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2019 Events Calendar - Earth Day, Earth Week
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DATE: April 1, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: 2019 Earth Day 24,901 Mile Run/Walk Challenge
COUNTY: Middlesex
TIME(S): 12:00am
LOCATION: Edison, NJ
WEBSITE: https://www.eventbrite.com/d/nj--edison/earth-day-events/
DATE: April 6, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Chatham Township Environmental Commission's 17th Annual Open Space Workday
COUNTY: Morris
TIME(S): 9:00 am-12:00 pm or any part thereof. RAIN OR SHINE. Stay as long or as short as you wish.
LOCATION: Green Village Pond Conservation Area. Park along Green Village Road near Hickory Tree next to the Oak Knoll playing fields.
CONTACT: Call Maureen Kelly at 908-273-7677 or Dot Stillinger at 973-377-6992 for more information.
DESCRIPTION: Improve walking trail and remove debris in the Green Village Pond Conservation Area, an old homestead now Township property. Work to be done - remove trash, clip brambles, spread woodchips, spruce up the trail, prune brambles and enjoy a taste of spring. Scout merit badge credit is a possibility.
Suitable for families, Girl and Boy Scouts, clubs, youth groups, outdoor enthusiasts. Wear boots and gloves (cotton gloves supplied) and bring clippers, shovels, rakes. Watch for ducks and wildflowers.
We will bag trash (bags supplied) and leave by the side of the road. Free snacks and drinks.
WEBSITE: www.chathamtownship-nj.gov.
DATE: April 8, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Container Gardening with Flowers
COUNTY: Gloucester
TIME(S): 7pm
LOCATION: 420 Crown Point Road, West Deptford, NJ 08086
AUDIENCE: All welcome
DESCRIPTION: Come and celebrate National Library Week programming! Container gardening is ideal for those with little to no garden space. Beautify your space with pots and tubs filled with flowers. Presented by Gloucester County Certified Gardeners.
PHONE#: 856-845-5593
WEBSITE: www.westdeptford.lib.nj.us/EventCalendar.htm
DATE: April 11, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Children's Earth Day Upcycled Craft
COUNTY: Camden
TIME(S): 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT
LOCATION: Promise Neighborhood Family Success Center, 580 Benson Street, Camden, NJ 08103
COST: Free
DESCRIPTION: Old t-shirts + old yarn + cardboard boxes = Trash???? No way!! Bring the kids in to create one-of-a-kind placemats! And learn ways to turn trash into treasure! This activity is best for children 6 and up.
WEBSITE: Register
DATE: April 11, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: "Wild" Booktalk and Viewing
COUNTY: Gloucester
TIME(S): 6:30pm-8:30pm
LOCATION: 420 Crown Point Road, West Deptford NJ 08086
AUDIENCE: All welcome
CONTACT: Michaela Buchanan, young adult and marketing coordinator
DESCRIPTION: Book talk of "Wild" by Cheryl Strayed, followed by a viewing of the movie starring Reese Witherspoon
PHONE#: 856-845-5593
E-MAIL ADDRESS: mbuchanan@westdeptford.lib.nj.us
WEBSITE: www.westdeptford.lib.nj.us/EventCalendar.htm
DATE: April 12, 15, 16, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Point of Intervention Tour
TIME(S): 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
LOCATION: April 12, 2019 - Montclair State University / April 15, 2019 - Ramapo College of New Jersey / April 16, 2019 - Kean University
COST: These events are free and open to the public.
CONTACT: NJHEPS c/o Ramapo College, 505 Ramapo Valley Road, Sharp Sustainability Education Center, Mahwah, NJ 07430
DESCRIPTION: The Point of Intervention Tour (POI) hosted by the Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN) is challenging our consumption economy and spreading the message that "Nobody Can Do Everything, But Everybody Can Do Something." Learn more about the Post Landfill Action Network's Point of Intervention at several upcoming campus events. At these locations, you'll find zero-waste workshops and educational presentations about how to get involved in the zero-waste campaign.
Montclair State University's 2019 Earth Day event, themed "Passport to Sustainability," is partnered with the New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability (NJHEPS) and PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies (PSEGISS). This event is aimed to inspire a student led zero-waste movement and collectively realize individual skills in order to solve our Linear Consumption Economy issue. During the event we will celebrate Earth Day with a fair involving campus-wide clubs, organizations and departments, educational workshops and guest speakers.
Together we can take action on the waste issue with sustainable, replicable initiatives!
WEBSITE: www.postlandfill.org/poi-tour
DATE: April 13, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Cleanup
COUNTY: Middlesex
TIME(S): 9:30 am
LOCATION: Mile Run Brook, New Brunswick
CONTACT: Emily Zidanic or Jennifer Marques
DESCRIPTION: Join the NJWEA Laboratory Committee and Young Professionals for our Earth Day Cleanup event. Please wear closed toe shoes and clothes you are willing to get dirty. Supplies, refreshments and a light lunch will be provided.
E-MAIL ADDRESS: njweayups@gmail.com or JPM0831@hotmail.com
DATE: April 13, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Ocean Township Green Fair
COUNTY: Monmouth
TIME(S): 10-3
LOCATION: Ocean Twp. Public Library, 701 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: All
DESCRIPTION: Join us and celebrate Ocean Township, a certified Sustainable New Jersey Municipality. Learn ways to green your home, your community, and your earth.
Presentations and Demonstrations include:
Ocean Township Intermediate School Garden Club: create mini-greenhouses from water bottles
Honeybrook Organic Farm: see how you can get fresh, organic, locally grown produce all summer; buy organic plants for your home garden
Ocean Township Environmental Commission: review our Townshipfs draft Environmental Resource inventory & join a bird watching walk (bring binoculars and dress appropriately)
Ocean Township Recreation: yoga and mini hikes
Ocean Township Shade Tree Commission: learn about the multi-level importance of trees and receive trees to plant around your home
PHONE#: 732.531.5092
WEBSITE: www.monmouthcountylib.org
DATE: April 13, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: 9th Annual Brick Green Fair
COUNTY: Ocean
TIME(S): 10 am to 2 pm
LOCATION: Brick Township High School, 425 Chambers Bridge Road, Brick NJ
COST: exhibitors, free; vendors, $40 per table; public admission, free
AUDIENCE: General public
CONTACT: John Hyfantis, Chairman, Sustainable Brick - Brick Green Team
DESCRIPTION: Exhibitors of sustainable services; vendors of sustainable products; elementary, middle and high school Green Team projects on display; Sustainable door prizes; breakout sessions for home energy audits, rain barrel construction, Barnegat Bay Partnership and County recycling program; collection of electronics for recycling. Possible EV car on display.
PHONE#: 732-816-6916
E-MAIL ADDRESS: jhyfantis@mindspring.com
DATE: April 13, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Beach Sweeps A Clean Ocean Action
COUNTY: Ocean
TIME(S): 9am - 12:30pm
LOCATION: Centre Street Beach Entrance Life-Guard Headquarters
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: Volunteers of all ages needed
CONTACT: James Sferra Recycling Coordinator
DESCRIPTION: With the help of Alliance of a living Ocean. We are Making a difference for clean water and the environment. We are coordinating with Clean Ocean Action the school and local volunteers to help with the cleanup along the ocean and bay beaches.
PHONE#: 609 492-2525
E-MAIL ADDRESS: publicworks@beachhaven-nj.gov
WEBSITE: www.beachhaven-NJ.gov
DATE: April 13, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: "Go Green With Hope" Green Fair
COUNTY: Warren
TIME(S): 9 am to 1 pm
LOCATION: Hope Township School, 320 Johnsonburg Road, Hope, NJ 07844
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: Everyone
CONTACT: Monica Sobon, Hope Environment Commission Member
DESCRIPTION: Your Spring Recycing Spectacular, and Everyone is Welcome! Free Shredding; Free tree seedlings, Free radon Testing Kits, Project Medicine Drop; Collections for Sustainabilities electronics waste, clothing, housewares, novels, sheets, blankets, cleaning supplies, pet items; Free cycling; Green Market, Informative presentations, T-shirt totes demo and give-away; free raffles
PHONE#: 908-459-5011 x1
E-MAIL ADDRESS: green.hopenj@gmail.com
WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/HopeNJEnv
DATE: April 14, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Gratitude Walk
COUNTY: Monmouth
TIME(S): 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
LOCATION: Allaire State Park, Nature Center Parking Area, 4265 Atlantic Avenue, Wall Township, NJ 07727
COST: Free
DESCRIPTION: Earth day is a perfect time to fully appreciate all that Mother Nature provides us! Join us as we celebrate nature while supporting our own health and wellness on Sunday, April 14th at 11:30 a.m. We will offer a guided meditation walk led by Mary Jane Kasliner through the trails at Allaire State Park. Mary Jane is an accomplished author, yoga teacher, and Feng Shui consultant with a deep understanding of the important role nature plays in our health and wellness. Through her experience and knowledge, Mary Jane will lead the group on a light hearted walk that draws your awareness to the natural treasures that surround us on the trail through a moving mediation in the early spring landscape. The walk is a great way to connect with likeminded members of your community, unwind, and destress from the hustle and bustle of our busy lives.
During the meditation walk, participants are encourage to gather items that they are drawn to which can later be used in building your personal “Despacho” gift. In Peru, there’s an ancient ceremony called the “Despacho.” The word means “sending a message or care package” as an act of love that reminds us of the interconnectedness shared between all beings and the planet earth. Each participate will go home with instructions of how to make their gratitude gift and how to offer it back to the earth. The process of building your own gift brings all aspects of your consciousness into being. Let yourself be organically inspired and choose items in nature that speak to you. There are additional items you can add to your gift that are suggested in your instruction packet.
