Christmas Bird Count - CBC

Posted by Friends EB EC on December 14, 2011 at 8:50 PM

Prior to the turn of the century, people engaged in a holiday tradition known as the Christmas "Side Hunt": They would choose sides and go afield with their guns; whoever brought in the biggest pile of feathered (and furred) quarry won.

Conservation was in its beginning stages around the turn of the 20th century, and many observers and scientists were becoming concerned about declining bird populations. Beginning on Christmas Day 1900, ornithologist Frank Chapman, an early officer in the then budding Audubon Society, proposed a new holiday tradition-a "Christmas Bird Census"-that would count birds in the holidays rather than hunt them.

So began the Christmas Bird Count. Thanks to the inspiration of Frank M. Chapman and the enthusiasm of twenty-seven dedicated birders, twenty-five Christmas Bird Counts were held that day. The locations ranged from Toronto, Ontario to Pacific Grove, California with most counts in or near the population centers of northeastern North America. Those original 27 Christmas Bird Counters tallied around 90 species on all the counts combined. From audobun.org.

The count period for the 112th Christmas Bird Count begins on December 14, 2011. Read more.

For 2011 CBC dates and location in New Jersey click here.

Don's Jersey Birding: Make some wonderful memories, join the Christmas Bird Count

Posted by Friends EB EC on December 14, 2011 at 8:45 PM

If there is anything that birders love almost as much as seeing birds, it’s sitting around and talking about birds and the experiences that go along with them. No matter what bird it might have been, a rarity or a common everyday bird, a birder always has a story to go along with them. Sometimes these stories are funny, harrowing or even occasionally sad. It’s the memories of those wonderful days afield and the people that we spent them with that will always give birders a lifetime of joy. And there is no better way that I can think of to make some of those delightful memories than to get out and join the Christmas Bird Count (CBC).

This December, the CBC will mark its 112th year. First conceived as an alternative to the 19th century tradition of Christmas bird hunting trips by Frank Chapman of the newly fledged National Audubon Society, 27 volunteers took to the field to count the birds. Today, the CBC attracts over 50,000 volunteers in 17 countries. The data that these citizen scientists collect will determine the health of bird populations and help decide future conservation efforts.

Read more on Wild New Jersay

So Many Upcoming Friends Programs - All FREE and FUN!

Posted by Friends EB EC on December 8, 2011 at 8:45 AM

The Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission has a diverse slate of upcoming events and programs. And all of them are FREE! The next one is next Monday and is for Elementary School age kids. The program will be creating a Green Holiday Gift out of a recyled can. But space is limited so register now. We are also exploring a Winter Farmers Market for February and these are just the tip of iceberg.

If you aren't a member of the Friends what are you waiting for? Membership is FREE and provides the quickest way to know about all of our programs including those that are limited in space and available on a first come-first served basis. Joining the Friends takes about 30 seconds on the website. So...MARK YOUR CALENDARS for all of the upcoming events and join us as we explore nature and green living around our town and beyond. We are extremely excited to announce that in February Dave Wheeler, Author of the recently published book (Rutgers University Press) "Wild New Jersey" and founder of the awesome website WILD NJ (www.wildnewjersey.tv) will be giving a lecture and book signing. And then in May, Seabrooke Leckie, Author of the new Peterson Field Guide to Moths (due out in April) will be visiting us on her Book Tour and we will hold a Moth Night that evening as well!

Here is a short list of upcoming events. There is more information about all of these on the Friends website @ www.friendsebec.com.

Dec. 12 - Option Green event - GREEN Gifts - Kids Workshop (Limited Space)

Dec. 19 - Friends of the EBEC Green Living Club Meeting - TBA

Jan. 5 - "Owls of NJ", Raptor Trust presentation for National Bird Day

Jan. - Friends of the EBEC Green Living Club Meeting - TBA

Feb. 2 - David Wheeler, Author of "Wild New Jersey" Book Signing and Tour

February - First Annual EB Winter Farmers Market (Date TBA)

February - Friends of the EBEC Green Living Club Meeting - TBA

March 1 - "Vernal Pools" Presentation by Dave Moskowitz

March\April - Annual Salamander Migration (Dates Weather Dependent)

March - Friends of the EBEC Green Living Club Meeting - TBA

April 5 - Community Garden Annual Meeting

April\May - Next FREECYCLING Event (Date TBA)

April - Friends of the EBEC Green Living Club Meeting - TBA

May 9 - Moth Night and Book Signing with Seabrooke Leckie, author of the new "Peterson Field Guide to Moths"

May 5 -Friends\EBEC Annual Birding Big Day

May 15 - Option Green Presentation: "Everything is Melting" with Dr. Oscar Schofield

May - September - Moth Nights (Dates TBA)

May - Friends of the EBEC Green Living Club Meeting - TBA

June - Friends of the EBEC Green Living Club Meeting - TBA

July 23-29 - National Moth Week

Publshed on the Patch, December 8, 2011

Added - Option Green Event, Moth Night with Seasbrooke Leckie

Posted by Friends EB EC on December 3, 2011 at 9:20 PM

Seabrooke Leckie is a freelance biologist and writer living in rural eastern Ontario. She's the co-author of the new Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America.The guide will be publishe on April 3, 2012.

As part of her book tour, Ms. Leckie will join the Friends on May 10th for an "Option Green" presentation and moth night.

We are excited to have the opportunity to meet Seabrooke and go mothing with her!

Informton on the event calendar.

Community garden donates more than 1,000 pounds of produce to senior center

Posted by Friends EB EC on November 30, 2011 at 10:45 PM

The newly picked herbs were used in soups while the fresh fruits and vegetables made for nutritious side dishes and snacks.East Brunswick Community Garden provided more than 1,000 pounds of produce this past year to the township’s senior center where community goodwill arrived by the bushel this past growing season.

“When we started the Community Garden last year, we challenged the gardeners to donate 100 pounds of produce to the senior center, and at the end of the year we had donated 603 pounds,” said Dave Moskowitz, president of the East Brunswick Environmental Comminssion.

Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission, a non-profit organization, manages the garden which it created in 2010.

“This year, in the spring, we challenged the gardners to donate 1,000 pounds of produce and we reached 1,000 pounds which was donated to the senior center where the cook there uses it,” Moskowitz said. “There is literally produce from the garden from A to Z — asparagus to zucchini.”

