Communities respond to anti-Semitism

Religious and government leaders take a firm stand following hateful graffiti, JCC bomb threat

Communities respond to anti-Semitism

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE / WEST ORANGE, NJ — Things have certainly been tense in America in the last few months, with organizations like the ACLU showing a marked increase in anti-Semitic, Islamophobic and racist incidents. Unfortunately, Essex County has also experienced some of this hatred. Residents and officials in Essex County were disheartened during […]

County parks system earns three awards

WEST ORANGE / MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Essex County Parks System received three awards from the New Jersey Recreation and Parks Association on March 7. The African Adventure Giraffe Exhibit and Savanna Cafe at Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange and the Essex County Glenfield Park Playground in Montclair were given the Excellence in Design […]

Deer management program culls 89 animals from reservations

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County recently announced that 89 deer and 56 unborn deer were removed from South Mountain Reservation and Hilltop Reservation during the 2017 deer management program. The program, which was held on six days between Jan. 17 and Feb. 14, is geared toward revitalizing the forest ecology by reducing the number […]

SMC annual public meeting

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Mountain Conservancy will hold its annual public meeting Thursday, March 16, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St. in Maplewood. Attend the meeting to learn about the conservancy’s programs, sign up for activities and hear a guest speaker.

Become a frog-watcher for the SMC

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The South Mountain Conservancy is looking for dedicated volunteers to add to its FrogWatch USA team in the South Mountain Reservation this season. In collaboration with Cora Hartshorn Arboretum, the conservancy is looking to build a new local chapter; identify and count frog species in reservation wetland habitats; and collect data […]

Essex County outlines plans for 10th annual deer management program

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County recently outlined plans for the 2017 deer management program in South Mountain Reservation and Hilltop Reservation. This is the 10th year of the program, which is geared toward revitalizing the forest ecology by reducing the number of deer. The program will not be held in Eagle Rock Reservation this […]

SMC to co-host holiday party

MILLBURN, NJ — Don’t start your winter hibernation just yet. The South Mountain Conservancy, Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Greenwood Gardens invite the public to a joint holiday season celebration on Wednesday, Dec. 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the arboretum, 324 Forest Drive South, Short Hills. Come celebrate the season and meet others dedicated […]