We will meet at the Nature Center parking area, which can be accessed using the main entrance to Allaire State Park (same entrance as the village and railroad area). The Nature Center parking area is to the right shortly after entering the park and is marked by a sign. Donation of $20 will be collected at the event. Please bring cash or check. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing. The trail may have areas that are muddy. In the event of inclement weather, you will be notified of a rain date. Please be sure to register, so that we can keep you posted on any changes due to weather.
E-MAIL ADDRESS: abrockwell@monmouthconservation.org
WEBSITE: Register
DATE: April 14, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Daffodil Day at Reeves-Reed Arboretum
COUNTY: Union
LOCATION: Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Ave, Summit, NJ 07901
DESCRIPTION: This family event celebrates a favorite flower and springtime as a whole with flower power activities and a trip to the 1970s the whole fam can enjoy.
PHONE#: (908) 273-8787
DATE: April 16, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day in Newark: Volunteer with One Tree Planted
COUNTY: Essex
TIME(S): 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM EDT
LOCATION: Luis Munoz Marin Middle School, 663 Broadway, Newark, NJ 07104
CONTACT: If you are reserving more than 4 tickets, please contact Gabriela directly at gabriela@onetreeplanted.org.
DESCRIPTION: Get your hands dirty and do something good for nature this Earth Month!
Give back to your community by increasing the urban canopy with New Jersey Tree Foundation and One Tree Planted. We will planting trees at Luis Munoz Marin Middle School from 9:30am – grab some gloves and join in.
What to bring
•Closed toe shoes
•Long pants
•Reusable water bottle
•Sun protection
*Snacks and refreshments will be provided. :)
Note: Children under 16 are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult/guardian. The guardian will need to sign a waiver.
E-MAIL ADDRESS: gabriela@onetreeplanted.org
WEBSITE: Register
DATE: April 16, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day at ACCE
COUNTY: Monmouth
TIME(S): 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
LOCATION: ACCE Learning at Hope Church, 1189 Hope Road, Tinton Falls, NJ 07712
COST: $15
DESCRIPTION: Join us on Tuesday April 16 with our guest Farmer Matt from Downward Doe Farm to celebrate Earth Day in a special way. We will be making terrariums and learning some tips on how we can help to keep the Earth healthy! 11:30-1:00 with a cost of $15 per child.
WEBSITE: Register
DATE: April 18, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Stockton University's Earth Day
COUNTY: Atlantic
TIME(S): 8am to 4pm
LOCATION: Stockton University, Campus Center Office 212S, 101 Vera King Farris Dr. Galloway, NJ
CONTACT: Joshua Gant, Co-Director of S.A.V.E.; Stockton Action Volunteers for the Environment
PHONE#: 609-652-4728
E-MAIL ADDRESS:
WEBSITE:
DATE: April 20, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Celebration
COUNTY: Burlington
TIME(S): 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Batsto Historic Village, Wharton State Forest
COST: Free Admission / $2 Fee for Images of the Pinelands Presentation
DESCRIPTION: Nature talks & walks and other family fun activities
PHONE#: (609) 567-4559
DATE: April 20, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Celebration
COUNTY: Burlington
TIME(S): 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
LOCATION: 1300 NJ-73, 1300 New Jersey 73, Palmyra, NJ 08065
COST: Free
DESCRIPTION: Celebrate all things Earth Day with lululemon Cherry Hill + friends for a day of service and fun.
Join lululemon Cherry Hill + SHINE Power Yoga + OHMGrown Yoga + Life Time Mt. Laurel Run Club + Emergent Fitness & Wellness for our second Earth Day Celebration at the Palmyra Nature Cove. Expect to get sweaty, connected and leave inspired to do more.
Meet us at the Education Center under our tent at 12 pm. OHMGrown Yoga will lead a walking meditation along the perimeter trail, after which you can choose between a Yoga, Run or train session with one of our community leaders. Meet us back at the tent for a beach cleanup along the river. Bring yourself, your water bottle and your own mat, we’ll handle the rest.
12-2 pm: Yoga, Run & Train Activities
2-3 pm: Cleanup along the Delaware River
WEBSITE: Register
DATE: April 20, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Cape May County Earth Day Celebration 2019
COUNTY: Cape May
TIME(S): 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Cape May County Park and Zoo
DESCRIPTION: The day will start off with a bang with a 5K Earth Day Race and 1 Mile Fun Run. Certificates 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 $20, or $25 the day of the race, will benefit the Cape May County Park and Zoo Trust Fund.
In addition to the race, music, children's story time, inflatable obstacle course & slide, an interactive drum circle, hands-on educational exhibits, free entertainment, naturalist hike, food and crafts are all on the agenda.
WEBSITE: http://www.capemaycountynj.gov/1324/Earth-Day-Celebration-2019
DATE: April 20, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Beach Cleanup
COUNTY: Cape May
TIME(S): 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
LOCATION: Cape May Brewing Co. Tasting Room & Brewtique, 1288 Hornet Road, Lower Township, NJ 08242
COST: Free
DESCRIPTION: Cape May Brewing Company is joining forces with Iron Hill in Voorhees and Surfrider Foundation South Jersey -- a non-profit, activist organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s ocean, waves, and beaches -- to celebrate the release of Twin Fin, a collaboration New England IPA between CMBC and Iron Hill, with a much-needed cleanup of Higbee Beach.
A one-and-a-half-mile stretch of beach from the Canal to Cape May Point, Higbee Beach is a haven for bird watching, picking beach plums, hunting for Cape May diamonds, and soaking up the serenity of nature where the ocean meets the bay. As State property, it also suffers from a lack of funding for upkeep.
So we need your help!
Before the release of Twin Fin from Cape May’s Tasting Room at 1288 Hornet Road in the Cape May Airport, representatives from CMBC, Iron Hill, and Surfrider will be cleaning up Higbee Beach, then heading back to the brewery for a sneak peek of the release!
Space is limited, so sign up here: tinyurl.com/twinfin.
Thanks for your help, and we’ll see you at the Cleanup!
Note about the cleanup from Surfrider Foundation South Jersey: Meet at the Cape May Brewery to carpool to Higbee Beach. Surfrider Foundation South Jersey will have all necessary supplies - trash bags, gloves, buckets, and trash grabbers. Please dress for the weather and wear closed toe shoes. We recommend dressing in layers, wearing long sleeves and long pants to protect your skin, and wearing sunscreen. Please bring a reusable bottle for water.
WEBSITE: Register
DATE: April 20, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Secaucus Earth Day Cleanup
COUNTY: Hudson
TIME(S): 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
LOCATION: Mill Creek Marsh - next to Bob's Discount Furniture - 3 Mill Creek Drivs
COST: FREE
AUDIENCE: ALL
CONTACT: Lynn Kramer - Cleanup Coordinator - Environmental Dept - Town of Secaucus
DESCRIPTION: The Environmental Department for the Town of Secaucus is holding our third annual Earth Day Cleanup at Mill Creek Marsh on Saturday, April 20 from 10 - 1. We will provide all supplies. Wear clothes ready to get dirty! Rain or shine!
PHONE#: 201 330-2000
E-MAIL ADDRESS: lkramer@Secaucus.net
DATE: April 20, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Celebration - Presentation: Pollution Effects On The Waters Of The World & Beach Cleanup
COUNTY: Monmouth
TIME(S): 11:00am - 2:00pm
LOCATION: Nature Center at Leonardo State Marina
COST: free
CONTACT: Maggie Mitchell
DESCRIPTION: Presentation will take place in our Nature Center followed by a beach clean-up, bags and gloves will be provided.
PHONE#: 732-291-1333
E-MAIL ADDRESS: Maggie.Mitchell@dep.nj.gov
DATE: April 20, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Slade Dale Volunteer Restoration Day
COUNTY: Ocean
TIME(S): 10:00am - 4:00pm
LOCATION: Slade Dale Santuary, Pt. Pleasant, NJ
DESCRIPTION: Come help place trees to restore Slade Dale Nature Preserve, Pt Pleasant, NJ. Dress to get wet and messy. Bring a lunch.
WEBSITE: Click here to register
DATE: April 20, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day at The New Weis Center
COUNTY: Passaic
TIME(S): 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
LOCATION: The New Weis Center 150 Snake Den Road, Ringwood, NJ 07456
COST: Free! Donations Welcome
AUDIENCE: All Ages Welcome
CONTACT: Anne Siebecker
DESCRIPTION: Celebrate Earth Day with Special Activities and Presentations including: Stream Ecology with the Passaic River Coalition and NJ DEP Watershed Ambassador, Guided Hike with Hike the World, Kids Yoga with Eclectic Kids, Farmyard Animals with Totes Goats, games and nature crafts!
PHONE#: 973-835-2160
E-MAIL ADDRESS: info@highlandsnaturefriends.org
WEBSITE: www.highlandsnaturefriends.org
DATE: April 20, 2019 - April 22, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Weekend at New Jersey Botanical Garden
COUNTY: Passaic
TIME(S): All Day 8am-8pm
LOCATION: Skylands Manor 2 Morris Road, Ringwood, N.J. 07456
COST: free of charge
AUDIENCE: All
DESCRIPTION: There's no better way to celebrate than with a visit to NJBG, where you'll find the beauty of nature and a soothing respite from this busy world, plus a number of special programs. NJBG is open 8am to 8pm every day
PHONE#: 973-962-9534
WEBSITE: www.njbg.org or https://njparksandforests.org/parks/ringwood.html
DATE: April 20, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Meditation and Yoga
COUNTY: Sussex
TIME(S): 10:00 am - 11:45 am / 10:00 - 10:30 am: Meditation / 10:45 - 11:45 am: Yoga on the Mountain
LOCATION: Interpretive center, High Point State Park
COST: A $5 donation is greatly appreciated for the yoga class to help pay our instructors. The Earth Day Meditation is free!
