East Brunswick Community Garden
Help document what butterflies occur in East Brunswick and where and when they were found
Moth Night
Salamander migration at Beekman Road - Click for updates on road closing
National Moth Week - a global citizen science project that started in East Brunswick
Next Freecycling day - Spring 2018
Next Option Green event - February 13, 2018 - "Chasing Coral" movie screening and discussion
The Friends won an ANJEC Environmental Achievement award for Option Green

News & Events


The Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission is launching a township-wide campaign, “Plastic-Free EB: One Bag at a Time”  to encourage township residents to reduce their use of plastic bags by bringing reusable bags whenever and wherever they shop.

We ask you to help get the word out and challenge you to make a video public service announcement (PSA) highlighting the issue and embracing the theme of reducing plastic bag use in East Brunswick.  For more information click here


The Salamanders are coming!

Join us at Beekman Road to salamanders and frogs cross to the vernal pools. 

Information on road closing and how to safely watch the migration visit the Salamander Page.




Option Green - East Brunswick’s Butterflies from Azure to Zabulon (and some moths too!)

Dr. David Moskowitz

March 29, 7pm at the East Brunswick Public Library

   Click for more information

   Facebook event   






Freecycling - April 21, 9am-2pm

NEW LOCATION - Community Arts Center, 721 Cranbury Rd, East Brunswick (map)

Click here for more information

Facebook event                 Flyer









Plastic-Free EB: One Bag at a Time


Plastic-Free EB  is a program promoting the use of reusable shopping bagsand reducing the use of disposable plastic.  

Discarded plastic bags threaten wildlife everywhere, suffocate our wetlands, and pollute our oceans.  The good news is that plastic bag pollution is preventable, and you can be part of the solution. If each of us use reusable bags when shopping we will eliminate the accumulation of plastic bags in our environment.

 If you are ready to say NO TO PLASTIC BAGS sign the online pledge - click here

 More about the program on the Plastic-Free EB page.



East Brunswick Community Garden is featured on  Destination EB 

Our community garden is the subject of the latest episode of the web series Destination EB





The 'Friends EBEC' is looking for new board members! 

If you are interested in working with us please join us at our next meeting on November 1st, 7pm, Meeting Room 1 at the East Brunswick Public Library.

Click here for the Facebook event




The Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission and East Brunswick Public Library have been awarded a 2017 Environmental Achievement Award by the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC) for their jointly sponsored Option Green lecture series.

The award was presented at ANJEC’s Environmental Congress at Mercer County Community College on Oct. 13.   Read more



Are you a Friend?

It's time to renew your Friends membership!  If you became a Friends member before May 2017 we ask the that you fill out the new form - click here

Not a member? Join the Friends EBEC

Be the first to get information on events, projects and volunteer opportunities.  

To fill out the  form - click here.

As always - membership is Free, and your contact information will never be shared or sold.   Thank you!


East Brunswick Town-wide Butterfly Survey

The Friends are launching the first town-wide East Brunswick Butterfly Survey to better understand our butterfly fauna.

We are calling on everyone in town (and anyone else that wants to visit) to become Citizen Scientists and help us document what butterflies occur in East Brunswick and where and when they were found. We have set up an iNaturalist project called "East Brunswick Nature" for everyone to post their photos. We are interested in any sightings anywhere in town, from backyards to our amazing parks.  Read more



T-shirts and other products with the Friends logo

Available on RedBubble. Your purchase helps support the Friends EBEC and we thank you for it. 







County's Acquisition of 76-acres in East Brunswick

On February 16, the County completed the purchase of the Ireland Brook-Tamarack Hollow Extension from Freedom Run, LLC. The Board of Chosen Freeholders authorized the use of $1.3 million from the Middlesex County Open Space and Recreation and Farmland and Historic Preservation Trust Fund to purchase the property. 

The land is located along the Ireland Brook on the East Brunswick-South Brunswick border. It connects 1,400 acres of County, state and local parkland, including the Ireland Brook Conservation Area, Tamarack Hollow Preserve and the Tamarack Golf Course.                       Read more



Registration for 2018 is ongoing for returning gardeners. New gardeners registration will open after January 1st 2018.

More information about the garden at www.ebcommunitygarden.webs.com 






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