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New report on PFAS in food packaging Rescheduled Webinar
Fall Leaves Walk at Liberty State Park
Explore Autumnal Festivities at Duke Farms
Join us at Duke Farms for the Thirteenth Annual Women & Wildlife Awards!
2018 Essex County Fall Events
NPSNJ: Fall Conference ticket sale is now open!!!
Freehold Soil Conservation District photo contest
Smokey Bear Poster Coloring Contest
October News and Events You Don't Want to Miss!
2018-2019 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools
Upcoming PEEC Events
New Exhibit: Delaware Dreams
Women's Waterfowl Hunt
Apple Days Harvest Festivals at Terhune Orchards, Sept. 15 – Oct. 28
Sedge Island Programs for Women/Families
|New report on PFAS in food packaging Rescheduled Webinar
New report on PFAS in food packaging
On December 11th, Safer Chemicals Healthy Families and Toxic-Free Future will release a new report, Take Out Toxics: PFAS Chemicals in Food Packaging. It discusses the results of testing food packaging and food contact materials from five of the nation's largest grocery chains to see which were likely treated with PFAS chemicals. This class of toxic, highly persistent chemicals is often used to treat paper food packaging products for water and grease resistance. Treated materials can contaminate the food they come into contact with and, after being discarded, can contaminate landfills and compost. The use of PFAS to treat food packaging can lead to completely unnecessary long-term exposure to harmful chemicals.
Please join a webinar on December 11 at 10PT/1 ET to learn about the test results, alternatives to PFAS-treated materials and recommendations for retailers, regulators and others.
|Fall Leaves Walk at Liberty State Park
|Explore Autumnal Festivities at Duke Farms
|Join us at Duke Farms for the Thirteenth Annual Women & Wildlife Awards!
Please join Conserve Wildlife Foundation for our
13th Annual Women & Wildlife
Awards and Silent Auction
with keynote speaker NJDEP Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe
We are proud to honor four outstanding women for their achievements
in protecting, managing, restoring, and raising awareness for
New Jersey's rare and imperiled wildlife species.
Education: Pat Heaney
Inspiration: Sharon Petzinger
Leadership: Beth Styler Barry
Legacy: Diane Soucy
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Coach Barn, 80 Route 206
Hillsborough, New Jersey 08844
Tickets: $85 individual ticket; $125 Patron ticket
Silent auction, hors d'oeuvres, and cash bar
RSVP by October 31, 2018
Reserve online or mail your check made payable to Conserve Wildlife Foundation to:
P.O. Box 180, Trenton, NJ 08601-0040.
Sponsorship opportunities ranging from $250 to $5,000 are available. Please contact Liz Silvernail at (609) 292-3707 or email@example.com for more information.
|2018 Essex County Fall Events
|NPSNJ: Fall Conference ticket sale is now open!!!
|Freehold Soil Conservation District photo contest
The Freehold Soil Conservation District is sponsoring the 6th annual Photo Contest and we are asking photographers to capture subjects found in Middlesex or Monmouth Counties. The contest is open to Adults (aged 18+) as of the entry deadline :
|Smokey Bear Poster Coloring Contest
CALLING ALL CREATIVE ARTISTS IN GRADES 1, 2 AND 3
Be a part of DEP’s Smokey Bear 75th Birthday Calendar Contest
The New Jersey Forest Fire Service invites students to create wildlife prevention messages and poster designs for Smokey Bear’s 75th Birthday Calendar Contest.
The contest is being launched during Fire Prevention Week (October 7 – 13) and fire prevention season.
School groups and home-schooled students can work on the posters through October. Logistics include:
WHO: Contest is open to New Jersey students in grades 1, 2 and 3.
WHAT: A fire prevention-themed Smokey Bear Poster Coloring Contest that will produce winning posters for Smokey Bear’s 75th Birthday Calendar.
WHEN: Contest is open through the month of October (Entry Deadline is October 31).