DESCRIPTION: Start your day off right with an uplifting guided meditation. Sponsored by The Friends of High Point State Park
WEBSITE: www.friendsofhighpointstatepark.org
DATE: April 20, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Poetry Walk for All Ages
COUNTY: Sussex
TIME(S): Noon - 2 p.m.
LOCATION: Interpretive center, High Point State Park
DESCRIPTION: Come enjoy the beautiful views of High Point State Park while reading poetry outside. What a great way to celebrate Earth Day! Nature-related poems, by various famous poets, will be posted around the trees outside the Park Interpretive Center. Poetry for children will be placed on blankets for families to sit and enjoy together. Read as many or as few poems as you want, and at your own pace. Relax and read poetry at the High Point State Park Poetry Walk; in honor of Earth Day! In case of rain, this event will be cancelled. Sponsored by The Friends of High Point State Park
WEBSITE: www.friendsofhighpointstatepark.org
DATE: April 20, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Learn from the Lorax
COUNTY: Sussex
TIME(S): 2:00 to 3:00 PM
LOCATION: High Point State Park Interpretive Center
DESCRIPTION: Suitable for families with children ages four and up. Come listen to a reading of "The Lorax" in honor of Earth Day, enjoy Lorax-themed activities and go outside to learn about our trees. Meet in the Interpretive Center.
PHONE#: 973-875-1471
DATE: April 21, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day-Easter Sunday Nature Walk
COUNTY: Bergen
TIME(S): 10am
LOCATION: Richard DeKorte Park , Lyndhurst
COST: free to all
AUDIENCE: everyone welcome !
CONTACT: Don Torino President-Bergen County Audubon Society
DESCRIPTION: Celebrate Earth Day and Spring exploring the wonders of the NJ Meadowlands
PHONE#: 2012304983
E-MAIL ADDRESS: greatauk4@gmail.com
WEBSITE: www.Bergencountyaudubon.org
DATE: April 21, 2019 RAIN DATE, Saturday, April 27, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Hit The Trail - Annual Earth-Day Celebration
COUNTY: Warren
LOCATION: AMC Mohican Outdoor Center, 50 Camp Mohican Road, Blairstown, NJ 07825
COST: $12
DESCRIPTION: I am inviting you to journey into the woods with me for another retreat. Where we will disconnect to reconnect; leaving behind the hustle of our daily routine to connect to nature and feed our spirit with a higher vibration. The Earth gives so much to us daily so let's take some time to honor and show gratitude for this abundance.
Wellness not only speaks to the physical but to the mind and spirit. While we challenge ourselves physically, let us engage our mind and spirit and become fully present at the moment so that we can connect to nature for therapy and healing.
If this is your first time hiking, don’t worry; you will be in good hands. We will start as a group and finish as a group. Let us support and look out for each other and enjoy the journey together.
Schedule:
9:00 AM - sign-in, meet, greet & treats (I will be providing healthy homemade vegan protein balls & fresh organic fruits)
9:30 AM - Outdoor Yoga (30 minutes)
10:00 AM- Hit the trail
Walk 5 miles (estimated)
12:00 AM - BREAK (estimated)
Guided meditation (10 min), Wellness Workshop while we eat (30 min)
1:30 PM - hit the trail back (estimated)
3:30-4:00 PM - Stretch, Farewell (estimated)
*The estimated end time is 4:00 PM, but this heavily depends on the pace of the group. We may finish earlier, but it's my intention to wrap things up no later than 4 PM. The terrain for this trail varies so get ready to hike at a beginner / intermediate level.
Hydration: 3 days leading up to the hike, increase your daily water intake. This will help to keep you hydrated during the hike.
Morning Of: Please eat a balanced healthy breakfast. This is very important! You’ll need the fuel for energy.
What to bring?
•Backpack: you will need a small daypack to carry your gear - pretty much any pack you have lying around the house will do.
•Water: at least 6 16oz bottles
•Healthy Snacks (that packs light): protein bars, banana, apples, grapes (frozen), trail mix, nuts, carrot sticks, almond butter sandwich etc.
•Yoga-mat
•Bug spray
•Sunscreen
•Hat
•Bandaids
•Sunglasses
What to wear?
Footwear: If you don't have hiking boots, sneakers are fine. Your choice of socks is more important. Avoid cotton socks, which often lead to blisters and can ruin your hiking experience. Instead, wear wool socks.
Clothing: The main thing to consider is the weather. The last thing you want is to be too cold, too hot, or to get caught in rain unprepared. Check the weather and bring appropriate layers so you can adjust as needed. Avoid cotton because it retains sweat and moisture.
***This hike is a Connection Tribe Event by Wellness Rebirth and sponsored by Wellness Rebirth founder, Marsha Lodge.**
WEBSITE: Register
DATE: April 22, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Hike: Save Our Species
COUNTY: Bergen
TIME(S): 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM EDT
LOCATION: Flat Rock Brook Nature Center, 443 Van Nostrand Avenue, Englewood, NJ 07631
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: For families with children ages 5 and older.
DESCRIPTION: The first Earth Day was 49 years ago in 1970! Today, Flat Rock Brook continues the tradition by honoring Mother Earth and the species that call our planet home. Enjoy a nature hike on the trails of Flat Rock Brook’s preserve and learn about New Jersey’s endangered species and what we can do to help them!
WEBSITE: Register
DATE: April 22, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: EARTH DAY PAMPERING AT AVEDA CHERRY HILL MALL
COUNTY: Camden
TIME(S): 10:00 AM – 8:30 PM EDT
LOCATION: Aveda Store, 2000 New Jersey 38 #1740, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
COST: Free
DESCRIPTION: Take care of yourself while taking care of others! Join the Aveda team at the Cherry Hill Mall for a relaxing cup of Aveda's Comforting Tea. You will be treated to a hand massage while experiencing the calming scent of Shampure! Check out our Shampure Hand & Body Wash, too! 100% of the proceeds go to procuring clean water around the world!
WEBSITE: Register
DATE: April 22, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: 2019 Earth Day 5K & 10K Paterson
COUNTY: Essex
TIME(S): 1:00pm
LOCATION: Paterson, New Jersey
COST: Starts at $20.00
WEBSITE: https://www.eventbrite.com/d/nj--edison/earth-day-events/
DATE: April 22, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Celebration - Free Public Talk: A Climate for Wisdom
COUNTY: Essex
TIME(S): 7:00 - 8:30 pm
LOCATION: Dharmachakra Buddhist Center, The Millburn Mall, 2933 Vauxhall Rd, Millburn, NJ 07088
COST: Free
DESCRIPTION: Buddhism shows us the promise and peril of interconnectedness. Recognizing inter-relationship is the foundation of cherishing others. Yet Earth’s changing climate reminds us of the danger that collective human actions pose for the environment. What can one person do? Celebrate the coming of spring by hearing a Buddhist response to the climate crisis as a call for an all-embracing and unconditional love for all beings.
WEBSITE: Register
DATE: April 22, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Electric Vehicle Ride and Drive
COUNTY: Gloucester
TIME(S): 12pm - 3pm
LOCATION: Glassboro Town Square, 1 High Street West, Glassboro, NJ 08028
COST: FREE
AUDIENCE: Those curious about Electric Vehicles
CONTACT: Lavon Phillips
DESCRIPTION: Join Glassboro Mayor, Council, and the Green Team Commission for the first annual Learn Electric Automobile Day (LEAD) to be held on April 22, 2019, in Town Square to experience the many benefits of electric vehicles (EVs), including cleaner air, a smoother ride and greater convenience. Drive a Tesla, Nissan Leaf, BMW i3, Chevy Bolt and more.
Many new electric vehicles will be able to be driven through Downtown Glassboro and on Route 55 returning to the Town Square where you can learn about charging and incentives as well as speak to owners and dealers about their experiences. There will be several models of electric cars and electric bikes to view and test out!
PHONE#: 8568810500
E-MAIL ADDRESS: lphillips@glassboro.org
WEBSITE: https://www.glassboro.org/electric-ride-drive
DATE: April 22, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: PRME Event
COUNTY: Gloucester
TIME(S): 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM EDT
LOCATION: William G. Rohrer College of Business, 271 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro, NJ 08028
COST: $40
DESCRIPTION: You are invited to join us for an Earth Day PRME event on April 22, 2019:
Featuring Keynote Speaker President Joseph Fiordaliso, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) and his address A Renewable Future: Envisioning a Green Economy and Sustainable Society
The one day conference will explore numerous themes that arise out of New Jersey’s commitment to 100% renewable energy by 2050.
Key themes include:
•Policy implications of the NJ Energy Master Plan
•Economic panel to discuss changes to the NJ economy with respect to growth sectors, job skills, and employment
•Research and education pertaining to clean technologies
•Corporate speakers will discuss the building of renewables capacity
•Climate change adaptation
•Academic research pertaining to sustainability issues
•Role of NGOs in transforming policy and practice
WEBSITE: Register
DATE: April 22, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Celebrate Earth Day with Russo Music and D'Addario!
COUNTY: Mercer
TIME(S): 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
LOCATION: Russo Music Hamilton, 1989 Arena Dr, Hamilton, New Jersey 08610-2400
COST: Free
DESCRIPTION: In support of D'Addario's String Recycling Program, Playback, Russo Music Asbury Park invites you to attend a guitar restring and string recycling event! Get a free* restring on any qualifying 6 string electric or acoustic guitar.
