West Orange receives $8.1K for cleanup, education

West Orange receives $8.1K for cleanup, education

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Andy Lewis, the senior director of North Operations for American Water Supply, recently presented a check at a Township Council meeting to Councilwoman Susan McCartney and the West Orange Assistant Director of Public Works Nick Salese Jr., who is also the town’s recycling coordinator. The check was for $8,100 and will […]

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

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 […]

Maplewood river cleanup and community picnic

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood is holding its annual Rahway River Cleanup on Earth Day weekend. The cleanup will be Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Maplewood Memorial Park; the rain date is Sunday, April 22. This year, there will be a community picnic, so stop by for some nourishment and […]

Rahway flood plan moves to New England corps for help

ESSEX AND UNION COUNTIES — The multimillion-dollar plan to mitigate major flooding along the Rahway River has reached the final approval stage and, to help move the project along, the review process has been transferred to the New England District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, officials said. “It’s not uncommon for work to […]

Rahway flood abatement work could still be 6 years off

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — With images of Hurricane Irma striking Florida dominating news coverage only two weeks after similar pictures from Hurricane Harvey’s devastation in Texas, local memories are being refreshed of Irene and Sandy — and the damage they wreaked. While local officials are pushing for action along the Rahway River and its tributaries, […]

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