adults, all ages
CONTACT: Sarah Walko, Director of Education and Outreach
DESCRIPTION: Variety of Earth Day activities, including art exhibitions, hands-on workshops, talks by environmentalists and naturalists, and opening of NEA-supported Art Exhibition, Park Wonder
PHONE#: 908-273-9121
E-MAIL ADDRESS: swalko@artcenternj.org
WEBSITE: www.artcenternj.org
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Celebration
COUNTY: Warren
TIME(S): 10am - 3pm
LOCATION: Centenary University in Hackettstown
DESCRIPTION: We are inviting the community for crafts, music, and bounce houses. As well, there will be educational talks and nature walks to observe birds.

WEBSITE: www.centenaryuniversity.edu/academics/undergraduate/environmental-science/earth-day-celebration/
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day - Genesis Farm
COUNTY: Warren
TIME(S): 11-4:00
LOCATION: Genesis Farm
DESCRIPTION: This free event celebrates local agriculture, healthy food, and the northwest New Jersey region. Fun activities for children and adults will take place throughout the day. Hayrides, field and greenhouse tours, plant walks, cooking demonstrations, hooping performance, animal & nature activities, food sampling, wine tasting, live music and more.
WEBSITE: http://csgatgenesisfarm.com/events/
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: 27th Annual Stream Cleanup
TIME(S): 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LOCATION: Watershed Wide
CONTACT: Angela Gorczyca
DESCRIPTION: Join us at a stream site near you to help clean up the region's waterways. Work gloves, trash bags and snacks will be provided to all volunteers that register by April 4th. If you sign up later than the 4th, please come prepared with your own gloves and bags.
PHONE#: (908) 234-1852 ext. 315
E-MAIL ADDRESS: agorczyca@raritanheadwaters.org
WEBSITE: http://arcg.is/2jsDWNz
DATE: April 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Watershed Stewardship Day
TIME(S): 9:00am
LOCATION: Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328
COST: This is a free event, and sign-ups can be made for groups and/or individuals.
CONTACT: Janine Morley, Marketing Coordinator
DESCRIPTION: In an effort to keep the waterways of our area clean and healthy, it is important to keep the land surrounding those waters clean.
Participants who attend will be picking up trash along roadsides, trails, and streams. Some volunteers will be identifying invasive species and assisting with removal of those plants. Everyone will receive a gift for participating.
"This event is going to be a great way to help take care of the river. Many people would like to be part of a 'river clean-up' activity, and this is the way to begin! Being a Watershed Steward is not difficult, and it's the perfect opportunity for individuals and/or groups to share their love of the environment," noted Sheri Bone, PEEC's Group Coordinator and the driving force behind the Earth Day Watershed Stewards.
Local high schools and colleges will be participating in a "Chili Cook-Off" that will serve as lunch.
Representative Rosemary Brown, National Park Service Superintendent John Donahue, and local township officials will be participating, as well.
Snack and lunch will be provided.
PHONE#: Please call PEEC at 570-828-2319 by April 8 to register.
E-MAIL ADDRESS: jmorley@peec.org
WEBSITE: www.
DATE: Apr 22, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day
COUNTY: Philadelphia
TIME(S): 9:30 AM until 5:00 PM
LOCATION: National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA
COST: Tickets required - $11-$14.50
AUDIENCE: All Ages
CONTACT: Bryan Chan
DESCRIPTION: It’s the duty of every citizen to help preserve the environment. As part of the Center’s Earth Day celebration, visitors will learn about green pioneers like President Teddy Roosevelt and First Lady Claudia “Lady Bird” Johnson.
E-MAIL ADDRESS: marketing@constitutioncenter.org
WEBSITE: http://constitutioncenter.org/learn/civic-calendar/earth-day
DATE: April 23, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: ACUA's 27th Annual Earth Day Festival
COUNTY: Atlantic
TIME(S): 10 am until 4 pm (rain or shine)
LOCATION: 6700 Delilah Road, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
COST: Free admission & parking
AUDIENCE: Everyone
CONTACT: Kristi Aiken
DESCRIPTION: Join us for lots of fun, educational activities for everyone. The celebration has many exciting events such as hayrides to the top of the landfill, tours of the recycling center, wind farm and wastewater facility, free workshops and entertainment to name a few. Over 100 vendors, crafters and exhibitors will be part of the celebration.
Crafters/Vendors:
A wide variety of items will be for sale during the festival such as handmade jewelry, energy efficient lighting, vegetable and native plants, bird houses and feeders, baked goods, alpaca products, books, handmade glass items, local honey, health/nutritional products, rain barrels, repurposed/upcycled items and art, and fair trade products. See "Vendor" Tab if you are interested in becoming a vendor.
Interactive Activities and Exhibits
Wind, Solar and Wastewater Facility Tours - First tour leaves at 10 a.m. Last shuttle at 3:15 p.m. (Shuttle Located at Back of Recycling Center)
Take a tour of New Jersey’s first commercial wind farm. Participants will be shuttled from the Environmental Park in Egg Harbor Township to the wind farm and back. This tour also includes the ACUA Wastewater Treatment Plant, solar project and green roof located at the Atlantic City facility.
Woodford Cedar Run - 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. and 2 - 2:30 p.m. (Recycling Center)
See the Raptors and Reptiles Show. Observe each species' unique characteristics and learn about their habitats and adaptations for survival.
Eyes of the Wild - When Animals Attack - 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3 to 4 p.m. (Recycling Center)
Many mammals have developed amazing characteristics to avoid becoming "lunch." Learn how these creatures use some of their self defense tools.
