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2015 Events Calendar - Earth Day, Earth Week
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DATE: Wednesday, April 1, 2015
TITLE OF EVENT: Spotlight on Environmental Education
COUNTY: Middlesex
TIME(S): 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
LOCATION: George Street Playhouse
9 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
COST: Free, Registration Required
AUDIENCE: General Public
DESCRIPTION: Special conference highlighting environmental education and the arts.
PHONE#: 732-846-2895 x117
WEBSITE: tickets.georgestplayhouse.org/TheatreManager/1/login&event=845
DATE:Saturday, April 11, 2015
TITLE OF EVENT:NJ Palisades Interstate Park CLEAN UP!
COUNTY:Bergen
TIME(S):12 - 2 PM
LOCATION:Ross Dock Picnic Area, Palisades Interstate Park, Henry Hudson Drive, Fort Lee, NJ 07024
COST:FREE
AUDIENCE:All ages are welcome to attend.
CONTACT:Annabelle Bower, AmeriCorps NJ Watershed Ambassador: WMA 5
DESCRIPTION:Help us clean up the Hudson River shoreline at Palisades Interstate Park! Gloves, trash bags, pickup sticks, and snacks will be provided. The rain date is set for the following day, April 12th, at the same time. Please join us by registering at http://pipcleanup.eventbrite.com. For more information, please contact Annabelle using the information provided below.
PHONE#:(201) 968-0808
E-MAIL ADDRESS:ambassador@hackensackriverkeeper.org
WEBSITE: pipcleanup.eventbrite.com
DATE: Saturday, April 11, 2015
TITLE OF EVENT: Musconetcong Watershed Association's 23rd Annual Spring Clean-Up
COUNTY: Warren
TIME(S): 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
LOCATION: All along the Musconetcong River (Lake Hopatcong to the Delaware) Lunch afterwords will be at The River Resource Center 10 Maple Ave. Asbury, NJ 08802
AUDIENCE: All Ages
CONTACT: Val Thorpe
DESCRIPTION: Each year we count on MWA members,local citizens and kids from environmental clubs to help us pull tons of trash from local roadsides and stream banks. Join us at the MWA River Resource Center (10 Maple Ave., Asbury) when you're done with your clean up. Lunch is on us! Relax and share stories as we serve you hot dogs, chips, water, soda, and more.
PHONE#: 908-537-7060
E-MAIL ADDRESS: val@musconetcong.org
WEBSITE: www.musconetcong.org
DATE:Saturday, April 11, 2015
TITLE OF EVENT:Go Green With Hope, Green Fair
COUNTY:Warren
TIME(S):10am to 1pm
LOCATION:Hope Township Municipal Building, 407 County Road 611, POB 284, Hope, NJ 07844
COST:Free
AUDIENCE:Everyone
CONTACT:Lin Gabel, County Clerk
DESCRIPTION:Sustainable Spring Clean-Out! E-Waste Collection, Paper Shredding, free-cycle/swap-market, eco-art display, information tables, buy local discounts and offers, pet supplies collection, textiles collection and more! This event is FREE and open to the public.
PHONE#:908-459-5011
E-MAIL ADDRESS: green.hopenj.@gmail.com
WEBSITE: www.hopetownship.com/, https://www.facebook.com/HopeNJEnv
DATE: Saturday, April 18, 2015
TITLE OF EVENT: CHATHAM TOWNSHIP ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION THIRTEENTH ANNUAL OPEN SPACE WORKDAY
COUNTY: Morris
TIME(S): 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
LOCATION: Green Village Road across from Melrose Lane, Chatham Township, NJ 07928
COST: Free including free refreshments
AUDIENCE: Families, Scouts, clubs, youth groups, outdoor enthusiasts
CONTACT: Dot Stillinger, Chair, Environmental Commission
DESCRIPTION: Come any time during the morning to the Green Village Pond Conservation Area, an old homestead now Chatham Township property. We will pick up trash, prune brambles, spread woodchips on the trail, and enjoy spring. The goal is to create a pleasant site for nature walks and nature study
PHONE#: 973-377-6992
E-MAIL ADDRESS: dkstillinger@gmail.com
DATE: Saturday, April 18, 2015
TITLE OF EVENT: RHA's Stream Cleanup
COUNTY: Hunterdon
TIME(S): 9am-12pm
LOCATION: Multiple locations around the watershed in Hunterdon, Somerset, and Morris Counties. http://www.raritanheadwaters.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/2015_SCU_SiteDescriptions.pdf
COST: free
AUDIENCE: all ages
CONTACT: Angela Gorczyca, RHA Water Quality Program Manager
DESCRIPTION: Each spring RHA organizes cleanup 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 18, 2015 from 9 am until 12 pm at multiple locations around the watershed in Hunterdon, Somerset, and Morris Counties. http://www.raritanheadwaters.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/2015_SCU_SiteDescriptions.pdf
PHONE#: 908-234-1852 ext. 315
E-MAIL ADDRESS: agorczyca@raritanheadwaters.org
WEBSITE: www.raritanheadwaters.org/streamcleanup/
DATE:Saturday, April 18, 2015
TITLE OF EVENT:Woodbridge Earth Day Fair
COUNTY: Middlesex
TIME(S):10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
LOCATION:Woodbridge Community Center, 600 Main Street, Woodbridge, NJ
COST:No cost.
AUDIENCE:All ages.
