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DATE: April 12, 2014
TITLE OF EVENT: Winslow Township Green Fair
COUNTY: Camden
TIME(S): 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
LOCATION: Dominic Maiese Municipal Complex 125 Rt. 73 Hammonton,NJ 08037
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: Residents
CONTACT: Karen Bringhurst
DESCRIPTION: Winslow Township is hosting its very first Green Fair! In addition to many vendors and information tables there will be a shredder truck for residents (no businesses please), an electronic-waste drop-off, and a rain barrel workshop (must sign-up, open to first 20 residents who sign up at wma15@acua.com). For more information please email the Winslow Township Environmental Commission at WTEC@winslowtownship.com.
PHONE#: 609-567-0700 x5002
E-MAIL ADDRESS: WTEC@winslowtownship.com
WEBSITE: www.
DATE: Saturday, April 19, 2014
TITLE OF EVENT: The Woodbridge Environmental Commission Earth Day Fair
COUNTY: Middlesex
TIME(S): 10 to 2 PM
LOCATION: Woodbridge Community Center located at 600 Main Street, Woodbridge, NJ
COST: Participation is free
AUDIENCE: Public
CONTACT: Eco-frienly vendor or community group interested in participating in the Earth Day Fair can contact Environmental Commission Chairperson Kathy Whooley at wbenvironmentalcommission@gmail.com. The Woodbridge Environmental Commission meets at the WOODBRIDGE TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL BUILDING, 1 Main Street, Woodbridge, NJ 07095
DESCRIPTION: Learn about our newly established Seed Library, tree seedling/house plant give-aways, Stormwater pollution game wheel, eco-friendly vendors and organizations, and much more.
Preserving our planet's natural resources through education and "green" initiatives is foremost on the "Greenable Woodbridge" Program. There will be educational information on how you can go "green," participate in your local Seed Library, and eco-friendly vendors offering "green" information and earthfriendly products, and fun activities for kids of all ages.
PHONE#: 732-754-1891
E-MAIL ADDRESS: wbenvironmentalcommission@gmail.com
WEBSITE: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us/Departments/BoardsandCommissions/EnvironmentalCommission/
DATE: April 19, 2014
TITLE OF EVENT: Chatham Township Environmental Commission Twelfth Annual Open Space Workday
COUNTY: Morris
TIME(S): Saturday, April 19, 2014, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or any part of that time
LOCATION: Green Village Road, Chatham Township, NJ 07928, across from Melrose Lane near ShopRite
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: Families, youth groups, clubs, Scouts, interested adults
CONTACT: Dot Stillinger, Chair, Chatham Township Environmental Commission
DESCRIPTION: The Green Village Pond Conservation Area was once an old homestead and is now Chatham Township property. We will pick up trash, prune multiflora rose and Japanese barberry, spread woodchips on the trail, and enjoy a taste of spring.
PHONE#: 973-377-6992
E-MAIL ADDRESS: dkstillinger@gmail.com
WEBSITE: www.chathamtownship-nj.gov
DATE: April 19, 2014
TITLE OF EVENT: Astor Free Community Garden "Earth Day Plantin"
COUNTY: Hudson
TIME(S): 10am thru 2:00pm
LOCATION: 72 Astor Place Jersey City, New Jersey 07304
COST: 1,500.00
AUDIENCE: Families ages 3 thru 85
CONTACT: Astor Free Community Garden, President TINIA BLAND
DESCRIPTION: Astor Free Community Garden is a Free Community Garden open to all brining new and seasoned planters together in a poor Urban community. Everyone grows together without fees. Food is given to senior's first, then mothers with children then the unemployed and last the underemployed. The effort was started by the Garden President because our senior's were taking half of their medication perscribed and eating dog and cat food. People were unable to eat fresh vegetatables. Now our children are exersicing and our elders are able to take their medication and eat fresh vegetables. We need raised planting beds,fruit trees, beaches and a cooking area to teach alternate eating and a gazabo for our community meeting. We need our Senior's safe from the heat of the summer, the Gazabo will provide the shade from the sun for them. We plant vegetable and herbs in our garden.
PHONE#: 201-314-1675
E-MAIL ADDRESS: ASTORJC@AOL.COM
WEBSITE: www.astorplaceneighborho.wix.com/astorplace
DATE: April 19, 2014
TITLE OF EVENT: The 3rd Annual Great Pompeston Rubber Duck Race
COUNTY: Burlington
TIME(S): 1:00PM - 5:00PM
LOCATION: Riverton Memorial Park, 8th Street at Cedar Street, Riverton, NJ
COST: Free for games, exhibits, refreshments & bounce castle, ducks for the race are $5.00
AUDIENCE: All ages
CONTACT: Cynthia Pierson, President, Watchdogs of the Watersheds
DESCRIPTION: Fun event designed to celebrate Earth Day & educate the public about the need to care for our waterways
PHONE#: 609-760-3223
E-MAIL ADDRESS: turtlelady527@comcast.net
DATE: Saturday April 19th
TITLE OF EVENT:Stag Hill Ramapo Mountain Clean-up
LOCATION: 189 Stag Hill Road, Mahwah, NJ 07430
TIME(S): 10am - 4pm
PARTNER(S): Mahwah Environmental Volunteers Organization, Ramapough Lunaape Nation, Bergen County Parks, Mahwah DPW
DESCRIPTION: In celebration of Earth Day, we will have a HUGE clean-up of illegal dumping on Stag Hill. This illegal dumping pollutes our air, soil, water and community. It disempowers the community, degrades the natural environment, and encourages further dumping.
CONTACT:Thayla Reyes, ambassador@passaiccountynj.org or 973-569-4055
DATE: Saturday, April 19th
TITLE OF EVENT: Woodbridge Earth Day
LOCATION: Woodbridge Community Center at 600 Main Street
TIME(S): 8:00am -1:30pm
PARTNER(S): Woodbridge Environmental Commission
DESCRIPTION: Ambassador will be running an educational exhibit about watersheds.