Middle Earth Studios - 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. (Grass Area)
Bring cameras because the most important people in the show, your children and friends, will want to re-live this experience.
Mini Yoga Sessions - 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. (Garden Area)
Join Grow Yoga in our garden area for a 30-minute mini yoga session (mats provided for up to 30 people).
Recycling Center Tours - all day (Recycling Center - Second Floor)
This sophisticated system of conveyors, magnets, eddy currents, optical sorting and manual quality control sorting is incredible! Come see how mixed recycling collected from Atlantic County residents, schools and businesses is processed and separated into valuable commodities to market.
The Turtlesinger - all day (Recycling Center)
An interactive program and where you will learn about, touch and feed live turtles.
Meet Supercan - all day (Various Locations)
Meet and take photos with our favorite Mascot Supercan.
Free Seedlings Giveaway - all day (Around the Pond)
ACUA will give away a mixed variety of free tree seedlings, as well as free seed packets.
Touch a Truck - all day (Outside Recycling Center)
Get up close to one of ACUA's recycling trucks and learn how they work from one of our collection professionals.
Litter Hunt - all day
Download the app SeeClickFix on your phone. Find the “litter” we've hidden at the festival marked with a red x. Snap a photo of the litter and upload to SeeClickFix (Leave “litter” in its place; don’t worry we’ll clean it up later!) Report at least 5 pieces and be entered to win a prize!
Recycled Art Contest Artwork - all day (Recycling Center)
See the artwork submitted by area students and artists for our second annual Recycled Art Contest. Winners will be announced at 12 p.m.
Free Workshops
A variety of workshops will take place throughout the day in our amphitheater located off the large pond.
Music & Entertainment
Magic of Energy - 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. (Food Court Stage)
An exciting, skillful, comical exploration of renewable energy resources: Solar, Hydroelectric, Biomass, Geothermal and Wind Power. What about our trash? Garbage can not only be recycled, it can be converted to energy! The show use a series of comedy magic & circus tricks to explode everyone’s understanding of plasma generators, composting and conservation!
Valerie Vaughn - 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. (Food Court Stage)
Also known as New Jersey's Troubadour, Valerie has a vast collection of original songs about the legends and lore of New Jersey. Her songs celebrate the spirit of people and places of the state.
Award ceremonies will be held for the Recycle-Bowl and Recycled Art Contest participants and winners.
Recycle Bowl Awards - 10:30 to 11 a.m. (Recycling Center, 2nd Floor Conference Room)
Recycled Art Contest Awards - 11 to 11:30 a.m. (Recycling Center, 2nd Floor Drivers Room)
PHONE#: 609-272-6950
E-MAIL ADDRESS: kaiken@acua.com
WEBSITE: www.acua.com/earthday
DATE: April 23, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Challenge
COUNTY: Atlantic
TIME(S): Noon to 3:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Wharton State Forest
COST: FREE
AUDIENCE: All
DESCRIPTION: Join us for our trail upkeep workday, Cleanup hikes, etc. Be prepared: bring water, bring Lunch.
PHONE#: (609) 567-4559
WEBSITE: www.nj.gov/dep/parksandforests/parks/wharton.html
DATE: April 23, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Great Bay Boulevard Earth Day Cleanup
COUNTY: Atlantic
TIME(S): 9 am - noon
LOCATION: Brigantine, NJ 08205
CONTACT: Aysia Ganday
DESCRIPTION: Jessica Blanchard (Watershed Ambassador) will be running a Rain Barrel building demonstration at the ACUA's Earth Day Event.
PHONE#: 609-812-0649 x214
E-MAIL ADDRESS: watershed@marine.rutgers.edu
DATE: April 23, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Party for the Planet
COUNTY: Bergen
TIME(S): 10am until 4pm
LOCATION: Bergen County Zoo
COST: FREE
AUDIENCE: Al
DESCRIPTION: As children arrive they will receive a passport, then they can receive a stamp at each station where they learn about taking care of the environment. In between stations, they can visit the inhabitants of the zoo like the capybara or the bobcats.
WEBSITE: co.bergen.nj.us/DocumentCenter/View/7981
DATE: April 23, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Week 2017 Green Fair & Market
COUNTY: Bergen
TIME(S): 11 am - 4 pm
LOCATION: 1 Veterans Pl, Oradell, NJ 07649
COST: Free
CONTACT: Melissa Presta
DESCRIPTION: Awesome afternoon of outdoor fun for all ages. Great local & handmade vendors, earth friendly community groups, fun activities for kids and family. Outraghiss Pets, Bees & Butterflies & Tenafly Nature Preserve. Enjoy live music & visit farmers market & food trucks. Programs run all day from Health & Wellness to Cooking and Energy Saving Tips & Recycling.
PHONE#: (201) 261-8200 ext 249
E-MAIL ADDRESS: events@oradell.org
DATE: April 23, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Ridgewood Daffodil Festival & Earth Day Fair
COUNTY: Bergen
TIME(S): 11-2 p.m.