CONTACT:Kathy Whooley, Woodbridge Environmental Commission, Chairperson
DESCRIPTION:The Woodbridge Environmental Commission Earth Day Fair is scheduled for Saturday, April 18th, 2015 at the Woodbridge Community Center featuring: Arbor Day Tree Planting, House Plants, Tree Seedlings, Free Give-aways, Green/Eco-friendly Vendors & Organizations. Vendors: Reserve a Free table to showcase your Green Goods. For info. email wbenvironmentalcommission@gmail.com
E-MAIL ADDRESS:wbenvironmentalcommission@gmail.com
WEBSITE: www.facebook.com/GreenableWoodbridge
DATE: Saturday, April 18, 2015
TITLE OF EVENT: Create Your Own Pollinators Garden
COUNTY: Ocean
TIME(S): 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
LOCATION: Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve, 130 Great Bay Blvd. Tuckerton, NJ 08087
COST: Free but must pre-register
AUDIENCE: Adults, Home Owners, Families with older children
CONTACT: Melanie Reding, Education Coordinator
DESCRIPTION: Celebrate Earth Day by learning how to "Create Your Own Pollinators Garden". You can help our declining pollinators by creating a pollinators garden. We'll give you know-how, resources, and materials to get you started on creating your own beautiful garden that both you and the pollinators will enjoy.
PHONE#: 609-812-0649 ext. 206
E-MAIL ADDRESS: reding@marine.rutgers.edu
WEBSITE: www.jcnerr.org
DATE:Saturday, April 18, 2015
TITLE OF EVENT:Earth Day Wildflower Ramble
COUNTY:Bergen
TIME(S):1:00- 2:30 pm
LOCATION:313 Hudson Avenue/Tenafly Nature Center
COST:Members FREE/Non-members $5
AUDIENCE:Adults and families with children 9 and up
CONTACT:Timothy Palla
DESCRIPTION:Enjoy a leisurely trail walk led by a Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educator. Search for early ephemeral wildflowers such as Trout Lily and Common Violets, the NJ state flower, and learn about pollination adaptations. Participants are encouraged to bring a wildflower field guides and cameras. Children must be accompanied by an adult. In case of inclement weather, the program will be cancelled.
PHONE#:2015686093
E-MAIL ADDRESS: Press@tenaflynaturecenter.org
WEBSITE: www.tenaflynaturecenter.org
DATE: Saturday, April 18, 2015
TITLE OF EVENT: Sustainable Landscapes with Trees & Shrubs (talk)
COUNTY: Middlesex
TIME(S): 3:00
LOCATION: Rutgers Gardens, 112 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
COST: $5.00 (free to Rutgers Gardens members)
AUDIENCE: Local community
CONTACT: Debbie Henry, Public Education Coordinator Rutgers Gardens
DESCRIPTION: Plants beautify landscapes and make important environmental contributions to air quality, climate control, water and soil preservation, oxygen production, and wildlife habitats. Join us to learn about selecting a location, proper planting techniques, and care of trees and woody ornamentals. Come at 2:00 for a tour of Rutgers Gardens beforehand.
PHONE#: 732-932-8451
E-MAIL ADDRESS: dhenry@aesop.rutgers.edu
WEBSITE: www.rutgersgardens.rutgers.edu
DATE:Saturday, April 18, 2015
TITLE OF EVENT:Earth Day Cleanup
COUNTY:Atlantic
TIME(S):8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
LOCATION:Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, 800 E. Great Creek Road, Galloway, NJ
COST:FREE
AUDIENCE:All
CONTACT:Sandy Perchetti, Volunteer and Community Partnership Coordinator
DESCRIPTION:Help clean up the environment and learn how Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge protects, conserves and enhances habitat for fish and wildlife. Rain or Shine. Registration required. This cleanup is co-sponsored by Galloway Township Clean Communities program.
PHONE#:609-652-1665 ext. 19
E-MAIL ADDRESS: sandy_perchetti@fws.gov
WEBSITE: www.fws.gov/refuge/edwin_b_forsythe
DATE:Sunday, April 19, 2015
TITLE OF EVENT:Earth Day Festivities/ Green and Yellow Day in Ridgewood, New Jersey
COUNTY:Bergen
TIME(S):11 AM to 3 P.M.
LOCATION:Memorial Park at Van Neste Square -- Center of Town
COST:No cost
AUDIENCE:from 7 to 70.. all will enjoy the day of activities
CONTACT:Joan Avagliano
DESCRIPTION:Art show; Daffy Dog Parade:Program featuring our Village leadership talking about sustainability;environmentally friendly exhibits; children's activities; Music; food
PHONE#:917 579 3395
E-MAIL ADDRESS: jma@dgi-nyc.com
DATE: Sunday, April 19, 2015
TITLE OF EVENT: Bergen County Zoo 8th annual Earth Day Celebration- Party for the Planet
COUNTY: Bergen
TIME(S): 10 AM to 4 PM
LOCATION: Bergen County Zoo, 216 Forest Avenue, Paramus, NJ
COST: There is no fee to attend our event.
AUDIENCE: Public
CONTACT: Taryn McCrystall, Education Coordinator
DESCRIPTION: Visit exhibitors throughout the zoo or attend a special program in the Education Center to discover ways to connect to your local environment this Earth Day. Learn about eco-friendly products, programs, and services available in our area. The Party for the Planet event is completely free and open to all zoo visitors - so bring your friends along! All children will receive a Party for the Planet “passport.” Get the passport stamped by the exhibitors and receive a small prize from the zoo!
