24-hour Bio-Blitz returns to South Mountain Reservation

24-hour Bio-Blitz returns to South Mountain Reservation

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Eleven years ago, volunteers traversed South Mountain Reservation with a fine-tooth comb, cataloging the plants, animals, insects and fish that lived on the 2,110 acres of county park. The “Bio-Blitz,” a 24-hour nature extravaganza, is returning to the reservation on June 22 and 23, from 3 p.m. to 3 p.m., sponsored […]

2019 Essex County SummerMusic Concert Series

2019 Essex County SummerMusic Concert Series

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The 2019 Essex County Free SummerMusic Concert Series brings a diverse group of musicians and entertainers to perform at locations throughout the Essex County Park System and provides residents with an evening leisure activity to enjoy the parks. This year’s series features three concert and fireworks spectaculars, Friday night concerts in […]

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, […]

Protecting the reservation for Arbor Day

SMC celebrates Arbor Day by managing reservation ecosystem

Protecting the reservation for Arbor Day

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The South Mountain Conservancy celebrated Arbor Day at the South Mountain Reservation on April 27, with volunteers doing clean up and planting in the Wildflower and Forest Preserve section of the park. Approximately 400 trees were planted in three hours and invasive species were cleared out of the area. The SMC’s […]

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. […]

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