LOCATION: Van Neste Memorial Park, East Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood
WEBSITE: www.ridgewoodnj.net/images/Ridgewood/Departments/Manager/Earth_Day_Sponsorship_Form.pdf
DATE: April 23, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Millburn Green Fair 2017
COUNTY: Essex
TIME(S): 11AM - 5PM
LOCATION: TAYLOR PARK, 78 Main Street, Millburn, NJ 07041
COST: FREE
AUDIENCE: ALL - Family Oriented Short Eco-Films
CONTACT: Rene Paparian & Ellen Ingber, Co-Chairs Millburn Township Green Team
DESCRIPTION: This Green Fair will create awareness of the connection between one's actions and the environment and will offer the tools and information to empower individuals to act a responsible stewards of the planet. Exhibits range from Herbal Remedies and Home Composting to Promoting the Fostering of Shelter Pets and Peace Education. Short Films & Bands too.
PHONE#: 973-641-0515
E-MAIL ADDRESS: millburntownshipgreenteam@gmail.com
WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/events/203061196839561/
DATE: April 23, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: 2017 ANNUAL EDISON EARTH DAY CELEBRATION
COUNTY: Middlesex
TIME(S): 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: PAPAIANNI PARK 100 MUNICIPAL BOULEVARD EDISON, NJ 08817
COST: FREE TO THE PUBLIC AT LARGE. FOOD FOR PURCHASE ON SITE
AUDIENCE: FAMILY-FRIENDLY, GENERAL PUBLIC
CONTACT: CHRIS MAZAUSKAS, COORDINATOR, EDISON SUSTAINABLE JERSEY GREEN TEAM
DESCRIPTION: Free, annual, outdoor, green/sustainable public event to celebrate Earth Day. Family-Friendly Green/Sustainable Vendors, Presenters and Volunteer Activities. Free Parking. Food Available For Purchase On Site.
PHONE#: 732-248-7356
E-MAIL ADDRESS: cmazauskas@edisonnj.org
WEBSITE: www.EdisonNJ.org/earthday
DATE: April 23, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Highland Park Earth Day Celebration
COUNTY: Middlesex
TIME(S): 11 AM - 3 PM
LOCATION: Eugene Young Environmental Education Center, 20 River Road, Highland Park, NJ 08904
COST: n/a
AUDIENCE: kids, families, residents
CONTACT: Teri Jover Chair, Sustainable Highland Park
DESCRIPTION: Walk, bike, skip or run to Highland Park's annual Earth Day celebration! Enjoy great music and food from our own Global Grace Cafe while learning about how to make a healthier planet. Get answers to your questions about beekeeping and raising chickens, walk on the river trail, get the scoop on recycling and going solar, pick up a free tree seedling, and visit the Native Plant Reserve next door for even more activities. Plenty of fun and education for kids of all ages!
PHONE#: 732-690-8857
E-MAIL ADDRESS: jtjover@gmail.com
WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/events/1253444048106610/
DATE: April 23, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Family Woodland Hike
COUNTY: Passaic
TIME(S): 1 p.m.
LOCATION: Ringwood State Park, New Jersey State Botanical Garden, Carriage House
COST: FREE
AUDIENCE: All
DESCRIPTION: Join NJBG hike leaders on an easy, child-friendly hike in the Garden’s woodlands. Learn a bit about the plants, animals and geology around you on a hike designed to fit the group. We suggest wearing sturdy shoes, dressing for the weather conditions, and bringing bug spray and sun block, if needed. Meet at the Carriage House. Rain or snow cancels. Sponsored by the NJBG Skylands Association
PHONE#: (973) 962-9534
WEBSITE: www.nj.gov/dep/parksandforests/parks/ringwood.html
DATE: Apr 23, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Festival
COUNTY: Salem
TIME(S): 12:00 PM until 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Appel Farm Arts and Music Center, 457 Shirley Road, Elmer, NJ
COST: FREE
AUDIENCE: All Ages
DESCRIPTION: Appel Farm Arts & Music Center invites the community to a fun-filled afternoon of Earth Day workshops, music and food on Sunday, April 23, 2017, from noon to 4pm. Highlights of the day include Interactive Recycling Arts Workshops, Gardening Activities, Outdoor Games, an Artisan faire with live demonstrations, Family Line Dancing and Live Music by The Naked Sun. Plant a Milkweed Plant in our Butterfly Garden with the folks from the South Jersey Land Trust, help create a Mosaic Mural lead by the Mosaic Society of Philadelphia, browse our Artisan Faire, enjoy lunch from one of our Food trucks, or play GAGA or tennis. Fun for the whole family! Additionally, visitors can view an art exhibition featuring the work of Salem County 7th – 12th grade teens from our 2017 Salem County Teen Arts Festival and enjoy a showcase of their performing arts talents in our Clare Rostan Appel Theater at 1pm. FREE! More information: http://www.appelfarm.org/events/earth-day-at-appel-farm/ or (856) 358-2472. Walk-ins welcome, no reservation required.
PHONE#: 856-358-2472
WEBSITE: www.appelfarm.org/events/earth-day-at-appel-farm/
DATE: April 23, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Montgomery Earth Day Recycling Fair
COUNTY: Somerset
TIME(S): 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Montgomery Upper Middle School
375 Burnt Hill Road, Skillman, NJ 08558
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: All
CONTACT: Lauren Wasilauski, Environmental Commission Coordinator
DESCRIPTION: The Township is hosting the 12th annual Earth Day Recycling Fair. We are collecting: metal, electronics, paper shredding, crayons, office supplies, sporting equipment, plastic flower pots, etc. for recycling or donation. Check the website for more details on items to be collected.