PHONE#: 201-262-3771 x124
E-MAIL ADDRESS: Tmccrystall@co.bergen.nj.us
DATE: Sunday, April 19, 2015
TITLE OF EVENT: 10th Annual Montgomery Twp. Earth Day Fair
COUNTY: Somerset
TIME(S): Noon to 4 p.m.
LOCATION: Montgomery High School
COST: None
AUDIENCE: General public
CONTACT: Lauren Wasilauski
DESCRIPTION: This is Montgomery’s biggest community-wide environmental event, attracting as many as a thousand visitors of all ages. It’s a fun day featuring entertainment by clowns, dancers and music groups too,” said Mary Reece, chairman of the Montgomery Township Environmental Commission and Sustainable Montgomery Committee.

Fair goers can pick up tips on living a greener, healthier lifestyle, enjoy food purchased from local restaurants, get giveaways from local sponsors and recycle some items.

“There will be opportunities to recycle metals, electronics, and possibly other items – watch for further announcements,” Reece said. “Our goals are to focus on sustainable and ecofriendly products and to move toward a zero-waste event. “

To fill out a form to exhibit at the event or find out how to get involved in other ways, go to: http://edf.montgomery.nj.us/
PHONE#: 908-359-8211 ext. 343
E-MAIL ADDRESS: lwasilauski@twp.montgomery.nj.us
WEBSITE: https://montgomeryearthddayfair.wufoo.com/forms/event-registration-form-2015/
DATE:Monday, April 20, 2015
TITLE OF EVENT:Hackensack Riverkeeper's Rain Barrel Workshop
COUNTY: Bergen
TIME(S):6 - 8 PM
LOCATION:Cost: The workshop is free to attend, but those who wish to build a barrel must pre-register at a cost of $20. Multiple participants per barrel are welcome!
AUDIENCE:General Public
CONTACT:Annabelle Bower, AmeriCorps NJ Watershed Ambassador at the Hackensack Riverkeeper
DESCRIPTION:Help us kick off Earth Week by attending the Hackensack Riverkeeper's Rain Barrel Workshop! Participants will build and bring home their own rain barrel, which captures and stores water draining from a rooftop for reuse -like watering your gardens! Rain barrels also divert stormwater runoff from entering storm drains, which lessens the amount of pollution entering our waterways. Space is limited so reserve your barrel now by registering at http://www.hackensackriverkeeper.org/take-action/donate/
PHONE#:(201) 968-0808
E-MAIL ADDRESS:ambassador@hackensackriverkeeper.org
WEBSITE: www.hackensackriverkeeper.org/
DATE:Monday, April 20, 2015
TITLE OF EVENT:Is It Time to Go Nuclear? Nuclear Power's Role In A World Of Climate Change And Energy Needs
COUNTY: Mercer
TIME(S):7 pm
LOCATION:999 Lower Ferry Rd. Ewing, NJ 08628
COST:$0
AUDIENCE:Open to all
CONTACT:Joanne Mullowney, 2015 Co-Chair Ewing Green Team
DESCRIPTION:A presentation/discussion of nuclear power's role now and in the future as the world's atmosphere and climate is already undergoing dramatic changes. How we deal with it may be the most important environmental issue we face. Is it a savior for climate change or a catastrophic disaster waiting to happen?
PHONE#:609-883-0862
E-MAIL ADDRESS:ewinggreenteam@gmail.com
WEBSITE: www.ewinggreenteam.org
DATE:Monday, April 20, 2015
TITLE OF EVENT:How to Spot Butterflies at the Cape May County Public Library
COUNTY:Cape May
TIME(S):6:00 p.m.
LOCATION:30 W. Mechanic Street, Cape May Court House, 08210
COST:FREE!
AUDIENCE:All/adult programming
CONTACT:Brandon Thompson, Adult Programming Assistant
DESCRIPTION:Pat Sutton, professional naturalist and author, will present a program relating her fascination with butterflies and convey the excitement of searching for, studying, enjoying, and attracting these winged jewels. Sutton will take you on a journey to some of her favorite butterfly watching spots here on her home turf at Cape May and throughout southern New Jersey and afar, like an arctic wilderness trip in Northern Alaska, a winter trip to the Monarch roost in Mexico, butterflying in the tropics, and more.
PHONE#:609-463-6386
E-MAIL ADDRESS: brandont@cmclibrary.org
WEBSITE: Click here
DATE:Wednesday, April 22, 2015
TITLE OF EVENT:Recycling Forum
COUNTY: Mercer
TIME(S):7pm
LOCATION:Pennington Borough Hall, 30 North Main St., Pennington, NJ 08534
COST:n/a
AUDIENCE:Mercer County Residents
CONTACT:Joann Held, Hopewell Valley Green Team
DESCRIPTION:People have lots of questions about what goes in our recycling bins for curbside pick-up and what to do with everything else. Come and hear the latest news from Dan Napoleon (Mercer County Recycling Chief) & Rick Smith (Pennington Borough Public Works Superintendent). And go home with lots of new ideas courtesy of the Hopewell Valley Green Team.
PHONE#:609-737-0867
E-MAIL ADDRESS:JoannHeld@comcast.net
WEBSITE: www.HopewellValleyGreenTeam.org
DATE: Wednesday, April 22, 2015
TITLE OF EVENT: 10th Annual Earth Energy Day Celebration
COUNTY: Sussex
TIME(S): 9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
LOCATION: SCMUA Solid Waste Disposal & Recycling Facilities, 34 South Route 94, Lafayette, NJ 07848
AUDIENCE: students in grades 2-6 (must pre-register)
CONTACT: Kristine Rogers, AmeriCorps NJ Watershed Ambassador at the SCMUA-WRWMG
DESCRIPTION: The Sussex County Municipal Utilities Authority (SCMUA) and the Wallkill River Watershed Management Group (WRWMG) are hosting their 10th annual Earth Energy Day to help make students more aware of topics such as proper solid waste disposal, recycling, watershed management, composting, and energy conservation through participation in hands-on learning activities.
