Village wins grant for organic maintenance at Floods Hill

Village wins grant for organic maintenance at Floods Hill

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Environmental Commission won a $5,000 grant to test organic field maintenance at Floods Hill, a playing field heavily used by many community groups. The grant is from the StonyFIELDS #PlayFree initiative, a program from the organic farming company Stonyfield Organic, which is working with communities across the country […]

Cleanup begins to make way for the greenway

Cleanup begins to make way for the greenway

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Some regular visitors to the south end of New Waterlands Field in South Orange have been surprised to see many fallen trees removed and invasive knotweed being cleared. But what looks like deforestation now is actually the first step of a much larger project, many years in the making, which will […]

Gearing up for the downfall of plastic waste in SO

Gearing up for the downfall of plastic waste in SO

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange trustees, members of the South Orange Environmental Commission and members of the South Orange Police Department teamed up Dec. 8 and handed out 500 reusable bags to commuters in an hour! This is all in anticipation of Jan. 1, when the village’s ban on single-use plastic bags in stores […]

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, […]

Greener To-Go hits South Orange, Maplewood and Millburn

MAPLEWOOD / MILLBURN / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — During the weekend, from Jan. 11 to 13, the Green Teams of Maplewood, Millburn and South Orange joined together for Greener To-Go, a joint initiative made possible through a grant from Sustainable Jersey and funded by the PSEG Foundation. Through Greener To-Go, three participating restaurants made a […]

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 […]