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DATE: April 2, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: 18th Annual Rotary/Bayshore Center Walkathon!
COUNTY: Cumberland
TIME(S): On Site Registration: 8:00 AM, Start Time: 9:00 AM
LOCATION: Bayshore Center at Bivalve, 2800 High Street, Port Norris, NJ 0834
COST: $20 Deadline: March 31th (First 100 will receive receive free "Run for the Schooner" T-shirts), $25 After March 31th ~ ONLY available Day of Race
AUDIENCE: Public
PHONE#: (856) 785-2060
E-MAIL ADDRESS: nfo@BayshoreCenter.org
WEBSITE: http://bayshorecenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/new2016-Walkathon-Brochure.pdf
DATE: April 2, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: Giampietro Park Planting
COUNTY: Cumberland
TIME(S): 10am - 2pm
LOCATION: 3231 E. Landis Avenue, Vineland, New Jersey 08360
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: Anyone who enjoys planting and visiting Giampietro Park
CONTACT: Tiara Campbell - NJ Watershed Ambassador Salem, Cohansey, Maurice River Watershed
DESCRIPTION: Come out for a rain garden planting to beautify Giampietro Park in Vineland, NJ, the largest municipality in New Jersey. We will be installing garden beds of shrubs and flowers in swales that often pond during rain events. Dress warmly, wear boots or shoes fit for wet areas, wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty. Rain Date: April 9, 2016 10am-2pm
PHONE#: Office: 856-825-3700 x 1270 Cell: 609-774-3848
E-MAIL ADDRESS: watershed17@ccia-net.com
DATE: April 2 and 3, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: Pequest Open House and Sportsmen's Flea Market!
TIME(S): 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. daily
COST: Admission and parking are free
AUDIENCE: Pulic
DESCRIPTION: The Open House has become a rite of spring for many freshwater anglers and outdoor enthusiasts of all ages, offering outdoor activities that are both fun and educational. The event is held annually prior to the opening day of trout season, which falls on April 9 this year.

The event will feature archery and BB gun ranges, conservation exhibits and a giant mobile fishing tank loaded with monster trout and warm-water game fish from the Hackettstown and Pequest fish hatcheries. Children 4-16 will also be able to try their hand at fishing in the Kiddie Trout Tank and Fishing Education Pond, and a Sportsmen's Flea Market will offer deals on fishing and hunting equipment, and other outdoor gear.
WEBSITE: www.njfishandwildlife.com/peqoh.htm
DATE: April 6, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: 9th Annual Green A-Fair at William Paterson University
COUNTY: Passaic
TIME(S): 9am-3pm
LOCATION: 300 Pompton Rd, Wayne, NJ 07470
COST: free to attend, $40 to table
AUDIENCE: All Welcome to Attend!
CONTACT: Greg Mattison, Chair, WP Green Team
DESCRIPTION: The William Paterson University Green A-fair will be held Wednesday, April 6th, in the Student Center. Teach-in Lectures begin at 9:30 am in room 216, and the vendor fair opens at 10 am in Multi-Purpose room of University Commons across from the food court. This event offers a venue for organizations and companies to get together to discuss sustainability, environmental issues and resourceful living. It will be a fun-filled event with mascot Billy the Bear, crafts, demonstrations, lectures and learning. Please check our FaceBook Event Page at the link provided for the latest information
PHONE#: 973-720-3711
E-MAIL ADDRESS: mattisonw@wpunj.edu
WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/events/1684302035160580/
DATE: April 8, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: Corporate Green Day Challenge
COUNTY: Multiple
LOCATION: Multiple
DESCRIPTION: EarthShare New Jersey has organized a friendly competition that gives employee teams from participating companies an opportunity to work first-hand with environmental nonprofit organizations. You choose from over twenty group volunteer projects hosted by an ESNJ member. We will coordinate logistics that provide a valuable team building opportunity while giving back to our environment. The Corporate Green Day Challenge gives employee teams from participating companies an opportunity to work first-hand with environmental nonprofit organizations. We will match your employees with a group volunteer project with an ESNJ member and coordinate logistics to provide a valuable team building opportunity.
WEBSITE: www.earthsharenj.org/join-the-corporate-green-day-challenge/
DATE: April 9, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: "Go Green With Hope" Green Fair
COUNTY: Warren
TIME(S): 10 am to 1 pm
LOCATION: Hope Municipal Building, 407 Hope-Great Meadows Road, Hope, NJ 07844
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: Everyone
CONTACT: Lin Gabel, Deputy Municipal Clerk, and Environmental Commission Secretary
DESCRIPTION: Free E-waste collection, paper shredding, Project Medicine Drop, Assorted Collections, Freecycle, information, raffle
PHONE#: 908-459-5011
E-MAIL ADDRESS: green.hopenj@gmail.com
WEBSITE: https://sites.google.com/site/hopenjenv/home/green-fair
DATE: April 16, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: Kinnelon Earth Fair
COUNTY: Morris
TIME(S): 11am to 3pm
LOCATION: Kinnelon Public Library, 132 Kinnelon Road, Kinnelon, NJ 07405
COST: FREE
AUDIENCE: All/Families
CONTACT: Galina Adair or Mary Cobell
DESCRIPTION:
PHONE#: (973) 838-1321
E-MAIL ADDRESS: mary.cobell@kinnelonlibrary.org
WEBSITE: kinnelonlibrary.org
DATE: April 16, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: Raritan Headwaters Association Annual Stream Clean-up
COUNTY: Somerset
TIME(S): 9-noon
LOCATION: 40 locations in the Raritan Headwaters region
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: All
CONTACT: Angela Gorczyca - Water Quality Manager Mara Tippett - Watershed Ambassador
DESCRIPTION: Each spring Raritan Headwaters Association organizes clean up programs to protect water quality and promote public stewardship of local streams and rivers. This year's stream cleanup will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 9 am until noon at multiple locations around the watershed in Hunterdon, Somerset, and Morris Counties. All are welcome to participate!