About Playback: D'Addario is rolling out the world's first wide-scale string recycling program: Playback. The program is powered by TerraCycle, a highly awarded, international upcycling and recycling company that collects difficult-to-recycle packaging and products to repurpose the material into affordable, innovative products.
Collect your used strings (and from your friends and fellow musicians) and bring them to the store along with your electric or acoustic guitar. Your contribution of used strings qualifies you for a FREE set of D'Addario strings and a complimentary restring by our expert team. Choose either a set of D'Addario's premium NYXL electric guitar strings or D'Addario's NEW Nickel Bronze acoustic guitar strings.
Thank you for doing your part to reduce wasteful landfill and to support D'Addario and Russo Music Asbury Park efforts to make the world a better place for all musicians.
*one per customer. 6 string electric and acoustic guitars only. no floyd rose, kahler, locking tremolos, or extended range. gauge and tuning match only. any instruments requiring more than a restring may not qualify.
WEBSITE: Register
DATE: April 22, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Celebrate Earth Day with Russo Music and D'Addario!
COUNTY: Monmouth
TIME(S): 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
LOCATION: Russo Music Asbury Park, 619 Lake Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
COST: Free
DESCRIPTION: In support of D'Addario's String Recycling Program, Playback, Russo Music Asbury Park invites you to attend a guitar restring and string recycling event! Get a free* restring on any qualifying 6 string electric or acoustic guitar.
About Playback: D'Addario is rolling out the world's first wide-scale string recycling program: Playback. The program is powered by TerraCycle, a highly awarded, international upcycling and recycling company that collects difficult-to-recycle packaging and products to repurpose the material into affordable, innovative products.
Collect your used strings (and from your friends and fellow musicians) and bring them to the store along with your electric or acoustic guitar. Your contribution of used strings qualifies you for a FREE set of D'Addario strings and a complimentary restring by our expert team. Choose either a set of D'Addario's premium NYXL electric guitar strings or D'Addario's NEW Nickel Bronze acoustic guitar strings.
Thank you for doing your part to reduce wasteful landfill and to support D'Addario and Russo Music Asbury Park efforts to make the world a better place for all musicians.
*one per customer. 6 string electric and acoustic guitars only. no floyd rose, kahler, locking tremolos, or extended range. gauge and tuning match only. any instruments requiring more than a restring may not qualify.
WEBSITE: Register
DATE: April 22, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Spring Birding for Kids
COUNTY: Somerset
TIME(S): 9:00am
LOCATION: Duke Farms 1112 Dukes Pkwy W Hillsborough 08844
COST: $5 per child
AUDIENCE: ages 6-12
DESCRIPTION: Join a Duke Farms educator for a kid friendly bird walk of the property. Bring your binoculars (or borrow a pair) and meet at the Orientation Center. Open to families with an interest in birding with children in grades 1-6. Please register.
PHONE#: 9087223700
E-MAIL ADDRESS: registrations@dukefarms.org
WEBSITE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spring-birding-for-kids-tickets-57114470920?janus_fv=exp_eb_86972_related_events_v2%3DA
DATE: April 22, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: The Amazing Arboretum Challenge: Earth Day Edition
COUNTY: Union
LOCATION: Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Ave, Summit, NJ 07901
DESCRIPTION: After spending the day at school kiddos can use a map and compass to search for clues that’ll help them solve a puzzle, all the while learning about the importance of Mother Earth.
PHONE#: (908) 273-8787
DATE: April 23, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Kidville's Earth Day Bash!
COUNTY: Union
TIME(S): 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM EDT
LOCATION: Kidville, 30 Maple Street, Summit, NJ 07901
WEBSITE: Register
DATE: April 25, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: 5th Annual Environmental Sustainability Education Earth Day Event: Water & Innovation
COUNTY: Mercer
TIME(S): 5:30-7:30 pm
LOCATION: School of Education Building 2000 Pennington Road, Ewing NJ
CONTACT: Lauren Madden Ph.D., Associate Professor of Elementary Science Education Coordinator, Environmental Sustainability Education Minor
DESCRIPTION: Learn about teacher and TCNJ student projects - Dress for Success professional clothing upcycling event - Network with students, faculty, teachers, andcommunity members - Make your own wildflower seedbomb - Refreshments and raffles
Co-Sponsored by TCNJ's School of Education Environmental Sustainability Education (ESE) Committee, the Cultural and Intellectual Community Council (CCIC), the School of Engineering, the Integrative STEM Education Department, and the School of Education
Keynote Address: “Stormwater Mitigation through Green Infrastructure” Dr. Elizabeth Fassman-Beck, Associate Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology’ Department of Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering
PHONE#: 609-771-3319
E-MAIL ADDRESS: maddenl@tcnj.edu
WEBSITE: http://maddenl.pages.tcnj.edu/
DATE: April 26, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: New Jersey State Arbor Day Celebration
COUNTY: Middlesex
TIME(S): 9:00 Sawmill Demonstration & Training Session; 11:00 Ceremony
LOCATION: Rutgers University/Cook Douglas Campus, New Brunswick, NJ
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: All
CONTACT: Levon Bigelow, NJ Urban & Community Forestry Program
DESCRIPTION: The NJ State Arbor Day celebration is being hosted this year by the Rutgers Urban Forestry Program! The NJ Forest Service, NJ Tree Foundation, NJ Community Forestry Council, and municipal shade tree program representatives from throughout the State will be at the college for the celebration. This year's theme is "From Seed to Saw" and the event will include a sawmill demonstration, ceremonial tree planting, and awards ceremony. Leading up to the celebration, current Rutgers students are invited to submit a picture of a favorite tree on any Rutgers campus for the Arbor Day Photo Contest!
PHONE#: 609-984-1207
E-MAIL ADDRESS: Levon.bigelow@dep.nj.gov
WEBSITE: www.communityforestry.nj.gov
DATE: April 26, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Arbor Day Holly Forest Walk - Sandy Hook
COUNTY: Monmouth
TIME(S): 10:00am
LOCATION: Spermaceti Parking Lot (Between LOTS D and E) at 10:00 AM, Gateway National Recreation Area, Highlands, NJ 07732
COST: $10 member/ $20 non-member
DESCRIPTION: Some of the oldest American holly trees in the country can be found among Sandy Hook’s nearly 300 acres of holly forest. We will hike through the restricted 64-acre maritime forest area and get to see an undisturbed holly forest with some of its oldest, rarest, and largest trees. Waterproof footwear is recommended. Spermaceti Parking Lot (Between LOTS D and E) at 10:00 AM
PHONE#: 732-291-0055 ext 1006
WEBSITE: Register here
DATE: April 26, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Arbor Day Celebration
COUNTY: Morris
TIME(S): 4-6pm
LOCATION: Land Conservancy of New Jersey Headquarters, Boonton
CONTACT: Barbara McCloskey
DESCRIPTION: Ages 5-10 can visit this 44-acre preserve to learn about tree planting, plus take a walk on the trails to see the different types of trees.
E-MAIL ADDRESS: bmccloskey@tlc-nj.org
WEBSITE: https://tlc-nj.org/arbor-day-celebration-boonton-headquarters/
DATE: April 26, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Soles4Souls Shoe Drop-Off Pop Up!
COUNTY: Somerset
TIME(S): 9am-1pm
LOCATION: 118 Lamington Rd, Branchburg, NJ 08876
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: Sustainability
CONTACT: Lizzy Swiderski-Regional Donation Center Manager-Soles4Souls NJ
DESCRIPTION: In honor of Earth Day, Raritan Valley Community College Student Government is hosting a shoe drive pop up event to keep gently worn shoes out of landfills. On April 26th from 9am to 1pm bring your new or gently-worn shoes of any kind to Raritan Valley Community College, 118 Lamington Rd, Branchburg, NJ 08876. Shoes can be dropped off with Soles4Souls and RVCC students at the main entrance in the lower parking lot.
PHONE#: 615-598-7311
E-MAIL ADDRESS: lizzys@soles4souls.org
WEBSITE: https://soles4souls.org/regional-donation-centers/
DATE: April 27, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Northern Valley Earth Fair
COUNTY: Bergen
TIME(S): 11am-4pm
LOCATION: Tenafly Middle School 10 Sunset Lane Tenafly, NJ 07670
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: All Ages will enjoy the event.
DESCRIPTION: This free educational event is all about being "green"--a variety of exhibitors and educators will be on hand to demonstrate ways to protect and preserve our environment. Dozens of vendors will be offering product and services that can help our communities become more sustainable. The Earth Fair also presents a petting zoo, live world music, and traditional American Indian performers.
E-MAIL ADDRESS: nvearthfair@yahoo.com
WEBSITE: www.nv-earth-fair.org
DATE: April 27, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: South Jersey Quail Project Youth Education Conservation Day
COUNTY: Cumberland
TIME(S): 10a-2p
LOCATION: 1100 Highland St. Port Norris NJ
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: Children and their families
CONTACT: Valerie Hider, Program Coordinator
DESCRIPTION: We will be providing a continental breakfast and lunch for the children. There will be a presentation on Bobwhite Quail and their plight. We will have in attendance other conservation partners and organizations who will have displays. The children will learn about conservation, habitat rehabilitation and revitalization and the wildlife who will profit from these actions. There will be plant identification, handouts, coloring pages, fact sheets, crafts, a hayride, dog demo and goodie bags. The children will participate in planting native grasses, bushes, plants and pollinating flowers as well as broadcast pollinator mix seeds.
PHONE#: 856-340-6436
E-MAIL ADDRESS: Sjqpcoveyup@outlook.com
WEBSITE: www.sjqp.com
DATE: April 27, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day @ HWIS
COUNTY: Essex
TIME(S): 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
LOCATION: HudsonWay Immersion School, 249 Bebout Avenue, Long Hill, NJ 07980
COST: Free
DESCRIPTION: HWIS GOES GREEN in Honor of Earth Day: Join us for a fun, free family day at HudsonWay Immersion School.