The East Brunswick Community Garden has about 180 plots adjacent to the East Brunswick municipal complex off Ryders Lane. The donations to the Senior Center came from dedicated plots, Girl Scout plots for donations as well as from a shared area and many individual gardeners who donated regularly throughout the year.

“The Community Garden has been absolutely amazing,” said Rachel Steinebrg, director of the township’s Department on Aging. “Our chef and kitchen coordinator, Jimmy Takla, did his magic and incoprorated all the fresh produce every day that really ran the gamut. Almost every day we found a beautiful basket of vegetables and herbs. The we startrd to get apples — all seasonal stuff. We look forward to their donations every year and we thank them. We’re very appreciative.”

Steinberg says senior center members can get a hot lunch for $3 members as well as a soup and sandwich combos for the same price on weekdays. She says the center serves about a couple dozen seniors for lunch on any given day.

In addition, the Friends of East Brunswick Environmental Commission were recently given a 2011 Environmental Achievement Award by the Association of NJ Environmental Commission (ANJEC) for its “Moth Night” activities.

“It’s our fifth (ANJEC) award, and I don’t belive there are any other environmental commissions around the state that have gotten more than one,” said Moskowitz. “Moth Night is in its sixth year and it’s been hugely successful. We routinely get anywhere between 30 and 50 people on a moth night — lots of families, lots of children.”

Moth Night is conducted on separate evenings from May through September. Participants paint trees in township woods with a sweet mixture an then use a mercury vapor lights to attract moths to a canvas.

“The diversity of moths that we get is amazing,” Moskowitz said. “We probbaly have seen a couple hundred different species.”

:ublished on mycerntaljersey.com

Rutgers Project - Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant

Posted by Friends EB EC on November 28, 2011 at 8:35 AM

The U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development awardedRutgers University a $5 million grant to promote sustainable communities thatuse more public transportation, are less reliant on cars, and connect housingwith job centers. Read more

No Idling Campaign

Posted by Friends EB EC on November 23, 2011 at 10:05 PM

The purpose of the Friends' No Idling Campaign is to reduce emissions from idling vehicles Why are we asking you to turn your car engine off when you are not moving?

idiling is unhealthy

Exhaust emissions worsen asthma, bronchitis, and existing allergies. The New England Journal of Medicine reports that exposure to air pollution may cause chronic decreases in lung functions by age 18. Children breathe up to 50% more air per pound of body weight than adults, making them more susceptible

The American Heart Association has concluded that air pollution increases the risk of death from cardiovascular disease.

idling is illegal in NJ

Idling for more than 3 minutes is PROHIBITED in New Jersey - Idling fines begin at $100 for passenger vehicles and $250 for commercial vehicles.

idilin is expensive

If you are idling, you might as well be burning dollar bills. The best way to warm a vehicle is to drive it. Emissions are still present and harmful even when you can’t see exhaust. In winter conditions, emissions from a cold engine are more than double the normal level. Fuel consumption is also higher in cold weather. Idling increases maintenance costs: it leaves fuel residues that contaminate motor oil and make spark plugs dirty.

An idling vehicle emits 20 times more pollution than one traveling at 30 miles per hour.

Only 10 seconds of idling uses more fuel than turning the engine on and off.

Take action and stop idling! Sign the pledge and tell your family, friends, neighbors and school bus drivers to stop idling.

To sing the pledge click here

The Black Walnut - Native, Delicious and a Challenge to Open

Posted by Friends EB EC on November 13, 2011 at 12:00 PM

Our delicious native Black walnuts are ready to be collected from woods and field edges around town. The trees are pretty easy to find since they tend to lose their leaves before all of the green tennis ball-sized nuts fall off. The nuts stand out quite distinctively on the leafless trees once you know what to look for. Since the trees are often large, and the nuts commonly too high to reach, now is the easiest time to gather them as many have fallen to the ground. Simply find a Black walnut tree and look on the ground around it, there should be plenty of nuts that have been dropped by the wind.

But finding and collecting them is the easy part. The delicious nut meat is shrouded in a soft outer husk that encapsulates a typical walnut looking shell, the kind that is familiar to anyone that has ever used a nutcracker to open an English walnut. But forget about the nutcracker for Black walnuts, the shell is ridiculously hard. The nut shell is so strong that it is actually used as an industrial abrasive to "sand" blast metal and stone, see www.hammonsproducts.com.

There are all kinds of anecdotal ways that people profess is the best method to open a Black walnut, from running them over with the car, to a sledge hammer and an anvil. I've tried the car technique and it does work (at least to remove the outer husk), but a hammer will do the trick too. In any case, the first step is to remove the soft outer husk. A few good whacks with a hammer will usually make it easy to remove. But, like everything else about the Black walnut, even the soft outer husk offers a challenge. The husk smells very citrusy to me, but I know other people that find it unpleasant. Once the nuts have been exposed to the cold temperatures or laid on the ground for awhile, they also turn black. The black husk color does not mean the nut meat inside is bad. But the black husks have compounds in them that will indelibly stain fingers or anything else they come in contact with. The husk can also be made into dye and ink. I found a website that explains how to do it and it looks like a really cool project to try for anyone so inclined. They just turn this color after they have matured. Check it out here.

Once the soft outer husk is removed, the inner nut shell can be cracked with a good smack from a hammer. I typically wrap the nuts in newspaper and then hit them through it. Since they are very hard and round, if they aren't confined a hit that isn't perfect sends them shooting across the floor. Once they are cracked open the nut meat can be pried out of the shell just like an English walnut with a little metal pick. The meat is white and delicious, a bit more earthy and maybe a bit more oily than an English walnut, but much more rewarding after the challenge of finding them and cracking them open. Not to mention at nearly $15 a pound in the supermarket, the effort will save big bucks.

Published on the EB Patch

Prescription Drug Pollutants

Posted by Friends EB EC on November 7, 2011 at 2:15 PM

Professionals across multiple fields met in London last week to discuss how pharmaceuticals that have been dumped into the world’s waterways might affect both the environment and human health. The conference, organized by the Epidemiology & Public Health Section of the Royal Society of Medicine and the University of Verona, addressed the emerging global issue of “ecopharmacovigilance” and discussed how experts around the world can monitor the effects of long-term exposure and bioaccumulation of drugs that have made their way into drinking water.

