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Salamander update #13

Posted by Friends EB EC on April 17, 2014 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Sally the salamander visited Warnsdorfer and Lawrence Brook elementaty shcools, where the students gathered information on the annual amphibian migration as part of the “Why does the salamander cross the road?” unit of study. (http://www.ebnet.org/files/filesystem/Enews4-10.pdf)


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Native Plant Sale

Posted by Friends EB EC on April 17, 2014 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (0)

The Musconetcong Watershed Association will hold its annual

Native Plant Sale

Saturday, April 26, 9AM - 2PM

Location: 10 Maple Ave. Asbury, NJ

• Promote use of Native Plants

• High quality Perennials / Trees & Shrubs

• North American...

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Rutgers Energy Institute - Ninth Annual Energy Symposium on May 6, 2014

Posted by Friends EB EC on April 16, 2014 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Rutgers Energy Institute - Ninth Annual Energy Symposium on May 6, 2014

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Butterfly Park - Work Day Back to calendar

Posted by Friends EB EC on April 14, 2014 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Butterfly Park - Work Day


Saturday April 19, 2014 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
260 Rues Lane, East Brunswick, NJ 08816  (

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Help Mulch and Groom Flower Beds in Butterfly Park

Posted by Friends EB EC on April 13, 2014 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (0)

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. – The Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission invites volunteers to help mulch and groom the flower beds in Butterfly Park from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 19. The park is located adjacent to Great Oak Park at Winton Road and Ryders Lane. Parking lot entrance is on Rues Lane.

 

Volunteers should bring gloves and may also bring shovels. Groups are also welcome to help.

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Salamander update #12 - Beekman Road will be closed tonight for amphibian protection

Posted by Friends EB EC on April 7, 2014 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Beekman Road will be closed today, Monday, April 7, for amphibian migration.

The road will be closed from 7pm until 6am tomorrow morning.

It is possible that the whole population of spotted salamanders have already migrated to the veranl pool during pevious rainy nighs. However,  we decided to clost the road tonight beacuse the ground is wet, the rain continues, and the tempratures are high enough for amphib...

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Farmers Market - Sunday, April 6, 10am-2pm at the EB CAC

Posted by Friends EB EC on April 3, 2014 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)

East Brunswick Spring Farmers Market

Sunday, April 6, 10am-2pm, at the EB Community Arts Center

 721 Cranbury Rd, East Brunswick, NJ 08816  
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Community Garden plots update

Posted by Friends EB EC on April 2, 2014 at 9:40 PM Comments comments (0)

All plots have been assigned for 2014. If you would like to be put on a waiting list for any plot that opens up, please submit the registration form (click link below) but do not yet send payment. You will be notified if a plot becomes available and can submit payment at that time.

http://www.friendsebec.com/gardenregistraion.htm

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Spring cleaning - donate gardening tools

Posted by Friends EB EC on April 2, 2014 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Do you have garden tools you no longer use? Wheelbarrow that is taking space in your garage? An old lawnmower that was replaced by a new one?

Donate any garden tools, wheelbarrows and lawnmowers to The Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission. The tools will be used at the East Brunswick Community Garden and at Butterfly Park.

Only items in working condition, please.

Please contact us for pickup –...

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Spring Farmers Market - April 6, 10am-2pm

Posted by Friends EB EC on April 1, 2014 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Join us for the spring Farmers Market.

Join Farmers and vendors for all types of farm raised products and assorted other goodies.

10am-2pm at the East Brunswick Cultural Arts Center.

 For a vendor list, please visit www.friendsebec.com


Today is the last day to support Butterfly Park when you shop at Macy's

Posted by Friends EB EC on March 31, 2014 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Support Butterfly Park when you shop at Macy's

Butterfly Park has been selected for “

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Rutgers Cooperative Extension April 2014 Events

Posted by Friends EB EC on March 31, 2014 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Rutgers Cooperative Extension

of Middlesex County

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Salamander Migration Update #11

Posted by Friends EB EC on March 30, 2014 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (2)

Beekman Road will be closed today, Sunday, March 30, for amphibian migration.

The road will be closed from 7pm until 6am tomorrow morning.

Although there were many spring peepers, no salamanders were found crossing the road yesterday. It is possible that the whole population if spotted salamanders made it to the veranl pool. However,  we decided to clost the road tonight beacuse the ground is wet, the rain continues, and the tempratures are high enough for amphibian activit...

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Salamander Migration Update #10

Posted by Friends EB EC on March 29, 2014 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Beekman Road will be closed today, Saturday March 29, for amphibian migration.  The road will be closed from 7pm until 6am tomorrow morning.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS ABOUT SAFETY AND FLASHLIGHTS

NEVER (AND WE MEAN NEVER) WALK BEEKMAN ROAD AT NIGHT IF THE ROAD IS NOT CLOSED!!!

If the road is closed and you come out a...

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Salamander Migration Update #9

Posted by Friends EB EC on March 28, 2014 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Beekman Road will remain open to car traffic today, Friday, March 28th.  With very little rain in the afternoon, and no rain in the evening, we think the ground will not be wet enough for salamander to move. 

We are watching the weather for tomorrow - and as of now we are thinking of closing the road on Saturday, March 29th.  Please check the website / Facebook / Twitter for updates.

IMPORTANT REMI...

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Salamander Migration Update #8

Posted by Friends EB EC on March 20, 2014 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (1)

What happened last night? From an ecological perspective, the temperatures were around 40 near dark and the steady rain held off until about 8:30. The afternoon rain that began about 4:00 didn't last long although it certainly increased the humidity and wetted everything down. For anyone arriving just after dark, at first it was simply an empty, cold, wet road. Still fun and exciting but lacking any amphibians. From about 7:30 to 8:30 the rain began again but was generally light and intermitt...

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Butterfly Park

Posted by Friends EB EC on March 20, 2014 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Do you know that Butterfly Park was given an environmental quality award by the federal Environmental Protection Agency in 2004?  Read about the award here

In 2014 Butterfly Parks has been selected for “Heart Your Par...

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Salamander Migration Update #7

Posted by Friends EB EC on March 19, 2014 at 7:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Beekman Road will be closed tonight. According to the NOAA forecast today looks to be damp with some light precipitation in the afternoon transitioning to rain after dark. Temperatures will be just above 40. With the big night exactly one week ago it is hard to know what might move on these subsequent rain events. But spotted salamander and frog migrations to vernal pools tend to occur in waves so we close the road to insure we don't miss any. 


Here is the latest NOAA f...

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Birding day

Posted by Friends EB EC on March 18, 2014 at 11:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Join the East Brunwick Environmental Commission for a day of birding around town.  We will bisit a few location and count the number of birds and species we can see.

Meet at the Crystal Springs parking lot at 8am.

Bring Binocular and wear walking shoes.

 

 

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Salamander Migration Update #6

Posted by Friends EB EC on March 18, 2014 at 7:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Since the big night last Wednesday, there hasn't really been any combination of temperature and precipitation to suggest another migratory movement or much amphibian activity. But all that may change tomorrow if the NOAA forecast pans out:


A chance of showers after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45. Southeast wind 7 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch po...

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