CONTACT:Jon Dugan, watershed7@ucnj.org or 908-789-3209
DATE: Saturday, April 19th
TITLE OF EVENT: Waltman Park Cleanup
LOCATION: Waltman Park
PARTNER(S): Partner with CCIA and American Littoral Society
CONTACT:Quinn Whitesall, watershed17@ccia-net.com or 856-825-3700 x1270
DATE: April 21st - 27th
TITLE OF EVENT: CAMDEN EARTH WEEK 2014
COUNTY: Camden
CONTACT: Sarah Bryant
DESCRIPTION: MONDAY / APRIL 21ST
MAYOR REDD’S EARTH WEEK KICK-OFF with the Cooper Lanning Civic Association
Cooper Sprouts Garden Clean Up / Presentation of Environmental Hero Awards
Cooper Sprouts Garden / 7th St. & Newton St. / 11 am (volunteers report at 9 am)
TUESDAY / APRIL 22ND / EARTH DAY
CCMUA WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT TOUR
Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority / 1645 Ferry Ave. / 1-2:30 pm / Registration required
WEDNESDAY / APRIL 23RD
CAMDEN CLEAN CAMPAIGN 2014 KICK-OFF
Heart of Camden parking lot / 1826 Broadway / 9 am - 2 pm
CAMDEN CHILDREN’S GARDEN SPRING REFRESH 101 WORKSHOP
Beckett St. Garden / 3rd St. & Beckett St. / 11 am
CAMDEN SMART BUILD A RAIN BARREL WORKSHOP
Puerto Rican Unity for Progress / 818 S. Broadway / 5:30-7:30 pm / $5 / Registration required
THURSDAY / APRIL 24TH
GREEN DRINKS HAPPY HOUR
Victor’s Pub / 1 Market St. / 5-7 pm
FRIDAY / APRIL 25TH
FERRY AVE. & WEBSTER ST. TREE PLANTING
Hosted by NJTF, CCMUA & CFET / CCMUA / 1645 Ferry Ave. / 9 am
SATURDAY / APRIL 26TH
CAMDEN CHILDREN’S GARDEN EARTH & ARBOR DAY FESTIVAL
Camden Children’s Garden / 3 Riverside Dr. / 1-4 pm / Park Admission $6
SUNDAY / APRIL 27TH
BIRDING ON THE DELAWARE: A HIKE THROUGH PETTY’S ISLAND
Sponsored by New Jersey Audubon / 8-11 am / Registration required by April 24th
CFET EARTH DAY CELEBRATION & SEEDLING SALE
Center for Environmental Transformation / 412 Jasper St. / 10 am - 1 pm
CAMDEN CHILDREN’S GARDEN EARTH & ARBOR DAY FESTIVAL
Camden Children’s Garden / 3 Riverside Dr. / 1-4 pm / Park Admission $6
PHONE#: (856) 757-9154
E-MAIL ADDRESS: bryant@coopersferry.com
WEBSITE: www.camdensmart.com
DATE: April 22, 2014
TITLE OF EVENT: Spook Handy Earth Day Concert
COUNTY: Bergen
TIME(S): 7:30PM (Doors open at 6:45PM)
LOCATION: Meadowlands Environmental Center, DeKorte Park, Lyndhurst, NJ
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: Adults
CONTACT: Don Torino, President Bergen County Audubon
DESCRIPTION: Join us for a FREE celebration of our amazing planet and the life of Pete Seeger. Spook performed over 50 times alongside Pete since 2003 and attributes much of what he knows about songwriting and performing to him. His songs have reached as high as #6 of the folk radio charts and have been used in film and theater.
PHONE#: 201-230-4983
E-MAIL ADDRESS: greatauk4@aol.com
WEBSITE: www.bergencountyaudubon.org
DATE: April 22, 2014
TITLE OF EVENT: A RACE AGAINST TIME - Rebuilding Wildlife Beaches After Super Storm Sandy
TIME(S): Light appetizers and wine tasting, 6 PM, limited to 100 individuals (must be 21 or older).
Film screening, 7 PM, open to all ages.
LOCATION: Levoy Theatre, 126 High Street, Millville, NJ
COST: The event is free but reservations are required.
DESCRIPTION: CWF and American Littoral Society will celebrate Earth Day by presenting "A Race Against Time," a film screening about the Delaware Bayshore Restoration.
The free screening will feature light appetizers generously donated by Runaway Chefs and local wine tasting generously discounted by Bellview Winery. A question-and-answer session will be held after the video.
This 30-minute video documents the ambitious campaign to restore Delaware Bayshore beaches decimated by Hurricane Sandy, ensuring the at-risk horseshoe crabs and globally migrating shorebirds that rely on this habitat can survive. The project was funded by the New Jersey Recovery Fund, and the video is produced by CWF, Greener New Jersey Productions, and the Delaware Riverkeeper Network. The second phase of this beach restoration project is currently in process.
E-MAIL ADDRESS: charlene.smith@conservewildlifenj.org
DATE: Tuesday, April 22nd
TITLE OF EVENT: Kean Clean Up Elizabeth River
LOCATION: Kean University Union NJ
TIME(S): 10:00am-2:30pm
PARTNER(S): Union County Parks & Rec. and Kean University Env. Club
DESCRIPTION: Clean up of the Elizabeth River
CONTACT:Jon Dugan, watershed7@ucnj.org or 908-789-3209
DATE: Tuesday April 22nd
TITLE OF EVENT: Celebrate Earth Day at the 'Shed
LOCATION: Stony Brook Millstone Association Kingsford Room
TIME(S): 5:00pm - 7:30pm
PARTNER(S): Stony Brook Millstone Association
DESCRIPTION: Ambassador will be running an educational exhibit about watersheds.