PHONE#: 908-359-8211 ext. 343
E-MAIL ADDRESS: LWasilauski@twp.montgomery.nj.us
WEBSITE: http://edf.montgomery.nj.us/
DATE: April 23, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Daffodil Day
COUNTY: Union
TIME(S): 11am to 4pm
LOCATION: Reeves Reed Arboretum in Summit
COST: Free for RRA Members and children under 3; For Non-Members $10/person or $25/family
DESCRIPTION: Amongst thousand of daffodils, children will enjoy live performances by Shinbone Alley Stilt Band as well as the Green Goats Petting Zoo. There will be green themed games and crafts as well as an outdoor market.
WEBSITE: reeves-reedarboretum.org/calendar/detail.php?t=annual_events&Daffodil%20Day:%20Sunday,%20April%2023-21
DATE: April 23, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Centenary College Earth Day Celebration
COUNTY: Warren
TIME(S): 10-3
LOCATION: Jefferson Street, Hackettstown, NJ
WEBSITE: www.centenarycollege.edu/cms/en/student-activities/environmental-group/earth-day-celebration/
DATE: April 24, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Paterson Falls National Park Great Falls Cleanup
COUNTY: Passaic
CONTACT: Carolyn Rubinfeld
PHONE#: 973-817-5784
E-MAIL ADDRESS: ambassador@pvsc.com
DATE: April 26, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: 10th Annual Earth Energy Day Celebration
COUNTY: Sussex
TIME(S): 10:00am - 12:00pm and 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
LOCATION: 34 South, Route 94, Lafayette, NJ 07848
AUDIENCE: Open to the Public but Need to Pre-Register
CONTACT: Amanda Hayes
DESCRIPTION: The Sussex County Municipal Utilities Authority (SCMUA) and the Wallkill River Watershed Management Group (WRWMG) are hosting their 11th annual Earth Energy Day to help make students more aware of topics such as proper solid waste disposal, recycling, watershed management, composting, and energy conservation through participation in hands-on learning activities. Approximately 350 students from schools throughout Sussex County will be participating in this full-day event. Students will rotate through eight different stations and will hear 15 minute presentations from each of the vendors in attendance. NJWAP ambassadors will be teaching the students about the importance of macroinvertebrates to stream health and will have live samples for the students to view.
PHONE#: 973-579-6998 x 110
E-MAIL ADDRESS: ambassador@scmua.org
DATE: April 28, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Arbor Day Celebration
COUNTY: Cape May
TIME(S): 1:30pm
LOCATION: 275 93rd Street, Stone Harbor NJ
COST: None
AUDIENCE: Community
CONTACT: Kim Stevenson, Administrative Assistant for the Borough of Stone Harbor
DESCRIPTION: Arbor Day Celebration and Tree Dedication. Stone Harbor Elementary School students Kindergarten through Fourth Grade, will be sharing, songs, stories, poems and Arbor Day facts. This celebrations will take place outside the school on 93rd Street. This years tree will be dedicated to former Stone Harbor Mayor Suzanne Walters.
PHONE#: 609-368-5102
E-MAIL ADDRESS: stevensonk@shnj.org
WEBSITE: www.shnj.org
DATE: April 28, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Tree Planting
TIME(S): 10:00 - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Fairview Farms, 2121 Larger Cross Road, Bedminster, NJ 07921
CONTACT: Carmela Buono
DESCRIPTION: Bring your family and friends to help us plant trees on Arbor Day at Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve in Bedminster. All are welcome!
PHONE#: (908) 234-1852 x323
E-MAIL ADDRESS: AmeriCorps@raritanheadwaters.org
DATE: April 29, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Cleanup
COUNTY: Atlantic
TIME(S): 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
LOCATION: Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
800 E. Great Creek Road, Oceanville, NJ
COST: FREE
AUDIENCE: All
CONTACT: Sandy Perchetti, Volunteer Coordinator
DESCRIPTION: Help clean up the environment and learn how Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge protects, conserves and enhances habitat for fish and wildlife. Rain or Shine. Registration required. This cleanup is co-sponsored by Galloway Township Clean Communities program.
PHONE#: 609-652-1665
E-MAIL ADDRESS: sandy_perchetti@fws.gov
WEBSITE: www.fws.gov/refuge/edwin_b_forsythe
DATE: April 29, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Bi-State Hackensack River Watershed Cleanup
COUNTY: Bergen
TIME(S): 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Memorial Field Pavilion, Park Ridge, NJ (and other locations in Bergen County, NJ) contact us for more information
COST: None
AUDIENCE: Scouts and other group, families, individuals
CONTACT: Park Ridge Green Team
DESCRIPTION: A collaboration of groups in NJ & NY joining together to remove debris from waterways in the Hackensack River Watershed
PHONE#: (201) 391-5650
E-MAIL ADDRESS: ParkRidgeGreenTeam@gmail.com
WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/Park-Ridge-Green-Team-207472519402623/
DATE: April 29, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: People's Event
COUNTY: Bergen
TIME(S): 9:30-11
LOCATION: Leonia Middle School, 500 Broad Ave, Leonia, NJ.
COST: none
AUDIENCE: families, children
CONTACT: Judy Wong
DESCRIPTION: Event at the park. There will be speakers/tables about composting, recycling, etc.
PHONE#: 201-585-1255
E-MAIL ADDRESS: udiwong@gmail.com
DATE: April 29, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Glen Rock Community Clean Up
COUNTY: Bergen
TIME(S): 930AM
LOCATION: Volunteers will be scattered all over town.
AUDIENCE: All Ages
CONTACT: Laura Occhipinti, Commissioner
DESCRIPTION: This is a town-wide clean up of all garbage and litter that has gathered during the winter in the public spaces around Glen Rock.
