Memorial Day Duck Race is huge success

Memorial Day Duck Race is huge success

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Mountain YMCA 2019 Duck Race on Memorial Day, May 27, was a resounding success, drawing large crowds into Memorial Park for this nostalgic event. This year, the duck race raised $23,914 that will help change children’s lives. More than 75 percent of the proceeds goes to the Financial Assistance Program […]

Bio-Blitz at the South Mountain Reservation

Bio-Blitz at the South Mountain Reservation

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — South Mountain Reservation will hold Bio-Blitz, a 24-hour even for species identification, from 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, to 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 23. Scientists and experts will be collecting data throughout the 2,110 acres of South Mountain Reservation, with an emphasis on birds, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, fish, insects, […]

Maplewood’s Rahway River Cleanup and community picnic

Maplewood’s Rahway River Cleanup and community picnic

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood is holding its annual Rahway River Cleanup on Saturday, May 4, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Maplewood Memorial Park. The event will also include a community picnic. Check-in tables will be at the bridge near the Civic House, 124 Dunnell Road, and in the high school parking lot at […]

Maple Leaf Awards to honor local volunteers

Maple Leaf Awards to honor local volunteers

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The 51st annual Maple Leaf Award Ceremony and brunch on Sunday, May 5, will honor Mike David, Robert McCoy and Mike Summersgill with Maple Leaf Awards for volunteer and community service; Bardin Levavy will be honored posthumously. “This year’s Maple Leaf Award recipients includes both relatively long-time and more recent residents of […]

BOT approves contract to reseed, fertilize playing fields

BOT approves contract to reseed, fertilize playing fields

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Board of Trustees unanimously approved at its Feb. 25 meeting a resolution approving a contract with Trugreen Commercial to reseed and fertilize the playing fields in South Orange and Maplewood, with the provision that weed-killing chemicals cannot be used on any South Orange fields. Trustee Howard Levison pulled […]

South Orange receives grant for floodplain reforestation project

South Orange receives grant for floodplain reforestation project

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Sustainable Jersey announced Feb. 18 that more than $38,000 was awarded to eight New Jersey municipalities, including South Orange, for floodplain reforestation projects. The Roots for Rivers Reforestation Grant and Technical Assistance Program is a partnership between The Nature Conservancy, The Watershed Institute and Sustainable Jersey. In addition to South Orange, […]

Eighth annual River Day draws hundreds

Concerned environmentalists clean a dump truck’s worth of trash from the Rahway River in SO

Eighth annual River Day draws hundreds

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — A cloudy, cool day didn’t stop South Orange residents from donning rain boots and rubber gloves and heading to Mead Street for the village’s eighth annual River Day celebration, an afternoon dedicated to cleaning up the section of the Rahway River running through South Orange. Town officials, students and residents picked […]

River Day flows into its 8th year

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The weather is finally warming, flowers are blooming and birds are singing. Unfortunately plastic bags are also flying, bottles are floating and snack wrappers adorn our river’s banks. It must be time for River Day, South Orange’s annual, community gathering to clean up the village’s section of the Rahway River and […]

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