Spotlights

Climate Change Report, NJDEP New Jersey’s first statewide Climate Change Resilience Strategy - Released October 12, 2021

The Climate Change Resilience Strategy includes recommendations to promote the long-term mitigation, adaptation, and resilience of New Jersey’s economy, communities, infrastructure, and natural resources throughout the State.

recycling, food waste signage New Jersey Climate Change Alliance - Sustainable Organic Material Management Plan

In August, 2021, the New Jersey Climate Change Alliance Organics Workgroup finalized a Sustainable Organic Material Management Plan for New Jersey to help inform work going forward to reduce wasted food, feed those in need, and drive organics away from landfills which are significant contributors to methane emissions.

Cape May Fall Festival New Jersey Audubon to host Cape May Fall Festival

Join them in-person from Thursday evening, October 14th through Sunday, October 17th!

Anne Greene, Artist; Watercolor, Delaware River Garden State Watercolor Society’s 51st Annual Art Exhibit “Recovery”

D&R Greenway Land Trust announces the reopening of its Marie L. Matthews Art Gallery at its Johnson Education Center in Princeton with the aptly named exhibit “Recovery” in partnership with the Garden State Watercolor Society (GSWS).

New Jersey Fall Foliage - week of 10-18-2021 Happy autumn from the New Jersey Forest Service!

The time has come to start planning your fall foliage adventures throughout New Jersey and New Jersey State Parks, Forests & Historic Sites!

Rudbeckia fulgida, Black-eyed Susan, native flower Be a Backyard Steward - by Raritan Headwaters Association's Sandy Perry

If you want to be a good steward of the land, water and environment, one great place to start is your own backyard.

By being a backyard steward, each of us can boost the ecological value of our gardens, lawns, landscaping and woodlands. Collectively, this can make a big difference for people, wildlife, and the health of our rivers and streams.

satellite image, hurricane eye As storm season begins, report details potential damage to polluted sites - NJ Spotlight News - June 8, 2021

The northeast tops list of regions with Superfund sites most impacted by hurricanes. New Jersey is at 'incredible risk'.

camping at night, tent, wilderness New Jersey Audubon - Summer Nature Camp Programs are here!

This year NJ Audubon is offering FOUR great summer nature camp options to choose from! Whatever kind of summer nature camp you are looking for we have got you covered.

Scholarships and/or financial aid available. Please contact us at education@njaudubon.org

Delaware River, River Vax and Visit with the State Parks Vax Pass

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is offering a FREE State Parks Vax Pass under the new “Vax and Visit” campaign to all New Jersey residents who receive at least one dose of their COVID-19 vaccination by July 4, 2021!

crab Tuesday, May 4th - How (Horseshoe) Crabs Saved us from COVID

Hosted by the Bergen County Audubon Society - ON ZOOM, Tonight!!!  Please contact Don for more information –Greatauk4@gmail.com

Yoga, sunset, meditation Join D&R Greenway and Fyrefly Yoga Studio for OUTDOOR Yoga Stretch

Outdoor Yoga with Fyrefly Yoga is back for 2021! 

De-Stress and Be Inspired in Nature...

The Watershed Institute - 2021 Spring Cleanups 2021 Spring Cleanups - April 17th and April 24th

Stream cleanups are back and in-person once again this Spring! With a few small changes, we are able to gather safely to clean up our communities and make our Watershed a healthier and more beautiful environment. Visit: https://thewatershed.org/stream-cleanups/

Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum Video - Preserved Land Tells Stories of African Americans in Central New Jersey

D&R Greenway worked with the Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum and the Sourland Conservancy to acquire land for their new headquarters and museum.

Lancaster Farming News Article Cory Booker, New to Senate Ag Committee, Wants Change for Family Farmers

Cory Booker has made it abundantly clear that he is no fan of corporate agriculture. Booker is the New Jersey senator who introduced the Farm System Reform Act last year which, among other provisions, would ban large-scale concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs, by 2040.

