secret brook

Lackawanna plaza hides a secret brook

Underneath much of Montclair runs a bubbling brook covered and culverted long ago to make way for sewers and development.
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MKA unveils its new green roof

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair Kimberley Academy had the grand opening of its new green roof just in time for Earth Day. The school held an opening reception on Tuesday for members of the media and the...

Community news brief: County announces Rutgers Environmental Stewards Program

 For more than 10 years, the Rutgers Environmental Stewards Program has trained adult volunteers in current environmental issues affecting New Jersey so they can help solve environmental problems in their communities. Each week, participants...
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Gardening: Prepare now for spring

By Jose German for Montclair LocalJose German is a New Jersey environmental activist, Essex County certified master gardener and Montclair resident. He is the founder of the Northeast Earth Coalition, a nonprofit environmental organization. Spring is...
water company

Water commission served with notice of violation over Bonsal tree clearing

The North Jersey District Water Supply Commission, which cleared over 70 trees at Alfonzo F. Bonsal Preserve in July in maintenance of its waterline, has been issued a notice of violation by the Department of Environmental Protection.
Pine

Community garden takes root on Pine Street

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThere is a new project taking root on Pine Street.With the closing of the Pathmark grocery store in Lackawanna Plaza, many nearby residents were concerned about the neighborhood having a local source...
recycling

MKA celebrates Earth Day with recycling, composting and gardening

In celebration of Earth Day 2018, the students and faculty at Montclair Kimberley Academy, are focusing on programs that help reduce waste in meaningful ways and connecting with service learning initiatives throughout the three campuses.  From...

PHOTOS: Butterfly release in Crane Park

PHOTOS BY KATE ALBRIGHTApproximately 200 people showed up for the end-of-summer Crane Park Monarch Butterfly release on Sept. 15. About 300 butterflies were raised by Trina Paulus author of “Hope for the Flowers”. Neighbors of...
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It’s all happening at the zoo: Montclair artists plan Earth Day kindie rock music...

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.newsPlants and animals and children just seem to go together. That’s one reason Montclair’s Jason Didner wanted to hold a “kindie rock” concert at Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange on Earth...
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Bonsal tree clearing, Clifton sewer relocation begins

By Jaimie Julia Winterswinters@montclairlocal.news The town of Clifton has begun felling trees on the northern edge of Alonzo F. Bonsal Preserve, beginning a year-long project to replace and relocate a sewer line in the Passaic...