PHONE#: 973-579-6998 ext. 110
E-MAIL ADDRESS: ambassador@scmua.org
DATE:Wednesday, April 22, 2015
TITLE OF EVENT:Earth Day in the Meadowlands
COUNTY:Bergen
TIME(S):10AM
LOCATION:DeKorte Park , Lyndhurst
COST:FREE to All
AUDIENCE:Everyone welcome
CONTACT:Don Torino , President Bergen County Audubon Society
DESCRIPTION:Celebrate Earth Day by joining us on this free two-hour guided nature walk in DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst. We'll walk around parts of the park, looking for spring arrivals, bald eagles and other birds. The walk starts at 10 a.m. outside the MEC. The walk is run by the NJMC and the BCAS.
PHONE#:201-230-4983
E-MAIL ADDRESS:greatauk4@gmail.com
WEBSITE: meadowblog.net/
DATE:Wednesday, April 22, 2015
TITLE OF EVENT:Yoga in the Park: Honoring the Earth
COUNTY:Sussex
TIME(S):6:30 - 7:30 PM
LOCATION:Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center, 157 Goodale Rd., Andover, NJ 07821
COST:$10
AUDIENCE:Adults
CONTACT:Lynn Groves Lussier, Resource Interpretive Specialist
DESCRIPTION:Celebrate Earth Day with yoga in the park! Great for beginners, this Hatha yoga class will help develop strength and flexibility while relaxing your body and quieting your mind with guided meditation, gentle stretching, easy postures, and breathing techniques.
PHONE#:973-786-6445
E-MAIL ADDRESS: kvspris@embarqmail.com
WEBSITE: www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/kittval.html
DATE:Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015
TITLE OF EVENT:Conservation on the Upper Delaware River
COUNTY:Sussex
TIME(S):8:30 am - 10:00 am
LOCATION:Sussex County Technical School, 105 North Church Rd., Sparta, NJ 07871
COST:free
AUDIENCE:high school students grades 9-12
CONTACT:Mary Rapuano, PhD Science teacher Craig Harlacher, Science teacher
DESCRIPTION:A volunteer from the Delaware Highlands Conservancy will speak to our students about the work they do to preserve one of the wildest rivers east of the Mississippi. The talk will focus on the protection of the bald eagle's habitat.
PHONE#:973-383-6700
E-MAIL ADDRESS: mrapuano@sussex.tec.nj.us
WEBSITE: www.sussex.tec.nj.us/
DATE:Wednesday, April 22, 2015
TITLE OF EVENT:Ribbon Cutting for The Willow School's Health Wellness & Nutrition Center
COUNTY:Somerset
TIME(S):10:00AM - 12:00 AM
LOCATION:1150 Pottersville Road, Gladstone, NJ 07934
COST:None
AUDIENCE:Anyone interested in high performance sustainable green buildings
CONTACT:Patricia Walter
DESCRIPTION:This is the ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony for The Willow School's new Health, Wellness and Nutrition Center. This building is pursuing both USGBC LEED Platinum and The Living Building Challenge Certifications.
PHONE#:908-470-9500
E-MAIL ADDRESS: pwalter@willowschool.org
WEBSITE: www.willowschool.org
DATE:Wednesday, April 22, 2015
TITLE OF EVENT:TCNJ Environmental Sustainability Education Initiative Kick-off Workshop and Networking Event
COUNTY:Mercer
TIME(S):5:00-8:00 PM
LOCATION:The College of New Jersey Education Building Room 115, 2000 Pennington Rd., Ewing, NJ 08628
COST:none
AUDIENCE:Community members, families, teachers (pre-service and practicing), and students
CONTACT:Lauren Madden, Ph.D.- Environmental Sustainability Education Initiative Coordinator
DESCRIPTION:We will celebrate and share the launch of a brand new program focused on Environmental Sustainability Education at The College of New Jersey. There will be a keynote speech by Daniel N. Smith followed by refreshments, networking, and 13 learning centers.
PHONE#:609-771-3319
E-MAIL ADDRESS: maddenl@tcnj.edu
WEBSITE: http://envsus.pages.tcnj.edu/
DATE: Wednesday, April 22, 2015
TITLE OF EVENT: Earth Day Volunteer Kickoff at City Green Farm Eco-Center
COUNTY: Passaic
TIME(S): 9am-12pm and 5pm-dusk
LOCATION: 171 Grove Street Clifton, New Jersey 07013
AUDIENCE: Anyone looking to help on our Farm and Gardens
CONTACT: Emil Rostello - Director of Horticulture
DESCRIPTION: April 22nd, Earth Day, is opening day of our volunteer season at City Green. We will be giving the volunteers a tour of the Farm Eco-Center, providing safety training and undertaking an exciting planting project. Refreshments will be served and all volunteers will be given a small gift as appreciation for there service.