Parent Eagle Attack At NJ Bald Eagle Nest After 1st Egg Arrives At Duke Farms

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ — January 20, 2021 - The first egg of 2021 at Duke Farms in Hillsborough has arrived and with it came some distress as an intruding bald eagle was caught on video coming into the nest on Wednesday morning. Some excitement was caught on Duke Farm's Eagle Cam on Wednesday morning when a tussle broke out between an intruder and the mother eagle at the nest.

Fund for a Better Waterfront, Planning, Design North End Redevelopment Plan fails to preserve Hoboken's scale & character

The character of Hoboken -- its human scale and intimate neighborhood ambiance -- was shaped by Col. John Stevens when he established the original plan for the city in 1804.  The 30-acre North End represents a remarkable opportunity to extend this Hoboken character above 14th Street in this former industrial part of town. Unfortunately, the North End Plan fails on a number of fronts: open space will be mostly private, not public; it could pave the way for massive, monolithic structures; and the scale does not reflect the historic Hoboken streetscape.

Thunder Creek Streamer Frank B. Hall Memorial Annual Fly Tying Contest

Every year East Jersey Trout Unlimited holds a fly tying contest as a memorial to Frank B. Hall. This classic fly tying competition has been going strong since the late 1980s! This year, the deadline for entriess is: February 28, 2021

Delaware River, Watershed Federal 2021 Budget Includes $10 Million for Delaware River Conservation

The Delaware River Basin Restoration Program (DRBRP) received $10 million in funding as part of the fiscal year 2021 Interior Appropriations bill approved by Congress and signed by the President, a modest increase from $9.7 million last year.

The 'Great Conjuction' of Jupiter and Saturn The 'Great Conjunction' of Jupiter and Saturn

Skywatchers are in for an end-of-year treat. What has become known popularly as the “Christmas Star” is an especially vibrant planetary conjunction easily visible in the evening sky over the next two weeks as the bright planets Jupiter and Saturn come together, culminating on the night of Dec. 21.

Stormwater Management Rutgers University Stormwater Runoff Management

As part of our environmental stewardship and compliance with environmental regulations, Rutgers University has implemented a comprehensive stormwater management program to reduce the impact of stormwater discharges on surface and ground waters. Through these initiatives, Rutgers strives to be a positive steward of the environment and maintain compliance with environmental regulations.

plastic bags, art, environmental statement Single-Use Plastics have been banned in New Jersey!

New Jersey Governor Murphy Signs Strongest Ban on Single-Use Plastics in Nation & Promotes Reusable Bags

Harvest, Autumn Gardens Join D&R Greenway Thursday November 19 from 5-6 pm for a Virtual Happy Hour as we Celebrate the Inaugural Season of the Victory Gardens at St. Michael's Farm Preserve

“D&R Greenway Showcases Charity Plots for Food Security, Healing, and Community” Bring your favorite beverage to our special Thanksgiving Virtual Happy Hour: “First Year Harvest: St. Michaels Victory Gardens”

watershed clean-up, restoration, community involvement Winter Cleanup - Local Waters Stony Brook - THIS Sunday, Nov 8, 2020 at 9:00 AM

The Ernest Schwiebert Chapter Trout Unlimited has adopted The Stony Brook as their "Local Water" Join them this weekend to help protect this watershed's ecosystem at: 106 Aunt Molly Road Hopewell NJ

For more information, visit: https://www.esctu.org/Chapter-Local-Waters

NASA: Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) instrument flying aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft. Envisioning Rutgers’ Climate Future: A Two-Night Town Hall Event - November 11th (Wednesday) and 12th (Thursday), 2020 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Rutgers students, faculty, and staff are invited to join us from 6–8 p.m on November 11 and 12 for Envisioning Rutgers’ Climate Future: A Two-Night Town Hall Event. A panel of Task Force members will present key findings from the Phase 2 report and answer questions from the Rutgers community. Each meeting will conclude with a breakout visioning session based on the night’s theme.

River Cleanup, Raritan River 3rd annual Delaware River Cleanup

Please join us on September 19th for our 3rd annual Delaware River Cleanup and help to keep in keeping our river clean and pristine.