CONTACT:Eric Tengi, americorps@thewatershed.org or 609-737-3735 x 32
DATE: Thursday April 24th
TITLE OF EVENT: Madison Borough Green Fair
LOCATION: Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, 9 Main St, Madison
TIME(S): 3:30PM-6:30PM
DESCRIPTION: Ambassador will be running an educational exhibit with macro-invertebrates.
CONTACT:Peggy Monkemeier, wsa.wma6@MorrisParks.net or 973-635-6629
DATE: Thursday, April 24th
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth and Arbor Day School Festival
LOCATION: Camden Children's Garden, Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ
TIME(S): 9:00am - 1:30pm
CONTACT:Jessica Aubry, AmeriCorpsWMA18@gmail.com or 856-589-5250 ext. 16
DATE: Friday, April 25, 2014
TITLE OF EVENT: Barnegat Bay Blitz
COUNTY: Multiple
TIME(S): See website
LOCATION: See website
COST: None
AUDIENCE: General public
CONTACT: See website
DESCRIPTION: Celebrate Earth Week by taking part in the Annual Watershed-Wide Cleanup of Barnegat Bay. Cleanups are planned in or near every township in the watershed.
E-MAIL ADDRESS: barnegatbayblitz@dep.state.nj.us
WEBSITE: www.state.nj.us/dep/barnegatbay/bbblitz.htm
DATE: Friday, April 25th
TITLE OF EVENT: Barnegat Bay Blitz Cleanup
LOCATION: Boat Ramp on Dock Road (1/4 mile east of Route 9), Eagleswood, NJ 08092
TIME(S): 10:00am - 1:00pm
DESCRIPTION: Ambassador will lead cleanup of Westecunk Creek. Kayaks will be provided by West Creek Kayak and Canoe. Please register by contacting Steve Luell at watershed@marine.rutgers.edu by Wednesday 4/23.
CONTACT:Steven Luell, watershed@marine.rutgers.edu or 609-812-0649 x214
DATE: Friday April 25th
TITLE OF EVENT: Barnegat Bay Blitz
LOCATION: Magnolia Street in Berkeley Township
TIME(S): 11am-2pm
SPONSOR: DEP
DESCRIPTION: Cleanup with voluteers from DEP And Berkeley Rescue Dive Squad as part of the Barnegat Bay Blitz
CONTACT:Morgyn Ellis, wma15@acua.com or 609-272-6901
DATE: Friday April 25th
TITLE OF EVENT: Folwell Water Festival
TIME(S): 8:00am-12:00pm
CONTACT:Geoff Richter, wma19@pinelandsalliance.org or 609-859-8860x56
DATE: April 26, 2014
TITLE OF EVENT: Cherry Hill Earth Festival
COUNTY: Camden
TIME(S): 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
LOCATION: Croft Farm, 100 Bortons Mills Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: Families, students, individuals
CONTACT: Brenda Jorett, Cherry Hill Earth Festival producer; Sustainable Cherry Hill communications director
DESCRIPTION: Join the 5th annual Cherry Hill Earth Festival at historic Croft Farm on Saturday, April 26, 2014. The event has grown to include a 25-mile bike ride benefiting Operation Yellow Ribbon and includes two and nine-mile family fun rides. With more than 60 planet-friendly vendors, educational and engaging displays and two stages of entertainment, we expect to draw at least 5000 people. This year, we welcome Sustainable Camden County in supporting the festival and a new 25-mile bike ride. All 19 Cherry Hill Schools are expected to participate bringing many students, parents and family members to the grounds.
PHONE#: 856-448-2205
E-MAIL ADDRESS: sustainable@brendajorett.com
WEBSITE: www.sustainablecherryhill.org
DATE: April 26, 2014
TITLE OF EVENT: Pennsauken's 2nd Annual Green Fair
COUNTY: Camden
TIME(S): 10a.m. to 1p.m.
LOCATION: Pennsauken Municipal Building, 5605 N Crescent Blvd. Pennsauken, NJ 08110
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: Families, students, individuals
CONTACT: Amy Schmalbach, Event Coordinator
DESCRIPTION: Join Pennsauken's 2nd Annual Green Fair at the Pennsauken Municipal Building on Saturday, April 26, 2014. With planet-friendly vendors, educational and engaging displays and entertainment, we expect to draw a great crowd. This year, we we welcome Shredone Security Corp and their mobile paper shredding service and well as a computer and electronics drop off.
PHONE#: (856)665-1000
E-MAIL ADDRESS: greenteam@twp.pennsauken.nj.us
WEBSITE: www.twp.pennsauken.nj.us
DATE: April 26, 2014
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day 5K Run/"Walk for Liberty State Park" and Fair
COUNTY: Hudson
TIME(S): 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Liberty State Park, Jersey City, New Jersey
COST: Run/Walk: $25 Day of Event (included parking); Fair: Free (parking fees may apply)
AUDIENCE: Families
CONTACT: Mary-Ellen Gilpin, Director - Environmental Programs
DESCRIPTION: The HCIA in collaboration with LSP will hold a 5K Run followed by a Fair.
PHONE#: 201-795-4555
E-MAIL ADDRESS: recycle@hcia.org
WEBSITE: www.hcia.org
DATE: April 26, 2014
TITLE OF EVENT: Northern Valley Earth Fair
COUNTY: Bergen
TIME(S): Events: 11 am to 4 pm (Mobile Shredder from 9am to 1 pm only)
LOCATION: 453 & 455 Broadway, Norwood, NJ (Kennedy Field and Norwood Community Center/DPW); Carpooling, Walking, Biking Encouraged!
COST: FREE to Attend & Free for Nonprofit Exhibitors; $50 Vendor/Exhibitor Fee; Sponsorships Available; This is a Minimal Impact, "Green" Event!
