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2015 Earth Day Events in NJ

2015EarthDayEventsApril 22 is Earth Day, but there are events happening throughout New Jersey during much of the month. If you have an event to add, please do so in the comments section.

ATLANTIC COUNTY

Galloway
Earth Day Clean Up

Date: Saturday, April 18
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
Website: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/edwin_b_forsythe/

Clean Ocean Action’s 30th Annual Beach Sweeps
Date: Saturday, April 25
Time:
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Cost:
Free
Location:
Multiple locations (check website for details)
Website:
http://www.cleanoceanaction.org/index.php?id=aboutbeachsweeps  

Egg Harbor Township
ACUA’s 25th Annual Earth Day Festival

Date:
Sunday, April 26
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: 6700 Delilah Road
Website: http://www.acua.com/earthday/

BERGEN COUNTY

Fort Lee
NJ Palisades Interstate Park CLEAN UP!
Date: Saturday, April 11
Time:
Noon to 2 p.m.
Cost:
Free
Location:
Ross Dock Picnic Area, Palisades Interstate Park
Website:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/palisades-interstate-park-clean-up-tickets-15980912339

Tenafly
Earth Day Wildflower Ramble
Date: Saturday, April 18
Time:
1 to 2:30 p.m.
Cost:
Members, free; non-members $5
Location:
Tenafly Nature Center
Website:
http://www.tenaflynaturecenter.org/

Ridgewood
Earth Day Festivities/Green and Yellow Day
Date: Sunday, April 19
Time:
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost:
Free
Location:
Memorial Park at Van Neste Square
Website: http://www.ridgewoodchamber.com/events/details.php?month=4&event=1003

Paramus
Bergen County Zoo 8th annual Earth Day Celebration- Party for the Planet
Date: Sunday, April 19
Time:
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost:
Free
Location:
Bergen County Zoo
Website:
http://www.co.bergen.nj.us/DocumentCenter/View/3910

Hackensack
Hackensack Riverkeeper’s Rain Barrel Workshop
Date: Monday, April 20
Time:
6 to 8 p.m.
Cost:
Free to attend, pre-registration and $20 fee to build a barrel
Location:
Johnson Public Library
Website:
http://www.hackensackriverkeeper.org/event/build-your-own-rain-barrel-workshop/?instance_id=15030

Lyndhurst
Earth Day in the Meadowlands
Date: Wednesday, April 22
Time:
10 a.m.
Cost:
Free
Location:
DeKorte Park
Website:
http://meadowblog.net/

Bogota
Bogota Community Clean Up
Date: Saturday, April 25
Time:
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location:
Olsen Park, 162 West Main St.
Website:
http://www.bogotabeautiful.com/

Old Tappan
Northern Valley Earth Fair
Date: Saturday, April 25
Time:
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost:
Free
Location:
Stone Point Park, Westwood Avenue
Website:
http://www.nv-earth-fair.org/

Tenafly
Treasured Tree Friends
Date: Saturday, April 25
Time:
3 to 4 p.m.
Cost:
Members free; non-members $5
Location:
Tenafly Nature Center
Website:
www.tenaflynaturecenter.org

Tenafly
Guided Nature Walk

Date:
Sunday, May 3
Time: 3 to 4 p.m.
Cost: Members free; non-members $5
Location: Tenafly Nature Center
Website: www.tenaflynaturecenter.org

BURLINGTON COUNTY

Moorestown Township
State Arbor Day Ceremony
Date: Friday, April 24
Time:
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cost:
Free
Location:
Wesley Bishop Park (located on Church Street near Foster Road)
Website:
http://www.moorestown.nj.us/content/207/209/233/default.aspx

Maple Shade
Green Fair

Date:
Saturday, May 2
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: 57 Collins Lane
Website: https://www.facebook.com/sustainablemapleshade

CAMDEN COUNTY

Cherry Hill
6th Annual 2015 Sustainable Cherry Hill Earth Festival
Date: Saturday, April 25
Time:
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost:
Free
Location:
Croft Farm
Website:
http://www.sustainablecherryhill.org/get-involved/earth-day-festival/

