• Island in Country lake
    Island in Country Lake, Browns Mills New Jersey, June 2022. Photographed by Isaiah Beard
  • Cape May County Trail
    Trail in Cape May National Wildlife Refuge during late summer. Photographed by Renu Sagreiya
  • Tulips at Dalton Farms
    Tulip Festival at Dalton Farms, Swedesboro, NJ. April 16, 2022. Photo by Isaiah Beard.
  • Pine Trees
    Pine trees surrounding a pond in Seaville, Cape May County, New Jersey. Photo by Renu Sagreiya.
  • Giraffes at Cape May Zoo
    Giraffes at Cape May County Zoo, April 2, 2022. Photograph by Isaiah Beard
  • Barn at Rutgers Equine Science Center
    Barn at Rutgers Equine Science Center, North Brunswick NJ. Photographer: Isaiah Beard

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Organization logo: drawing of acorn with name of organization and tagline stating "Enriching Lives Through Nature" Forest Defenders (Tenafly Nature Center, Sunday, June 26, 2022 @ 10:00 a.m.)

The Tenafly Nature Preserve is under invasion and we need help from adults, teenagers, and families! A variety of non-native plants have been encroaching into our forest causing harm to native plants and reducing our biodiversity. These various plants referred to as invasive species can cause myriad damage if left unchecked, from toxifying soil to shading out native plants.  For the forest ecosystem to continue functioning these invaders must be removed. 

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Image of insect with wings of red & beige with black freckles Let’s Talk about Spotted Lanternflies (Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum/Tuesday, July 12, 2022 @ 10:00 a.m.)

While Spotted Lanternflies are not harmful to humans, they can greatly impact crops, trees, and quality of life in areas they infest. Join us to learn more about the Spotted Lanternfly and its damaging effects on the local environment.

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Photograph of pond surrounded by autumn foliage overlaid with text stating "Our Land, Our Stories" "Our Lands, Our Stories" (Rutgers University Libraries & Ramapough Lunaape Nation, Ongoing)

Our Land, Our Stories, a collaborative project with Rutgers University, Department of Landscape Architecture and the Ramapough Lunaape Nation, is a multimedia project for environmental justice advocacy and curriculum development for Native American history and contemporary Indigenous land relations.  

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Map of the Mid-Atlantic with dots indicating PFAS contamination EPA Warns That PFAS “Forever Chemicals” are up to 17,500 Times More Toxic Than Previously Known (Data-Driven Viewpoints, Friday, June 17, 2022)

The EPA recently warned that toxic ‘forever chemicals' used to make Teflon and many other consumer products are as much as 17,500 times more toxic than previously known.

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Organization logo: green text in circle with graphic of 5 pine trees overlooking bridge & river Wild Edibles Information Walk (New Jersey School of Conservation: Saturday, July 2, 2022 @ 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

Jumpstart a foraging habit for your soups, stews, salads, pestos and fritters! Your program leader, Joanne White, will lead you on a hike to discuss and take photos of whatever is available in woods and meadow-like areas. 

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Logo of organization: image of orange wheelbarrow filled with green plants with a butterfly above "Lose the Lawn, Create a Wildflower Meadow Instead" (Jersey-Friendly Yards: Sunday, July 12, 2022 @ 7:00 p.m.)

Learn how to enhance your property’s landscaping for wildlife by creating a wildflower meadow with this free hourlong webinar! Join us as we incorporate these basic components into our landscaping practices, resulting in a beautiful and healthy Jersey-friendly Yard.

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