Featuring hands on activities in Mandarin & Spanish, including. . .
• Creating Earth art
• Let’s recycle! Modelrecycling sorting center
• Planting grass in recycled bottles
• Crafting stained glass earth sun-catchers
WEBSITE: Register
DATE: April 27, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Celebration at Gloucester City Library
COUNTY:
TIME(S): 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT
LOCATION: Gloucester City Library, 50 North Railroad Avenue, Gloucester City, NJ 08030
COST: Free
DESCRIPTION: Learn ways we can live Earth-Friendly, each patron will create their own pots with recyclable materials to take home and watch grow, we will also plant various types of plants that will be placed outside on the library's lawn!
WEBSITE: Register
DATE: April 27, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: 19th Annual Earth Day Festival
COUNTY: Hunterdon
LOCATION: Echo Hill Park, 42 Lilac Dr. Flemington, NJ 08822
DESCRIPTION: From a live animal show to a sing along, this Earth Day fest is pulling out all the stops. Take a hike around the park, meet with 4-H organizations, work on crafts made from recycled materials and play games. Try paddling or cozy up by the campfire and roast s’mores during storytime.
PHONE#: (908) 782-1158
DATE: April 27, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day 5K at LSP 2019
COUNTY: Hudson
TIME(S): 5K race/walk at 10 am
11- 4 p.m. festival with music, environmentally-focused vendors, family entertainment, food trucks, and inflatable attractions
LOCATION: Liberty State Park, Jersey City, NJ
COST: 5K Starts at $25.00 / The festival is free and open to the public.
WEBSITE: https://www.eventbrite.com/d/nj--edison/earth-day-events/
DATE: April 27, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Trail Cleanup
COUNTY: Hudson
TIME(S): 9 am to noon
LOCATION: Nature Center at Liberty State Park
COST: Pre-registration is required
DATE: April 27, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day / Arbor Day Hike
COUNTY: Middlesex
TIME(S): 10:00 am
LOCATION: Nature Center at Cheesequake State Park
COST: free
AUDIENCE: Ages 6 and up
DESCRIPTION: The event will include a tree-planting and trail cleanup hike. Participants should bring gloves.
PHONE#: (732) 566-3208
DATE: April 27, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Monmouth County Parks Earth Day Events
COUNTY: Monmouth
TIME(S): 11 a.m.-5 p.m
LOCATION: Various - see description
DESCRIPTION: Naturalist during Earth DayBayshore Waterfront Park Activity Center, Port Monmouth
Celebrate the shore as we discover cool coastal animals and artifacts like whales, sea turtles, ÿsh, crabs, and even tiny plankton during this interactive touch and tell program. Tours will also be given of the historic Seabrook-Wilson House, which dates back to the early 1700s.

Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown
Beautiful flowers are back in bloom. Discover this charming park’s floral beauty, hidden places, and vibrant native plants. Find out how to become an earth-friendly gardener.

Freneau Woods Visitor Center, Aberdeen Township
Join a park system naturalist for a leisurely walk as we look for returning birds, wandering wildlife, emergent buds, blooming wildflowers and other fun sights of spring among the many acres of wetlands and woods around Freneau Woods Park. Binoculars provided. Tours depart approximately at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. & 4 p.m.

Nature Walk Huber Woods Environmental Center, Middletown
See snakes & reptiles during a family-oriented show that gives you the chance to watch live and exciting animals and nature artifacts found in New Jersey. There will also be freshwater pond creatures on view and an opportunity to see kid friendly interactive exhibits inside the environmental center.

Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell
Explore the woods and wetlands around the Reservoir. There will be live animal shows featuring reptiles and amphibians, which are often misunderstood animals, and short Park System naturalist-led walks. Plus enjoy the sights and displays of our beautiful environmental center. Live animal shows take place at: 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., & 3:30 p.m.; and nature walks at 12 p.m. & 4 p.m.

Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park Activity Center, Long Branch
Improve your understanding of our ocean and have fun creating some ocean-friendly crafts. We will fuse both art and nature together to enhance our imaginations and explore the mysteries of our Blue Planet.
WEBSITE: https://www.monmouthcountyparks.com/page.aspx?ID=3999
DATE: April 27, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Beach Grass Planting on Sandy Hook
COUNTY: Monmouth
TIME(S): 10 a.m. - Noon
LOCATION: Gateway National Recreation Area - Lot B, Sandy Hook Unit, Hartshorne Drive, Highlands, NJ
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: Open to the Public
DESCRIPTION: The planting will take place at the on the ocean side near the Lot B parking area. Signs will be posted to guide participants.
This volunteer event is open to the public and will also involve students who have been growing beachgrass plants in area schools through the Society's Beach Grasses in Classes program.
If possible, please bring a stick or shovel to help with planting. Event will be held rain or shine. Dress for the weather.
PHONE#: 732-291-0055
E-MAIL ADDRESS: Nicole.Haines@littoralsociety.org
WEBSITE: Register here
DATE: April 27, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Celebration
COUNTY: Monmouth
TIME(S): 12PM - 4 PM
LOCATION: Long Branch Free Public Library - 328 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ 07740
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: All ages
CONTACT: Jordan Holaday
DESCRIPTION: On Saturday, April 27, from 12-4 PM, the Long Branch Green Team and the Long Branch Free Public Library invite you to our Earth Day Celebration! This event is free to the public, but registration is required for a succulent planter. Please call 732-222-3900 extension 2320!
PHONE#: 732-222-3900
E-MAIL ADDRESS: longbranchgreenteam@gmail.com
WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/pg/longbranchgreenteam/about/?ref=page_internal
DATE: April 27, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Island Heights Earth Day Celebration
COUNTY: Ocean
TIME(S): 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT
LOCATION: Wanamaker Field, 1 Wanamaker complex , Island Heights , NJ 08732
DESCRIPTION: We will have Eco Friendly Vendors and Stands with information about different topics related to green living and the environment. Also stop by and learn more about our community and volunteering opportunities!
Get FREE seedlings of native shrubs in exchange of a bag of litter! We encourage volunteers to come for a Town-wide Cleanup, gardens and Bioswale maintenance, enjoy our town’s beautiful views while helping the environment. Bring your children to our Eco Crafting Stand and learn more about recycling and composting!
Green Vendors, Volunteering Opportunities, Sustainable Living information, Special Recycling Programs and fun activities for the family!
Join us to celebrate this beautiful planet we live in!
The Children's garden will reopening with a ribbon cutting ceremony, come and check out the TREX Bench we all earned for the garden!
We will have a special collection of Alkaline Batteries, White Styrofoam, Used Plastic Toys (in good condition) and smaller items like candy wrappers, bottle caps and #5 plastics.
WEBSITE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/island-heights-earth-day-celebration-tickets-57793544046
DATE: April 27, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Pt. Pleasant Earth Day
COUNTY: Ocean
LOCATION: Riverfront Park
WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/events/2266078300317430/
DATE: April 27, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Cattus Island Nature Festival
COUNTY: Ocean
TIME(S): 10AM to 4PM
LOCATION: Cattus Island County Park, 1170 Cattus Island Boulevard, Toms River NJ 08753
COST:
AUDIENCE:
CONTACT: Janet Kline
DESCRIPTION: The Cattus Island Nature Festival is an annual celebration of Natural Science Education at Cattus Island County Park. The entire day will be full of exciting activities such as nature walks, seining, kayak trips, live animal talks, lectures and children’s programs. Nature related items for sale.
A variety of exhibitors including a food vendor will be on hand and there will be live music throughout the day.
PHONE#: 732-270-6960
E-MAIL ADDRESS: jkline@co.ocean.nj.us
WEBSITE: www.OceanCountyParks.org
DATE: April 27, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: RINGWOOD BROOK CLEANUP
COUNTY: Passaic
TIME(S): 10-12
LOCATION: Lot B
DESCRIPTION: Sponsor: AmeriCorps Watershed Ambassadors. Join Ringwood State Park and your Watershed Ambassador to be part of the solution.
WEBSITE: https://njparksandforests.org/parks/ringwood.html
DATE: April 27, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Celebrating and Caring for God's Creation
COUNTY: Somerset
TIME(S): 5 pm
LOCATION: Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church, 1 East Oak Street, Basking Ridge NJ
COST: free
AUDIENCE: Adults, young adults, teens, school age children
DESCRIPTION: Join us at the Oak Table Service, an informal and interactive worship experience, as we give thanks for the miracle of all creation and reflect on our call to care for the world around us.
PHONE#: 908-766-1616
E-MAIL ADDRESS: info@brpc.org
WEBSITE: www.brpc.org
DATE: April 27, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Festival
COUNTY: Sussex
TIME(S): 4-5:30
LOCATION: South Branch Preserve North Tract, Budd Lake
DESCRIPTION: Bring the family out for seed plantings, a scavenger hunt and an easy, guided hike. Fingers crossed you’ll spot waterfowl, birds of prey and goats.
DATE: April 27, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Litter Clean-up at the Lakes
COUNTY: Sussex
TIME(S): 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
LOCATION: Normanoch Clubhouse, East Shore Culver Road, Branchville, NJ 07826
COST: Free
DESCRIPTION: The Greater Culver Lake Watershed Conservation Foundation along with Frankford Township Clean Communities is sponsoring our second annual Earth Day Litter Clean-up at both Lake Owassa and Culver Lake. All pick-up materials will be supplied.
Join us for some breakfast snacks before heading out for a fun event and an important job. Last year over 3/4 ton of litter was picked up during the 3-hour event!