CAPE MAY COUNTY

Cape May Courthouse
How to Spot Butterflies
Date: Monday, April 20
Time:
6 p.m.
Cost:
Free
Location:
Cape May County Public Library
Website:
http://events.cmclibrary.org/eventsignup.asp?ID=33128&rts=&disptype=info&ret=eventcalendar.asp&pointer=&returnToSearch=&num=0&ad=&dt=mo&mo=4/1/2015&df=calendar&EventType=ALL&Lib=ALL&AgeGroup=ALL&LangType=0&WindowMode=&noheader=&lad=&pub=1&nopub=&page=&pgdisp=

Clean Ocean Action’s 30th Annual Beach Sweeps
Date: Saturday, April 25
Time:
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Cost:
Free
Location:
Multiple locations (check website for details)
Website:
http://www.cleanoceanaction.org/index.php?id=aboutbeachsweeps

Cape May
Earth Day and Marine Debris Clean-up

Date: Saturday, April 25
Time: 9 a.m. to noon
Cost: Free
Location: Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave.
Website: http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionCenters/SectionNCCM/Introduction.aspx

CUMBERLAND COUNTY

Clean Ocean Action’s 30th Annual Beach Sweeps
Date: Saturday, April 25
Time:
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Cost:
Free
Location:
Multiple locations (check website for details)
Website:
http://www.cleanoceanaction.org/index.php?id=aboutbeachsweeps  

ESSEX COUNTY

Clean Ocean Action’s 30th Annual Beach Sweeps
Date: Saturday, April 25
Time:
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Cost:
Free
Location:
Multiple locations (check website for details)
Website:
http://www.cleanoceanaction.org/index.php?id=aboutbeachsweeps  

South Orange
South Orange River Day

Date:
Sunday, May 3
Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Floods Hill off of Mead Street
Website: https://www.facebook.com/SORiverDay

HUDSON COUNTY

Hoboken
City of Hoboken Green Fair

Date:
Saturday, May 16
Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Church Square Park
Website: http://www.hobokennj.org/greenteam/greenfair/

Secaucus
Secaucus 2015 Green Festival

Date:
Saturday, May 9
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Secaucus Xchange
Website: www.secaucusnj.org

HUNTERDON COUNTY

RHA’s Stream Cleanup
Date: Saturday, April 18
Time:
9 a.m. to noon
Cost:
Free
Location:
multiple locations around the watershed in Hunterdon, Somerset, and Morris counties
Website:
http://www.raritanheadwaters.org/streamcleanup/

Lambertville
SPLASH Delaware River Steamboat Floating Classroom at Lambertville ShadFest
Date: Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26
Time: Noon to 5 p.m.
Cost: $10
Location: Dock located on an access road behind the Inn at Lambertville Station
Website: http://steamboatclassroom.org/

MERCER COUNTY

Trenton
28th Annual Clean Communities Litter March
Date: Tuesday, April 21
Time:
9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location:
Kick-off at Trenton City Hall
Website: http://www.trentonnj.org/Cit-e-Access/news/index.cfm?NID=37072&TID=55&jump2=0

Lawrence Township
Mother Nature Festival

Date:
Saturday, May 9
Time:
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost:
Free
Location:
481 Drexel Ave.
Website:
http://www.lawrencenaturecenter.net/

MIDDLESEX COUNTY

Woodbridge
Woodbridge Earth Day Fair
Date: Saturday, April 18
Time:
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost:
Free
Location:
Woodbridge Community Center
Website: https://www.facebook.com/GreenableWoodbridge

South Amboy
Clean Ocean Action’s 30th Annual Beach Sweeps
Date: Saturday, April 25
Time:
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Cost:
Free
Location:
Raritan Bay Waterfront Park, 1 Keenan Way
Website:
http://www.cleanoceanaction.org/index.php?id=aboutbeachsweeps  

Edison
2015 Annual Edison Earth Day Celebration

Date:
Sunday, April 26
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Papaianni Park
Website: www.EdisonNJ.org

MONMOUTH COUNTY

Clean Ocean Action’s 30th Annual Beach Sweeps
Date: Saturday, April 25
Time:
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Cost:
Free
Location:
Multiple locations (check website for details)
Website:
http://www.cleanoceanaction.org/index.php?id=aboutbeachsweeps  

Earth Day Celebrations at Monmouth County Parks
Date:
Sunday, April 26
Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Bayshore Waterfront Park Activity Center, Port Monmouth, Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown, Huber Woods Environmental Center, Middletown, Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell, Thompson Park Visitor Center, Lincroft, Turkey Swamp Park Shelter Building, Freehold Township
Website: http://www.monmouthcountyparks.com/