AUDIENCE: Bergen County/Northern Valley Residents & Businesses-Family Friendly!!!
CONTACT: Christine Hageman, Coordinator c/o Borough of Norwood, 455 Broadway, Norwood, NJ 07648
DESCRIPTION: Come discover all things "Green" at the First Multi-town Northern Valley Earth Fair!- Free drawings, "Green" Vendors, Exhibitors & Demonstrations, Live Music & Animals, Kid's Arts & Crafts, Games, WoodsWalks, Educational Presentations, Giveaways, Refreshments & Much more, including Electronics & Vegetable Oil Recycling Collection; Home Office Document Shredding; Information on Energy Efficiency, Gardening, Green Cleaning,& Clean Water. Find out what your municipality is doing to make your town sustainable: Participating municipalities include Norwood, Closter, Cresskill, Northvale and Old Tappan (and counting)!
PHONE#: 201-835-5687
E-MAIL ADDRESS: Lchageman@yahoo.com or nvearthfair@aol.com
WEBSITE: www.norwoodec.wordpress.com and Facebook
DATE: Saturday, April 26, 2014
TITLE OF EVENT: EARTHFEST OVERPECK
COUNTY: Bergen
TIME(S): 9AM-6PM
LOCATION: Overpeck County Park, 199 Challenger Road Ridgefield Park, NJ
AUDIENCE: People of all ages
CONTACT: Captain Sheehan or Ms. Knight
DESCRIPTION: Hackensack Riverkeeper's first-ever Earth Day celebration. A festival featuring a recycled regatta, fishing derby, green vendors, live music, food, pharmaceutical take-back, open kayaking, recovery and rescue demonstrations, beer garden and more.
PHONE#: 201-968-0808
E-MAIL ADDRESS: festival@hackensackriverkeeper.org
WEBSITE: www.EarthFestOverpeck.com
DATE: April 26, 2014
TITLE OF EVENT: Essex County Earth Day Celebration
COUNTY: Essex
TIME(S): 11am-4pm
LOCATION: 621B Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland, NJ 07068
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: Families, Adults, You!
CONTACT: David Alexander
DESCRIPTION: Eco-vendors, 4-H Fair, Beekeepers, Turtle Back Zoo Live Animal Show, Live Music, Nature Crafts and Outdoor Activities, NJ Woodturners, Essex County Master Gardeners, New Jersey Audubon and more.
PHONE#: 973.228.8776
E-MAIL ADDRESS: dalexander@parks.essexcountynj.org
WEBSITE: www.essex-countynj.org/p/index.php?section=env/o
DATE: April 26, 2014
TITLE OF EVENT: Cape May County Park and Zoo Annual Earth Day 5K Run & Celebration
COUNTY: Cape May
TIME(S): 8 am - 4 pm
LOCATION: Cape May County Park & Zoo 707 Route 9 North Cape May court House NJ 08210
COST: 5 K Run and Walk , $15. Events all day are free! Zoo is free!
AUDIENCE: All ages especially families
CONTACT: Cape May County Park and Zoo 609-465-5271
DESCRIPTION: The annual Cape May County Earth Day Fair is more than just a day in the park. The Cape May County Board of Chosen Freeholders have planned a long list of eco-friendly events for the celebration to be held at the Cape May County Park and Zoo.
Set for Saturday, April 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., the day will start off with a bang with a 5K Earth Day Race and 1 Mile Fun Run. Prizes will be awarded for the top three finishers in each age group in both male and female divisions. T-shirts will also be handed out to the first 150 participants. The pre-registration donation of $15, or $20 the day of the race, will benefit the Cape May County Park and Zoo Trust Fund.
In addition to the race, live music, an interactive drum circle, hands-on educational exhibits, an environmental magic show, food and crafts are all on the agenda.
PHONE#: 609-465-5271
E-MAIL ADDRESS: jwhalen@co.cape-may.nj.us
WEBSITE: www.capemaycountygov.net
DATE: April 26, 2014
TITLE OF EVENT: Clean Ocean Action Beach Sweep
COUNTY: Multiple
TIME(S): 9:00 am - 12:30pm (unless noted on website)
LOCATION: See site
COST: None
AUDIENCE: General public
DESCRIPTION: Clean Ocean Action's Beach Sweeps is one of the longest running cleanups in the world. The cleanup first started in 1985 at Sandy Hook with 75 volunteers. The volunteers were given different color T-shirts. Each color designated a different type of item the volunteer was to collect. The T-shirts represented the major categories that items are made of: plastic, glass, metal, wood and foam plastic.
PHONE#: (732) 872-0111
WEBSITE: www.cleanoceanaction.org/index.php?id=153
DATE: 4/26/2014
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day in the Brown's Woods Preserve
COUNTY: Ocean
TIME(S): 10:00 AM - 4/26/2014 2:00 PM
LOCATION: Barnegat Bay Partnership Office, 117 Haines Road, Toms River, NJ
CONTACT: Mary Judge
DESCRIPTION: Join the Barnegat Bay Partnership staff and volunteers for a great Earth Day event in the Brown's Woods Preserve. There will be something for everyone -- including a litter cleanup, compost demonstration, native plant garden planting, and so much more! Please let us know if you'll be coming.