PHONE#: 908-234-1852 ext 315
E-MAIL ADDRESS: AGorczyca@raritanheadwaters.org
WEBSITE: www.raritanheadwaters.org/streamcleanup/
DATE: April 16, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: Englewood Green Fair
COUNTY: Bergen
TIME(S): Noon to 4PM
LOCATION: Veterans Park/Depot Square, North Dean Street, Englewood
AUDIENCE: Activities for visitors from 1 to 100 years old
CONTACT: Ellen Forman, Englewood Environmental Commission
DESCRIPTION: Demonstrations include Electric/Hybrid Car Show, Beekeeping, RIzzo's Wildlife, NJ Bat man, Butterfly & Pollinator Garden, Birds of Prey. Activities include Mr. Gs Bicycle Fix-It Workshop, On-Site Paper Shredding Truck, Recycled art project, Information Tables include Geoscape Solar, Suez Water, Composting, Rain Barrels, Native Plants, Dark Sky,
PHONE#: 201-637-0121
E-MAIL ADDRESS: etc@cityofenglewood.org
DATE: April 16, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: Rain Barrel Building Workshop
COUNTY: Mercer
TIME(S): 1:00-3:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Tulpehaking Nature Center, 157 Westcott Ave, Hamilton, NJ 08610
COST: $40 for rain barrel and supplies, plus $5/person registration fee
AUDIENCE: Adults
CONTACT: Alison McCarthy, AmeriCorps NJ Watershed Ambassador
DESCRIPTION:
PHONE#: 609-273-9434
E-MAIL ADDRESS: ambassadorWMA20@gmail.com
WEBSITE: http://abbottmarshlands.org/things-to-do-at-the-marsh-2/nature-center/
DATE: April 16, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: Annual Stream Cleanup
COUNTY: Middlesex
TIME(S): 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LOCATION: 641 Plainsboro Road, Plainsboro, NJ 08536
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: Volunteers
CONTACT: Tara Miller, Environmental Education Coordinator
DESCRIPTION: 9th Annual Cleanup of the Cranbury Brook and Plainsboro Pond
PHONE#: 609-799-0909 x 1708
E-MAIL ADDRESS: nblitz@plainsboronj.com
WEBSITE: www.plainsboronj.com
DATE: April 16, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: 10th Cache In Trash Out Event on High Mountain.
COUNTY: Passaic
TIME(S): 10 am to noon or later
LOCATION: Red Trail Head Parking on Pompton Roead, Wayne NJ
COST: free
AUDIENCE: hilkers and geocachers
CONTACT: Brian Lubbert
DESCRIPTION: CELEBRATE EARTH DAY and help clean up High Mountain Preserve with the local geocaching community by attending a Cache In Trash Out® (CITO) Event. What to bring: Gloves, good shoes, wheel barrows and a smile. What will be available: Garbage bags and donuts will be provided. Everyone who registers and arrives at the event will receive an event button. At the event, we will separate into at least two groups. One group will clean up an area off of the White Trail that has collected a significant amount of trash, a second group will climb high mountain and remove broken glass, beer bottles and can from near the summit.
PHONE#: 862-579-7974
E-MAIL ADDRESS: lubbert@weathernowcast.com
WEBSITE: http://coord.info/GC6ABVF
DATE: April 16, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: Cattus Clean Up
COUNTY: Ocean
TIME(S): 10am to 1pm
LOCATION: Cattus Island County Park, 1170 Cattus Island Blvd., Toms River, NJ 08753
AUDIENCE: adults, children with adults, individuals, groups
CONTACT: Pat Croisier, President, Friends of Cattus Island
DESCRIPTION: This is a cleanup and an opportunity for volunteers to enjoy some of the beautiful areas of this Park. Getting to the cleanup sites involves a flat walk on a dirt road to the far end of the park. One site is the long beach at the Barnegat Bay. The other site winds around through woods and salt march also bordering the Bay. Participants are advised to dress for tick prevention and wear foot gear that can get wet.
PHONE#: 908-770-8571
E-MAIL ADDRESS: friendsofcattusisland@gmail.com
DATE: April 16, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: Delaware Garden Community Day
COUNTY: Camden
TIME(S): 9am-12pm
LOCATION: Meet at the Urban Promise Parking Lot at the intersection of Rudderow and N. 36th Streets
COST: -
AUDIENCE: Public
CONTACT: Kathie
DESCRIPTION: Pop-Up Bike Clinic, Help plant trees, shop at the flea market. Join the NJ Tree Foundation, the Promise Team, and Neighbors of N. 36th Street as we dig holes, plant trees, lay mulch, and have fun at this community tree planting event! This is part of the NJ Tree Foundation’s “Trees for Trails” project to bring more beautiful trees to the regional Circuit Trail network.
Please dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes, and wear clothes you can get dirty. This event is rain or shine. Drop by to sign up for the local bike-share program, or bring your own bike for minor repairs and maintenance from our friends at Rails-to-Trails Conservancy!
PHONE#: 856-382-1872
DATE: April 16, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: SoilSHOP
COUNTY: Camden
TIME(S): 10am-3pm
LOCATION: Parkside Learning Garden 1221 Haddon Ave. Camden, NJ
DESCRIPTION: The event requires that residents bring soil samples. There will be other talks and demonstrations happening throughout the day.
WEBSITE: www.parksidertm.com
DATE: April 16-23, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: South Plainfield Volunteer Litter Cleanup week
COUNTY: Middlesex
TIME(S): 9 am - 12 pm on Saturday, April 16
LOCATION: 2480 Plainfield Avenue, South Plainfield, NJ 07080
AUDIENCE: toddler through senior
CONTACT: Alice Tempel, Clean Communities Coordinator
DESCRIPTION: Volunteers will collect litter pickup supplies at the municipal building at 9:00 a.m. and travel on their own to their cleanup locations at parks, roads, etc. All are invited back for a free Pizza Pickup Picnic at noon. Volunteers can do their cleanups any time during the week.
PHONE#: 908-226-7621
E-MAIL ADDRESS: atempel@southplainfieldnj.com
WEBSITE: www.southplainfieldnj.com
DATE: April 17, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: Ridgewood 2016 Earth Day Fair and Daffodil Festival
COUNTY: Bergen
TIME(S): 11 AM to 2 PM
LOCATION: Memorial Park Van Neste Square
AUDIENCE: young and old, activities for all
CONTACT: Joan Avagliano
DESCRIPTION: The theme is Butterflies, Bees & Bats -- Save our Pollinators! Local exhibitors; Daffy Dog Parade, local educational and environment programs, music, and more
PHONE#: 917 579 3395
E-MAIL ADDRESS: jma@dgi-nyc.com
DATE: April 17, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Celebration at Wharton State Forest
TIME(S): Noon to 4 p.m.
LOCATION: Wharton State Forest, Batsto Historic Village
COST: FREE; $2 fee for Pinelands Forest Products Presentation
DESCRIPTION: Nature talks and walks and other family fun activities.
