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East Brunswick Birding Day, December 20, 2014

Posted by Friends EB EC on December 15, 2014 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Come and join us on December 20 when the Environmental Commission will lead a day of birding around the town.

We’ll hit Dahlenbach, Edgeboro Landfill, Farrington Lake, and other locations. In previous years we’ve seen Common and Hooded Mergansers, Canada Geese, Mute Swans and other wintering ducks. Raptors have included Bald Eagles, Red-tailed hawks, Black and Turkey Vultures, and Kestrels. Perching birds might include Pipits, Kinglets, and White-throated, White-crowned...

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Freecycling, Rutgers studens & the Friends on the SEBS Newsroom

Posted by Friends EB EC on November 12, 2014 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Students taking an Environmental Science class at Rutgers helped during our recent Freecycling event.  Read more on the SEBS (School of Environmental and Biloloical Sciences) Newsroom website:

http://sebsnjaesnews.rutgers.edu/2014/11/rutgers-environmental-science-students-volunteer-at-local-freecycle-event/

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Freecyling, October 26, 2014

Posted by Friends EB EC on October 26, 2014 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Hundreds of people stopped by our Freecycling event to drop off things they no longer need and to find treasures to take home.

Chairs and tables, sewing machines, bread makers, pots and pans, printers, video games, clothes and shoes and many other items found new homes today. 

We thank the East Brunswick Department of Recreation, Parks & Community Services for their support.

It...

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Betterly Park work day - Ocbober 18, 9am

Posted by Friends EB EC on October 14, 2014 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Butterfly Park work day, Saturday, October 18, 2014, 9:00am-11:00am

 

Join the Friends and help with weeding of the flower beds and planting daffodil and tulip bulbs.

 

Butterfly Park is at the at the corner of Winton Road and Rues Lane.






Community Garden Harves Fest postponed - new date October 12, 2-4pm

Posted by Friends EB EC on October 11, 2014 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

The East Brunswick Community Garden Harvest Fest is postpone until tomorrow.

 

The EB Community Garden Harves Fest will be held on October 12, 2-4pm.

 

Farmers Market - October 5, 2014

Posted by Friends EB EC on September 9, 2014 at 10:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Sunday, October 5, 2014

10am-2pm

East Brunswick Cultural Arts Center

721 Cranbury Rd, East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816

Click here for more information

 ...

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Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County September 2014 Calendar of Events

Posted by Friends EB EC on September 6, 2014 at 8:20 PM Comments comments (0)

 

 

The following programs will take place at the EARTH Center, in

Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Ave., South Brunswick, NJ

Unless otherwise noted.

For more info on any program contact 732-398-5260

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Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County Garden Field Day/Open House

Posted by Friends EB EC on August 2, 2014 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)


On Saturday, August 16, The EARTH Center, home to Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County, will host their Garden Field Day/Open House from 11 AM to 3 PM. The event will take place in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Ave. South Brunswick, NJ and is great day of fun for the family in a beautiful park setting (raindate for the event will be August 17). Join us for 2014’s...

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Moths & Butterflies - book display at The Library

Posted by Friends EB EC on July 16, 2014 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Visit the East Brunswick Public Library for a display of children books about moths and butterflies.

Photo credit: Donna McEvoy


Why moths?

 

  • Moths are among the most diverse and successful organisms on earth.
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New Jersey is Where it all Started

Posted by Friends EB EC on July 3, 2014 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (0)

We’re proud that National Moth Week started in New Jersey in 2012 by the Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission. With its varied geography from seashore to mountains, New Jersey is a great state in which to observe and document moths in their habitats.

Public events for National Moth Week in New Jersey are scheduled from the northern reaches of the s...

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EB Environmental Commission's Big Day of Birding East Brunswick on May 3rd, 2014

Posted by Friends EB EC on May 4, 2014 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Osprey,   Photo credit: Steven Albert

Steven Albert, East Brusnwick Environmetnal Commission member, led the the EB Environmental Commission's Big Day of Birding East Brunswick on May 3rd, 201. He sent us this report:

A small group birded around town.  East Brunswick has a variety of e...

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Spring work day at Butterfly Park

Posted by Friends EB EC on April 19, 2014 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Thank you to all Friends and Youth council volunteers who helped weed and mulch at the park.


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)


O...

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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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