WEBSITE: Register
DATE: April 27, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Rahway River Clean-up
COUNTY: Union
TIME(S): 8:45-12
LOCATION: Bloodsgood Dam @ Winfield Park, NJ
DESCRIPTION: All volunteers are invited to celebrate Earth Day with Boy Scout Troop 330, Cub Scout Pack 30 and members of the Rahway River Watershed Association in a clean-up of the Rahway River on Saturday, April 27th (with a rain date of Sunday, April 28th). 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 fun and educational...especially for scouts and young adults as they always find something interesting.
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, over 100 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 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 27, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Water Way Clean Up
COUNTY: Union
TIME(S): 9-2
LOCATION: Gather at DPW 1 Swanstrom
COST: Overtime Costs for DPW employees
AUDIENCE: Township Residents and Community Groups
CONTACT: Tammie Baldwin Asst. Business Administrator
DESCRIPTION: Water way clean up projects, community garden tours, touch a truck at DPW, tree seedling planting presentation
PHONE#: 908-851-8500
E-MAIL ADDRESS: tbaldwin@uniontownsip.com
WEBSITE: www.uniontownship.com
DATE: April 27 & 28, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Pequest open house
COUNTY: Warren
TIME(S): 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
LOCATION: The Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center is located off Rt. 46 near Oxford
COST: free of charge
AUDIENCE: Families, friends, scout troops, church groups, fishing clubs and anyone else who enjoys the outdoors are encouraged to spend a day at this event!
DESCRIPTION: This event is great for people of all ages with many things to see and do throughout the day. The Open House allows the Division of Fish and Wildlife to show off the trout we raise at the state-of-the-art Pequest Trout Hatchery and highlight the trout stocking program.
Each year, thousands of people come to the hatchery to experience this event for themselves. And each year, the Division of Fish and Wildlife strives to make this a bigger event than the year before. This year is no different, and instead of just focusing on fish, we will be inviting many different outdoor enthusiasts and conservationists to join us in our celebrations. There will be numerous environmental and conservation exhibits, wildlife artists, carvers and taxidermists with goods and services to sell.
Activities include fishing for kids between the ages of 6 and 16, archery ranges for those aged 10 years and above, the state-of-the-art Firearm Training System used by the Hunter Education program and more. The Outdoor Market Place will be open so you can purchase what you need to get started or to stock up for the upcoming fishing and hunting seasons.
Food vendors will also participate or you can bring your own lunch and enjoy our picnic groves. Please leave pets at home - only service dogs are permitted on site.
WEBSITE: https://www.nj.gov/dep/fgw/peqoh.htm
DATE: April 28, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: ACUA Earth Day Festival
COUNTY: Atlantic
TIME(S): 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
LOCATION: 6700 Delilah Road, Egg Harbor Twp, NJ 08234
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: Fun for everyone!
DESCRIPTION: ACUA's 29th Annual Earth Day Festival offers lots of free fun, educational activities for everyone. The celebration includes over 150 vendors, crafters, food vendors and exhibitors. Come enjoy free workshops, composting demonstrations, native plant and rain garden walks, tours of the Recycling Center, Wind Farm, solar and Wastewater Facility tours, eco hayrides and entertainment!
PHONE#: 609-272-6950
E-MAIL ADDRESS: kaiken@acua.com
WEBSITE: www.acua.com/earthday
DATE: April 28, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Party for the Planet
COUNTY: Bergen
TIME(S): 10-4:30
LOCATION: Bergen County Zoological Park, 216 Forest Avenue, Paramus, New Jersey. We are located in Van Saun County Park, Bergen County NJ
COST:
AUDIENCE: General public
CONTACT: Carol Fusco, Senior Park Naturalist
DESCRIPTION: The Bergen County Zoo has been conducting "Party for the Planet" for well over ten years. We have invited local ecology and Environmental Education facilities to join us in a tabling event at the Zoo. Environmental organizations such as the Hackensack River Keepers, Tenafly Nature Center, Flat Rock Brook, and many others have been attending since 2008. Local conservation, environment, engaging activities, product awareness and other topics are discussed or activities engaged in.
PHONE#: (201) 634-3125
E-MAIL ADDRESS: cfusco@co.bergen.nj.us
WEBSITE:
DATE: April 28, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Greener Bloomfield Earth Day Celebration
COUNTY: Essex
TIME(S): 11-1:30
LOCATION: Corner of Broad and Bay
COST: free
CONTACT: Susan Hebert
DESCRIPTION: Variety of activities including a river clean up (Hip boots provided by Passaic Valley River Restoration), a reading room; information about native plants, a native plant tour, information on invasives, electric vehicles to check out, watershed information, composting tips, recycling and waste avoidance tips; information on how to help save the struggling Monarch; information on solar; free tree give away; walk or ride your bike; Open Space Trust fund parklet; bring a refillable water bottle
PHONE#: 973.748.6462
E-MAIL ADDRESS: greenerbloomfieldnj@gmail.com
WEBSITE: www.greenerbloomfield.org
DATE: April 28, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Highland Park Earth Day Celebration
COUNTY: Middlesex
TIME(S): 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
LOCATION: Highland Park Environmental Education Center, 20 River Road, Highland Park, NJ 08904
COST: free
AUDIENCE: All ages
CONTACT: Harry Glazer, Public Information Officer
DESCRIPTION: * To celebrate our new 'Bring Your Own Bag' ordinance, we'll be distributing free reusable bags;
* HP's Recycling Coordinator will be on hand, to explain recent changes in recycling
* Activities for the whole family, incl music & healthy food
PHONE#: 732/819-3781
E-MAIL ADDRESS: hglazer@hpboro.com
WEBSITE: http://hpboro.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=978
DATE: April 28, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Holmdel's 21st Annual Earth Day Festival
COUNTY: Monmouth
TIME(S): 12pm to 5pm
LOCATION: Bayonet Farm, 41 Middletown Road, Holmdel, NJ 07733
COST: Free! Nominal charge for petting zoo. Food and drink for sale.
AUDIENCE: Younger children and adults
DESCRIPTION: Be sure to visit this wonderful FREE festival which features crafts and shows for children, great live rock and folk bands, historic farmhouse and property tours, and many exhibits to help you Go Green! Bayonet Farm is a lovely, pastoral location for this educational and fun "rain or shine" event; all shows take place in handsome preserved barns. Children will love meeting cute rescued mammals, visiting a petting zoo, cartooning with the very funny and locally famous Doodle Dude, and seeing a live bee hive up close! A hike along Holmdel's scenic Greenway precedes the festival. Please support future festivals by purchasing a delicious lunch at the Red Barn Deli and treats from the Olde Fashioned Bake Shoppe. Admission, parking, crafts, shows, tours are all free! (Nominal per/person charge for the Petting Zoo.)
DATE: April 28, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Blackfish Cove Earth Day Clean-Up with Dean's
COUNTY: Monmouth
TIME(S): 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT
LOCATION: Rocky Point Hartshorne Woods Entrance, 1402 Portland Road, Highlands, NJ 07732
COST: Free
DESCRIPTION: Come out and enjoy a beautiful spring day with Dean's community and help us take care of our local shoreline and park in honor of Earth Day! Everyone is welcomed -- Dean's employees, families, and customers. Each volunteer must fill out a Volunteer Application before the cleanup, please email the completed form to Britt@deansnaturalfoodmarket.com before Sunday, April 28th.
We will be working in an area near the Navesink River at Hartshorne Woods Park.
Meet at Hartshorne Woods Rocky Point Entrance near the new bathrooms at 9 am, there is plenty of parking! GPS Adress: 1402 Portland Road, Highlands, 07732. Please wear shoes that can get wet and dress for the weather. We will be hiking to the area that we are working on.
All participants have a chance to win a bike, hammock, and a $100 Dean's Gift Card! Remember every day is Earth Day.
WEBSITE: Register
DATE: April 28, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Frelinghuysen Arbor Day and Big Tree Tour Event
COUNTY: Warren
TIME(S): 1 PM to 4 PM
LOCATION: 353 E Hanover Ave, Morristown, NJ 07960
AUDIENCE: elementary, middle, high school, college students
CONTACT: Joseph Bennett - Assistant Regional Forester
DESCRIPTION: The Frelinghuysen Arboretum will be distributing Sandy Recovery trees received by the New Jersey Forest Service (NJFS) on this day and will also be conducting an NJ Big Tree Tour with the help of Big Tree Coordinator, Joseph Bennett. A big tree table will also be on display by NJFS.
PHONE#: 609-462-3725
E-MAIL ADDRESS: joseph.bennett@dep.nj.gov
WEBSITE: www.arboretumfriends.org/
DATE: April 29, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day After Party
COUNTY: Mercer
TIME(S): 3:00-3:30 Arrive, Check-in
3:30-5:00 Sustainable Trifecta lecture (available in-person or via live webinar)
5:00-5:15 Grounds For Sculpture LEED Plaque presentation & SunLab Presentation
5:15-5:45 Art Scavenger Hunt
5:45-7:30/8:00 Networking Reception w/ Live Music, cocktails & h'ordeuvres
LOCATION: Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ
COST: ATTEND BOTH THE TRAINING AND PARTY:
USGBC NJ Members $100
IFMA NJ Members, NJBIA Members, ANJR Members: $100
Not-yet-Members $110
TRAINING FEES: In-person or Webinar
USGBC NJ Members $35
IFMA NJ Members, NJBIA Members, ANJR Members: $35
Not-yet-Members $40
PARTY FEES 5:00-7:30 (includes Beer, Wine & Local Eco-friendly Cuisine)
USGBC NJ Members $75
IFMA NJ Members, NJBIA Members, ANJR Members: $75
Not-yet-Members $80
Event sponsorship: $500, includes 2 tickets to the event & inclusion in the event promotion.