PHONE#: 973-869-4086
E-MAIL ADDRESS: erostello@city-green.org
WEBSITE: www.citygreenonline.org
DATE: Saturday, April 25, 2015
TITLE OF EVENT: 2015 Sustainable Cherry Hill Earth Festival
COUNTY: Camden
TIME(S): 10am-2pm
LOCATION: Croft Farm, Cherry Hill, NJ
DESCRIPTION: The Sustainable Cherry Hill Earth Festival draws thousands of people interested in healthy and eco-friendly living. Sponsorships Available! Click link below for full details.
WEBSITE: Click here
DATE: Saturday, April 25, 2015
TITLE OF EVENT: Bogota Community Clean Up
COUNTY: Bergen
TIME(S): 10:00 AM - 2:00 P.M.
LOCATION: Olsen Park, 162 West Main Street, BOGOTA, NJ 07603
COST: FREE
CONTACT: Isabel, Vice Chair
DESCRIPTION: You're invited to Bogota's Community Clean Up in celebration of Earth Day on Saturday, April 25, 2015. Free Meal for all volunteers. Please register for event online at http://conta.cc/1DG0hsv
E-MAIL ADDRESS: BogotaBeautiful@gmail.com
WEBSITE: www.bogotabeautiful.com
DATE:Saturday, April 25, 2015
TITLE OF EVENT:Clean Ocean Action's 30th Annual Beach Sweeps
COUNTY: Atlantic
TIME(S):9:00 am - 12:30pm
LOCATION:Multiple locations - please visit COA's website for more information: http://www.cleanoceanaction.org/index.php?id=aboutbeachsweeps
COST:NA
AUDIENCE:All ages
CONTACT:Catie Tobin
DESCRIPTION:Join COA volunteers cleaning their local beaches on April 25th at multiple locations throughout the state of NJ. Let's keep the beaches clean for future generations!
PHONE#:732-872-0111
E-MAIL ADDRESS:education@cleanoceanaction.org
WEBSITE: www.cleanoceanaction.org/index.php?id=aboutbeachsweeps
DATE:Saturday, April 25, 2015
TITLE OF EVENT:Beach Sweep
COUNTY:Middlesex
TIME(S):9:00am to 12:00pm
LOCATION:Raritan Bay Waterfront Park, 1 Keenan Way, South Amboy, NJ
COST:Free
AUDIENCE:Everybody
CONTACT:Scott Meyler, Conservation Corps Coordinator
DESCRIPTION:The Middlesex County Conservation Corps and the Office of Parks and Recreation will be hosting a Clean Ocean Action "Beach Sweep" at Raritan Bay Waterfront Park. Help us clean up litter that has washed ashore and do your part in keeping the scenic Raritan Bay clean.
PHONE#:732-745-3064
E-MAIL ADDRESS:scott.meyler@co.middlesex.nj.us
WEBSITE: www.co.middlesex.nj.us/About/ParksRecreation/Pages/Parks%20and%20Rec/CCVolunteerEvents.aspx
DATE:Saturday, April 25, 2015
TITLE OF EVENT:Rockaway River Clean-UP
COUNTY:Morris
TIME(S):NOON (12:00)
LOCATION:Rockaway Drive
AUDIENCE:All Ages
CONTACT:Kristin Groeneveld, Recreation Director
DESCRIPTION:Walk along the banks of the Rockaway River and help clean up the debris which has been deposited along the shoreline.
PHONE#:973-402-4002
E-MAIL ADDRESS: recdirector@boontontownship.com
WEBSITE: www.boontontownship.com
DATE:Saturday, April 25, 2015
TITLE OF EVENT:Northern Valley Earth Fair
COUNTY:Bergen
TIME(S):11 am to 4 pm
LOCATION:Stone Point Park, Westwood Avenue, Old Tappan, NJ 07675, USA Carpooling, Walking, Biking Encouraged!
COST:FREE to Attend & Free for Nonprofit Exhibitors; $50 Vendor/Exhibitor Fee; Sponsorships Available; This is a Minimal Impact, "Green" Event!
AUDIENCE:Bergen County/Northern Valley Residents & Businesses-Family Friendly!!!
CONTACT:David Keil, Event Coordinator, Old Tappan Environmental Commission Borough of Old Tappan, 227 Old Tappan Road, Old Tappan, NJ 07675
DESCRIPTION:Come discover all things "Green" and Sustainable at the Annual Multi-town Northern Valley Earth Fair!- Free drawings/giveaways, "Green" Vendors/Exhibitors/Demonstrations, EV Car Show, Live Music & Animals, Kid's Arts/Crafts/Entertainment, Games, WoodsWalks, Educational Presentations, Refreshments & Much more, including Recycling Collections; Home Office Document Shredding; Information on Energy Efficiency, Gardening, Green Cleaning,& Clean Water. Participating municipalities include Norwood, Closter, Cresskill, and Old Tappan (and counting)!
PHONE#:201.937.3515
E-MAIL ADDRESS: keildj36@gmail.com
WEBSITE: www.nv-earth-fair.org/
DATE:Saturday, April 25, 2015
TITLE OF EVENT:Treasured Tree Friends
COUNTY:Bergen
TIME(S):3:00-4:00 pm
LOCATION:313 Hudson Avenue/ Tenafly Nature Center
COST:Members FREE/Non-members $5
AUDIENCE:adults and families with children 5 and up
CONTACT:Timothy Palla
DESCRIPTION:Celebrate Arbor Day! Explore the world of trees at Tenafly Nature Center. Learn how important trees are to people and animals. Join a Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educator and find a favorite tree to make your friend. Participants will make a tree book with bark rubbings and drawings of their tree. Bring a camera to photograph your tree if you like. Program is intended for adults and families with children 5 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. In case of inclement weather, the program will be cancelled.