In a report published last July, the World Health Organization (WHO) encouraged researchers to look into the matter, but stated that current research suggests “trace quantities of pharmaceuticals in drinking water are very unlikely to pose risks to human health,” adding that the issue “should not divert the attention and valuable resources of water suppliers and regulators” from pathogens and other dangerous chemicals, ScienceInsider reported. A few studies have demonstrated unwanted effects of discarded drugs, however, such as the feminization of male fish in rivers polluted with the endocrine disruptor, ethinyl estradiol (EE2), the main component of birth control pills.

Some researchers are arguing that the best solution may be prescribing fewer drugs overall, and switching to more biodegradable ones. But some pharma representatives, such as Pfizer’s director of environmental toxicology Frank Mastrocco, argue that such proposed legislation “presupposes there is a problem,” he told ScienceInsider, and that trying to remove existing drugs, such as EE2, from the environment may very costly and ultimately impractical. Nevertheless, countries such as Sweden and, more recently, France have already instituted measures to monitor and reduce pharmaceuticals in the environment, and more are likely to follow.

The Scientist, November 7, 2011

Professor 'Going Green' in New York City with Lichen Project

Posted by Friends EB EC on October 31, 2011 at 8:50 AM

In this era of environmental consciousness, many buildings are being outfitted to “go green.” Elizabeth Demaray, an associate professor of fine arts at Rutgers-Camden, is taking the term quite literally.Demaray is cultivating lichen on the sides of New York City skyscrapers to counteract the lack of native vegetation found in the city. Her “Lichen for Skyscrapers Project” was featured as part of New York’s Art in Odd Places Festival from Oct. 1-10 and is currently on view as an installation on 14th Street between Union Square Park and the Hudson River. Read more

Community Garden Picnic Today - CANCELED

Posted by Friends EB EC on October 30, 2011 at 10:20 AM

We never thought we would need to postpone the garden cleanup and potluck due to a snow storm in October! Hopefully the weather nextweekend will be much better.

We are postponing the clean up and potluck until next SundayNovember 6th. Clean up throughout the day and potluck starting at 3:00. Theclocks change on Saturday, so we need to do the potluck a little earlier.Hopefully people can come. It will be nice to end the season with aget-together.

Update from LBWP

Posted by Friends EB EC on October 28, 2011 at 5:55 PM

Hi Friends,

Because of the forecast cold, windy, rainy and possiblysnowy weather on Saturday, the Environmental Cleanup planned for Saturday morningin Milltown is postponed to Sunday afternoon, October 30th, from 1PM to4PM. We will meet at the MilltownBorough Hall. Please join us on Sunday.

Regards, Alan S. Godber

Pres. LBWP.

Environmental Cleanup of Waterway Areas

Posted by Friends EB EC on October 26, 2011 at 5:55 PM

Environmental Cleanup of WaterwayAreas,

Boroughof Milltown, including

Bog Brook, Sawmill Brook, Sucker Brook& Lawrence Brook

Saturday, October 29th, 2011, 10AM to 1PM

Organized by LBWP & MilltownEnvironmental Commission

Please join us and helpimprove our water quality and beautify the Borough.

You will be glad you did.

Meet: PoliceEntrance, Municipal Building, 39 Washington Ave. Milltown, 08850.

Meeting placeis 400 feet east of junction with Main Street.

Forinformation or to register, leave a message at LBWP HQ at (732) 249-5297 or

call: Alan Godber (732) 846-4476 orMichael Shakarjian at (732) 828-3275

or see web site www.lbwp.org at contact@lbwp.org

All arewelcome. Bring your friends.

Dress to pick up trash, arms/legscovered, waterproof boots desirable. Refreshments provided.

Directions to Milltown Borough Hall:

Fromthe South Brunswick, North Brunswick and New Brunswick Areas,

Travel to Route 1 and take the Milltown Roadexit. (Travelling South this is three exits after Route 18, travelling Northtake the exit for Milltown Road at the Route 130 junction.) Enter Milltown from Milltown Road, andcontinue south to North Main street for approximately 3/4 mile to the Millpondtraffic light, junction with Washington Ave. (having just crossed LawrenceBrook at Main St. bridge). Turn left(Hess Station on left) and proceed approx. 400 feet to Borough Hall parking loton left. Meet at the north-west end ofthe south-west side of the building by the police entrance.

Fromthe South Brunswick and East Brunswick Areas

From South Brunswick take Cranbury Road toRyders Lane and turn left on Ryders Lane.

Proceed as below from Ryders Lane.

From East Brunswick, Route 18, take Rues Laneleading to Ryders Lane. Continue on

Ryders Lane to Milltown Road, then turnleft. Cross the NJ Turnpike and proceedfor

approx. 3/4 mile to Washington Ave., whereturn right (Hess station on far right of junction).

Proceed approx. 400 feet to Borough Hallparking lot on left. Meet at thenorth-west end

of the south-west side of the building by thepolice entrance.

FREECYLING

Posted by Friends EB EC on October 24, 2011 at 9:30 AM

Thank you to all who made Freecycling a great success!

We counted 258 cars with loads of great stuff of which 90% was taken and another 5% will be recycled!

See pictures form the day here

Where Is the Love for Bugs?

Posted by Friends EB EC on October 21, 2011 at 7:40 AM

“If human beings were to disappear tomorrow, the world would go on with little change,” the biologist E.O. Wilson once wrote. But if invertebrates were to vanish, he said, “I doubt that the human species could last more than a few months.”

Although Dr. Wilson has been appealing for invertebrate conservation for decades, few policy makers or environmental groups have taken heed. But a growing number of scientists are determined to change that.

Reasd more on the NY Times site

Capture the King Tide

Posted by Friends EB EC on October 20, 2011 at 6:05 PM

Capture the King Tide!!

Dust off your cameras...

This is just a reminder about our King Tide photo event coming up, both this week and next. We need your help to make sure all corners of the estuary are represented!

Though we did a test-run of documenting this past spring's King Tide, on October 26 and 27,* the Harbor Estuary will be experiencing the largest King Tide of the year! As part of an effort across the country to raise awareness about sea level rise, the Harbor Estuary will be coordinating photo documentation of the King Tide. The King is not caused by sea level rise, but gives us an idea of what average high tide levels are likely to be in 20-30 years. For more information about how to participate, please click here or contact Kate at habitat@harborestuary.org. *Note: Ideally, you should take photos on either October 19 or 20 as well for comparison.