PHONE#: (732) 255-0472 · fax (732) 864-3851
E-MAIL ADDRESS: mjudge@ocean.edu
WEBSITE: bbp.ocean.edu/pages/134.asp?item=1406
DATE: Saturday, April 26th (with a rain date of April 27th)
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Rahway River Clean-Up
COUNTY: Union
TIME(S): 9 AM-12 Noon
LOCATION: Bloodgoods Dam, on the Rahway River on Union County Parkway in Winfield Park
COST: No costs (snacks and hot dog lunch provided)
AUDIENCE: All Volunteers are welcome
CONTACT: Joe Seebode
PHONE#: 917-790-8209
DESCRIPTION: All volunteers are invited to celebrate Earth Day with a clean-up of the Rahway River on Saturday, April 26th (with a rain date of Sunday, April 27). We will focus on the section of the North Branch of the Rahway River upstream and downstream of the dam at Winfield Park, New Jersey. Plans are to meet at the parking area adjacent to the waterfall of the Rahway River by the dam at Winfield Park at 8:45. This is a great way to celebrate Earth Day and if you haven't participated in an event like this before, you would find it invigorating, and you will feel good about what you have accomplished. All participants should wear jeans, long-sleeved shirts, gloves and boots, and waders are welcome for folks who like to get a little wet. We recommend that each participant 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.
E-MAIL ADDRESS: rivercleanup@comcast.net
DATE: April 26, 2014
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Celebration
COUNTY: Warren
TIME(S): 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
LOCATION: Community Supported Garden at Genesis Farm, 41B Silver Lake Road, Blairstown, NJ 07825
COST: FREE
AUDIENCE: Open to all
CONTACT: Smadar English
DESCRIPTION: This free public event will highlight local agriculture, healthy food and the northwest New Jersey region. Activities for children and adults include hayrides, field and greenhouse tours, plant walks, cooking demonstrations, animal and nature activities, food sampling, wine tasting, live music and more.
PHONE#: 908-362-7486
E-MAIL ADDRESS: csgardeninfo@gmail.com
WEBSITE: www.CSGatGenesisFarm.com
DATE: Saturday, April 26th
TITLE OF EVENT: Cape May County Earth Day Fair
LOCATION: Cape May County Park and Zoo - 707 Rt. 9, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
TIME(S): 10:00am-4:00pm
SPONSOR: Cape May County Park and Zoo
DESCRIPTION: Ambassador will be running an educational exhibit about water conservation and rain barrels
CONTACT:Zachary Nickerson, watershed.ambassador@co.cape-may.nj.us or 609-465-1085
DATE: Saturday April 26th
TITLE OF EVENT:Ringwood Manor Clean-Up
LOCATION: 1304 Sloatsburg Road, Ringwood, NJ 07456
TIME(S): 10:30am - 12:30pm
PARTNER(S): New York-New Jersey Trail Conference and Ringwood State Park
DESCRIPTION: Stream Clean-Up on historic Ringwood Manor property
CONTACT:Thayla Reyes, ambassador@passaiccountynj.org or 973-569-4055
DATE: Saturday April 26th
TITLE OF EVENT: Dundee Island Preserve Clean Up
LOCATION: Dundee Island Park 4 Ackerman Ave Clifton NJ 07011 (entrance is on the right when entering route 21 north on Ackerman Ave)
TIME(S): 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
PARTNER(S): City of Clifton, Parks and Recreation
DESCRIPTION: Ambassador will lead a Clean-Up of the Dundee Island Preserve
CONTACT:Jonathan Pereira, ambassador@pvsc.com or 973-817-5784
DATE: Saturday April 26th
TITLE OF EVENT: JBMDL Earth Day
LOCATION: Laurel Pond Resort, Monmouth Road, Cream Ridge, NJ
TIME(S): 11:00 - 3:00
PARTNER(S): NEST (Nature Environmental Stewardship Today)
DESCRIPTION: Enviroscape
CONTACT:Patrick Froehlich, AmbassadorWMA20@aol.com or 609-586-9603
DATE: Saturday, April 26th -
TITLE OF EVENT: 24th Annual Raritan River Stream Cleanup
LOCATION: 31 Sites along the Raritan River
TIME(S): 9am-12pm
PARTNER(S): Raritan Headwaters Association
DESCRIPTION: AmeriCorps Ambassador will lead stream cleanups of the Raritan River in locations throughout the Watershed with local citizens.
CONTACT:Laura Dillman, AmeriCorps@raritanheadwaters.org or (908) 234-1852 x323
DATE: Saturday, April 26th
TITLE OF EVENT: Peter's Brook Clean-Up
LOCATION: Meet at the Somerville High School Parking Lot
TIME(S): 9:00am - 2:00pm
PARTNER(S): Central Jersey Stream Team & Somerville Environmental Commission
DESCRIPTION: Litter Clean-up
CONTACT:Cameron Black, Wsamb@raritanbasin.org or 908-685-0315 x 224
DATE: Saturday, April 26th-
TITLE OF EVENT: Rain Barrel Workshop
DESCRIPTION: Participants learn how to build a rain barrel and get to take one home after the training
CONTACT:Lindsay Blanton, americorps@drbc.state.nj.us or 609-477-7246
DATE: Saturday April 26th
TITLE OF EVENT: Monmouth County Earth Day Celebration
LOCATION: Manasquan Reservoir Nature Center (331 Georgia Tavern Road, Howell, NJ)
TIME(S): 11:00am-5:00pm
PARTNER(S): Monmouth County Parks
DESCRIPTION: Join us for this family-fun day. Ambassador will have a table with the enviroscape, possibly macros as well, and information about AmeriCorps. She will likely have a fun activity from Project WET/WILD/LEARNING TREE to do as well.
CONTACT:Amy Chianucci, Amy.Chianucci@co.monomouth.nj.us or 732-431-7460 x.7466
DATE: Saturday April 26th
TITLE OF EVENT: Forsythe Beach Sweeps
LOCATION: Forsythe Wildlife Refuge Oceanville NJ
TIME(S): 10am
PARTNER(S): Forysthe Wildlife Refuge
DESCRIPTION: Ambassador is leading a cleanup of Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in the morning followed by a macro presentation during a lunch provided by Galloway Township. Field and Stream magazine will be present taking video and writing on article to go in their Heroes of Conservation edition.
