FOLLOW-UP TO JUNE 26TH QUEEN OF THE SUN FILM EVENT AT WAGNER FARM ARBORETUM, SEPTEMBER 18, 7PM.
REGIONAL POLLINATOR PARTNERSHIP MEETING - Thursday, September 18 at 7pm at Wagner Farm Arboretum - - Eileen Ferrer, Leader of the North Chapter of the New Jersey Native Plant Society, will speak of the benefits and how to incorporate Native Plantings in residential and public landscapes. Learn how your plant choices can support the environment, pollinators, birds, butterflies and mammals in your your yard and still look beautiful!
Eileen will also discuss best practices to encourage an abundance of healthy pollinators in our area.
Attendees are invited to bring a few "mystery plants" that may be native and beneficial, for Eileen to identify.
As we learned in June, during Watchung Environmental Commission's, "Queen of The Sun" film event, "Pollinator Armies" urgently require our assistance to reverse their shocking population declines that began worldwide in mid 2000's.
Watchung Environmental Commission member, Pam Lewis has collaborated with Laura Mandell, Chair of Warren Green Team, along with hosting partner, Wagner Farm Arboretum to showcase and engage our communities in ideas that will support health of our local pollinators.
DEP to hold Job Fair for Military Veterans on September 17th
How to Safely Operate a Backup Generator
Farmer's Market - Dates: 9/21, 10/5, 10/12 and 11/2
Expired And Unused Medication Collection - September 27, 2014
Effective Monday 8/18/14:
The Watchung Municipal Court/Violations Bureau is now located at: North Plainfield Borough Hall, 263 Somerset St, North Plainfield. 908-769-2265
ALL QUESTIONS AND PAYMENTS FOR BOTH TRAFFIC AND CRIMINAL MATTERS WILL BE HANDLED AT 263 SOMERSET STREET, NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ
OFFICE HOURS: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Municipal Court sessions/court appearances will remain at the Watchung Municipal Court facility, 840 Somerset St., Watchung, NJ. Court sessions for the balance of 2014 are August 20, September 3, September 17, October 1, October 15, November 5, November 12, December 3 and December 17.
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DEP Tips On Encounters With Black Bears
NOTICE TO RESIDENTS:
Some residents have heard about the proposal/request of Pilgrim Pipeline to utilize the PSE&G right of way for the construction/installation of a pipeline. If approved, the pipeline would apparently run from Albany, NY to Linden. We have been advised that some residents close to the PSE&G easement might have received a letter from either Pilgrim or PSE&G providing details of the proposed plan. If you or any resident that you might be aware of may have received any communication of this nature, please ask them to send a copy to Borough Hall either by e-mail to TAtkins@watchungnj.gov or regular mail. You can also contact Borough Hall at (908)-756-0080. Thank you.
Farmer's Market Vouchers for Older Adults
Fire Department Volunteers Urgently Needed
Did you know, that Hurricane Season is upon us?
Watch for Those Orange 'Curbing Hunger' Bags
20th Annual Collection to Benefit Local Food Banks
The Watchung Historical Committee is offering woven Watchung throw blankets at $50 to benefit the efforts of the Historical Committee to create and maintain the new Texier House Museum. This is the original design, as sold about 20 years ago, and it depicts our historic sites and important municipal buildings. Please contact Sue Tucker at 908-432-1388 or at firstname.lastname@example.org or any member of the Historical Committee to purchase a blanket. Checks should be made payable to: "The Watchung Community Foundation." Visit the Historical Committee's page for the Museum's hours and additional contact information.
Neighborhood Captain Program
PSE&G Customers Always on the Go
PSE&G Customers Urged to Conserve Electricity During
Attention: JCP&L Customers:
A new outage communication tool is available!
JCP&L has a new enhanced 24/7 Power Center online outage map, available
at www.jcp-l.com. It displays individual outages, with best-available estimated restoration times, as well as the cause of the service disruption. Click on "My Town" when you enter this link.
Visit www.firstendergycorp.com/connet for information on how to connect directly to JCP&L with your mobile tools.
An Important Message from PSE&G:
We've heard your calls for better communication and made some significant changes there, too. We've ramped up our pre-storm messaging across all channels, with a focus on helping you understand what to expect from an event, how you can prepare and stay safe, and how you can best communicate with us. We launched MyAlerts, which allows our customers to opt in for text messages as well as email notifications about outages in their area and service restoration. We urge all our customers to sign up for MyAlerts (http://www.pseg.com/myalerts) and to update contact information with us now, before the next storm hits. Meanwhile, more communications upgrades are on the way. By this spring, customers will be able to report outages via text message, too. And, very soon, customers will be able to get localized outage information online and through their smart phones
The Borough of Watchung is offering mulch on a first come, first serve basis beginning Wednesday, November 6th at the Ness Property site, located at 666 Mountain Boulevard between the hours of 7:00 am and 3:00 pm This mulch will be available to both residents, non-residents, landscapers, contractors, etc. FREE for pickup ONLY.
Please call 908-756-00091 to schedule an appointment.
The Borough is looking for residents who are willing to work on our volunteer boards.
2014 Somerset County Municipal Shred Dates