Holiday contest helps raise awareness about nature and the environment

ROSELAND, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented awards to the children and families who participated in the Essex County Environmental Center’s 14th annual Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest on Monday, Dec. 17. There were 35 entries in this year’s contest. “Our Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest is a wonderful project […]

County to hold annual sustainable gingerbread house contest

ROSELAND, NJ — This December, participate in the 2018 Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest at the Essex County Environmental Center, 621B Eagle Rock Ave. in Roseland. The contest is free and there are a variety of categories in which participants can compete. The deadline to register is Saturday, Dec. 1, and all entries must […]

Area shutterbugs take home awards for photographing county parks

ROSELAND, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented awards to the nine winners in the Anual Essex County Parks Photography Contest. Winners were awarded in Adult and Youth categories and were recognized on Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Essex County Environmental Center in Roseland. “We congratulate the winners of the Essex County Parks […]

Master Gardeners plant sale

MONTCLAIR / ROSELAND, NJ — The Master Gardeners of Essex County are busy planning their annual plant sale. The sale will be held at the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens, 474 Upper Mountain Ave. in Montclair, on Friday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturday, May 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 […]

Students light up annual Earth Hour event at Edison NHP

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Just as the concept for the annual worldwide Earth Hour event has evolved, so too has the West Orange Environmental Commission’s annual event at Thomas Edison National Historical Park, held on March 14 and featuring a wide range of environmental initiatives. WOEC Chairman Mike Brick served as emcee for the event […]

County to hold spring and summer camps for children

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County invites children of all ages to participate in spring and summer camp opportunities at Turtle Back Zoo, Codey Arena and the Essex County Environmental Center. These affordable programs provide the campers with a fun and enriching experience while school is on recess. Turtle Back Zoo has several week-long camp […]

County crowns winners in annual gingerbread house contest

ROSELAND, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. presented awards to the children and families who participated in the Essex County Environmental Center’s 13th annual Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest on Monday, Dec. 18. There were 33 entries in this year’s contest. “Our Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest is a wonderful […]

Essex County Environmental Commission wins state award

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Association of NJ Environmental Commissions recently awarded the Essex County Environmental Commission with its Environmental Achievement Award for an ongoing series of roundtable programs where environmental issues are discussed. “We commend the Environmental Commission for creating a venue where information can be shared and dialogue started about timely issues affecting […]

County hosts annual sustainable gingerbread house contest

ROSELAND, NJ — Essex County invites the public to participate in the 2017 Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest at the Essex County Environmental Center. The contest is free and there are a variety of categories in which participants can compete. The deadline to register is Saturday, Dec. 2, and all entries must be delivered […]