CONTACT:Morgyn Ellis, wma15@acua.com or 609-272-6901
DATE: Saturday, April 26th
TITLE OF EVENT: East Point Lighthouse Beach Cleanup
LOCATION: East Point Lighthouse, Lighthouse Road, Port Norris, NJ
PARTNER(S): ALS, Rotary Interact
DESCRIPTION: Beach cleanup in preparation for beach restoration work
CONTACT:Quinn Whitesall, watershed17@ccia-net.com or 856-825-3700 x1270
DATE: Saturday, April 26th
TITLE OF EVENT: Pennsauken Township Green Fair
TIME(S): 10am - 12pm
CONTACT:Jessica Aubry, AmeriCorpsWMA18@gmail.com or 856-589-5250 ext. 16
DATE: Saturday, April 26th
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth and Arbor Day Family Festival
LOCATION: Camden Children's Garden, Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ
TIME(S): 1:00pm - 4:00pm
CONTACT:Jessica Aubry, AmeriCorpsWMA18@gmail.com or 856-589-5250 ext. 16
DATE: April 27, 2014
TITLE OF EVENT: ACUA's 24th Annual Earth Day Festival
COUNTY: Atlantic
TIME(S): 10 am - 4 pm
LOCATION: 6700 Delilah Road, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
COST: Free parking & admission
AUDIENCE: Everyone
CONTACT: Kristi Aiken or Michele Bellinger
DESCRIPTION: The festival begins at 8:30 am with a 'Colors of the Earth 5k Fun Run' benefitting South Jersey Field of Dreams (pre-registration required). Over 100 environmental exhibitors and crafters will be on site. Entertainment by Bash the Trash, Valerie Vaughn, The Magic of Recycling, Woodford Cedar Run, Cape May County Park & Zoo's, and The Turtlesinger. Free workshops, hayrides, and tours of the Recycling Center, Jersey-Atlantic Wind Farm, and Wastewater Treatment Facility. Plus arts, crafts, games and more!
PHONE#: 609-272-6950
E-MAIL ADDRESS: kaiken@acua.com or mbellinger@acua.com
WEBSITE: www.acua.com
DATE: April 27, 2014
TITLE OF EVENT: Voorhees Township Come Fly A Kite Annual Earth Day Event
COUNTY: Camden
TIME(S): 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Rain or Shine
LOCATION: Centennial Blvd. on site of future Voorhees Environmental Park; across from Centennial Mill. Parking at First Choice Collision Center, 200 Centennial Blvd. Bike parking on site.
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: Families; General Public
CONTACT: Helen Arvin, President, Voorhees Environmental & Cultural Education Foundation (VECEF)
DESCRIPTION: Join Voorhees Township for second annual Voorhees Township Earth Day Event. Learn about proposed design for the future Voorhees Environmental Park. See Kite Flying demonstrations. Visit environmentally-friendly vendors; participate in raffles. Win 1 of 4 bikes being raffled. Children's activities include making bird feeders; cookie decorating, face painting and more!
E-MAIL ADDRESS: vecef@verizon.net
WEBSITE: www.vecef.org
DATE: April 27, 2014
TITLE OF EVENT: Project E.A.R.T.H. Swamp Search!
COUNTY: Somerset
TIME(S): Noon to 4:30pm
LOCATION: 190 Lord Stirling Road, Basking Ridge, NJ 07960
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: 7 and older, Families and Friends
CONTACT: Jane Parks, Environmental Events Specialist
DESCRIPTION: An educational and exciting scavenger hunt between noon and 3pm at Lord Stirling Park followed by a live mammal program from 3:45 to 4:30pm. Participate as an individual or team. Great for families, scout groups, and friends of all ages.
PHONE#: 908-766-2489 ext 336
E-MAIL ADDRESS: jparks@scparks.org
WEBSITE: www.somersetcountyparks.org
DATE: April 27, 2014
TITLE OF EVENT: 2014 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
AUDIENCE: Families; Individuals; Volunteers
CONTACT: Chris Mazauskas, ESJGT Coordinator
DESCRIPTION: Free, outdoor, family-friendly, annual, green/sustainable, public event. Volunteer activities. Food. Green Presenters and Vendors.
PHONE#: 732-248-7356
E-MAIL ADDRESS: cmazauskas@edisonnj.org
WEBSITE: www.EdisonNJ.org
DATE: Sunday, April 27th
TITLE OF EVENT: Rain Garden Planting
TIME(S): 9:00am - 11:00pm
CONTACT:Jessica Aubry, AmeriCorpsWMA18@gmail.com or 856-589-5250 ext. 16
DATE: Sunday, April 27th
TITLE OF EVENT: Pompeston Creek Walk
TIME(S): 1:00pm - 3:00pm
CONTACT:Jessica Aubry, AmeriCorpsWMA18@gmail.com or 856-589-5250 ext. 16
DATE: Sunday April 27th
TITLE OF EVENT: ACUA's Earth Day Festival
LOCATION: ACUA, 6700 Delilah Road, Egg Harbor Twp, NJ 08234
TIME(S): 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
SPONSOR: ACUA
DESCRIPTION: Ambassador will run environmental exhibit with Macro-invertebrates and Enviroscape.
