On May 22, a diverse group of public and private New Jersey leaders gathered at Rutgers University to engage in a dialogue about enhancing capacity in the Garden State to better plan for and adapt to a changing climate. Organized by the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance, the conference was designed to highlight leading climate preparedness and adaptation practices across the country, efforts underway in New Jersey, and new policies that are needed to strengthen preparedness capacity in many sectors of the state including agriculture, public health, transportation, energy, natural and water resources protection, and urban communities. Conference agenda and presentations by speakers are available.
WHEN: Tues., May 28, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m
WHERE: Rutgers Gardens, 112 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ. [Read more...]
In his over thirty years of working with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Frank Gallagher has explored the connection between people and landscape through both land management and academic research. He’s long protected the parks and forestry in New Jersey, with his shining accomplishment being the ecological planning for the 250-acre Natural Restoration of Liberty State Park. The park, which sits on a former chromium site, has been transformed into a vibrant wetlands natural area and is now one of New Jersey’s most visited parks. [Read more...]
On June 1, Rutgers Cooperative Center Extension of Middlesex County invites the public to visit the EARTH Center in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Avenue, South Brunswick, NJ, for a day of fun and educational activities.
The Rutgers Master Gardeners will open their Butterfly House on Saturday morning from 10 a.m. – noon and will remain open to the public every Saturday and Sunday in June, July and August. [Read more...]
For the fourth year in a row, a team of high school students from the Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Sciences (MATES) in Manahawkin, NJ, was the winner of the New Jersey Envirothon, held on May 4 at Girl Scout Camp Kettle Run in Medford, NJ. Rutgers Cooperative Extension (RCE) is among the sponsors of the environmental competition.
The winning team, consisting of Emily Golembiski of Little Egg Harbor, Jillian Hubbard of Toms River, Gillian Schriever of West Creek, Michael Signorelli of Toms River and Megan Tumpey of Brick, will represent New Jersey in the 2013 North American Envirothon at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana, in August. [Read more...]