More information

Environmental Nonprofit Awards - Friends of East Brunswick EnvironmentalCommission

Posted by Friends EB EC on October 15, 2011 at 8:30 PM

ANJEC – Association of NJ Environmental Commission

2011 Environmental Achievement Award Winners

Environmental Nonprofit Awards

Friends of East Brunswick EnvironmentalCommission

Celebrating biodiversity in the goal of Moth Night, offered several times annually over the past six years in various East Brunswick parks by Friends of East Brunswick Environmental Commission. Then night time events are a unique and enjoyable way to get residents and families with children to explore and understand an often overlooked, surprisingly diverse, segment of the town’s natural community – moths. The events typically attract30 to 50 people interested in observing nature in the dark. To facilitate moth observation,organizers mimic moonlight by hanging a very bright mercury vapor light in frontof a sheet suspended between two trees, giving moths a place to perch and beexamined. The particular wavelength of the light is very attractive to moths and other insects. Moths are also attracted by a sweet fermented mixture thatis painted on the trees shortly before dark on Moth Nights. In addition to mainstream media attention, the Moth Nights have attracted many blog and website posts spotlighting the vents, including some by children describing theirexperiences and amateurs photographers showing off their moth shots.

The Lawrence Brook Watershed Partnership meeting and lecture

Posted by Friends EB EC on October 15, 2011 at 12:40 AM

The Lawrence Brook Watershed Partnership invite everyone to:

Membership Meeting & Annual Dinner, Tuesday, October 18th, 7PM, Milltown Senior Center.

Our Speaker for the event will be Mr. Jeff Tittel, Director of the New Jersey Chapter of the Sierra Club. He will speak about "Clean Energy” This is an event not to be missed. He will include several of the key environmental concerns facing New Jersey at this time.

Mr.Tittel is very well known in New Jersey for his extensive efforts on behalf ofenvironmental protection. He will bediscussing a number of current issues, some before the Legislature or theGovernor. A couple of issues includedwill be Fracking (fracturing of rock to obtain natural gas) & RGGI(Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative)

Theseissues related to Clean Energy are extremely important to the future of NewJersey at this time, and everyone interested in the protection of ourenvironment should come to hear Mr. Tittel and bring your questions.

Everyoneis welcome. Dinner is free. Please let your friends & colleagues know ofthe event. If you would like to contribute some food or beverage for thedinner, please let us know.

LBWP website

Armadillo Invasion: Warm-Weather Critters Expanding East

Posted by Friends EB EC on October 13, 2011 at 9:00 AM

An armored invasion is underway across the midwestern and eastern United States: Armadillos are moving into new territories once thought unsuitable for the warm-weather creatures. Read more

Percy Schmeiser: David versus Monsanto - film screening

Posted by Friends EB EC on October 12, 2011 at 10:35 AM

A Film about One Farmer’s Fight to Protect the Rights of All Farmers

Monday, October 24

6:45pm to 8:45pm

Princeton Public Library

Free

The Whole Earth Center and the Princeton Public Library will host a screening of David versus Monsanto—the story of a Canadian farmer's battle with Monsanto over his right to save seed and to protect his land against genetic trespass. This film follows Percy Schmeiser’s story from his farm fields in rural Canada all the way to the Canadian Supreme Court. The bittersweet story shows what happens when one individual dares to confront a powerful multinational corporation.

OCTOBER 24 IS FOOD DAY In celebration, there will be a tasting of Cherry Grove Farm cheese and Witherspoon Bread Company bread before the film (6:45pm to 7:10pm); free organic popcorn during the screening (7:15pm to 8:15pm). After the film there will be free ice cream from our friends at bent spoon artisan ice cream!

Beautiful East Brunswick Photography Contest

Posted by Friends EB EC on October 10, 2011 at 6:50 PM

The Beautiful East Brunswick Photography Contest is ending on November 15th. If you havent submitted a photo yet, now is the time. The photos can be of anything that is nature-oriented as long as they are taken in East Brunswick. Wildlife, sunsets, a single leaf, a mushroom, a flower, fog, a butterfly, clouds, trees, the stars at night, literally anything is acceptable. Our town has beautiful open spaces and lots of great nature so finding a place or a subject to photograph should be easy. The contest is also a great opportunity to showcase your photography skills.

All photographs entered in the contest are posted on the Friends website in the Photo Contest Gallery for everyone to enjoy. Check them out, they are beautiful. There is an adult and a children's category and the winner and runner up in both will be recognized. The deadline for submissions is right around the corner, so don't wait to enter your Beautiful East Brunswick photographs!

Details are on the Friends website @ http://www.friendsebec.com/beautifuleb.htm. Photographs can be submitted via email to friends.ebec@gmail.com

Read it on the Patch

2011 Frost Fest

Posted by Friends EB EC on October 5, 2011 at 8:05 PM

The Naturalists of the Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center (EEC) have announced “Frost Fest 2011,” a series of programs for children and adults that will celebrate the winter season in New Jersey and beyond. Read more

Freecycling is coming! Freecycling is coming!

Posted by Friends EB EC on October 1, 2011 at 9:20 AM

he First Annual East Brunswick FREECYCLING event will be held Sunday, Oct. 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Crystal Springs parking lot. This is a joint project of the Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission (www.friendsebec.com), the Division of Recreation, Parks and Community Services (http://www.facebook.com/ebrec) and the Recycling Center (http://www.eastbrunswick.org/departments/recycling.asp). I suspect many of you reading this are asking what the heck is FREECYCLING? Well, it is all of the tenets of the mantra "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" all rolled into one fun program. It's a fleamarket, a yard sale and a picking opportunity and its FREE! Freecycling is the perfect opportunity to get rid of unwanted clutter without the hassle of a garage sale and to score some cool new clutter! As the saying goes "one person's junk is another person's treasure" so come find some new treasure! Read more

Fall Pollination Ecology

Posted by Friends EB EC on September 23, 2011 at 10:05 AM

Hutcheson Memorial Forest Tour

Sunday, September 25, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.

Tour Leader: Dr. Rachael Winfree, Pollination ecologist

“Fall Pollination Ecology.”

The Hutcheson Memorial Forest (HMF) is a unique area consisting of one of the last uncut forests in the Mid-Atlantic States, along with the surrounding lands devoted to protection of the old forest and research into ecological interactions necessary to understand the forest. The tract is administered and protected by Rutgers University.

