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 to celebrate Earth Day

ROSELAND, NJ — The county’s 12th annual Earth Day Celebration will be at the Essex County Environmental Center, 621B Eagle Rock Ave. in Roseland, on Saturday, April 29, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This free, family-friendly event offers residents the opportunity to participate in hands-on educational games and activities, canoe trips, bird walks, environmental […]

Essex County hosts gingerbread house contest

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The public is invited to participate in the 2016 Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest at the Essex County Environmental Center. The contest is free and there are four categories in which participants can compete. The deadline to register is Saturday, Dec. 3, and all entries must be delivered on Saturday, […]

County announces eight winners in photography contest

ROSELAND, NJ — Eight local residents received awards in the annual Essex County Parks Photography Contest. Winners were awarded in adult and youth categories and were recognized on Saturday, Sept. 24, during the annual Fall Family Festival at the Essex County Environmental Center in Roseland. “We congratulate the winners of the Essex County Parks Photography […]

Redwood Junior Girl Scout Troop 20091 builds signs for environmental center

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Fifth-grade students in the Redwood Elementary School Junior Girl Scout Troop 20091 recently completed a months-long project that is likely to garner them a Bronze Award, the highest award a Junior can receive. In an effort to do something positive for the community, the troop responded to comments made last year […]