PHONE#: 2017767523
E-MAIL ADDRESS: laura@lauraocchipinti.com
WEBSITE: www.greenupglenrock.com/cleanup.html
DATE: April 29, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Botany and Geology Hike
COUNTY: Burlington
TIME(S): 10:00am
LOCATION: Crystal Lake Park, (Mansfield Twp) 2401 Axe Factory Rd. Bordentown
COST: free
AUDIENCE: ages 8 and up
CONTACT: Jennifer Bulava, Park Naturalist
DESCRIPTION: Discover the unique botanical diversity of this park with Naturalist Jen Bulava, and the geology of the site with geologist Pierre Lacombe. Enjoy this interpretive spring time hike along 3 miles of rugged trails. Please note this walk contains some steep slopes and is not recommended for inexperienced hikers.
PHONE#: 609-265-5858
E-MAIL ADDRESS: parks@co.burlington.nj.us
WEBSITE: www.co.burlington.nj.us/Parks
DATE: April 29, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Bordentown/Chesterfield Green Fair
COUNTY: Burlington
TIME(S): 11:00am-3:00pm
LOCATION: Chesterfield Village Square, 30 Saddle Way
COST: free
AUDIENCE: everyone
CONTACT: Roger Plew \ Bordentown Township Environmental commission Chairman
DESCRIPTION: Green Fair with demostrations and workshops such as Composting, Rain Barrels organic gardening etc. and environmental exhibitors ranging from alternative energy sources to home recycling.
PHONE#: 609-306-7470
E-MAIL ADDRESS: environmentalcommission@bordentowntownship.org
WEBSITE: www.bordentowntownship.com/
DATE: April 29, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: 8th Sustainable Cherry Hill Earth Festival
COUNTY: Camden
TIME(S): 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
LOCATION: Croft Farm, 100 Bortons Mill Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
COST: Free; healthy food for purchase
AUDIENCE: Families, friends, neighbors, students, individuals
CONTACT: Brenda Jorett, Producer
DESCRIPTION: Celebrate - learn - grow - as 5000 visitors and participants "Love Your Earth" at the 8th Sustainable Cherry Hill Earth Festival. The largest eco-event in South Jersey includes:
o Family Fun Bike Ride 8:30 a.m. + free bike valet parking
o Healthy food for purchase
o 100 eco-displays: vendors, groups, schools
o Family fund, crafts, eco-lifestyle tips; recycling depot; free water-borttle refills
o Two stages of entertainment.
Produced in partnership with the non-profit Sustainable Cherry Hill, Cherry Hill Township, and Cherry Hill School District.
Sustaining and Presenting Sponsors include: LourdesCare of Cherry Hill and Ravitz Family Markets. Presenting sponsor: Hutchinson Plumbing-Heating-Cooling.
PHONE#: 856-448-2205
E-MAIL ADDRESS: EarthFest@sustainablecherryhill.org
WEBSITE: www.SustainableCherryHill.org
DATE: April 29, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Cape May Point Beach Cleanup
COUNTY: Cape May
TIME(S): 8:30AM-12:00PM
LOCATION: 215 Light House Avenue, Cape May Point, NJ 08212
CONTACT: Jim Hansen
E-MAIL ADDRESS: Ambassadorwma16@gmail.com
DATE: April 29, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Celebration
COUNTY: Essex
TIME(S): 11am - 4pm
LOCATION: Essex County Environmental Center in Roseland
COST: FREE
AUDIENCE: All
DESCRIPTION: This event, has lots of wonderful activities for families. You can take a canoe down the river, the kids can have their face painted, climb a rock wall, meet animals from the Turtle Back Zoo, or just enjoy learning about bees!
PHONE#: 973-268-3500
WEBSITE: http://www.essexcountyparks.org/facilities/environmental-center/calendar/earth-day-celebration-at-ecec
DATE: April 29, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Tree Planting Community Day
COUNTY: Mercer
TIME(S): 12pm - 4 pm
LOCATION: Duck Pond Park, 500 Meadow Road, Princeton, NJ 08540
CONTACT: Anna Marshall
DESCRIPTION: Part of "Slow the Flow" Raritan Basin Tree Planting Project, planting 150 tree seedlings along the Rock Brook in Skillman Park with 5th graders from the Waldorf School.
PHONE#: 609-737-3735 x 32
E-MAIL ADDRESS: americorps@thewatershed.org
DATE: April 29, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Free Tree Seedlings
COUNTY: Morris
TIME(S): 10 AM - noon
LOCATION: Mendham Township Town Hall Parking Lot - 2 West Main Street Brookside NJ 07926
COST: FREE
AUDIENCE: All
CONTACT: Jamie Kinsel, Mendham Township Environmental Commission
DESCRIPTION: Free native tree seedlings available on first come, first served basis. Instructions on how and where to plant. Seedlings planted today help create forests for our future! Part of the NJ Tree Recovery Campaign.