DESCRIPTION: THE SUSTAINABLE TRIFECTA: Triple net zero energy, water & waste is the cutting edge in green buildings today. We have the technology now to make it happen. This 2 hour session will show you how you can integrate this into your projects and where this is being done to reduce or eliminate the impacts of buildings and communities on the Planet. This session will be led by LEED Fellow, architect Jason Kliwinski and recycling industry expert, Michael Buono. The experience of this team spans 20 years of green building with fortune 100 clients from many industry sectors. See website for more info.
EARTH DAY AFTER PARTY: Join with members, friends and special guests to see, listen, learn and network together. This event will stimulate all of your senses and create a meaningful and mindful post-Earth Day experience. Musical group Homeless Apians will once again perform an incredible set of sounds from one of a kind instruments made of old recycled stuff. In addition, SUN LAB Studio will demonstrate how they use the sustainable power of the sun to make music.
WEBSITE: Register Here
DATE: April 29, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Cleanup
COUNTY: Passaic
TIME(S): 9:30 am
LOCATION: Great Falls of Paterson
CONTACT: Emily Zidanic or Jennifer Marques
DESCRIPTION: Join the NJWEA Laboratory Committee and Young Professionals for our Earth Day Cleanup event. Please wear closed toe shoes and clothes you are willing to get dirty. Supplies, refreshments and a light lunch will be provided.
E-MAIL ADDRESS: njweayups@gmail.com or JPM0831@hotmail.com
DATE: May 4, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Bogota's Earth Day 2019
COUNTY: Bergen
TIME(S): 11:00am
LOCATION: Oscar E. Olsen Park, Bogota, NJ
COST: Free
WEBSITE: https://www.eventbrite.com/d/nj--edison/earth-day-events/
DATE: May 4, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: 10th Sustainable South Jersey Earth Festival
COUNTY: Camden
TIME(S): Festival 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Family Fun Bike Ride: register 8:30 a.m. + bike safety checks; RIDE at 9 a.m.
LOCATION: Croft Farm, 100 Bortons Mill Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
COST: free admission; cost for sponsors/green business vendors-crafters
AUDIENCE: families across Camden, Gloucester, Burlington Counties
CONTACT: Brenda Jorett, Earth Festival producer, EarthFest@SustainableSouthJersey.org
DESCRIPTION: Celebrate and protect our community resources in South Jersey and join 5000 visitors and participants at the 10th Sustainable South Jersey Earth Festival. This all-weather event features engaging school, business and non-profit group sustainability displays, healthy food for purchase, and two stages of entertainment. Free tree seedlings are available while the supply lasts.
PHONE#: 856-448-2205
E-MAIL ADDRESS: EarthFest@SustainableSouthJersey.org
WEBSITE: https://sustainablesouthjersey.org/earth-festival/
DATE: May 4, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: EARTH DAY CELEBRATION
COUNTY: Monmouth
TIME(S): 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
LOCATION: 977 SYCAMORE AVE, TINTON FALLS, NJ 07724
COST: FREE
AUDIENCE: EVERYONE
CONTACT: MARK SHAFFERY, DIRECTOR
DESCRIPTION: SIX FLAGS GREAT ADVENTURE SAFARI PROGRAM, DOCUMENT SHREDDING, TAKE HOME A TREE TO PLANT, HAWK EDUCATIONAL DISPLAY, OLD FLAG COLLECTION, BUILD A HOME DEPOT BIRD HOUSE, CLOTHING DRIVE, POSTER CONTEST, FARMERS MARKET AND FOOD TRUCKS.
PHONE#: 732-542-3400 X 4
E-MAIL ADDRESS: mshaffery@tintonfalls.com
WEBSITE: www.tintonfalls.com
DATE: May 4, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Invasive Species Strike Team Workshop
COUNTY: Monmouth
TIME(S): 10 AM - 2 PM
LOCATION: Seventh Avenue Community Garden 87 7th Avenue, Long Branch, NJ 07740
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: All ages
CONTACT: Jordan Holaday
DESCRIPTION: Join us for a lecture/field trip to a local park with specialist on Invasive Plant Species in New Jersey, Dr. Mike Van Clef. After our workshop, attendees will become an Invasive Species Strike Team, assisting a statewide program in the management of invasive plant and animal species! Come stop by for a great conversation about the open spaces of our city and their ecology.
Afterwards, we will be heading over to Jackson Woods for a reinforcement of the topics covered in the workshop. Light Refreshments provided.
PHONE#: 732-222-3900
E-MAIL ADDRESS: longbranchgreenteam@gmail.com
WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/pg/longbranchgreenteam/about/?ref=page_internal
DATE: May 4, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Shoot Your Shot, Shoe Drop
COUNTY: Morris
TIME(S): 10AM - 2PM
LOCATION: Lewis Morris Park
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: High school students and families
CONTACT: Shamarra Ford, Founder|President Isaac Hutchinson, VP
DESCRIPTION: "Shoot Your Shot, Shoe Drop" is a campaign to help students become socially responsible, families become more engaged, and reward students at the same time.
Incentive: Scholarship money for all 21 counties (issued ℅ Athletic Directors) Discount at sneaker retailer (for students) "GET PAID" kiosk (students/families can speak with ECO reps to get cash for their old devices) DEP information, materials, etc. (students can get informed related to pursuits in ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION)
PHONE#: 877.700.1994
E-MAIL ADDRESS: Exec@fofalliance.org
WEBSITE: FOFAlliance.org/get-social
DATE: May 4, 2019, rain or shine
TITLE OF EVENT: May Day Spring Festival & Pet Expo
COUNTY: Ocean
TIME(S): 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
LOCATION: Island Beach State Park
COST: $8.00 Suggested Donation
DESCRIPTION: The May Day Spring Festival and Expo will feature a native plant sale, craft vendors, food, music, family fun, and more! Bring your pet along while you browse the extensive lineup of pet products and services at the Pet Expo.
WEBSITE: https://www.friendsofibsp.org/
DATE: May 4, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Westfield Earth Day Fair & Free Market
COUNTY: Union
TIME(S): 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Westfield Train Station, South Avenue, Westfield, NJ
AUDIENCE: local residents
CONTACT: Kirti Malik, Green Team member
DESCRIPTION: Join The Westfield Green Team in celebrating Earth Day & Earth Month! We hope to engage, educate, inform and entertain you with a wide range of activities and events. Come to Westfield's first ever FREE Market and Green Vendor Fair on May 4th! Prior to May 4th, participate in your local park clean-up, take the kids to an ecologically themed movie or attend a documentary to learn more. Start the month with a lecture to get you in the spirit of it all! Please see below for full schedule and consider volunteering as well!
E-MAIL ADDRESS: wfgreenteamchairs@gmail.com
WEBSITE: https://www.westfieldnj.gov/earthmonth
DATE: May 5, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: 2019 Ninth Annual Edison Earth Day Celebration
COUNTY: Middlesex
TIME(S): 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Papaianni Park Edison Municipal Complex 100 Municipal Boulevard Edison, NJ 08818
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: All
CONTACT: Chris Mazauskas, Edison SJ Green Team Coordinator
DESCRIPTION: The 2019 Ninth Annual Edison Earth Day Celebration will be co-presented by the Township of Edison, Edison Sustainable Jersey Green Team (ESJGT), Edison Clean Communities Program (ECCP) and Edison Township Environmental Commission (ETEC) on Sunday, May 5, 2019, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The free, annual, outdoor, family-friendly, green/sustainable event will be staged at Papaianni Park, located at 100 Municipal Boulevard, Edison, NJ 08818.
PHONE#: 732-248-7356
E-MAIL ADDRESS: cmazauskas@edisonnj.org
WEBSITE: www.EdisonNJ.org/Earth Day
DATE: May 5, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Montgomery Earth Day Fair/Run with Rotary
COUNTY: Somerset
TIME(S): 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Skillman Park, 100 Main Boulevard, Skillman, NJ 08558
COST: Earth Day Fair is free / 5K race and 1 mile ramble have a registration fee
AUDIENCE: everyone!
CONTACT: Lauren Wasilauski, Environmental Commission Coordinator
DESCRIPTION: The morning Run With Rotary event includes a 5k race, 1 mile ramble, music, kids' activities, food trucks and more. After the race, stay and enjoy the EARTH DAY FAIR to learn more about protecting our environment. Drop off items for recycling and donation - visit our website for an up-to-date list!
PHONE#: 908-359-8211
E-MAIL ADDRESS: LWasilauski@twp.montgomery.nj.us
WEBSITE: https://edf.montgomery.nj.us/
DATE: May 8, 9, 10, 11, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Stony Brook Riparian Restoration
COUNTY: Mercer
TIME(S): 9 am - 4 pm
LOCATION: 424 Federal City Rd, Pennington, NJ 08534
COST: zero
AUDIENCE: volunteers
CONTACT: Alex Rivera
DESCRIPTION: Help restore riparian habitat and improve water quality in the Stony Brook by planting 2,000 trees and shrubs along its banks.
PHONE#: 609-303-0706
E-MAIL ADDRESS: arivera@mercercounty.org
WEBSITE: https://register.communitypass.net/reg/cat_program_list.cfm?season_id=20712
DATE: May 11, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Soles4Souls Shoe Drop-Off Pop Up!