PHONE#:2015686093
E-MAIL ADDRESS: press@tenaflynaturecenter.org
WEBSITE: www.tenaflynaturecenter.org
DATE:Saturday, April 25, 2015
TITLE OF EVENT:EARTH DAY AND MARINE DEBRIS CLEAN-UP
COUNTY:Cape May
TIME(S):9:00am to 12:00pm
LOCATION:Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Avenue, Cape May ,NJ 08204
COST:Free Refreshments will be offered.
AUDIENCE:Families, school clubs, scout groups
CONTACT:Gretchen Whitman, Center Director
DESCRIPTION:Learn about wildlife gardening and other basic maintenance chores while you assist Nature Center staff and volunteers in sprucing up the gardens for spring. We'll plant, mulch, deadhead, weed, and prune throughout the Center's grounds and along the harbor. This date coincides with Clean Ocean Action's annual Beach Sweeps. Join us at the Nature Center to help clean our ocean and harbor beaches here in Cape May. Our Earth Day Clean-Up is a great community service project for your civic organization or scout group. We ask that you bring along your own tools (our supply is limited). Preregistration is not required; however, if you plan to bring a large group, we would appreciate a call ahead of time.
PHONE#:609-898-8848 x 1
E-MAIL ADDRESS: gretchen.whitman@njaudubon.org
WEBSITE: www.njaudubon.org/centers/nccm
DATE:Saturday, April 25, 2015
TITLE OF EVENT:6th Sustainable Cherry Hill Earth Festival
COUNTY:Camden
TIME(S):10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
LOCATION:Croft Farm, 100 Bortons Mill Rd., Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
COST:Free; food and items for purchase
AUDIENCE:Families/children
CONTACT:Brenda Jorett, Sustainable Cherry Hill Earth Festival producer
DESCRIPTION:Plan to be part of the 6th Sustainable Cherry Hill Earth Festival, Saturday, April 25, rain or shine - at historic Croft Farm. 5000 visitors are expected to be part of the family-friendly event that includes bike rides (8 a.m. registration), entertainment, earth-friendly displays and healthy food choices, a Phillie Phanatic appearance and more.
PHONE#:856-448-2205
E-MAIL ADDRESS: EarthFest@sustainablecherryhill.org
WEBSITE: www.sustainablecherryhill.org/get-involved/earth-day-festival/
DATE: Saturday, April 25, 2015
TITLE OF EVENT: Trees for Tomorrow - Arbor Day Celebration
COUNTY: Warren
TIME(S): 1:00 - 3:00 pm
LOCATION: Liberty Twp. Municipal building, 349 Mountain Lake Road, Great Meadows, NJ 07838
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: All residents of Liberty Twp and neighboring communities who would like a free tree
CONTACT: Shannon Schaaf, Environmental Commission Vice Chair
DESCRIPTION: Have you ever wondered how much $$ a tree is really worth? Join us for an Arbor Day celebration to find out and pick up your free tree. That Saturday afternoon join us in recognizing this valuable resource and ensuring that we replenish its presence in our community for future generations! Over 350 bare root trees will be given away to good homes!There will also be a special tree dedication to one our community's founding members of the Environmental Commission and a host of literature about the benefits of trees!Sponsored by the Liberty Environmental Commission and the Girl Scout Cadette Troop of White Twp.
PHONE#: 908.637.4579
E-MAIL ADDRESS: shanschaaf@gmail.com
WEBSITE: http://libertytownship.org/
DATE:Saturday, April 25 & Sunday, April 26, 2015
TITLE OF EVENT:Schiff's Environmental Film Festival
COUNTY:Morris
TIME(S):Saturday Evening at 6:30 pm and Sunday Matinee at 3:00
LOCATION:339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, NJ
COST:Schiff members pay $15 per person or 4 for $40; Nonmembers pay $20 per person.
AUDIENCE:Adults, families, students
CONTACT:Jeanne Rice, Executive Director Heather St. John, Nature Center Manager
DESCRIPTION:Enjoy a series of short, independent films in Schiff's woodland theatre. Take a hay wagon ride (Saturday) or join a guided 1.5 mile hike up to the lodge. Local students lead a film discussion on Sunday. The popcorn, organic switchel samples & fun are free! Food & beverages for sale.
PHONE#:973-543-6004
E-MAIL ADDRESS: jeanne@schiffnaturepreserve.org
WEBSITE: www.schiffnaturepreserve.org/filmfest2015.htm
DATE: Sunday, April 26, 2015
TITLE OF EVENT: Project EARTH Swamp Search Scavenger Hunt
COUNTY: Somerset
TIME(S): 12 noon to 4:30PM
LOCATION: 190 Lord Stirling Road, Basking Ridge NJ 07920
COST: Free
AUDIENCE: Families, friends, scouts, ages 7 and up
CONTACT: Jane Parks, Environmental Events Specialist
DESCRIPTION: Travel the trails searching for environmental clues provided by the EEC Naturalists. Compete for prizes in the Eco-Jeopardy game at 3:15pm. Then join Travis Gale at 3:45 for a live mammal program.
PHONE#: 908-766-2489
E-MAIL ADDRESS: jparks@scparks.org
WEBSITE: www.somersetcountyparks.org
DATE: Sunday, April 26, 2015
TITLE OF EVENT: ACUA's 25th 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 for the whole family. Over 100 vendors, crafters and exhibitors will be part of the celebration. Attend free workshops, meet a penguin, join a parade, play games, make crafts, take a hayride, and tour the recycling center, Jersey Atlantic Wind Farm and wastewater facilities. Click the link below for details.