PHONE#: 973-722-4461
E-MAIL ADDRESS: kinsel@verizon.net
WEBSITE: www.forestry.nj.gov
DATE: April 29, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: South Branch Preserve Community Volunteer Day & Open House
COUNTY: Morris
TIME(S): 10:00am-2:oopm
LOCATION: Wolfe Road & route 46, Budd Lake, NJ 07828
AUDIENCE: Families
CONTACT: Barbara McCloskey, Membership & Outreach Manager
DESCRIPTION: Join us for an open house at our Community Garden at South Branch Preserve, volunteer in our garden and walk our trails. Refreshments will be served, visit our vendors and free tree seedlings
PHONE#: (973) 541-1010
E-MAIL ADDRESS: bmccloskey@tlc-nj.org
WEBSITE: www.tlc-nj.org
DATE: April 29, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Valleyview Green Fair
COUNTY: Morris
TIME(S): 11am-2pm
LOCATION: 320 Diamond Spring Rd., Denville, NJ 07834
COST: free
AUDIENCE: All ages
CONTACT: Lydia Stiles, Science Teacher
DESCRIPTION: Valleyview's Green Fair hosts the Denville Farmers Market, showcases student work and projects, and local organizations promoting sustainable living!
PHONE#: 9083422009
E-MAIL ADDRESS: lstiles@denville.org
WEBSITE: www.denville.org
DATE: April 29, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Nature Festival
COUNTY: Ocean
TIME(S): 10 am - 4 pm
LOCATION: Cattus Island County Park, 1170 Cattus Island Blvd., Toms River, NJ 08753
CONTACT: Danielle Fadeski
E-MAIL ADDRESS: ambassadorWMA13@gmail.com
DATE: April 29, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Cleanup with Ringwood State Park
COUNTY: Passaic
TIME(S): 10 am - noon
LOCATION: Ringwood State Park
CONTACT: Kathleen Fitzgerald
DESCRIPTION: Cleanup Ringwood Creek and the trash that gets thrown onto Sloatsburg Road.
PHONE#: 973-569-4055
E-MAIL ADDRESS: ambassador@passaiccountynj.org
DATE: April 29, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Up with the Birds
COUNTY: Somerset
TIME(S): 8:00am
LOCATION: Duke Farms, 1112 Dukes Pkwy W, Hillsborough
COST: $5
AUDIENCE: All ages
DESCRIPTION: Bring the whole crew to this family-friendly program and have fun discovering the birds of Duke Farms. This is a fantastic opportunity to spark interest in what has become a life-long passion and hobby for generations. Bring your binoculars (or borrow a pair) for a guided bird walk of the property. Meet at the Orientation Center. Open to anyone with an interest in birds, children are required to be accompanied by an adult. Attendees must register online prior to the event.
E-MAIL ADDRESS: registrations@dukefarms.org
WEBSITE: www.dukefarms.org/programs
DATE: April 29, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Stream Cleanup at Mill Pond Park
COUNTY: Somerset
TIME(S): 9:00AM to 11:00AM
LOCATION: Mill Pond Park, 11 Mill Pond Road, Belle Mead, NJ 08502
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: all
CONTACT: Lauren Wasilauski
DESCRIPTION: Montgomery Township Environmental Commission and Stony Brook Millstone Watershed Association are co-hosting a stream cleanup at Mill Pond Park. Wear long pants and boots, and bring water and work gloves (if you have them). Children must be accompanied by an adult.
PHONE#: 908-359-8211 ext. 343
E-MAIL ADDRESS: LWasilauski@twp.montgomery.nj.us
WEBSITE: http://thewatershed.org/stream-cleanups/
DATE: April 29, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Rain Barrel Workshop
COUNTY: Sussex
TIME(S): 11 am - 2 pm
LOCATION: Frelinghuysen, NJ
CONTACT: Amanda Hayes
DESCRIPTION: Construct rain barrels to conserve water for residential garden use.
PHONE#: 973-579-6998 x 110
E-MAIL ADDRESS: ambassador@scmua.org
DATE: April 29, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Volunteer Monitoring Workshop
TIME(S): 8:30 am - 4 pm
LOCATION: 33 N Rochdale Avenue, Roosevelt, NJ 08555
AUDIENCE: OPEN TO RESIDENTS OF ROOSEVELT TOWNSHIP
CONTACT: Andrew Garcia
DESCRIPTION: Bio and habitat stream Assessment at (TBD). Presentation about how to conduct a stream assessment in the morning. Lunch (pizza). Then we go out and do the actual assessment.
PHONE#: 609-477-7246
E-MAIL ADDRESS: americorps@drbc.nj.gov
TITLE OF EVENT: Holmdel's 19th Annual Earth Day Festival
COUNTY: Monmouth
TIME(S): 12pm to 5pm
LOCATION: Bayonet Farm, 41 Middletown Road, Holmdel, NJ 07733
COST: Free admission, parking, professional shows and guided tours! Nominal cost for Petting Zoo
AUDIENCE: All ages with professional folk/rock musicians and shows for children
CONTACT: Karen
DESCRIPTION: This 19th Annual Holmdel Earth Day Festival is a rain or shine event! Professional Folk / Rock artists and special shows for children take place in beautiful barns. Sign up for free but limited guided tours of the historic house and of the bucolic property at the Welcome Center.
PHONE#: 908-601-7603
DATE: April 30, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Pequannock Mini Bio-Blitz
COUNTY: Passaic
TIME(S): 9am - 1pm
LOCATION: Woodland Lake, Pequannock Township, NJ 07440
CONTACT: Kathleen Fitzgerald
DESCRIPTION: Perform a mini bio blitz and educate the public on water and watershed awareness.
PHONE#: 973-569-4055
E-MAIL ADDRESS: ambassador@passaiccountynj.org
DATE: April 30, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Project E.A.R.T.H Swamp Search
COUNTY: Somerset
TIME(S): noon to 4:30pm
LOCATION: Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center (EEC)
190 Lord Stirling Road, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: Families, Friends, Scout Groups, All ages
CONTACT: Jane Parks, Environmental Events Specialist
DESCRIPTION: Join us for an exciting scavenger hunt on the EEC trails. Learn interesting facts about the Great Swamp and its inhabitants from our Naturalists. Get outside to find answers to our scavenger hunt questions. A live reptile program follows the scavenger hunt at 3:45pm. All Free!