PHONE#: (609) 567-4559
DATE: April 18-21, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Week at RVCC
COUNTY: Somerset
TIME(S): varies
LOCATION: 118 Lamington Rd, North Branch, NJ
COST: free
AUDIENCE: general public
CONTACT: Sue Dorward, Sustainability & Energy Coordinator
DESCRIPTION: stream cleanup 4/16, green engineering student projects 4/18, green jobs panel 4/19, building green houses 4/20, climate adaptation in NJ 4/21
PHONE#: 908-526-1200 x8612
E-MAIL ADDRESS: susan.dorward@raritanval.edu
WEBSITE: www.www.raritanval.edu/earthweek
DATE: April 18-22, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: Free Tire Drop-off for Somerset County Farmers & Residents
COUNTY: Somerset
TIME(S): Monday-Friday from 8am-2pm
LOCATION: South County Public Works Garage located at 410 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough, 08844.
COST: No
AUDIENCE: Somerset County Farmers & Residents
CONTACT: Somerset County Road Division
DESCRIPTION: Somerset County residents and farmers will have an opportunity to remove unwanted tires from their property as soon as possible because of the potential for standing water to attract mosquitoes as we head into another season where West Nile virus may be a concern. The Somerset County Division of Solid Waste Management is partnering with the county Road Department to collect old scrap tires, with or without rims, Monday, April 18 through Friday, April 22, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the South County Public Works Garage. The Garage is located at 410 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough, 08844.
PHONE#: 908-541-5021
E-MAIL ADDRESS: roaddiv@co.somerset.nj.us
DATE: April 19th, with a rain date set for April 20th
TITLE OF EVENT: City of Trenton's 29th annual Clean Communities Litter March
COUNTY: Mercer
TIME(S): Registration: 8:30AM at Trenton City Hall / Awards Ceremony: 12:30PM at Mill Hill Park
LOCATION: Trenton City Hall / Mill Hill Park
AUDIENCE: Volunteers and Teams Needed - Pre-Registration Deadline: April 8, 2016
CONTACT: Ramona Thomas, Department of Public Works
DESCRIPTION: Join the Litter March in a citywide cleanup effort to clear debris and recyclable litter from neighborhoods throughout Trenton!!! Awards to group or organization with most debris and recyclables collected. Participants will receive a free t-shirt, lunch, transportation, and a chance to win a group award!
PHONE#: (609) 989-3152
DATE: April 19, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: Lower Raritan Watershed Mapping Presentation: Transportation & Mobility Assets
COUNTY: Middlesex
TIME(S): 9:30am - 12:30pm
LOCATION: Middlesex County Administration Building, 75 Bayard Street, 5th Floor (Planning Department)
AUDIENCE: Anyone interested in learning more about the Lower Raritan Watershed and the problems facing the community!
CONTACT: Heather Fenyk - Executive Director
DESCRIPTION: A presentation will be given by Vivian Baker from NJTransit followed by another speaker TBD. Presentations will end around 10:30am followed by a general meeting with the LRWP.
PHONE#: (908)-349-0281
E-MAIL ADDRESS: hfenyk@lowerraritanwatershed.org
WEBSITE: http://lowerraritanwatershed.org/
DATE: April 19, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: EAST WINDSOR TOWNSHIP EARTH DAY RECYCLING POSTER CONTEST
COUNTY: Mercer
TIME(S): 7:30pm
LOCATION: 16 Lanning Blvd, East Windsor, NJ 08520
COST: N/A
AUDIENCE: East Windsor Township Elementary School Students
CONTACT: Municipal Clerk's Office
DESCRIPTION: East Windsor Township, joined by corporate partner Shiseido America, is sponsoring a Poster Contest for Earth Day for all East Windsor elementary school students. Posters should be left by Monday, March 28 at your elementary school administrative office or the East Windsor Municipal Building Mayor's Office.Winners from Grades K - 2 and Grades 3 - 5 will receive a Gift Certificate award to Barnes and Noble. The awards are being donated by Shiseido America.Winners will be notified and awards made by East Windsor Mayor Janice Mironov at an Earth Day ceremony at the April 19 Council meeting at 7:30 P.M. Winning posters will be displayed in the municipal building lobby during the month of May.
PHONE#: 609-443-4000 x 238
E-MAIL ADDRESS: deputyclerk@east-windsor.nj.us
WEBSITE: www.east-windsor.nj.us/
DATE: April 20, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: SMART Forum
COUNTY: Camden
TIME(S): 8:30am-2:00pm
LOCATION: Adventure Aquarium
COST: $25 registration fee, FREE for Camden residents
AUDIENCE: Public
CONTACT: Caroline Gray
PHONE#: 856-757-9154
E-MAIL ADDRESS: cgray@coopersferry.com
WEBSITE: www.camdensmart.com
DATE: Friday, April 22, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: Round Robin Event of Activities for Earth Day
COUNTY: Hunterdon
TIME(S): 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Echo Hill Park, 41, Lilac Drive, Flemington, NJ 08822
COST: Free, Pre-registration Required
AUDIENCE: Family Groups
CONTACT: Tom Sheppard, Chief Park Naturalist or Liz Fulmer, Recreation Co-ordinator
DESCRIPTION: Throughout the course of the night, you will have a chance to partake in a campfire and storytelling; attend a square dance with the Hunterdon Flutterwheels Square Dance Club; try your hand at archery; and experience the magic that exists around honey bees with the NJ Beekeepers Association.
PHONE#: 908-782-1158
E-MAIL ADDRESS: Tsheppard@co.hunterdon.nj.us or Lfulmer@co.hunterdon.nj.us
WEBSITE: www.co.hunterdon.nj.us
DATE: April 22, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: NJ Sierra Club - Earth Day Cleanup at Mercer County Park
COUNTY: Mercer
TIME(S): 10am - 12pm
LOCATION: Meet at the Mercer County Park Boat Marina upper parking lot; accessible from Hughes Drive or Edinburg Road.
COST: none
AUDIENCE: Adults and Children
CONTACT: Leona & George Fluck, NJ Sierra Club Outings Leaders
DESCRIPTION: Join us at Mercer County Park and participate in Sierra Club's Water Sentinels Earth Day Cleanup to protect the Delaware River Watershed. We'll pick up litter and trash along the lake, macadam and woods trails. Meet at the Mercer County Park Boat Marina upper parking lot; accessible from Hughes Drive or Edinburg Road. Trash bags will be provided. Rain or shine!! Bring lunch and beverage. Leashed pets are welcome.
PHONE#: 609-259-3734
E-MAIL ADDRESS: leona@pineypaddlers.com
WEBSITE: www.pineypaddlers.com
DATE: April 22, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: EarthShare Leadership Breakfast: Water – The Next Generation
TIME(S): 8:00 – 10:30 am
LOCATION: Duke Farm Coach Barn, 80 Route 206, Hillsborough, NJ
COST: Tickets $40 each
DESCRIPTION: The Leadership Breakfast will feature a leader in corporate sustainability, updates from environmental leaders, displays for environmental nonprofit groups and business networking. We will recognize an outstanding community partner, nonprofit organization and the award winners of the Corporate Green Day Challenge.
