SANDY URGO RECEIVES GOVERNOR’S ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE AWARD

SANDY URGO RECEIVES GOVERNOR'S ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE AWARD The winners of the 19th Annual Governor's Environmental Excellence Awards were honored for various areas of environmental stewardship by theNew Jersey Department of Environmental Protection yesterday. Among the honorees recognized during the awards program…

The Weed-Eaters

It’s December and now that the colder weather is setting in, the goats that have called South Branch Preserve home since June have departed until next summer. Goats, you may ask? If you haven’t been out to South Branch Preserve,…

Introducing City Green Farms At South Branch Preserve

We recently broke ground to a 12-acre farm at South Branch Preserve in Mount Olive, New Jersey. Although food production won’t happen in the immediate future, the brisk, autumn day was full of promise. Through a newly formed partnership with…

Birds Of A Feather Flock Together

It is autumn and cold. Leaves are turning color but unevenly before falling. Then, as I look out my back window, everything turns blacks. My yard is being invaded by a plague of common grackles, about 100 or so. They…

A Few Pennies Goes A Long Way

When I was a young child, a few pennies could go a long way. I have fond memories of getting more than my fair share from a selection of Razzles, Bazooka Joe bubble gum and Astro Pops from the corner…

Geese May Safely Graze

Instinct is a strange thing. As the days in October start to get shorter and cooler, many of the birds found in New Jersey know it is time to fatten themselves for the long trip south to their wintering territories.…

Investors Bank Grants $5,000

On Thursday, September 20th, Investors Bank presented The Land Conservancy of New Jersey (TLC-NJ) with a grant of $5,000. David Epstein, President of TLC-NJ accepted this grant on behalf of the organization which was presented by Dinesh Jani, Branch Manager…

The Rapture Of Raptors

September means different things. End of summer. Back to school. For me, the start of hawk-watching season. New Jersey has mountains along with its highways, cities and oil refineries. On some there are platforms where many gather to watch southbound…

Team Preservation Tackles Gran Fondo NJ

On a rainy September morning, nine dedicated cyclists from “Team Preservation” braved the inclement weather – all for a good cause – to raise both awareness and funds for The Land Conservancy of New Jersey. Joining 2,200 other cyclists for…