PHONE#: 908-766-2489
E-MAIL ADDRESS: jparks@scparks.org
WEBSITE: www.somersetcountyparks.org
DATE: April 30, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Finding Your Way in the Night Sky
COUNTY: Somerset
TIME(S): 7:45pm
LOCATION: Duke Farms, 1112 Dukes Pkwy W, Hillsborough
COST: $5
AUDIENCE: All ages
DESCRIPTION: Are the Big Dipper and Orion's Belt all you know in the night sky? How about all the other stars up there? Come learn your way around the stars. Make a star wheel to take home and help your family navigate and appreciate the heavens from your own back yard. No telescope needed! Learn to find more than 20 constellations, asterisms and bright "anchor" stars. Laser constellation tour afterwards, weather permitting. Attendees must register online prior to the event.
E-MAIL ADDRESS: registrations@dukefarms.org
WEBSITE: www.dukefarms.org/programs
DATE: April 30, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Earthfest
COUNTY: Sussex
TIME(S): 11am-4pm
LOCATION: Heaven Hill Farm on Route 94
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: All
DESCRIPTION: Free Admission and entertainment, plus furry friends, reptiles, face painting, activities for kids, festival foods, and environmental groups and information for grown-ups.
The 17th such festival and is organized by Vernon Chamber Charities and the Vernon EarthFest Committee.
For the last decade, Vernon has been the home of one of the best Earth Day events in New Jersey. Earthfest will be spread throughout the grounds at Heaven Hill Farm.
Earthfest is a multifaceted event centering on the environment and keeping things green. The day is full of activities paying homage to the earth, and it’s also a lot of fun with vendors, entertainment, and activities for adults and children. Some of Earthfest presenters:
• Delaware Raptor Center presented “Birds Of Prey”- Program Time: 2pm
• Snakes and Scales presented “Sharks Eye View” and “Creatures From Around The Earth”- Program Time: 11:15am
• Birds Bees & Bear Apiary- Program Time: Throughout the Day
Other not-to-miss highlights that children will enjoy during Earthfest:
• Panning for Gemstones at the Gem Mining Sluice
• Sand Art
• Face Painting
WEBSITE: http://vernonearthfest.com/
DATE: April 30, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Wild Earth Fest
COUNTY: Union
LOCATION: Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside
COST: $4 a person, children 6 an under are free.
AUDIENCE: Families
DESCRIPTION: An entertaining family event to celebrate the Earth. Learn ways to become eco-friendly & increase your awareness of wildlife conservation. Admission also includes Touch a Truck event.
PHONE#: 908-789-3670
WEBSITE: http://ucnj.org/calendar/
DATE: May 4, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: EarthFair Music Fest
COUNTY: Hunterdon
TIME(S): 10-4:00
LOCATION: Basil Bandwagon Natural Market, Flemington Circle Shopping Center
WEBSITE: www.basilbandwagon.com
DATE: May 6, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Sustainable Township of Hamilton Green Fair
COUNTY: Atlantic
TIME(S): 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
LOCATION: 1824 Dr. Dennis Foreman Drive, Mays Landing, NJ 08330
COST: FREE
AUDIENCE: Residents of the Township of Hamilton
CONTACT: Ingrid Perez, Special Projects Manager
DESCRIPTION: Green Fair / Paper Shredding / Electronics Recycling / Green Vendors
PHONE#: 609-625-1511, ext. 455
E-MAIL ADDRESS: iperez@townshipofhamilton.com
WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/Sustainable.Township.of.Hamilton/
DATE: May 6, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Delanco Community Clean Up Day
COUNTY: Burlington
TIME(S): 7:00AM to 3:00PM
LOCATION: The Delanco Public Works Garage, 750 Coopertown Road, Delanco, NJ 08075
AUDIENCE: Residents of Delanco
DESCRIPTION: Delanco residents may bring trash including plastic items such as laundry baskets, lawn furniture, toys, etc., up to 4 tires. During the event, up to 2 TV's &/or Electronics will be accepted per resident--must show I.D.; No commercial or industrial trash and no asbestos, paint or hazardous materials will be accepted.
PHONE#: 856-461-0561
E-MAIL ADDRESS: info@delancotownship.com
WEBSITE: www.delancotownship.com
DATE: May 6, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Secaucus 7th Annual Green Festival
COUNTY: Hudson
TIME(S): 10:00am - 4:00pm
LOCATION: 5000 Riverside Station Boulevard at Secaucus Xchange, Secaucus, NJ
COST: FREE
AUDIENCE: Families & children
CONTACT: Lynn Kramer - Cleanup Outreach Coordinator
DESCRIPTION: The Town of Secaucus is currently planning our 7th Annual Green Festival to be held on Saturday, May 6th, from 10:00 - 4:00 at Secaucus Xchange. We have environmental activities for children, music, pontoon boat rides, live animals, hourly educational presentations and over 50 food and green product vendors.
Last year approximately 4,000 people attended our Green Festival. It's free and an excellent opportunity to reach out to the community, especially children.