WEBSITE: www.earthsharenj.org/earthshare-leadership-breakfast-april-22-2016/
DATE: April 22, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: Seed Money
COUNTY: Passaic
TIME(S): All Day
LOCATION: 171 Grove St. Clifton, NJ
COST: $5
AUDIENCE: corporations and schools
CONTACT: Amy Jolin, Advancement Strategist
DESCRIPTION: Easy, impactful Earth Day celebration to support City Green's school gardens and urban farming programs. Seed Money is a one-day crowd-funding initiative where individuals make small donations to support City Green. Campaign materials available along with an inspirational assembly or presentation delivered to your office or school.
PHONE#: 862-228-0146
E-MAIL ADDRESS: ajolin@city-green.org
WEBSITE: www.citygreenonline.org
DATE: April 22, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Trail Clean-up
COUNTY: Sussex
TIME(S): 8:30 am
LOCATION: Meet at The Chatterbox Drive-In
COST: FREE; pre-registration requested
AUDIENCE: For teens and adults.
DESCRIPTION: Join us in giving back to the Earth through volunteer stewardship and light trail maintenance. Some tools provided; please bring gloves.
PHONE#: (973) 786-6445
DATE: April 22, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: Central Jersey Stream Team Earth Day Cleanup! How Will You Give Back?
COUNTY: Somerset
TIME(S): 8am
LOCATION: 202 Nimitz Street Bridgewater NJ
CONTACT: Joe David
DESCRIPTION: This site is known as the "Infamous Finderne Farms Tire Dump Site". We also like to call it the "Gift That Keeps On Giving". Despite finding and removing over 800 tires here last May we anticipate finding several hundred more. So this is the kind of cleanup that you don't want to miss.
PHONE#: 201-396-8934
E-MAIL ADDRESS: joseph.david@cjstreamteam.org
WEBSITE: www.cjstreamteam.org
DATE: Saturday, April 23, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Open House
COUNTY: Hunterdon
TIME(S): 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Echo Hill Park, 41 Lilac Drive, Flemington, NJ 08822
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: Families
CONTACT: Tom Sheppard, Chief Park Naturalist or Liz Fulmer, Recreation Co-ordinator
DESCRIPTION: Partake in a stream study to catch insects and crayfish. Make some nature crafts at the art tables. Walk amongst the 4-H animals. Join the 4-H robotics club as they demonstrate their robot, or the Deadeyes for some archery practice. Learn how the weather forecast is produced for television. Join the Pond Paddle with the Hunterdon County Canoe Club. (Tickets are required.)Only available day of - first come/first serve basis. The day concludes at 3pm with a wild animal show by Eyes of the Wild.
PHONE#: 908-782-1158
E-MAIL ADDRESS: Tsheppard@co.hunterdon.nj.us or Lfulmer@co.hunterdon.nj.us
WEBSITE: www.co.hunterdon.nj.us
DATE: April 23, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: Chatham Township Environmental Commission Annual Trail Workday
COUNTY: Morris
TIME(S): 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
LOCATION: Green Village Road across from Melrose Lane near ShopRite, Chatham Township, NJ
COST: Free with free refreshments
AUDIENCE: Families, Scouts, youth groups, outdoors lovers
CONTACT: Dot Stillinger, Chair
DESCRIPTION: The Chatham Township Environmental Commission sponsors its Fourteenth Annual Open Space Workday, RAIN OR SHINE. Families, Girl and Boy Scouts, clubs, youth groups, outdoor enthusiasts are invited to pick up trash, prune brambles, spread woodchips on the trail, and enjoy a taste of spring. Free admission and free refreshments. May find old bottles, 1920's treasures on the old homestead.
PHONE#: 973-377-6992
E-MAIL ADDRESS: dkstillinger@gmail.com
WEBSITE: www.chathamtownship-nj.gov/CTEC/index.html
DATE: April 23, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: Community Green Fair
COUNTY: Atlantic
TIME(S): 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Oakcrest High School, 1824 Dr. Dennis Foreman Drive, Mays Landing, NJ 08330
COST: No cost
AUDIENCE: Township of Hamilton residents
CONTACT: Ingrid Perez, Special Projects Manager, Township of Hamilton
DESCRIPTION: In conjunction with the Oakcrest High School Environmental Club, events will include free paper shredding and electronics recycling for Township residents, roadside cleanups, family games and crafts, vendors and information on how you can make your community more sustainable.
PHONE#: 609-625-1511, ext. 455
E-MAIL ADDRESS: iperez@townshipofhamilton.com
WEBSITE: www.townshipofhamilton.com
DATE: April 23, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: Northern Valley Earth Fair
COUNTY: Bergen
TIME(S): 11 AM to 4 PM
LOCATION: Cresskill Community Center, Cresskill Pool Parking Lot and surrounding fields. 100 3rd Street, Cresskill, NJ 07626
AUDIENCE: Public
CONTACT: Michael Swan
PHONE#: 201.270.6214
WEBSITE: www.nv-earth-fair.org
DATE: April 23, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day 2016 Earth Day 5K Run/Walk and Fair
COUNTY: Hudson
TIME(S): Run/Walk: 10 AM; Fair 11 AM - 5 PM
LOCATION: Liberty State Park, Jersey City
COST: Run/Walk: $25; Fair: all activities are free
AUDIENCE: All ages
CONTACT: Mary-Ellen Gilpin, Director - Environmental Programs
DESCRIPTION: Over 100 exhibits to keeping the earth "green"; stage and strolling entertainment; rides, games and arts and crafts activities. Awards ceremony for winners of the HCIA's Annual Crayon Recycling and Calendar Art Contests.
PHONE#: 201-324-6222 x3210
E-MAIL ADDRESS: meg@hcia.org
WEBSITE: www.hcia.org
DATE: April 23, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: Laurel Lake Cleanup
COUNTY: Camden
TIME(S): 9 am
LOCATION: Walt Whitman's Historic Crystal Springs - Lakeview and West Elma Avenues, Laurel Springs, NJ
COST: none
AUDIENCE: Community
CONTACT: Council President James Redstreake
DESCRIPTION: Annual Laurel Lake on Timber Creek Clean Up at Historic Crystal Springs Park
PHONE#: 856-784-0500x14
E-MAIL ADDRESS: dawn@laurelsprings-nj.com
WEBSITE: www.laurelsprings-nj.com
DATE: April 23, 2016
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
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: All Ages
CONTACT: Eco-friendly 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: Woodbridge Earth Day Fair is scheduled for Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 10 to 2 PM at the Woodbridge Community Center at 600 Main Street, Woodbridge, NJ. Learn about our Seed Library, tree seedling/house plant give-aways, game wheel, eco-friendly vendors/organizations, and much more. Participation is free.