PHONE#: 609-272-6950
E-MAIL ADDRESS: kaiken@acua.com
WEBSITE: www.acua.com/earthday
DATE: Sunday, April 26, 2015
TITLE OF EVENT: 2015 ANNUAL EDISON EARTH DAY CELEBRATION
COUNTY: Middlesex
TIME(S): 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: PAPAIANNI PARK 100 MUNICIPAL BOULEVARD EDISON, NJ 08817
COST: FREE TO THE PUBLIC. FOOD AND PRODUCT VENDORS ON-SITE.
AUDIENCE: PRESENATIONS AND ACTIVITIES FOR ALL AGES
CONTACT: Chris Mazauskas, Resource Development Officer
DESCRIPTION: The 2015 Edison Earth Day Celebration will be co-presented by the Township of Edison, Edison Township Environmental Commission (ETEC), Edison Clean Communities Program and the Edison Sustainable Jersey Green Team (ESJGT) on Sunday, April 26, 2015, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The outdoor, day-event will be staged at Papaianni Park, located at 100 Municipal Boulevard, Edison, NJ 08817 (Rain Date: May 3, 2015).

An opening address shall be made by a representative of the Honorable Mayor Thomas Lankey, followed by statements from other elected officials and dignitaries. A number of green/sustainable Presenters, Exhibitors, Vendors and Speakers are also planned. Event activities shall include: Volunteer Plantings, Site Cleaning, Organic Debris Consolidation and many other Green/Sustainable Actions; On-Site Air/Soil/Water Environmental Testing; Central Jersey Bicycle Association (CJBA) Bike Ride. Food will be available to purchase on-site.

Since 2011 Edison Earth Day Celebrations have drawn approximately 4,000 visitors and participants, en total. This year (4/26/15) 1,200+ visitors and participants are anticipated. Food will be available to purchase on-site.

A website for 2015 EEDC will soon be established at: www.EdisonNJ.org/earthday. Also, a QR Cube has been added to 2015 EEDC fliers with links to event information for iPhone users.

As with prior Edison Earth Day Celebrations, the event shall be video-recorded, edited and broadcasted by award-winning Edison TV to 100,000 cable television-viewing households throughout the Edison/Greater Edison area.

Edison Clean Communities Program will provide free, re-usable water bottles, as well as sponsor the portable rest facilities at the event. Also, free, re-usable shopping bags shall be presented to event Sponsors, Volunteers, Presenters, Vendors, Speakers and Invited Dignitaries, as well as the first 150 Visitors. Additionally, Volunteers will participate in assisting event Set-Ups, as well as Clearing and Cleaning the Site, before and after the 2015 EEDC.

Ample parking will be available for event participants and visitors. For more information as to event attendance, volunteer/vendor/presenter participation and/or sponsorship, please contact Chris Mazauskas, Resource Development Officer, Dept. of Administration at 732-248-7356 (Office Telephone), 732-287-6679 (Office Fax) and/or cmazauskas@edisonnj.org (E-mail).
PHONE#: 732-248-7356
E-MAIL ADDRESS: cmazauskas@edisonnj.org
WEBSITE: www.EdisonNJ.org
DATE:Sunday, April 26, 2015
TITLE OF EVENT:Earth Day Celebrations at Monmouth County Parks
COUNTY:Monmouth
TIME(S):11am -5pm
LOCATION:1. Bayshore Waterfront Park Activity Center, Port Monmouth 2. Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown 3. Huber Woods Environmental Center, Middletown 4. Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell 5. Thompson Park Visitor Center, Lincroft 6. Turkey Swamp Park Shelter Building, Freehold Township
COST:Free
AUDIENCE:Any age
CONTACT:Joseph Reynolds, senior park naturalist
DESCRIPTION:Interactive show and tell programs,snakes & reptile shows, nature crafts, and nature walks. Check out the Monmouth County Park System website for more information: http://www.monmouthcountyparks.com/
PHONE#:732-787-3033, ext. 2#
E-MAIL ADDRESS: jreynold@monmouthcountyparks.com
WEBSITE: www.monmouthcountyparks.com/
DATE:Sunday, April 26, 2015
TITLE OF EVENT:Vernon Earthfest
COUNTY:Sussex
TIME(S):11am - 4pm
LOCATION:Heaven Hill Farm, 451 Route 94, Vernon, NJ 07462
COST:free
AUDIENCE:A family-fun event for people of all ages!
CONTACT:Melissa Wiedbrauk, Director of Community Affairs, Vernon Township
DESCRIPTION:Come to Earthfest for a day of family fun, featuring earth-focused and community sensitive presentations and demonstrations along with entertainment and vendors. Our fun includes the Delaware Raptors, Snakes n Scales show, Rizzo's Reptiles, a drum circle and so much more. Our goal is to educate, inform, and entertain audiences while celebrating Earth Day.
PHONE#:973.764.4055 ext. 2261
E-MAIL ADDRESS: mwiedbrauk@vernontwp.com
WEBSITE: www.vernonearthfest.com
DATE:Tuesday, April 28, 2015
TITLE OF EVENT:RESILIENT COMMUNITIES,strategies for survival and growth in the face of natural hazards
COUNTY:Middlesex
TIME(S):8:00 AM TO NOON
LOCATION:The Middlesex County Fire Academy, 1001 Fire Academy Drive, Sayreville, NJ 08872
COST:free of charge
AUDIENCE:municipal government officials interested in making their communities more resilient and adaptable to the risk of natural hazards
CONTACT:Nicholas Tufaro, Principal Planer
DESCRIPTION:Please join Middlesex County in a half day workshop exploring the resources and assistance programs available to strengthen your municipality's capacity for resilience on our constantly changing planet, Earth . Learn of practical measures and strategies to adapt to and withstand the severe weather and natural hazards of our changing future.