PHONE#: 201 330-2000, x3060
E-MAIL ADDRESS: lkramer@secaucus.net
WEBSITE: www.secaucusnj.gov/environmental
DATE: May 7, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: River Day
COUNTY: Essex
TIME(S): 11-4
LOCATION: Duck Pond on Mead St. in South Orange NJ
COST: free
AUDIENCE: all
CONTACT: James McGowan, Chair, South Orange Environmental Commission
DESCRIPTION: River Day is a celebration and clean up of the East Branch of the Rahway River. The event has numerous exhibits, food, music, participatory art projects, and a wild edibles walk.
E-MAIL ADDRESS: riverdaystaff@gmail.com
WEBSITE: www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=river%20day%202017
DATE: May 13, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: MOTHER NATURE FESTIVAL
COUNTY: Mercer
TIME(S): 11 AM - 4 PM
LOCATION: 481 Drexel Avenue, Lawrence Township, NJ 08648
COST: $0.00
AUDIENCE: entire family, teachers, public in general
CONTACT: Teresita Bastides-Heron, Chair person of the Mother Naure Festival
DESCRIPTION: Wildlife show, life of shards, SolarMan how solar panels make electricity, organizae hikes on trails, art for children, The Grand Falloon on recycling and earth science, Mujsic by Gammy Awa nominated Miss Amy and more.
PHONE#: [609] 882-6367
E-MAIL ADDRESS: lawrencenaturecenter@gmail.com or terebh1812@gmail.com
WEBSITE: In progress
DATE: May 18, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Environmental Awareness Fair with film "How To Let Go of the World"
COUNTY: Monmouth
TIME(S): 6pm
LOCATION: Axelrod Performing Arts Center, 100 Grant Avenue, Deal Park, NJ 07723
COST: $18
CONTACT: Amy Hall, Marketing Coordinator
DESCRIPTION: In How to Let Go of the World and Love All The Things Climate Can't Change, Oscar-nominated director Josh Fox continues in his deeply personal style, investigating climate change - the greatest threat our world has ever known. Traveling to 12 countries on 6 continents, the film acknowledges that it may be too late to stop some of the worst consequences and asks, what is it that climate change can't destroy? What is so deep within us that no calamity can take it away?
Josh Fox is best known as the Oscar-nominated, Emmy-winning writer/director of GASLAND Parts I and II. He is internationally recognized as a spokesperson and leader on the issue of fracking and extreme energy development. His new film How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2016 and won the Environmental Advocacy Award at the Washington DC Environmental Film Festival.
PHONE#: 732-531-9106
E-MAIL ADDRESS: amyhall@axelrodartscenter.org
WEBSITE: www.axelrodartscenter.com
DATE: May 20, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: FOURTH ANNUAL EARTHFEST OVERPECK
COUNTY: Bergen
DESCRIPTION: Hackensack Riverkeeper and Bergen County Department of Parks are pleased to announce that the Fourth Annual Bergen County EarthFest Overpeck will take place on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 11AM to 4PM at the Ridgefield Park section of Overpeck County Park. The family-friendly partnership event is free for all to attend and enjoy.
As in past years, the highlight of EarthFest will be the Recycled Regatta: a race between teams that have designed and built unique human-powered craft out of ordinary household items, which would otherwise be destined for landfills. The day will also feature:
" A festival midway featuring environmental nonprofits, green vendors, animal rescue groups and healthy-living advocates;
" Live entertainment, including Jamie the "Dinosaur Troubadour" from Field Station Dinosaurs, a performance by the Hackensack-based Center For Modern Dance Education and more;
" Children's activities including a fishing derby, hands-on learning, and more.
" An assemblage of food trucks, each featuring distinct fare; and
" Free canoeing and kayaking on Overpeck Lake courtesy of Hackensack Riverkeeper's Overpeck Park Kayak Center.
Hackensack Riverkeeper is seeking EarthFest sponsors, vendors, and Regatta entrants. Sponsors will receive maximum exposure through a variety of attractive promotional packages, and vendors are projected to see at least double the foot traffic from last year's estimate of 3,000 participants. Booth space is available gratis for nonprofit groups, and at affordable rates for retail and professional vendors.
"It's not too late to come on board with us and be a part of this great event," said Riverkeeper Captain Bill Sheehan. "EarthFest Overpeck takes place just one month after Earth Day and it's the perfect way to keep the green momentum going."
PHONE#: Mary Knight / Office: 201-968-0808 or cell: 973-934-9764; or Captain Bill Sheehan / cell: 201-755-6466
WEBSITE: www.HackensackRiverkeeper.org
DATE: May 21, 2017
TITLE OF EVENT: Watershed 10K/5K Trail Run & Festival
COUNTY: Mercer
TIME(S): 12pm - 4pm
LOCATION: The Watershed Reserve 31 Titus Mill Rd. Pennington NJ 08534
CONTACT: Suzanne Moran
DESCRIPTION: The 10K and 5K help support the efforts of Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association's mission to protect and restore clean water and a healthy environment in central New Jersey.
The 5K trail loop is designed to tour the different types of habitat we feature on the Watershed Reserve with views of meadow and forest. The path nears our pond ecosystem, parallels our wetlands, and runs straight through the Honey Brook Organic Farm.
Family and friends can cheer you on from our victory village, tour our new Watershed Center, and listen to live music by our race day band, "The Dadz". The festival will also have beer and wine available for purchase and food from Antimo's Italian Kitchen.
PHONE#: 609-737-3735
E-MAIL ADDRESS: smoran@thewatershed.org
WEBSITE: http://thewatershed.org/news-and-events/trail-run/
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