It is apparently the only uncut upland forest in the Piedmont of New Jersey, and appears on the National Park Service Register of Natural Landmarks.

Tours leave from the entrance of the woods on Amwell Road (Rt. 514) in Somerset. From New Brunswick, follow Hamilton Street west past JFK Blvd, Cedar Grove Lane and Elizabeth St. HMF is on the left past Gardener’s Nook Nursery. The driveway is located just past the guardrail over the brook.

The trail may be muddy in places so come prepared.

The tour through the woods and fields takes between one and two hours.

Tours are free and reservations are not required for these guided tours.** Groups of more than

ten persons may not attend the guided tours. Such groups are invited to arrange special tours.

To make special arrangements please contact:

Land Manager, Hutcheson Memorial Forest Center,

Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources,

School of Environmental and Biological Sciences

New Brunswick, NJ 08901

732-932-9349x16,

hmfdirector@aesop.rutgers.edu

For more information and a complete tour schedule visit: http://rci.rutgers.edu/~hmforest/

**HMF is not open to the public on a daily basis.

2011/2012 Master Gardener Program

Posted by Friends EB EC on September 22, 2011 at 10:35 AM

Registration for the upcoming season of Master Gardener Environmental & Community Stewardship program in Middlesex County has been extended.. Interested gardeners should contact the County’s Extension Agriculture Department by Sept 30. Middlesex County is currently the only County that offers the Master Gardeners course in the evenings. Pre-registration for the course is required.

Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County will offer both daytime and evening programs at the Middlesex County EARTH Center in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Ave., South Brunswick.

Master Gardeners are community volunteers, trained in earth-friendly gardening and environmental principles. Lecture classes meet once per week for 3 hours from mid September through mid April. The 60-70 hours of classroom instruction includes practical field experience. Outdoor, hands-on garden classes meet weekly for 3 hours from mid April through mid September (every other week in summer). New students create and care for a large demonstration vegetable and herb garden.

Topics covered include: sound gardening techniques; composting; creative methods of conserving resources; and horticulture therapy.

If you are interested please call the EARTH Center at 732-398-5262. Interested parties can see what the Master Gardeners have been up to, by reading their newsletter available at the Master Gardeners page on the website www.co.middlesex.nj.us/extensionservices.

Rutgers Cooperative Extension educational programs are offered to all without regard to race, religion, color, age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.

NJ Wild Outsoor Expo - this weekend

Posted by Friends EB EC on September 16, 2011 at 8:45 AM

The New Jersey Wild Outdoor Expo celebrates the state's bountiful natural resources and rich outdoor heritage. The event will be held on September 17 and 18, 2011, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at the Colliers Mills Wildlife Management Area in Jackson Township, Ocean County. The Expo is free of charge and takes place rain or shine. The Wild Outdoor Expo is hosted by the NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife, Division of Parks and Forestry, the Green Acres Program and the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey. The event also has several sponsors, and exhibitors and vendors from the field of outdoor recreation will be on site

.

Food vendors will also participate; you are welcome to bring and enjoy your own in the picnic tent.

The Expo helps people connect with the natural world by providing a unique blend of conservation information, education and hands-on opportunities to learn outdoor skills and activities. Numerous environmental and conservation exhibits, demonstrations and seminars are planned for the weekend. Visitors can learn about, and try, a wide array of activities including fishing, hiking, shooting sports, kayaking, camping skills, rock climbing, wildlife watching and much more.

"Rescuing the River, the Raritan" - movie screening

Posted by Friends EB EC on September 13, 2011 at 8:35 PM

Thursday September 15, 2011 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

176 tices Lane, East Brunswick, NJ, 08816 (map) This event is beingsponsored by the Raritan Valley Group of the Sierra Club, at the Unitairan Society, 176 tices Lane, East Brunswick.

The Raritan River runs through the center of New Jersey, with upper reaches that are incredibly beautiful,providing a valuable source of water for more than a million people. But industry took hold of the lower Raritan early on and left its mark. This one-hour documentary, narrated by actor Avery Brooks,tells the compelling story of a river that has been profoundly contaminated for over 200 years and of theextraordinary efforts to clean it up. Itreveals how government agencies, powerful corporations, environmentalists,developers, scientists and lawyers haveall clashed in their attempts to deal with the aftermath of extensive pollutionand environmental neglect.

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MOTH NIGHT - TODAY!

Posted by Friends EB EC on September 10, 2011 at 6:00 PM

The last Moth Night of 2011 - Dallenbach Lake, today from 8PM.

more inforamtion here

Big Underwing moths have been flying recently. We never know what we might find!

Green Acres Photo Contest

Posted by Friends EB EC on September 9, 2011 at 12:45 AM

New Jersey's Green Acres

It's All Yours... Green Acres Photo Contest

Celebrates 50 Years of Parks and Open Space A picture may be worth a thousand words, but how many pictures would it take to capture the amazing diversity and beauty of 650,000 acres of open space and parks protected in New Jersey over the past 50 years with the help of the state's Green Acres Program?

As part of Green Acres 50th anniversary celebration, we’re having a Photo Contest!

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Environmental Issues to be discussed by EB town council

Posted by Friends EB EC on August 7, 2011 at 10:15 PM

The agenda for the town council meeting 8/8/11 contains these two items -

F. Resolution: East Brunswick Township Resolution Creating the Municipal “Green Team” for the Sustainable Jersey™ Municipal Certification Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14823

L. Resolution: To Encourage the Governor to Sign Senate Bill 2576 to Prohibit Hydraulic Fracturing in the State of New Jersey for the Purpose of Natural Gas Exploration or Production . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14829

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Town council meetings are open to the publci, and are televixed on EBTV Channell 3.

New friendships grow at E. Brunswick garden

Posted by Friends EB EC on July 28, 2011 at 10:21 PM

EB Snetinel, July 28, 2011

Local gardeners plan cookbook with those in Brunswick East, Australia BY CHRIS ZAWISTOWSKI Staff Writer

There’s a reason it’s called a “community garden.” Now in its third year, the East Brunswick Community Garden is working to promote the community aspect of gardening with new, shared plots and donations to local charities.

Dave Moskowitz, president of the Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission, said he is hopeful that this year the garden will donate 1,000 pounds of fresh produce to local charities.