E-MAIL ADDRESS: wbenvironmentalcommission@gmail.com
WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/GreenableWoodbridge
DATE: April 23, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: Celebrate Earthday
COUNTY: Ocean
TIME(S): 12-4 pm
LOCATION: Riverfront Park - River Rd. & Maxson Ave., Point Pleasant, N.J.
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: Everyone
CONTACT: Chris Constantino
PHONE#: 732-232-0243
E-MAIL ADDRESS: poiinttboroec@gmaiill..com
DATE: April 23, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: Girl Scout Troop Earth Day Geocaching Event (CITO- cache in trash out)
COUNTY: Hunterdon
TIME(S): 10am-2pm
LOCATION: Whittemore Wildlife Sanctuary 7 Rockaway Rd, Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889
COST: free- prizes avalible
AUDIENCE: all
CONTACT: Darla Kaminsky Troop Leader
DESCRIPTION: For the event, we are having people of all ages go on a geocache hunt while we praise the importance of the environment and keeping the earth clean. Simultaneously, our Girl Scout Troop is having the attendees pick up trash around the wildlife sanctuary and teach them the meaning of CITO (cache in, trash out) to help nature.
E-MAIL ADDRESS: kaminsky-tewks@comcast.net
DATE: April 23, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Rahway River Clean-up
COUNTY: Union
TIME(S): 0845-1200 (breakfast and lunch will be available for all participants)
LOCATION: Bloodgoods Dam at the Rahway River in Winfield Park, NJ
COST: No cost
AUDIENCE: All Volunteers are welcome
CONTACT: Joe Seebode
DESCRIPTION: All volunteers are invited to celebrate Earth Day with members of the Rahway River Watershed Association, Boy Scout Troop 330, Cub Scout Pack 30 and local citizens in a clean-up of the Rahway River on Saturday, April 23rd (with a rain date of Sunday, April 24th). The clean-up will focus on areas upstream and downstream of the dam at Winfield Park, New Jersey. It is our hope to have enough folks participate that we can have teams work as far upstream as the Garden State Parkway and downstream through Rahway River Park in Clark, Linden and Rahway. 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 will find it invigorating, and you will feel good about what you have accomplished...it is also a lot of fun...especially for scouts and young adults as they always find something interesting. This adds both education and adventure to the event
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.
Last year, nearly 150 folks participated, including girl scouts, cub scouts, boy scouts, fishermen, local activists and citizens, and we pulled some amazing things from the river. Sponsors came through with coffee, bagels, danish, donuts, cookies, bottled water, and juice boxes, and we had grilled hot dogs for lunch . We also had coloring books, posters and other giveaways for the participants.
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
E-MAIL ADDRESS: rivercleanup@comcast.net
DATE: April 23, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day /Arbor Day Hike
TIME(S): 10 a.m.
LOCATION: CheesequakeState Park Nature Center
COST: FREE;
AUDIENCE: ages 8+
DESCRIPTION: 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.
PHONE#: (732) 566-3208
DATE: April 23, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth DayDusk Walk
TIME(S): 6:30 p.m
LOCATION: Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park, Bulls Island Recreation Area
COST: Free
DESCRIPTION: The park naturalist will lead a hike in the Bulls Island Natural Area along the D&R Canal and the Delaware River. The hike will end on the Roebling designed pedestrian bridge for visitors to enjoy the scenic view of the river.
PHONE#: (609) 924-5705
DATE: April 23, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day
TIME(S): 10 a.m. to Noon
LOCATION: Round Valley Recreation Area South Parking Lot
COST: FREE; volunteer opportunities available, pre-register as a volunteer, forms available at park office
DESCRIPTION: Take a leisurely hike, learn about Earth Day, and help improve Round Valley. Bring hand clippers and gloves, if you want to help control some of the plants that don't belong here. Volunteers and all others invited
PHONE#: (908)236–6355
DATE: April 23, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Challenge at Wharton State Forest
TIME(S): 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Wharton State Forest
COST: FREE
DESCRIPTION: Bring water and a lunch. Join us for our trail upkeep workday, cleanup hikes, etc.
PHONE#: (609) 567-4559
DATE: April 23, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Clean Up
COUNTY: Bergen
TIME(S): 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
LOCATION: 162 West Main Street
COST: Free
CONTACT: Isabel Bustamante, Vice-Chair
DESCRIPTION: Join us for the 2nd annual Earth Day Clean Up on Saturday, April 23rd 10 am - 2 pm. Gloves and bags will be provided upon arrival and refreshments will be available. Please register via our website.
PHONE#: 9176561259
E-MAIL ADDRESS: Bogotabeautiful@gmail.com
WEBSITE: www.bogotabeautiful.com
DATE: April 23, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: Bi-State Watershed Cleanup
COUNTY: Bergen
TIME(S): 9-1:00
LOCATION: Memorial Park Pavilion, Park Ridge, NJ 07656
COST: None
AUDIENCE: All
CONTACT: Barbara Coleman - Park Ridge Green Team
DESCRIPTION: 4th ANNUAL BI-STATE WATERSHED CLEANUP Our river connects our communities and each of us to one another ….. "By 2025, our seas may be filled with one ton of plastic for every three tons of fish" , SIGN IN AT MEMORIAL PARK PAVILION Areas include Electric Lake, Pascack Brook, Mill Brook &Woodcliff Lake in Park Ridge Community Service hours available
E-MAIL ADDRESS: parkridgegreenteam@gmail.com
WEBSITE: Find us on FB, Twitter and Instagram
DATE: April 23, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: Metuchen Earth Day Celebration
COUNTY: Middlesex
TIME(S): 9:00am - 12 Noon
LOCATION: KENTNOR PARK Location: Kentnor St and Essex Ave Metuchen,NJ (across the street from the Metuchen EMS Building)
COST: No Cost
AUDIENCE: Area Residents and others willing to lend a hand
CONTACT: Metuchen Recreation Department
DESCRIPTION: Bring your garden gloves, clippers and rakes. Join the Metuchen Recreation Commission,Metuchen Enviormental Commission and Metuchen Public Works Department as we clean up a portion of Kentnor Park. Wear gloves, long sleeves shirts and long pants (there is poison ivy). Also you may want to wear boots, it may be muddy. Snacks & water will be provided.