CONTACT:Morgyn Ellis, wma15@acua.com or 609-272-6901
DATE: Sunday April 27th
TITLE OF EVENT:Long Pond Ironworks Clean-Up
LOCATION: Long Pond Iron Works State Park, Hewitt, NJ
TIME(S): 10:30am - 12:30pm
PARTNER(S): New York-New Jersey Trail Conference and Ringwood State Park
DESCRIPTION: Stream Clean-Up on Hasenclever Trail
CONTACT:Thayla Reyes, ambassador@passaiccountynj.org or 973-569-4055
DATE: Sunday April 27th
TITLE OF EVENT: Wildcat Ridge Wildlife Management Area Clean-up
LOCATION: Upper Hibernia Road, Rockaway, NJ
TIME(S): 1:00pm-3:00pm
PARTNER(S): NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife
DESCRIPTION: Come help remove litter and illegally dumped materials at this beautiful hiking destination
CONTACT:Peggy Monkemeier, wsa.wma6@MorrisParks.net or 973-635-6629
DATE: Sunday, April 27th
TITLE OF EVENT: Kean Clean-Up and Invasive Species Removal
TIME(S): 8:00am-4:30pm
PARTNER(S): Union County Parks & Rec. and Kean University Env. Club
CONTACT:Jon Dugan, watershed7@ucnj.org or 908-789-3209
DATE: Monday, April 28th
TITLE OF EVENT: Clean-Up
LOCATION: New Brunswick
TIME(S): 9:00am-12:00pm
PARTNER(S): NJWSA
DESCRIPTION: Clean-up on the D&R canal; meeting at Johnson park and walking over
CONTACT:Cameron Black, Wsamb@raritanbasin.org or 908-685-0315 x 224
DATE: Wednesday, April 30th
TITLE OF EVENT: Volunteer Monitoring Training for Urban Promise
TIME(S): 3:30pm - 6:30pm
CONTACT:Jessica Aubry, AmeriCorpsWMA18@gmail.com or 856-589-5250 ext. 16
DATE: Friday, May 2nd
TITLE OF EVENT: Stone Harbor Rain Barrel Workshop
LOCATION: Stone Harbor Elementary School - 275 93rd St, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247
TIME(S): 2:30pm-3:30pm
SPONSOR: Stone Harbor Elementary School
DESCRIPTION: Ambassador will be running a rain barrel workshop alongside the school's Arbor Day event
CONTACT:Zachary Nickerson, watershed.ambassador@co.cape-may.nj.us or 609-465-1085
DATE: May 3, 2014
TITLE OF EVENT: Secaucus Green Summer Festival
COUNTY: Hudson
TIME(S): 10am- 4pm
LOCATION: Secaucus Xchange (5000 Riverside Station Blvd)
COST: None
AUDIENCE: Family/Youth/Environmentalists/Organic and Natural food and product Enthusiasts
CONTACT: Amanda J Nesheiwat, Environmental Coordinator
DESCRIPTION: Secaucus Green Summer Festival will have games, food, live music, vendors, animal shows, presentations, butterfly exhibit, educational material on the environment, canoe and kayak rides, and activities for children including birdhouse building, painting rain barrels and other arts and crafts made from recycled materials.
PHONE#: 201-86-GREEN
E-MAIL ADDRESS: anesheiwat@secaucus.net
WEBSITE: www.secaucusnj.org
DATE: Sat, May 3
TITLE OF EVENT: 2014 NJ Bluebird Festival
COUNTY: Ocean
TIME(S): 8am - 4pm
LOCATION: See description
AUDIENCE: General public
CONTACT: William Lewis
DESCRIPTION: Nature Lover Marketplace, Lectures, Scheduled Walk and Talks (on nearby bluebird trails) Vendors wanted for Non-Juried nature themed festival, indoors, retail, crafters, and artists, 10x8 space for $35 or 2 spaces for $55. Official festival t-shirts available at Marketplace-Dr. Woehr Elementary School, 44 Main Street, New Egypt, NJ-Ocean County, 08533.
Vendors visit our sister website to download a copy of the registration form and to pay your registration fee by check or credit card by going to http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=11337085&msgid=564442&act=40G2&c=575103&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ccdcgreenway.org%2Fregistration_4.html
Or mail a hard copy to: NEST!, c/o William J. Lewis, 16 Brindletown Road, New Egypt, NJ 08533
Other activities
Naturalist led Birding by Boat - additional fee required, starts in the early morning
FREE Kids Craft/Activity at vendor marketplace
Chili Cook-off times TBD
PHONE#: 609-775-7134
E-MAIL ADDRESS: Nestoday.info@gmail.com
WEBSITE: nestodayinfo.wix.com/nest
DATE: Saturday, May 3rd
TITLE OF EVENT: Invasive Species Removal at Cape May Point
LOCATION: Cape May Point Seagrove Ave, Cape May
TIME(S): 9:00am-1:00pm
SPONSOR: Cape May Habitat Restoration Task Force, The Nature Conservancy
DESCRIPTION: Invasive garlic mustard removal from Cape May Point State Park
CONTACT:Zachary Nickerson, watershed.ambassador@co.cape-may.nj.us or 609-465-1085
DATE: Saturday May 3rd
TITLE OF EVENT: Saddle River Clean-Up
TIME(S): 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
PARTNER(S): Mahwah Environmental Volunteers Organization
CONTACT:Jonathan Pereira, ambassador@pvsc.com or 973-817-5784
DATE: Saturday, May 3rd
TITLE OF EVENT: Rain Barrel Workshop
LOCATION: Franklin Township
TIME(S): 9:00am-12:00pm
PARTNER(S): NJWSA
DESCRIPTION: Participants learn how to build a rain barrel and get to take one home after the training
CONTACT:Cameron Black, Wsamb@raritanbasin.org or 908-685-0315 x 224
DATE: Saturday May 3rd
TITLE OF EVENT: Rain Garden at Burlington County Lyceum
CONTACT:Geoff Richter, wma19@pinelandsalliance.org or 609-859-8860x56
DATE: Saturday, May 3rd -
TITLE OF EVENT: Trenton Thunder Clean Water Pledge
LOCATION: Mercer County Waterfront Park, Trenton
TIME(S): 7:05 PM
PARTNER(S): Delaware River Basin Commission & Trenton Thunder Baseball
DESCRIPTION: Children who have received a watershed presentation and mailed in pledge form will receive one free ticket at the Will Call window. AmeriCorps Watershed Ambassador Lindsay Blanton will be an exhibitor.