COUNTY: Hunterdon
TIME(S): 9am-1pm
LOCATION: Cokesbury United Methodist Church-230 Cokesbury Rd, Lebanon, NJ
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: Sustainability, Go Green
CONTACT: Lizzy Swiderski-Regional Donation Center Manager-Soles4Souls NJ
DESCRIPTION: On May 11th from 9am to 1pm bring your new or gently-worn shoes of any kind to Cokesbury United Methodist, 230 Cokesbury Rd, Lebanon, New Jersey
PHONE#: 615-598-7311
E-MAIL ADDRESS: lizzys@soles4souls.org
WEBSITE: https://soles4souls.org/regional-donation-centers/
DATE: May 11, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Shoot Your Shot, Shoe Drop
COUNTY: Mercer
TIME(S): 10AM - 2PM
LOCATION: 1638 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor Twp
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: High school students and families
CONTACT: Shamarra Ford, Founder|President Isaac Hutchinson, VP
DESCRIPTION: "Shoot Your Shot, Shoe Drop" is a campaign to help students become socially responsible, families become more engaged, and reward students at the same time.
Incentive: Scholarship money for all 21 counties (issued ℅ Athletic Directors) Discount at sneaker retailer (for students) "GET PAID" kiosk (students/families can speak with ECO reps to get cash for their old devices) DEP information, materials, etc. (students can get informed related to pursuits in ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION)
PHONE#: 877.700.1994
E-MAIL ADDRESS: Exec@fofalliance.org
WEBSITE: FOFAlliance.org/get-social
DATE: May 17, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Horseshoe Crab Walk (Full Moon)
COUNTY: Monmouth
TIME(S): 6:00 pm
LOCATION: Parking Lot B, Sandy Hook, Plum Island, Middletown, NJ 07732
COST: Members $10/Non-Members $20
DESCRIPTION: Get up close and personal with a living fossil. Take an evening walk along Plum Island, Sandy Hook to look for spawning horseshoe crabs. Learn about an animal that has survived virtually unchanged for 400 million years. Wear foot gear that can get wet. Great for families. Meet at Parking Lot B, 6:00 p.m.
PHONE#: 732-291-0055
DATE: May 17 & May 18, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Horseshoe Crab Tagging in Shark River
COUNTY: Monmouth
TIME(S): 17 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm / 18 - 7:45pm - 9:00pm
LOCATION: Memorial Park, Neptune City, 1-41 Riverview Ave, Neptune City, NJ 07753
DESCRIPTION: 17 - Meet at Memorial Park in Neptune City. Training will be held on May 17. Bring a flashlight and be prepared to get wet.
18 - Meet at Memorial Park in Neptune City for those that do not have a designated beach. Bring a flashlight and be prepared to get wet.
DATE: May 18, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Shoot Your Shot, Shoe Drop
COUNTY: Camden
TIME(S): 10AM - 2PM
LOCATION: Berlin Park
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: High school students and families
CONTACT: Shamarra Ford, Founder|President Isaac Hutchinson, VP
DESCRIPTION: "Shoot Your Shot, Shoe Drop" is a campaign to help students become socially responsible, families become more engaged, and reward students at the same time.
Incentive: Scholarship money for all 21 counties (issued ℅ Athletic Directors) Discount at sneaker retailer (for students) "GET PAID" kiosk (students/families can speak with ECO reps to get cash for their old devices) DEP information, materials, etc. (students can get informed related to pursuits in ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION)
PHONE#: 877.700.1994
E-MAIL ADDRESS: Exec@fofalliance.org
WEBSITE: FOFAlliance.org/get-social
DATE: May 18, 2019 at Island Beach State Park
May 19, 2019 at N.J. Sea Grant Consortium on Sandy Hook
TITLE OF EVENT: Ocean Fun Days
COUNTY: Ocean / Monmouth
TIME(S): 11 a.m. – 3 p.m rain or shine
LOCATION: The Sandy Hook location will also include guided tours of many of Sandy Hook’s historic sites and an open house at the NOAA/James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory. A complimentary shuttle bus service will be available at Sandy Hook to take visitors to tour sites.
Getting to Ocean Fun Days:
Island Beach State Park: GPS Coordinates: 39° 54’ 18.98” N 74° 04' 53.15? W
Sandy Hook: The New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium is located within the historic Fort Hancock area of Sandy Hook – Gateway National Recreation Area (via Ocean Avenue). FOR GPS USE: 22 Magruder Rd., Highlands, NJ 07732
Once you enter the park, follow the Ocean Fun Days signs.
COST: Free admission and free parking!
DESCRIPTION: Make a date with your family to explore our shore. Come to Ocean Fun Days and celebrate waves of ocean discovery! Enjoy exhibits, classes, nature tours, and children’s activities all about our coastal environment. You’ll have a great time learning the science of our shorelines and how to care for them for years to come!
A record number of exhibitors have already committed to be a part of this year’s event. Activities at both locations include seining, coastal crafts, an energy-saving scavenger hunt, youth fishing clinics, face painting, touch tanks, and the NJSGC’s famous fiddler crab races.
DATE: May 19, 2019
TITLE OF EVENT: Leonia County Parks Earthfest
COUNTY: Bergen
TIME(S): 01:00pm - 05:00pm
LOCATION: Overpeck County Park, 45 Fort Lee Road, Leonia
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: All
DESCRIPTION: Join Bergen County Parks and Hackensack Riverkeeper celebrating the beauty of our Earth, the importance of clean water, and a healthy environment at the annual Bergen County Park’s EarthFest Overpeck.

NEW JERSEY DIVISION OF PARKS AND FORESTRY CALENDAR OF EVENTS

AMERICORPS/DEP WATERSHED AMBASSADORS PUBLIC EVENTS
    Saturday, April 20th
  • Ambassador Olivia Le Warn Clifton Dundee Island Cleanup at Dundee Island Nature Preserve (4 Ackerman Ave, Clifton, NJ), 9am-12pm with Clifton Environmental Commission
  • Ambassador Christine Favorito will be partnering with the Friends of Hackensack River Greenway Through Teaneck for the Teaneck Greenway Cleanup at Pomander Walk, Teaneck, NJ (40.889027, -74.032533), 10am-12pm.
  • Ambassador Melanie Cucunato will be cleaning up as part of the South Jersey Scrub with Clean Communities and the Partnership for the Delaware Bay at Carney's Point Park Cleanup at 230 Shell Road, Carney's Point, NJ, 10am-1pm
  • Ambassador Jonathan Fernandez will be partnering with Mike Hogan and the South Jersey Land and Water Trust for the Cramer Hill Cleanup at (location TBD), 10am-11am

    Monday, April 22th
  • Shell bagging event at 8801 Berry Avenue, Port Norris, NJ, 10am-2pm with Watershed Ambassador Melanie Cucunato and the American Littoral Society. Volunteers bag whelk shells, which will be submerged in Delaware Bay to create new reef habitat.

    Thursday, April 25th
  • Ambassador Fairfax Hutter will leading the Roots for Rivers Tree Planting Event at Howell Farm, Wooden's Lane, Titusville NJ 08525. This project is grant funded with The Nature Conservancy, and is a multi-day event.

    Friday, April 26th
  • Ambassador Jennifer Helminski partnered with Rahway River Watershed Association for the Springfield Tree Planting at (location TBD), 10am-3pm
  • Roots for Rivers Tree Planting with Watershed Ambassador Fairfax Hutter at Howell Farm, Wooden's Lane, Titusville NJ 08525
  • Sourlands Conservancy volunteer monitoring workshop (Part 1, indoor portion), location TBD, 5pm-6:30pm

    Saturday, April 27th
  • Stream School, Day 1: Biological Assessment Training. Ambassadors will be assisting the DEP/The Watershed Institute's Stream School event, at Camden County Community College
  • Ambassador Ryan Jiorle has partnered with the Belvidere Environmental Commission to put on the Belvidere Street Cleanup at Belvidere Town Hall (691 Water St, Belvidere, NJ), 9am-1pm
  • Ambassador Hannah Wolfe partnered with Ringwood State Park and Ringwood Manor for the Ringwood Brook Cleanup at 1304 Sloatsburg Rd, Ringwood, NJ 07456), 10am-12pm
  • Ambassador Olivia Le Warn will be leading the Dundee Island Cleanup at Dundee Island Park, 9am-12pm with Hudson River Foundation.
  • Ambassador Jennifer Helminski partnered with Rahway River Watershed Association and Boy Scouts for the Rahway River Cleanup at Winfield Park (40.628742, -74.297348), 9am-12pm
  • Ambassadors Erin Dempsey and John Ragsdale will be leading a volunteer monitoring training in Rahway along the Rahway River at (40.6273983, -74.2850671) from 1pm-3pm
  • Ambassador Fairfax Hutter will be leading another Roots for Rivers Tree Planting at Howell Farm, Wooden's Lane, Titusville NJ 08525. This is the big public day.
  • Ambassador Kristen Andrada will be leading the Cape May Court House Library Rain Barrel Workshop at Cape May County Library (30 Mechanic St., Cape May Court House, NJ), 1pm-4pm
  • Ambassador Jonathan Fernandez will also be leading the St. Joseph Tree Planting with NJ Tree Foundation at (location TBD), 9am-12pm
  • Ambassador Sara Sayed will be leading a Volunteer Biological Monitoring Training open to the public in Allentown, NJ at (location TBD) with Allentown High School AP Environmental

    Sunday, April 28th
  • Stream School, Day 2: Habitat Assessment Training. Ambassadors will be assisting the DEP/The Watershed Institute's Stream School event, at Camden County Community College
  • Ambassador Kristen Obermeier partnered with Hillsborough Parks and Recreation for the Hillsborough Run Around the Park-Water Friendly 5K at Ann Van Middlesworth Park, Hillsborough NJ from 9am-12pm. This fun event will combine a cleanup with a race
  • Ambassador Daniel Correa's streamside portion of the Sourlands Conservancy volunteer monitoring workshop will be held at (location TBD) from 10am-12pm

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