“It’s very, very important for us to be giving back to the community,” Moskowitz said.

Local Girl Scouts, the Community of Hope and East Brunswick Senior Center are all growing produce for charity this year, Moskowitz said.

Shared plots of okra, strawberries and a thriving potato patch have been planted around the garden, with portions of the produce from each going to charity, Moskowitz said.

“There’s gonna be pounds and pounds of potatoes,” Moskowitz said.

Those leasing the 150 plots in the garden are all encouraged to donate some of their produce to charity as well. Over 300 pounds have already been donated, Moskowitz said.

“We are well ahead of where we were last year,” he said. “Gardeners have really embraced giving back to the community through donations.”

But the community spirit of the East Brunswick Community Garden extends well beyond the confines of the township. After forming a partnership last year with the Merri Corner Community Garden in Brunswick East, Australia, Moskowitz said members of the two gardens are now working to create a garden cookbook featuring recipes from gardeners in the states and in the “land down under.”

Ingrid Josephine, a committee member and plot-holder with the Merri Corner Community Garden, said that while gardeners have already shared recipes in their newsletters and websites over the past year, she thought the cookbook would help the two “East Brunswicks” on separate sides of the globe learn more about each other.

“[We] thought it was a wonderful idea and a perfect way to work together with our sister garden,” Josephine wrote in an email to Greater Media Newspapers. “It is also a greatway to involve more people at our garden and help with getting to know our fellow gardeners.” In addition to recipes, Josephine said they have discussed featuring mini-profiles of gardeners, growing tips, and the stories behind the recipes — whether they are old family traditions, new favorites or “just born from a glut of zucchini” — in the cookbook.

“We are all looking forward to getting more recipes and working on the production process,” she said. “It would be great to have the cookbook as a record of our sistergarden relationship.”

Growing, weeding and simply chatting in the garden has helped to forge a sense of togetherness among gardeners in New Jersey’s East Brunswick, said Liti Haramaty, vice president of the Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission.

“People really look after each other,” Haramaty said. “When I water my plot, I water everyone else’s, and other people water for me.”

The community gardeners come from all walks of life and many backgrounds, said Lois Moskowitz, treasurer of the Friends group. She said she recently spoke with an Indian American gardener who was growing a type of Indian spinach in the garden and came across a Chinese American gardener growing the same type of spinach. “He had no idea that it was the same thing with a different name,” LoisMoskowitz said.

And many of the gardeners are practical jokers as well. She said one gardener recently put a big plastic spider on her plot, which gave her a scare.

“I am minding my own business and picking my peas, and see this spider and I scream and I jump,” she said.

Another gardener came to see what was the matter and began smashing the plastic spider as Moskowitz tried to explain that it was plastic.

“It was very funny,” she said.

But it is this diversity and sense of community that Lois Moskowitz said has helped make the garden so unique.

“Awhole lot of different people are here. It’s not based upon your children’s age or your children’s interest, or religion or ethnicity,” she said. “It’s just, everybody loves gardening.”

Formore information on the East Brunswick Community Garden or the Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission, visit its website at http://www.friendsebec.com.

Attack of the Urban Mosquitoes

Posted by Friends EB EC on July 26, 2011 at 10:27 PM

The latest scourge crossing the country has a taste for the big city.

The Asian tiger mosquito, named for its distinctive black-and-white striped body, is a relatively new species to the U.S. that is more vicious, harder to kill and, unlike most native mosquitoes, bites during the daytime. It also prefers large cities over rural or marshy areas—thus earning the nickname among entomologists as "the urban mosquito."

Read more - Tthe Wall Street Journal, 20 July, 2011

Moth Night in Frost Woods - 8:30pm today

Posted by Friends EB EC on July 22, 2011 at 3:51 PM

It's HOT Outside but Moth Night is COOL!

MOTH NIGHT TODAY!

8:30PM @ FROST WOODS

INFORMATION

Moth Night in Frost Woods

Posted by Friends EB EC on July 21, 2011 at 3:40 PM

Moths often get a bad rap and are commonly perceived by most people as ugly stepsisters to the butterfly, which are appreciated by many for their beautiful, intricate colors.

But moths, which are closely related to the butterfly, can be beautiful, too. While moths differ from butterflies in that butterflies are day-loving and moths are highly nocturnal, moths can sport various colors and intricate patterns, as shown on the butterfliesandmoths.org website. Read more

Advertise on NYTimes.com In Midwest, Flutters May Be Far Fewer - NY Times

Posted by Friends EB EC on July 19, 2011 at 9:34 PM

It's not local news.... but it could be!

As recently as a decade ago, farms in the Midwest were commonly marred — at least as a farmer would view it — by unruly patches of milkweed amid the neat rows of emerging corn or soybeans. Janet Jarman for The New York TimesWINTER HABITAT Pupils from Angangueo, a mountain town in Michoacan state in Mexico, during a celebration of migration of the monarch butterfly.

Not anymore. Fields are now planted with genetically modified corn and soybeans resistant to the herbicide Roundup, allowing farmers to spray the chemical to eradicate weeds, including milkweed. Read more

Another bear captured

Posted by Friends EB EC on July 16, 2011 at 5:09 PM

Read more about Bears in NJ - from DEP web site

Black bear rescued in Raritan

RARITAN — A black bear that climbed a tree on North Second Street after being hit by a car on Route 202 early this morning is being checked by state Fish and Game officials after a dramatic four-hour rescue.

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Read more about Bears in NJ - from DEP web site

Hazardous waste drop-off day

Posted by Friends EB EC on July 14, 2011 at 5:57 PM

The Middlesex County Division of Solid Waste Management will hold a household hazardous-waste drop-off day 8 a.m.-2 p.m. July 17 at Old Bridge Public Works, 1 Old Bridge Plaza, Route 516 and Cottrell Road.

Household hazardous wastes that are improperly disposed of are identified as a danger to children and animals, a potential cause of groundwater pollution and a potential threat to garbage-collection crews.

Acceptable materials that county residents may bring for disposal include, but are not limited to: pesticides/herbicides; flammable liquids; solvents; pool chemicals; used motor oil; oil filters; paints; batteries; antifreeze; propane tanks; fluorescent light bulbs including compact fluorescent bulbs (no broken bulbs); and asbestos. Residents who wish to bring asbestos (maximum 500 pounds) must register by calling 732-745- 4170.

