Spotlights

Hoboken, Waterfront Park, Hoboken, NJ Fund for a Better Waterfront - Happy 30th Birthday!!!

For the past thirty years, FBW has continued to advocate for a park along the Hudson River, designed in a fashion that it is unquestionably public. FBW has sponsored exhibits at the Urban Center in New York City and at Liberty State Park in Jersey City.

water monitoring, flood levels Tide Gate Sensors to Predict Flood Risk

The Meadowlands Environmental Research Institute (MERI) has been building a network of tide gauge sensors that provide continuous water level readings on both the landside and riverside of the tide gates every 15 minutes.

produce, farmer's market, vegetables USDA Food and Nutrition Service Extends Food Service Program Certifications For 6 Months Due to Covid-19

As of June 28, 2020, the USDA Food and Nutrition Service extends Food Service Programs (SNAP) through January 2021 due to COVID-19. USDA intends to use all available program flexibilities and contingencies to serve program participants across 15 nutrition programs.

Earth from space, stratosphere Climate Change - What are the initiatives in New Jersey?

New Jersey is working to address and mitigate the impacts of climate change. So far, its efforts have been successful, with New Jersey’s attainment of the 2020 greenhouse gas reduction goal years ahead of schedule. New Jersey is now looking ahead to its 2050 Goal and is accelerating its transition to a low carbon economy through reducing its carbon pollution, expanding its clean energy infrastructure and building resilient communities. https://www.nj.gov/dep/climatechange/index.html

Composting Rutgers Cooperative Extension Continues it's 'Earth Day at Home' Webinar Series - Mondays from April 20 to June 29

Coming up on Monday, 6/15/20 - Composting 101

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Rutgers Cooperative Extension announces its webinar series “Earth Day at Home”. This series will focus on steps everyone can take to protect the environment.

These webinars are FREE! Registration is required - visit: https://www.newswise.com/articles/rutgers-cooperative-extension-offers-e...

American Bald Eagle, Eagle, Eaglet, Eagle's Nest Sunday June 7, 2020 - 2:00 PM Virtual "Eyes on Eagles" Program - Presented in Partnership with Conserve Wildlife Foundation, the Wildlife Center Friends and PSE&G.

Enjoy a closer look at bald eagle nesting behavior in Mercer County. This hour-long (free) webinar features current footage collected safely from one of the nests located in the County Park system, along with bald eagle history and interpretation provided by Park Commission naturalists and the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ. for more information visit: https://www.mercercountyparks.org/#!/

NJ State Park, Batsto Village, Pine Barrens, Wharton State Forest DEP LAUNCHES ONLINE STAY-AT-HOME ACTIVITIES, LEARNING TOOLS AND VIRTUAL PARK VISITS

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection invites you to 'soar, tour and explore' with virtual visits to some of New Jersey's most popular parks. The campaign posts new content each day, including a special collection of park tours and projects, interviews with experts and previously unpublished historical photos!

https://www.nj.gov/dep/dep50/

hummingibrd, New Jersey native hummingbird Hummingbirds at home!

YOU can become a 'citizen scientist' by encouraging hummingbirds to visit your 'patch' - there's a FREE app for that!!!

Check out an introductory video and tutorial to get started at: http://www.hummingbirdsathome.org/

New Jersey wildflower, gentian What is that flower I see?

Choose a season to experience the unique beauty of New Jersey's spring ephemerals and flowers, summer pollinator plants, trees and shrubs!

http://www.npsnj.org/pages/nativeplants_Native_Plant_Gallery.html

Mullica River, NJ Wilderness Area, Grassland New Jersey Audubon - Connecting with Nature in New Jersey

View stunning videos of our natural environments to keep you connected to the beauty of our state.

Follow 7 nature experts to discover fascinating observations and explorations at https://njaudubon.org/media-center/education/

Peregrine Falcon, falcon, bird of prey Conserve Wildlife Foundation is Happy to Partner with Union County to Stream this Falcon Nest Live From the Roof of the County Courthouse in Downtown Elizabeth, New Jersey.

New images and videos daily of the four young siblings and their parents.

http://www.conservewildlifenj.org/education/uc-falconcam/

Eagle, eaglet, baby eagle, eagle's nest Check out the 2020 baby eagles on Duke Farms' webcam!

