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 […]

Mayapple Trail Runs is back for 10th year

Mayapple Trail Runs is back for 10th year

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Runners are invited to register for the 10th Mayapple Trail Runs to be held Saturday, May 11, in the South Mountain Reservation. The races are organized by the volunteers of the South Mountain Conservancy with the support of the Essex County Parks Department. The USA Track and Field-sanctioned races provide an […]

Celebrate Arbor Day with the conservancy

Celebrate Arbor Day with the conservancy

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The South Mountain Conservancy will celebrate Arbor Day on Saturday, April 27. SMC’s Forest Regeneration Program is hosting a Special Preserve Work Day for anyone interested in volunteering. There will be a membership table and free tree giveaways. Work will be done within the Wildflower and Forest Preserve from 9 a.m. […]

12th annual Deer Management Program culls 300 deer

12th annual Deer Management Program culls 300 deer

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Tuesday, March 12, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced that a total of 200 deer and 100 unborn deer were removed from South Mountain Reservation and Hilltop Reservation during the 12th annual Deer Management Program. The program was held over 12 days between Jan. 15 and March 5. “Controlling […]

2019 deer management program begins this month in reservations

2019 deer management program begins this month in reservations

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County has released the plans for the 2019 Essex County Deer Management Program in South Mountain and Hilltop reservations. This is the 12th year of the program, which is geared toward revitalizing the forest ecology by reducing the number of deer. “Controlling the population by removing deer from South Mountain […]

Area shutterbugs take home awards for photographing county parks

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 […]

County residents win costume contests at annual ‘Strut Your Mutt’

County residents win costume contests at annual ‘Strut Your Mutt’

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. welcomed dog owners and their pets to the annual Essex County Strut Your Mutt Canine Costume Parades and Contests at Brookdale Dog Park Bloomfield/Montclair and at South Mountain Dog Park in Maplewood/Millburn on Saturday, Oct. 20, and Hilltop Dog Park in North Caldwell on Sunday, […]

Run with the Devils and raise money for health care

Run with the Devils and raise money for health care

WEST ORANGE, NJ — RWJBarnabas Health, the official health care provider of the New Jersey Devils, will hold its second “Running with the Devils 5K Run and Family Fun Walk,” in partnership with the New Jersey Devils, on Saturday, Nov. 3, at South Mountain Recreation Complex. Proceeds from the event will benefit programs and services […]

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