PHONE#: 732-632-8502
E-MAIL ADDRESS: ngoldberg@metuchen.com
WEBSITE: www.metuchennj.org
DATE: April 23, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: Growing Ocean Green
COUNTY: Monmouth
TIME(S): 10-3
LOCATION: Ocean Township Public Library, 701 Deal Road
COST: None
AUDIENCE: Public
DESCRIPTION: Beekeeping, Bike Rodeo, Rain Gardens and more! Tables and Ongoing Programs, running for the full-length of the Green-Fest Include: Anti-Idling Informational Table, Whale Pond Brook Watershed Association, AmeriCorps, Ocean Township Department of Public Works, Demos by Ocean Local Solar Company-Sea Bright Solar, Monmouth County Park System, and more…
PHONE#: 732-531-5092
WEBSITE: www.monmouthcountylib.org
DATE: April 24, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: 2016 EDISON EARTH DAY CELEBRATION
COUNTY: Middlesex
TIME(S): 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Papaianni Park 100 Municipal Boulevard Edison, NJ 08817-3302
COST: Free to the visiting public-at-large, presenters, vendors, volunteers.
AUDIENCE: Public-At-Large Family-Friendly Green/Sustainable Environmental/Ecological
CONTACT: Chris Mazauskas, Resource Development Officer/Coordinator, Edison Sustainable Jersey Green Team, Township of Edison
DESCRIPTION: Event activities shall include: Volunteer Plantings, Site Cleaning, Organic Debris Consolidation and many other Green/Sustainable Actions; On-Site Air/Soil/Water Environmental Testing; Eco-Tour and Discussion of Papaianni Lake. Food will be available to purchase on-site. Edison Clean Communities Program will provide free, re-usable water bottles and shopping bags, as well as sponsor the portable rest facilities at the event.
PHONE#: 732-248-7356
E-MAIL ADDRESS: cmazauskas@edisonnj.org
WEBSITE: www.EdisonNJ.org
DATE: April 24, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: Daffodil Day
COUNTY: Union
TIME(S): 11 am to 4 pm
LOCATION: 165 Hobart Avenue Summit NJ 07901
COST: $10/person, $25 max per family
AUDIENCE: Families with children ages Pre-K through 10
CONTACT: Jackie Kondel, Director of Children's Education
DESCRIPTION: Daffodil Day celebrates the arrival of spring with its display of over 40,000 daffodils in its glacial kettle. With spring themed games and crafts, live entertainment, Green Goats petting zoo and outdoor market, Daffodil Day is a family festival not to be missed!
PHONE#: 908-273-8787
E-MAIL ADDRESS: j.kondel@reeves-reedarboretum.org
WEBSITE: www.reeves-reedarboretum.org
DATE: April 24, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: Meet the Butterfly Guy
COUNTY: Somerset
TIME(S): 3:45 to 4:30pm
LOCATION: 190 Lord Stirling Road, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: All ages
CONTACT: Jane Parks, Environmental Events Specialist
DESCRIPTION: Meet Rick Mikula, the butterfly guy, and learn about the importance of butterflies and moths for ecological balance. See butterfly mounts from around the world and meet some live butterflies. A perfect way to celebrate Earth Day - fun for all ages.
PHONE#: 908-766-2489 ext 336
E-MAIL ADDRESS: jparks@scparks.org
WEBSITE: www.somersetcountyparks.org
DATE: April 24, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: Project EARTH - Swamp Search
COUNTY: Somerset
TIME(S): noon - 3 pm
LOCATION: 190 Lord Stirling Road, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: 8 and up - Families, Scout Groups, Organizations, Friends and Individuals
CONTACT: Jane Parks, Environmental Events Specialist
DESCRIPTION: Join us for a scavenger hunt on the EEC trails to learn about the Great Swamp as an ecological and recreational resource and hear interesting facts about its inhabitants. This event is for friends, families, scouts or other groups to get outside to search for answers to our scavenger hunt questions. Call the EEC for scavenger hunt status in case of inclement weather.
PHONE#: 908-766-2489 ext 336
E-MAIL ADDRESS: jparks@scparks.org
WEBSITE: www.somersetcountyparks.org
DATE: April 24, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: ACUA's 26th Annual Earth Day Festival
COUNTY: Atlantic
TIME(S): 10 am - 4 pm
LOCATION: 6700 Delilah Road, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: Everyone
CONTACT: Kristi Aiken
DESCRIPTION: Join us for a day of environmental entertainment and education! Take a hayride to the top of the landfill; tour the wind, solar and wastewater facility in Atlantic City; and see how mixed recyclables are processed & separated at the recycling center. Attend free workshops on organic gardening, backyard chickens, native plants for pollinators, permaculture & rain barrel construction. See the schedule of events and list of exhibitors and crafters at www.acua.com/earthday.
PHONE#: 609-272-6950
E-MAIL ADDRESS: kaiken@acua.com
WEBSITE: www.acua.com/earthday
DATE: April 24, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: Lake Carasaljo Beautification
COUNTY: Ocean
TIME(S): 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
LOCATION: The parking lot off North Lake Drive and Private Way (near the theater complex).
CONTACT: Shari Kondrup
DESCRIPTION: Come lend a hand with Tri-Beta and The Brick Township Mu-nicipal Utilities Authority in making Lake Carasaljo a more beautiful place than it already is by cleaning the shores.
PHONE#: 732-701-4282
E-MAIL ADDRESS: skondrup@brickmua.com
DATE: April 24, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: Wild Earth Fest
TIME(S): 11 am- 5 pm; Rain or Shine
LOCATION: Trailside Nature & Science Center, 452 New Providence Road, Mountainside, NJ 07092
COST: $4/person; Ages 6 & under FREE
AUDIENCE: Public
CONTACT: Elisa Sananman
DESCRIPTION: Celebrate 75 years of Environmental Education at Trailside with a fun family event. Learn ways to become eco-friendly & increase your awareness of wildlife conservation.
Live Animal Demonstrations & Educational Displays / Live Music - The Nerds / Face Painting, Recycling Olympics, Eco-Art Crafts for Kids, Vendors, Bounce House & Slide, Giveaways, Wildlife Photography Contest & Environmental Hero Award Winners Announced
PHONE#: 908-789-3670
E-MAIL ADDRESS: esananman@ucnj.org
WEBSITE: www.ucnj.org/trailside
DATE: April 26, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: WeCrab Marine Debris Project: Volunteer Processing & Community Day
COUNTY: Atlantic
TIME(S): 9:00 Am to 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Stockton University's Marine Field Station 30 Wilson Ave. Port Republic, NJ 08241
COST: none
AUDIENCE: Adults
CONTACT: Melanie Reding, Education Coordinator, Jacques Cousteau Reserve
DESCRIPTION: Join scientists, students, commercial crabbers and community volunteers as we gather to inventory and break down collected derelict ghost pots from our local bays as part of a NOAA Marine Debris grant. Learn more about ghost pots and how to prevent them during the event.
