Spotlights

Fourth Regional Plan NJ Conference to Take Place on Friday, October 10

New Jersey Future and Regional Plan Association, with participation from Together North Jersey, are convening a New Jersey Regional Conference to bring forward the next generation of “big ideas” to enhance prosperity, livability, and environmental sustainability in the tri-state region.

Special Offer on Meadowlands Eagles E-Book

New Jersey Meadowlands Commission and Conserve Wildlife Foundation (CWF) have a special offer to download a free copy of its crowdsourced funded project, “Bald Eagles in the Meadowlands & Beyond."

Become a AmeriCorps New Jersey Watershed Ambassador

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is recruiting its 2015 class of AmeriCorps New Jersey Watershed Ambassadors Program. The Watershed Ambassadors Program is an environmental community service program that raises public awareness about water and watershed issues and promotes watershed stewardship through direct community involvement. AmeriCorps members are assigned to different watersheds throughout the State to serve as community-based "Watershed Ambassadors".

 

Play-In For Climate Action on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 in Washington DC

Moms Clean Air Force will be hosting a Play-In for Climate Action at the US Capitol in Washington, DC on Wednesday, July 9th. The Play-In for Climate Action will support EPA’s historic announcement to cut carbon emissions from power plants and bring out supporters from across the state chapters of Moms Clean Air Force. The NJ Chapter has funding to cover travel expenses for New Jersey members to attend.

 

Support Sustainable Funding for Preservation and Stewardship of NJ's Environment and Unique Resources

Everyone- individuals, organizations, and businesses- can sign the Sustainable Funding Statement of Support hosted by the NJ Keep It Green Coalition. Please show your support for sustainable funding for the preservation and stewardship of New Jersey's natural, recreational and historic treasures by clicking here.

National Trails Day is Saturday, June 7

American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day®, the country’s largest celebration of trails, will take place on Saturday, June 7. This is an annual event that takes place the first Saturday each June. Find an event nearby to participate in this year’s big celebration.

NJ Meadowlands Sponsors Free Guided Nature Walks Every Month

The New Jersey Meadowlands Commission (NJMC) and Bergen County Audubon Society (BCAS) sponsor free, two-hour nature walks every month. It is recommended that participants register in advance and bring along binoculars, sunscreen and a sense of wonder. The next walks are scheduled on Sunday, June 1 and Sunday, June 8 at 10 am. For more information, please see the events calendar at NJMC or BCAS.

Spring Shorebird and Horseshoe Crab Festival. May 16-18, in Stone Harbor, NJ

The Wetlands Institute is getting ready to hold its 2nd annual Spring Shorebird and Horseshoe Crab Festival from May 16-18. The weekend schedule includes conservation-based, hands-on, interactive activities for all ages. Delaware Bay beaches host an incredible concentration of spawning horseshoe crabs and shorebirds on their northern migratory route. The festival celebrates this amazing spectacle of nature.

Happy Arbor Day!

Arbor Day in New Jersey is celebrated yearly on the last Friday in April (celebrations are held as early as January and February in some southern states and as late as May in more northern locations.) Each state's Arbor Day celebration date initiates the signing of an Arbor Day proclamation by local officials and Arbor Day activities related to trees and tree planting. Arbor Day originated in Nebraska City, Nebraska, and the first Arbor Day was held there on April 10, 1872; an estimated one million trees were planted that day!

Submit a design for the 2014 Top Ten Beaches Rain Barrel Art Project

The New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium (NJSGC) and the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program are teaming up to use rain barrels as a partnership project for New Jersey Top Ten Beaches 2014. Rain barrels help the environment by reducing the amount of rain that flows into storm drain systems. Rutgers has donated ten fully outfitted barrels prepped as blank canvasses to be painted with iconic coastal, beach, bay, ocean and boardwalk scenes and images commemorating the Jersey Shore.