PHONE#:(732) 316-7100 registration / (732) 745-3866 information
E-MAIL ADDRESS: nick.tufaro@co.middlesex.nj.us
DATE:Saturday, May 2, 2015
TITLE OF EVENT:Green Fair
COUNTY:Burlington
TIME(S):8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
LOCATION:57 Collins Lane, Maple Shade, NJ 08052
AUDIENCE:All are welcome
CONTACT:Jenn Lucas - Event Coordinator
DESCRIPTION:Green Fair will have exhibitors, a shredding event, and a bike rodeo in a beautiful park setting.
PHONE#:570-449-5162
E-MAIL ADDRESS: ezra565@yahoo.com
WEBSITE: www.facebook.com/sustainablemapleshade
DATE:Sunday, May 3, 2015
TITLE OF EVENT:Guided Nature Walk
COUNTY:Bergen
TIME(S):3:00-4:00 pm
LOCATION:313 Hudson Avenue/ Tenafly Nature Center
COST:Members FREE/Non-members $5, Children under 2 FREE
AUDIENCE:All ages welcome
CONTACT:Timothy Palla
DESCRIPTION:Enjoy the season with a guided walk along one of Tenafly Nature Center's trails with an Environmental Educator. Whether a first time visitor or a regular on the trails, participants will enjoy different sensory experiences in the forest each month. All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No strollers please. In case of inclement weather, the program will be postponed to the following month.
PHONE#:2015686093
E-MAIL ADDRESS: press@tenaflynaturecenter.org
WEBSITE: www.tenaflynaturecenter.org
DATE:Sunday, May 3, 2015
TITLE OF EVENT:South Orange River Day
COUNTY:Essex
TIME(S):11 am - 4 pm
LOCATION:Floods Hill off of Mead St. (N. Ridgewood Rd and Meadowbrook Lane) in South Orange, NJ
COST:Free
AUDIENCE:Anyone interested in the river, outdoors, water, and the environment
CONTACT:James McGowan, Chair, South Orange Environmental Commission
DESCRIPTION:South Orange River Day is an annual, community gathering to clean up our section of the Rahway River, celebrate South Orange, and promote environmental education and awareness.
DESCRIPTION:This year's event will include: o Volunteer River Clean Up o Live Music o Educational Exhibits o Wild Edibles Walk and Cook-off o And much more
PHONE#:(862) 220-0019
E-MAIL ADDRESS: environmentalcommission@hotmail.com
WEBSITE: www.facebook.com/SORiverDay
DATE: Saturday, May 9, 2015
TITLE OF EVENT: Secaucus 2015 Green Festival
COUNTY: Hudson
TIME(S): 10:00 - 4:00
LOCATION: Secaucus Xchange - 5000 Riverside Station Blvd., Secaucus
AUDIENCE: General Public, children
CONTACT: Amanda Nesheiwat - Environmental Coordinator
DESCRIPTION: An environmental festival promoting green activities, products and services including live music; hourly eco-presentations; organic farmers & green vendors; rock climbing and canoe rides; lots of activities for children; information regarding recycling; and butterfly, bees, bats & bird shows and exhibits.
PHONE#: 201 864-7336
E-MAIL ADDRESS: anesheiwat@secaucus.net
WEBSITE: www.secaucusnj.org
DATE: Saturday, May 9, 2015
TITLE OF EVENT: Mother Nature Festival
COUNTY: Mercer
TIME(S): 11 am to 4 pm
LOCATION: 481 Drexel Avenue, Lawrence Twp., NJ 08648
COST: FREE
AUDIENCE: EVERYONE - PARENTS, CHILDREN, TEACHERS, 4-H, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Gardeners, etc.
CONTACT: Teresita Bastides-Heron, Chair, Mother Nature Festival
DESCRIPTION: This is going to be the biggest celebration on Mother Earth ever come: Stop - Look - Listen - Living with Nature! Also you can experience guided Nature Hikes, A Wildlife show, Music, Rain garden talk. Saving the Monarch Butterfly Talk, Garden tips and more. On hand activities for kids and more!
PHONE#: 609-882-6367
E-MAIL ADDRESS: lawrencenaturecenter@gmail.com or quito1820@verizon.net
WEBSITE: www.lawrencenaturecenter.net
DATE:Saturday, May 16, 2015
TITLE OF EVENT:City of Hoboken Green Fair
COUNTY:Hudson
TIME(S):11AM-4PM
LOCATION:Church Square Park
COST:Free
AUDIENCE:Everybody!
CONTACT:Christopher Brown, Principal Planner
DESCRIPTION:Green businesses or non-profits whose mission aligns with environmental sustainability are invited to participate in the Green Fair. The Green Team is also reaching out to involve the local arts community. Interested vendors can submit the online registration form at www.hobokennj.org/greenfair and contact Christopher Brown at cbrown@hobokennj.gov with any questions. The final day for registration is Thursday, May 14, 2014.
PHONE#:201-239-6642
E-MAIL ADDRESS:cbrown@hobokennj.gov
WEBSITE: www.hobokennj.org/greenteam/greenfair/
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