PHONE#: 609-812-0649 x206
E-MAIL ADDRESS: reding@marine.rutgers.edu
WEBSITE: www.WeCrabNJ.org
DATE: April 28, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: Poetry in the Park (& Pancakes)
COUNTY: Warren
TIME(S): 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Paulinskill Valley Trail parking area, Spring Valley Road, Hardwick Township
COST: $5 (breakfast additional)
AUDIENCE: Adults
CONTACT: Lynn Groves Lussier, Resource Interpretive Specialist
DESCRIPTION: Put a "Poem in Your Pocket" and join us for a 3- or 6-mile walk along one of the most scenic stretches of the Paulinskill Valley Trail. We'll refuel during a one-hour stop at the Blairstown Diner - our (optional) turn-around point. If choosing the shorter option, please work out your own car shuttle arrangements.
PHONE#: 973-786-6445
E-MAIL ADDRESS: kvspris@embarqmail.com
WEBSITE: www.njparksandforests.org/parks/kittval.html
DATE: April 28, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: Watershed Dance Performance
COUNTY: Middlesex
TIME(S): 7:00pm - 9:00pm
LOCATION: Crossroads Theater, 7 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
AUDIENCE: Anyone who enjoys theatrical performances and is interested in social and environmental advocacy.
CONTACT: Heather Fenyk - Executive Director of the LRWP
DESCRIPTION: The LRWP often comes across homeless encampments during stream monitoring and stream clean-ups. This choreographed dance piece, developed as a collaboration between choreographer Joe Monteleone and the LRWP with support from coLAB Arts, explores the relationship between social advocacy & environmental advocacy specific to the homeless community that has taken up residence along the Raritan River.
PHONE#: (908)-349-0281
E-MAIL ADDRESS: hfenyk@lowerraritanwatershed.org
WEBSITE: http://lowerraritanwatershed.org
DATE: April 30, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Celebration
COUNTY: Essex
TIME(S): 11am to 4pm
LOCATION: 621 Eagle Rock Ave, Roseland NJ 07068
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: Families with young children, and adults interested in the environment
CONTACT: Gina Mongiello, Program Coordinator
DESCRIPTION: Bring your family, friends, and neighbors for our annual outdoor Earth festival. On this special day, celebrate nature with crafts, games, and recreational opportunities, such as canoeing and hiking. Enjoy demonstrations, information, a local eco-vendors' sale. Environmental Center staff and partner groups will be on hand to guide you throughout the day
PHONE#: 973.228.8776
E-MAIL ADDRESS: gmongiello@parks.essexcountynj.org
WEBSITE: www.essexcountyparks.org
DATE: April 30, 2016
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: ALL
CONTACT: Smadar English, Farmer
DESCRIPTION: Celebrate Earth at the farm with tours, exhibits, entertainment, food, wine tasting, kids' activities and more!
PHONE#: (908) 362-7486
E-MAIL ADDRESS: csgardeninfo@gmail.com
WEBSITE: csgatgenesisfarm.com
DATE: April 30, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: 7th Sustainable Cherry Hill Earth Festival
COUNTY: Camden
TIME(S): 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. + Family Fun Bike Ride 8 a.m.
LOCATION: Croft Farm 100 Bortons Mill Rd. Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: Families, students, individuals
CONTACT: Brenda Jorett, producer
DESCRIPTION: The largest eco event in South Jersey bringing 5000 visitors and participants together for a region-wide celebration of sustainability.
PHONE#: 856-448-2205
E-MAIL ADDRESS: EarthFest@SustainableCherryHill.org
WEBSITE: www.sustainablecherryhill.org/get-involved/earth-day-festival/
DATE: April 30, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: Clean Ocean Action's 31st Annual Spring Beach Sweeps
COUNTY: Statewide
TIME(S): 9:00 - 12:30
LOCATION: 65+ locations along the Jersey Shore-See website for local sites
COST: none
AUDIENCE: everyone
CONTACT: Catie Tobin-Marine Science Education Coordinator at Clean Ocean Action
DESCRIPTION: Volunteers will head onto beaches throughout the state to remove debris and categorize the materials collected to create a data base of marine debris that continually washes up on our shores.
PHONE#: 732-872-0111
E-MAIL ADDRESS: education@cleanoceanaction.org
WEBSITE: www.cleanoceanaction.org
DATE: April 30, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: Tree Seedlings Giveaway in Verona
COUNTY: Essex
TIME(S): 9:00 AM to 11 AM
LOCATION: Grove Park, 42 Grove Avenue, Verona, NJ 07044
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: The giveaway is open to all property owners, not just Verona residents. Families, students, outdoors lovers.
CONTACT: Gloria Machnowski, Verona Environmental Commission Chairperson
DESCRIPTION: People who seek to enrich their yards and benefit the environment can obtain free tree seedlings and learn about the many benefits of planting native species. Organized by the Verona Environmental Commission, the giveaway is part of the New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign.
PHONE#: 973-857-2873
E-MAIL ADDRESS: veronaenvironmental@gmail.com
WEBSITE: www.veronaec.org
DATE: April 30, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: Holmdel Earth Day Festival
COUNTY: Monmouth
TIME(S): 12pm until 5pm
LOCATION: Bayonet Farm, 41 Middletown Road, Holmdel, NJ 07733
COST: Free except for Petting Zoo
AUDIENCE: Kids and all ages
CONTACT: Carol Beckenstein
DESCRIPTION: 18th Annual Festivalis Rain or Shine! Petting Zoo and live Mammal Mania show! See a real beehive up close! Nature crafts! Many "Green" Exhibits, Live Folk/Rock bands, wonderful homemade foods and pet adoptions! Guided Tours of historic Harding House & surrounding rolling pastures. Free but nominal per person charge for Petting Zoo
DATE: May 7, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: Mother Nature Festival
COUNTY: Mercer
TIME(S): 11 am - 4 pm
LOCATION: Lawrence Nature Center, 481 Drexel Avenue, Lawrence Twp., NJ 08648
COST: FREE TO THE PUBLIC
AUDIENCE: PARENTS, CHILDREN, TEACHERS, EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS, BOY & GIRL SCOUTS, BUSINESSSES, FRIENDS, EVERYONE THAT LIKE NATURE
CONTACT: Teresita Bastides-Heron, Mother Nature Festival Chairperson
DESCRIPTION: It will be a Wildlife Show by the Philadelphia Zoo, Life of Sharks, Learn how electricity works with Solarman, milkweed and monarch butterflies, lots of activities for children and adults, music and more! This festival is going to be better that ever!
