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 - October 6, 2018
The Friends won an ANJEC Environmental Achievement award for Option Green

News & Events



November 28 - What's that rock?

7pm at the East Brusnwick Public Library. 

News release















EB Grow - Seed Library for EB residents

EB Grow is a joint project of the East Brunswick Public Library and the Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission.  The seed library created through this partnership is housed at the library in an effort to introduce residents to gardening, provide education on seed-saving, and encourage patrons to develop a passion for sustainability and hands-on learning.

Come in to “borrow” seeds for your garden. We have easy-to-grow seeds to plant that will do well in our climate, so your garden will grow! Return unused seeds or seeds saved from your own crop to the library so that other gardeners can also enjoy planting them.

Click here for more information


Share photos of living things (Plants, animals, insects) on iNaturalist East Brunswick Nature Project

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Idling is  Unhealthy,Illegal and Expensive! Read more

Idling cars pose a threat to our children’s health and that of our community’s air quality.

You can protect the health and well being of our children and our community. Please sign the online pledge (click here) to:

  • Turn off engines while waiting to pick up and drop off children and at any other time that the vehicle is not moving for more than 3 minutes
  • Spread the word to family and friends to encourage others to eliminate unnecessary idling

 Watch a PSA produced by East Brunswick Girl Scout Troop 80098. 


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.


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

If you are interested in working with us please email us for information. 






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



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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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