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The drop-off day is sponsored by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and is conducted in cooperation with the township of Old Bridge.

The free event is open to residents of Middlesex County only. Items should be brought in clearly marked containers.

For more information, call 732-745- 4170, email solidwaste@co.middlesex.nj.us or log on to www.co.middlesex.nj.us/planningboard/ solidwaste.asp.


Moth Night

Posted by Friends EB EC on July 12, 2011 at 9:49 PM

First time in Frost Woods!

Moth night, July 22, 2011 - 8:30PM.

information

Community Garden Newsletter, June 2011

Posted by Friends EB EC on July 12, 2011 at 4:02 PM

The June 2011 EB Community Garden's newsletter is published online. Garden news, kids page, a letter from our sister garden in Australia and lots of information on organic gardening. Read it here

More about Black Bears

Posted by Friends EB EC on July 6, 2011 at 9:44 PM

From NJDEP wesite:

Black bears are the largest land mammal in New Jersey. They are an integral part of the state's natural heritage and a vital component of healthy ecosystems. Since the 1980s the Garden State's black bear population has been increasing and expanding its range both southward and eastward from the forested areas of northwestern New Jersey. Within the most densely populated state in the nation, black bears are thriving and there are now confirmed bear sightings in all 21 of New Jersey's counties.

Division of Fish and Wildlife personnel use an integrated approach to managing New Jersey's black bear population, fostering coexistence between people and bears.

The most common bear problem New Jersey's residents experience is black bears getting into their garbage. Bears are attracted to neighborhoods by garbage odors, so properly securing your garbage is one of the best ways to prevent bears from becoming a nuisance in your community.

Black Bears on the Hunt for Food; Don't Feed Them - DEP NEWS RELEASENew Jersey residents, especially those in areas frequented by black bears, should take steps to avoid attracting bears with food or garbage. This is the best way to prevent black bears from becoming a nuisance near your home.

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Some residents may observe black bears using yards as part of their natural travel corridors. The mere presence of a black bear is not considered a problem. Generally, bears tend to be wary of people. It is important not to leave out any food or garbage that may encourage bears to linger in residential areas. One person feeding bears can create a problem bear that may affect the entire neighborhood.

Black bears learn very quickly and bears that are fed intentionally or unintentionally by carelessly leaving out food or garbage will associate people with food. Bears will eat almost anything including human food, garbage, pet food, birdseed and small livestock. Once they find an easily accessible food source, like garbage in a housing development, they will lose their wariness of people and may return to the available food source. These bears can become a nuisance or aggressive and may have to be trapped and aversively conditioned or destroyed.

Bear in East Brunswick

Posted by Friends EB EC on July 6, 2011 at 7:30 PM

The bear in the News -

The black bear that was the center of attention in East Brunswic in the last few days was first seen on July 4th near Dallenbach lake. The next day he spent most of his time up on a tree in a backyard between Milltown Rd and Ryders Ln. Around 9PM he climbed down and started waliking around the neighborhood.

Here he is looking down at us looking at him...

On July 5th he was seen walking through backyards, and ended up on another tree on Tompkins St. EB Police and animal contoal together with state Fish and Wildlife were all there monitoring the bear and working on a plan.

The bear was tranquilized...

And after a few minutes -

fell into a net.

The area was fenced by the police.

People were watching from across the road.

The bear was weighed at 263lbs, a few poinds less than the last time he was captured. He is estimated to be three years old and considered to be a young adult, or a teenager....

After taking blood samples he was fitted with a radio collar that will help Fish and Wildlife staff track him and follow his movement.

Tompkins the bear, as he is now known in East Brusnwick, was loaded on a truck and moved to a new home.

Photos of black bear cubs found in Metuchen

Posted by Friends EB EC on June 20, 2011 at 10:59 AM

Two bear cubs have been spotted in Metuchen this morning.Patrolman David Liantonio said police began receiving calls about 7 a.m. of the bear sightings. He said the bears were spotted on Highland Avenue by Maple and Oak avenues and by Harvard Avenue. One cub is currently up a tree on Maple Avenue, Liantonio said.

A Metuchen officer who spotted the cubs described them as small. Only the cubs have been seen. There has been no sign of the mother. Read more

Option Green lecture today

Posted by Friends EB EC on June 20, 2011 at 9:01 AM

Butterflies of East Brunswick and the great Monarch migration to Mexico.

Talk by Dave Moskowitz with lots of pictures and video.

Today, 7PM at The Library.

Refreshemnts and Kids activities!

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Moth Night

Posted by Friends EB EC on June 17, 2011 at 5:20 PM

The rain should stop and we are hoping for perfect Moth weather! Join us at Keystone park, starting at 8:30PM.

Moth Night

Posted by Friends EB EC on June 17, 2011 at 8:31 AM

Moth Night is scheduled for 8:30pm today at Keystone Park.

The weather forecast - "Chance of precipitation is 40%".. (NOAA weather) We are following the forecast for our area [NOAA weather] and will post updates here if we decide to postpone the event.

Invasion of the Stink Bug

Posted by Friends EB EC on June 16, 2011 at 2:40 PM

Most people get bills or greeting cards in the mail. Rutgers researcher George Hamilton gets stink bugs.

They arrive in small orange pill boxes or clear plastic baggies, five or six of them a day from as near as South Jersey and as far as Oregon, in response to word the professor of entomology has put out in search of lab samples.

And as Hamilton studies the pesky, flying critters in his laboratory in Blake Hall on the Cook/Douglass Campus, he’s sure of one thing: If you have not already encountered one of these distinctive pests, you will. Soon.

“It’s a good hitchhiker that’s in over 30 states already, and could go to all 50 states eventually,” says Hamilton, chair of the Department of Entomology at Rutgers and one of a group of scientists at the university seeking a way to control the invasive species before it becomes a plague of biblical proportions.

The brown marmorated (marbled) stink bug, native to Asia – particularly Japan, China, and Korea – has already inflicted immeasurable damage on its adopted homeland as it eats its way through such diverse crops as peaches, apples, pears, peppers, tomatoes, corn, soybeans, and grapes.

“We can’t put a dollar value on it yet, but some growers are reporting up to a 70 percent loss,” Hamilton says.