WHERE: Contest rules are detailed in the attached flier (PDF) or by visiting:
HOW: Students must select one of the twelve monthly Wildfire Prevention Themes (listed on the contest flier) and design a poster for that theme.
Teachers can submit up to three poster entries per classroom for the contest (one poster per student).
Completed entries must be mailed to or dropped off at one of the Forest Fire Service’s Divisional Offices (for these locations visit www.nj.gov/dep/parksandforests/fire/contactus.html )
Winning posters will be included in a printed 2019 Smokey Bear Calendar with classrooms receiving a visit from Smokey Bear.
For additional information about New Jersey’s Forest Fire Service, visit www.nj.gov/dep/parksandforests/fire/aboutus.html
|October News and Events You Don't Want to Miss!
|2018-2019 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools
|Upcoming PEEC Events
|New Exhibit: Delaware Dreams
|Women's Waterfowl Hunt
Waterfowl Hunt for Beginners
|Apple Days Harvest Festivals at Terhune Orchards, Sept. 15 – Oct. 28
Apple Days Harvest Festivals at Terhune Orchards
For over 40 seasons, Terhune Orchards has held festivals to celebrate our abundant apple harvest. Over the years as our family continues to grow, we also have planted new varieties in the apple orchards. Our enthusiasm for everything apples continues to grow bigger and stronger! Join us on weekends, from September 15 through October 28 to experience the joy of fall on our farm for Apple Days Harvest Festivals, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday.
During these seven fall weekends, a full day of fun on the farm awaits the entire family. Enjoy the view of trees laden with red, golden and green apples during a tractor-pulled wagon ride around our preserved farmland. Explore our corn stalk maze. Sit a while and listen to some good old-fashioned country music. Inhale the aroma of fragrant apple pies wafting in from our bakery. Warm up with a cup of our freshly pressed apple cider and famous donuts. Stroll on the Farm Trail to get up close and personal with nature. Pumpkin picking and apple picking are always a favorite pastime here at the farm.
Children’s activities include scavenger hunts, rubber duck races, pumpkin painting and many more ways for children to interact with nature here on the farm. Our Adventure Barn is decorated differently each year and tells the story of life on a farm. This year our theme will be Corn. Be sure to stop by the barnyard to visit the animals. Kids can take a pony ride or have their faces painted, too.
Every Saturday and Sunday during the seven fall weeks, Terhune Orchards features live music played by some of the area’s best local talent. Most bands are returning by popular demand.
Pam’s Food Tent is always adding new seasonal delights to the lunch menu. Indulge in pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, BBQ chicken, vegetarian chili and soups and other traditional fare. Pam cooks up apple goodies for the Apple Buffet. Treat yourself to a taste of our very own apples in cider donuts, pies, muffins, salads, and much more.
The winery tasting room is open for a place to pause and overlook the farmyard. Enjoy a tasting or a glass of our award winning red, white and fruit based wines. Seasonal favorite, Apple Wine, is made with our own apple cider.
Stop in front of the farm store where the display of colorful mums, Indian corn, pumpkins and apples are perfect for pausing to take a family photo and for choosing fall decorations for your home.
Apple Days Harvest Festivals are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Sept. 15 –Oct. 28. Three day festival for Columbus Day Weekend.
Admission on festival days is $8, ages 3 and up. Parking and access to the farm store and winery is free. More details online: http://terhuneorchards.com/fall-family-fun-weekends/
Pick-your-own apples Every Day
Terhune Orchards is located at 330 Cold Soil Rd., Princeton
The farm store is open daily. Wine bottles are available in the store daily.
Farm Hours – September Hours
Find Terhune Orchards online at terhuneorchards.com, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
|Sedge Island Programs for Women/Families
Experience the magic of Sedge Island in Barnegat Bay as you gain skills in fishing, crabbing, clamming and kayaking. The New Jersey Outdoors Program offers day-long programs for Outdoor Women and Outdoor Families at the Division's Sedge House.