MORRIS COUNTY

Chatham Township
Chatham Township Environmental Commission 13th Annual Open Space Workday

Date:
Saturday, April 18
Time:
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Cost:
Free
Location:
Green Village Road, across from Melrose Lane
Website: http://www.chathamtownship-nj.gov/CTEC/CTEC_Workday_2015.pdf

Rockaway River Cleanup
Date: Saturday, April 25
Time:
Noon
Cost:
Free
Location:
Rockaway Drive
Website:
http://www.boontontownship.com/

Mendham
Schiff’s Environmental Film Festival

Date:
Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26
Time: Saturday evening at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday matinee at 3 p.m.
Cost: Schiff members pay $15 per person or four for $40; Non-members pay $20 per person.
Location: 339 Pleasant Valley Road
Website: http://www.schiffnaturepreserve.org/filmfest2015.htm

OCEAN COUNTY

Tuckerton
Create Your Own Pollinators Garden
Date: Saturday, April 18
Time: 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Cost:
Free, pre-registration required
Location:
Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve
Website: 
http://jcnerr.org/

Clean Ocean Action’s 30th Annual Beach Sweeps
Date: Saturday, April 25
Time:
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Cost:
Free
Location:
Multiple locations (check website for details)
Website:
http://www.cleanoceanaction.org/index.php?id=aboutbeachsweeps  

PASSAIC COUNTY

Clifton
Earth Day Volunteer Kickoff at City Green Farm Eco-Center
Date: Wednesday, April 22
Time:
9 a.m. to noon and 5 p.m. to dusk
Cost:
Free (volunteers will receive a small gift of appreciation)
Location:
171 Grove St.
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/561433203999967/

SOMERSET COUNTY

Montgomery Township
10th Annual Montgomery Township Earth Day Fair
Date: Sunday, April 19
Time:
Noon to 4 p.m.
Cost:
Free
Location:
Montgomery High School
Website:
https://montgomeryearthddayfair.wufoo.com/forms/event-registration-form-2015/

Basking Ridge
Project EARTH Swamp Search Scavenger Hunt

Date:
Sunday, April 26
Time: Noon to 4:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: 190 Lord Stirling Road
Website: http://www.somersetcountyparks.org/

SUSSEX COUNTY

Andover
Yoga in the Park: Honoring the Earth
Date: Wednesday, April 22
Time:
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Cost:
$10
Location:
Kittatinny Valley State Park Visitor Center
Website:
http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/kittval.html

Vernon
Vernon Earthfest

Date:
Sunday, April 26
Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Heaven Hill Farm, 451 Route 94
Website: www.vernonearthfest.com

WARREN COUNTY

Musconetcong Watershed Association’s 23rd Annual Spring Clean-Up
Date: Saturday, April 11
Time:
9 a.m. to noon
Cost:
Free
Location:
Lake Hopatcong to the Delaware River, ending at MWA River Resource Center
Website:
http://www.musconetcong.org/full-calendar.php?date=2015-4-11

Work Day at the MWA River Resource Center
Date: Sunday, April 19
Time:
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost:
Free (lunch provided if you sign up in advance)
Location:
MWA River Resource Center
Website:
http://www.musconetcong.org/full-calendar.php?date=2015-4-11

Earth Day Hike at the Musconetcong
Date: Wednesday, April 22
Time:
5:30 p.m. (1.5 hour hike)
Cost:
Free for MWA members, non-members are asked to donate $3
Location:
Dennis Road access to the Gorge (182 Dennis Road, Bloomsbury)
Website:
http://www.musconetcong.org/full-calendar.php?date=2015-4-11

Native Plant Sale
Date: Saturday, April 25
Time:
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location:
River Resource Center
Website:
http://www.musconetcong.org/full-calendar.php?date=2015-4-11

Hope Township
Go Green With Hope, Green Fair
Date: Saturday, April 11
Time:
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cost:
Free
Location:
Hope Township Municipal Building
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/HopeNJEnv

Liberty Township
Trees for Tomorrow – Arbor Day Celebration
Date: Saturday, April 25
Time: 1 to 3 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Liberty Township Municipal Building, 349 Mountain Lake Road, Great Meadows
Website: http://libertytownship.org/