PHONE#: [609] 882-6367
E-MAIL ADDRESS: quito1820@verizon.net or lawrencenaturecenter@gmail.com
WEBSITE: lawrencenaturecenter.net
DATE: May 7, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: Spring Volunteer Day: Trail Clearing
COUNTY: Hunterdon
TIME(S): 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
LOCATION: Musconetcong Mountain Preserve, Ellis Road, Holland Township
COST: free!
AUDIENCE: Ages 12 through adults
CONTACT: Laura Kroon Bush, Park Naturalist, Hunterdon County Division of Parks & Recreation
DESCRIPTION: Help us create a new trail to open this property up for hiking. Volunteers may bring their own loppers and gloves, but we will also have tools available. Through donations, volunteers will enjoy a light breakfast and full lunch. Pre-registration required; contact Hunterdon County Parks.
PHONE#: 908-782-1158
E-MAIL ADDRESS: lkroon@co.hunterdon.nj.us
WEBSITE: www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/depts/parks/parks.htm
DATE: May 7, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: Secaucus 6th Annual Green Festival
COUNTY: Hudson
TIME(S): 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
LOCATION: Secaucus Xchange - 5000 Riverside Station Blvd., Secaucus, NJ
COST: free
AUDIENCE: Families, children, all ages
CONTACT: Lynn Kramer, cleanup outreach
DESCRIPTION: Our 6th Annual Green Festival is a celebration with hourly presentations, live animals, music, sand painting, puppet shows, craft activities for children all centered around educating the public about ecologically sound ideas in a fun and participatory manner.
PHONE#: 201 330-2000 x3060
E-MAIL ADDRESS: lkramer@secaucus.net
WEBSITE: www.secaucusnj.gov
DATE: May 8, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: Visual Habitat Assessment Training in Highland Park, NJ
COUNTY: Middlesex
TIME(S): 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Eugene Young Environmental Center, River Road, Highland Park, NJ 08904
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: All ages welcome
CONTACT: Heather Fenyk
DESCRIPTION: Please save the date for a special Mother's Day event: a visual habitat assessment training with the LRWP and WMA9 Watershed Ambassador Justin Berlity!
PHONE#: (908)349-0281
E-MAIL ADDRESS: hfenyk@lowerraritanwatershed.org
WEBSITE: http://lowerraritanwatershed.org/
DATE: May 9, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: Presentation on "Middlesex County Utility Authority Retrofits"
COUNTY: Middlesex
TIME(S): 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Middlesex County Administration Building 75 Bayard Street, 5th Floor (Planning) New Brunswick, 08901 United States
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: Anyone interested in learning about the Lower Raritan Watershed
CONTACT: Heather Fenyk
DESCRIPTION: The Lower Raritan Watershed Partnership will host a joint meeting with Middlesex County Water Resources Association (WRA) on "Middlesex County Utility Authority Retrofits."
PHONE#: (908)349-0281
E-MAIL ADDRESS: hfenyk@lowerraritanwatershed.org
WEBSITE: http://lowerraritanwatershed.org/
DATE: May 13, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: EarthShare Celebrates New Jersey
TIME(S): 6:00pm – 10pm
DESCRIPTION: The 10th annual EarthShare Celebrates New Jersey festivities feature an exciting evening with environmental supporters from across the state. Music, wine great food and the company of like-minded individuals and corporate supporters makes for a fun evening celebrating New Jersey’s environment. The Experience New Jersey chance and silent auctions are always something to look forward to and awards for environmental stewardship as well as environmental leadership in government and business are highlights of the evening. Winners of the Beauty and Bounty of NJ Photo competition are featured and announced.
WEBSITE: www.EarthShareNJ.org
DATE: May 21, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: Race to Zero Carbon 5K, 10K and Interactive Zero Carbon Coaching Clinic
COUNTY: Somerset
TIME(S): 9am - 2pm
LOCATION: Duke Island Park, Bridgewater NJ
COST: Free to attend Coaching Clinic, $20-$25 to participate in the 5K or 10K
AUDIENCE: Citizens. Runners. Walkers. People who want to know how to get New Jersey ALL THE WAY to zero carbon, and beyond.
CONTACT: Rezwan Razani
DESCRIPTION: Runners: Enjoy the 5K/10K! Everyone: Experience the walk through interactive "course" of all the "plays" to get to zero carbon. Other environmental organizations will be there as expert coaches in their specific zero carbon "play". Drills, games, music & fun. Carbon Confessional. Costumes encouraged. Proclamations will be made.
PHONE#: 626-675-5080
E-MAIL ADDRESS: rezwan@fp2w.org
WEBSITE: https://raceroster.com/events/2016/7552/footprint-to-wings-1st-annual-race-to-zero-carbon-5k-10k
DATE: May 21 & 22, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: Ocean Fun Days
COUNTY: Ocean/Monmouth
TIME(S): Island Beach State Park - Saturday, Sandy Hook - Sunday
LOCATION: 11am -3pm
COST: FREE
AUDIENCE: Families
CONTACT: Rosemary Higgins, College and Special Programs Coordinator
DESCRIPTION: Join New Jersey Natural Gas and the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium for our 13th annual Ocean Fun Days! This popular two-day event takes place on Saturday, May 21 at Island Beach State Park and Sunday, May 22 at Sandy Hook from 11a.m. until 3p.m. both days, rain or shine. Free admission both days! Enjoy hands-on marine and environmental programs and exhibits. Remember, learning about our coastal environment is fun for the whole family.
PHONE#: 732-872-1300 x19
E-MAIL ADDRESS: rhiggins@njseagrant.org
WEBSITE: http://njseagrant.org/education/special-events/ocean-fun-days/
DATE: May 22, 2016
TITLE OF EVENT: Watershed 10K/5K Trail Run & Festival
COUNTY: Mercer
TIME(S): 1 - 4 PM
LOCATION: 31 Titus Mill Road
COST: $15-60
AUDIENCE: All
CONTACT: Kevin Walsh
DESCRIPTION: We're excited to present the first annual Watershed Trail Run and Festival. 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.
PHONE#: 6097373735
E-MAIL ADDRESS: kwalsh@thewatershed.org
WEBSITE: http://thewatershed.org/news-and-events/trail-run/
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