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New film explores Raritan RiverÂ?s rescue

Posted by Friends EB EC on June 9, 2011 at 10:42 PM

The Raritan is a river transformed. Its shift from a toxic witches’ brew to a wildlife sanctuary and favorite among fishermen is documented in the new NJN film “Rescuing the River: The Raritan,” which premieres at 6:45 p.m. June 14 at the Forum Theater in Metuchen.Read more

N.J. to release shrimp-like crustaceans to combat mosquito problem

Posted by Friends EB EC on June 9, 2011 at 9:17 PM

State entomologists are breeding an army.

Though smaller than a thumbnail, these soldiers are the front line against this year’s onslaught of mosquitoes, which is expected to be particularly bad because of the wet spring.

The troops are shrimp-like crustaceans — Macrocyclops albidus — and they have no weapons, save for their voracious appetites. Especially delicious to them are tasty tiny mosquito larvae.

Native to New Jersey, the shrimp feed on larvae in roadside ditches, small water pools, clogged downspouts and other, smaller wet areas where mosquitoes live. Read more

WNJ Exclusive: National Premiere of NJN Raritan River Documentary in Metuchen

Posted by Friends EB EC on June 8, 2011 at 9:03 AM

Metuchen, NJ – The environmental nonprofit Edison Wetlands Association (EWA), Rutgers University, Wild New Jersey and Bayshore Recycling Corp will host the premiere screening of NJN’s hour-long documentary, “Rescuing a River: The Raritan” on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at 6:45 PM at the Metuchen Forum Theater, located at 314 Main Street, Metuchen, New Jersey 08840. Read more

Bag It - the movie - today at 7pm

Posted by Friends EB EC on June 2, 2011 at 5:54 PM

join us at the EB public library for a FREE screening of "Bag It". read more

Mercury levels found in fish raise concerns in Milltown

Posted by Friends EB EC on June 2, 2011 at 10:48 AM

MILLTOWN — Two environmental experts are recommending that the Mill Pond be dredged due to sediment contamination.

Engineer Richard Chapin and Princeton Hydro LLC Vice President Mark Gallagher spoke on the issue during a May 19 meeting attended by local residents and representatives of the state Department of Environmental Protection. Members of the citizens advocacy group Milltowners for a Sensible Ford Avenue Redevelopment, the Lawrence Brook Watershed Partnership and Edison Wetlands Association organized the meeting to discuss the results of tests on fish in the pond, which is adjacent to the 22-acre former Michelin Tire Co. site on Ford Avenue.

Chapin and Gallagher said that because of their findings, the cost to maintain the pond will be costly.

“The problem is the [contaminant] that we found is not in the water, it is in the sediments,” said Chapin.

By dredging the pond, Chapin and Gallagher said there would be no question whether the sediments travel upstream. Read more

Mjoth NIght

Posted by Friends EB EC on May 28, 2011 at 10:05 AM

Best Moth Night ever! The weather was perfect, the bugs were beautiful and thank you to everyone who came and made it a great succesee. We learned so much from the very young scientists who shared thier stories and the Rutgers students who know every bug's natural history and ecology. You can see pictures at the Friends Gallery, Next moth night at Kingstone Park, Juen 17th.

Moth Night canceled

Posted by Friends EB EC on May 20, 2011 at 5:08 PM

Rain in the forcast for this evening.... Moth NIght is canceled for today.

Weather depending.... new date is May 27th. Same time, same place - 8:30pm at Dallenbach Lake.

Moth NIght Today....?

Posted by Friends EB EC on May 20, 2011 at 11:23 AM

We are watching the weather forcast... check here for updates.

Community Garden Harves Fest postponed - new date October 12, 2-4pm

Posted by Friends EB EC on

Due to the rain today - The East Brunswick Community Garden Harvest Fest is postponed until tomorrow.

New date and time - October 12, 2-4pm.

Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County October 2014 Calendar of Events

Posted by Friends EB EC on

The following programs will take place at the EARTH Center, in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Ave., South Brunswick, NJ

unless otherwise noted.

For more information on any program, contact 732-398-5260732-398-5260.

GPS Coordinates to our facility are N 40° 24.760, W 74° 29.848.

This month’s offerings are as follows.

4-H Haunted House & Hayride

Every Friday & Saturday Night in October…7:00 pm -11:00 pm

Only $4 for each, and proceeds go to support the 4-H holiday charitable event, Project GIFT.

4-H Youth Center, 645 Cranbury Rd., East Brunswick, NJ 08816

4-H Open House

Sunday, October 5, 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm

Come learn about 4-H and join a club or volunteer.

4-H Youth Center, 645 Cranbury Rd., East Brunswick, NJ 08816

Call 732-398-5261732-398-5261 for information.

VonThun Fall Festival

Saturday & Sunday October 11 & 12 10 AM – 5 PM

Visit Master Gardeners & Extension staff, experience the

festivities and consult with your local horticulture experts.

519 Ridge Road Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852

4-H Yard Sale

Saturday, October, 11 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM rain date Oct. 12

4-H Youth Center, 645 Cranbury Rd., East Brunswick, NJ 08816

Call 732-398-5261732-398-5261 for info. Vendors still wanted, call for details.

Backyard Compost Workshop

Saturday, October 18, 10 AM -Noon

Reduce solid waste by composting kitchen scraps and yard waste.

Free! Register (and order compost bins for pick-up) at 732-745-4170732-745-4170.

Lawrence Brook Watershed Partnership

Membership Meeting and Annual Dinner

Tuesday, October 21, 7 PM

Topic Invasive Insects - Speaker, Paul Kurtz, Entomologist, NJ Dept. of Agriculture,

For location and details contact Alan Godber 732-846-4476732-846-4476

Introduction to Vermi-Composting

Wednesday, October 29 6:30 - 8:30 PM

No room to compost outside?…Let the worms do the work for you…

Great for apartments or condos.

Free! Register @ 732-745-4170732-745-4170

Fall Garlic Workshop

Sunday, November 2 10:30 AM

Ready to try growing garlic in your garden?

Come get the details from our Master Gardeners.

Free! Register @ 732-398-5262732-398-5262

If you would like to be removed from our list, simply reply with

“remove from IPCT” in the subject. Thank you.

Rutgers Cooperative Extension, a unit of the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station is an equal opportunity program provider and employer.

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Farmers Market - October 5, 2014

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Sunday, October 5, 2014

10am-2pm

East Brunswick Cultural Arts Center

721 Cranbury Rd, East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816

Click here for a vendor list

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