Watch the Duke Farms' Eagle Cam ANYTIME to see this year's eaglets up and about!!!

You'll find two eaglets in the nest this 2020 season and you might even see their parents bringing them food!

Visit: https://www.dukefarms.org/making-an-impact/eagle-cam/

river clean-up Celebrate Earth Day with Stream Cleanups - Saturdays, April 18th & 25th from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Help celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and earn a Watershed Stream Cleanup t-shirt as a memento of your volunteer work!

Volunteer at one of 13 locations throughout New Jersey!

D & R Canal Trail path Bilingual Nature Walk (Spanish and English) - Saturday, May 2nd from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Yes, bilingual!

Enjoy a casual 3-mile walk on the D&R Canal towpath between Lock 11 in South Bound Brook and Zarephath.

beach sweep 35th Annual Beach Sweeps! - Saturday, April 25th from 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Volunteer at one of over 70 locations throughout New Jersey!

Participants collect and record valuable data about debris, which is presented in annual reports and used to advance federal, state, and local programs to reduce litter.

GIS station 33rd Annual NJDEP GIS Mapping Contest - Thursday, April 2nd from 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

All state, federal, municipal, county, non-profit, and student GIS users are encouraged to attend and participate.

Have a look at the array of interesting categories!

bald eagle, eagle, sea birds, birds of prey, New Jersey, raptors, bird count, bird talk Learn about New Jersey's Bald Eagle Project March 19, 2020 from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Evening's at Forsythe presents the NJ Bald Eagle Project on March 19, 2020 from 6:30pm - 8:00pm at the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge. 

geocache, scavenger hunt, hiking, orienteering, nature walk, family fun Get your Geocache on! Beginner’s Geocaching Adventure Mar 7, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

SPACE IS LIMITED The Cohansey Area Watershed Association (CAWA) will host a Beginner’s Geocaching Adventure on Saturday, March 7, 2020, from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM in Bridgeton, NJ. 

Husky, hiking, dog, dogs, winter activities, dog park Winter Dog Hike Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Grab your best friend and a leash and come out to Belleplain State Forest for a Winter Dog Hike Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM!

Nor'easter, coastal storm, coast, weather, bad weather, sea, New Jersey, lecture series Cumberland County Historical Society's Book Talk by the author of TIDAL WAVE Sunday, February 23rd, 2020 – 2-4pm

Join us for a Book Discussion by Mr. Drew Tomlin, author of, Tidal Wave: The Great Appalachian Storm of 1950​, Sunday, on February 23rd, 2020 – 2-4pm at the Cumberland County Historical Society.

Chickadee, bird count, outdoor events, winter hike, family fun, solo fun The Great Backyard Bird Count Workshop

Join us for the first Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) of 2020!  Feb. 15th from 10am - 12:30pm at the Edwin B. Forsythe Wildlife Refuge

 

maple trees in winter Winter Tree ID: Buds, Bark & Branches Saturday, February 22, 2020 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Add intrigue to your next winter walk by learning to identify trees by their buds, bark, and branching with your own take-home field guide!

 

river, watershed, Musconetcong, New Jersey River Talk: 'What is Your Water Story?' Asbury (Warren County), NJ. Tuesday, February 18, 2020 from 7-8:00PM

What New Jersey water source or waterway is most meaningful to you? How do you want to preserve such a resource for the future? Why?

Full Moon, Wolf moon, Duke Farms, New Jersey, night Orchids Under the Wolf Moon, Jan. 10, 6:30-8:30pm at Duke Farms

Orchids Under the Wolf Moon, Jan. 10, 6:30 at Duke Farms Join us for this unique after - hours program scheduled to highlight January’s “Wolf Moon” and Duke Farm’s spectacular Orchid Range. Meet in the Farm Barn Orientation Center for check in then take a moonlit walk to the Orchid Range to explore the wide variety of plants and to learn why and how they thrive under specialized conditions.

 

Snow, winter hike, nature center, New Jersey Welcome Winter Hike! Dec. 22, 2019 at 3pm Closter Nature Center

Sunday, December 22nd at 3pm

Come one, come all to Closter Nature Center! Layer up your winter clothes, meet at the cabin, and join us for an afternoon forest adventure.