CONTACT:Lindsay Blanton, americorps@drbc.state.nj.us or 609-477-7246
DATE: May 4, 2014
TITLE OF EVENT: 16th Annual Bayonet Farm Earth Day Festival
COUNTY: Monmouth
TIME(S): 12pm to 5pm
LOCATION: Bayonet Farm, 41 Middletown Road, Holmdel, NJ 07733
COST: Free admission, parking, live animal shows, kids crafts, tours, live music, many environmental organization displays and more! Nominal cost of $3.50 per person for Petting Zoo. Fresh sandwiches and home-baked goodies for sale as well as beautiful tee-shirts and other items.
AUDIENCE: ALL AGES! Shows, Petting Zoo and Crafts for younger elementary school children; Guided Tours are geared toward adults; Live Music and K-9 Police Demonstration, all ages.
CONTACT: Carol Beckenstein, co-Chairperson
DESCRIPTION: The 16th Annual Earth Day Festival will feature an exciting line-up of educational shows for children and great musical entertainment. In addition are: guided tours of the Bayonet farm residence and its pastures; many local and national organizations sharing their expertise; and, the "Red Barn Deli" serving-up homemade sandwiches and fresh baked goods to purchase for home. Tee shirts and other fun items for sale. This is a non-commercial event; vendors, do NOT call, please.
To join the Committee or for more information, please call Carol at 732-946-9064. Please note: this is a free and non-commercial Festival. Vendors, please do not apply.
PHONE#: 732-946-9064
E-MAIL ADDRESS: iluvcanine@aol.com
WEBSITE: www.
DATE: Sunday, May 4th
TITLE OF EVENT: Clean-up
LOCATION: Borough of Watchung along Diamond Hill Road adjacent to the Greenbrook near the Weldon Quarry
TIME(S): 9:00am-12:00pm
PARTNER(S): Watchung residents open to the public
DESCRIPTION: Clean-up
CONTACT:Cameron Black, Wsamb@raritanbasin.org or 908-685-0315 x 224
DATE: Sunday May 4th
TITLE OF EVENT: Rain Barrel Workshop
LOCATION: ACUA
TIME(S): 1-4pm
PARTNER(S): ACUA
DESCRIPTION: Promoting water conservation through the construction of rain barrels with residents of Atlantic County.
CONTACT:Morgyn Ellis, wma15@acua.com or 609-272-6901
DATE: May 10, 2014
TITLE OF EVENT: Washington Crossing 5K Trail Run and Walk
COUNTY: Mercer
TIME(S): 9:30AM
LOCATION: Washington Crossing State Park, 355 Washington Crossing Pennington Rd., Titusville, NJ
COST: $25
AUDIENCE: Families, runners, walkers, hikers, history enthusiasts, nature enthusiasts
CONTACT: Diana St. John
DESCRIPTION: This 5K Trail Run and Walk will take participants along the historic trail at Washington Crossing State Park. Show your colors and support for General Washington and his troops. Age group awards and prizes for most patriotic!
PHONE#: 855-478-6888
E-MAIL ADDRESS: info@irunnewjersey.com
WEBSITE: www.irunnewjersey.com
DATE: May 10, 2014
TITLE OF EVENT: Great Swamp Scavenger Hunt
COUNTY: Morris
TIME(S): 10am-5pm
LOCATION: "Home Base" for the event is outside the Helen C. Fenske Visitor Center at the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, 32 Pleasant Plains Rd. Harding Township, NJ
COST: None, donations to Great Swamp Watershed Association gratefully accepted
AUDIENCE: families, outdoor enthusiasts
CONTACT: Steve Reynolds, Director of Communications and Membership
DESCRIPTION: Test your knowledge of New Jersey's Great Swamp at The Great Swamp Scavenger Hunt! Pick up a clue kit, and then set off to explore the countryside. Return at 3PM with all the game tokens you find for a free barbecue picnic and the chance to win some great prizes!
PHONE#: 973-538-3500, ext. 22
E-MAIL ADDRESS: sreynolds@greatswamp.org
WEBSITE: www.GreatSwamp.org
DATE: May 17, 2014
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Celebration and Shredding Event sponsored by Sustainable Maple Shade
COUNTY: Burlington
TIME(S): 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
LOCATION: Maple Shade Township Building 200 Stiles Ave. Maple Shade, NJ 08052
COST: free
AUDIENCE: Families, anyone who cares about the enviroment
CONTACT: Jenn Lucas, Sustainable Maple Shade volunteer
DESCRIPTION: Join Sustainable Maple Shade as we celebrate the environment at our first ever Earth Day Celebration and Shredding Event. There will be food, fun, demonstrations and many different vendors talking about sustainability and teaching you how to help make the earth a better place. Bring items to be shredded; no businesses, plastic folders, carbon paper or photos, please.
PHONE#: 609-975-6260
E-MAIL ADDRESS: jluintheshade@gmail.com
WEBSITE: www.facebook.com/sustainablemapleshade
DATE: Saturday, May 17, 2014
TITLE OF EVENT: Environmental Expo
COUNTY: Morris
TIME(S): 9 am till dusk
LOCATION: Vasa Park, 1 Wolfe Rd, Mount Olive Twp - Near Budd Lake, off Rt 46
COST: Free admission and free parking
AUDIENCE: General public (no pets)
CONTACT: Chief C.W. Longbow or Tina Lindquist
DESCRIPTION: Presented by the Cherokee Nation of New Jersey. Food, fun, free games and gifts! Live wolves, native plants, wild birds, bones, stones, fossils and more. Native and non-native food and drinks. Discover facts about conservation, habitats, and eco systems.
PHONE#: 862-235-7079 or 201-370-1754
E-MAIL ADDRESS: dogfox1894@gmail.com
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