Saturday, April 30th – Our Grand Finale
For our final events of this week-long celebration, we offer a combination of in-person events in communities around the county, as well as our Green Get Together at Lawrence High featuring a Bike Rodeo, an Electric Vehicle Meet-up, composting demo, a demonstration on how to make reusable bags from old t-shirts, and much more. All events are free.
In Person Around the County
9am – Tree Planting at Benjamin Temple House (Ewing) Hosted by the Ewing Green Team and Ewing Environmental Commission. (27 Federal City Road, Ewing)
9:30am – Meet the Birds of Colonial Lake with Washington Crossing Audubon (Lawrence) Would you like to get to know the birds of Colonial Lake better? Join this walk, perfect for beginners, to meet some of the birds who visit and live at Colonial Lake. A limited number of binoculars will be available for use during this walk courtesy of the Washington Crossing Audubon Society. We will meet birds who live in the water and around the lake, possibly including great blue herons, cormorants, osprey, mallards, cardinals, gulls, and more. Jeff Hoagland, Education Director at the Watershed Institute and Board member of the Washington Crossing Audubon Society will be our guide on this short walk. Learn more. (Colonial Lake Dr., Lawrence)
11:30am – Protecting Colonial Lake (Lawrence) (Friends of Colonial Lake) Living on a lake comes with gifts – a bald eagle flying overhead; the color of sunset in the water; and a family of mallards swimming along the shoreline – but it also comes with responsibilities. Explore the concept of non-point source pollution in a walk along the lake and in the neighborhood. Jeff Hoagland, Education Director of the Watershed Institute will lead a walk to discover how our activities in and around the neighborhood impact water quality in the lake. (Try our Enviroscape model to learn the many ways non-point source pollution enters our waterways.) Meet some of the animal residents and guests of the lake as we explore the lakeshore, finding and mapping storm drains. Join this relaxed and informative walk to learn how you can help Colonial Lake. Learn more. (Colonial Lake Dr, Lawrence)
1:30pm Tree Planting at Colonial Lake Park (Lawrence) (Friends of Colonial Lake) The Friends of Colonial Lake Park will be contributing to park tree replenishment by donating and planting a number of trees. Join us by digging in and learning about proper tree planting from Nick Bosted, from the Lawrence Nature Center, while contributing to the enhancement of the park. (Register here.) (Colonial Lake Dr, Lawrence)
1:30pm & 2:30pm – Nature Under the Microscope (Hamilton) Explore nature up close, really close! They’ll guide you through the use of a microscope to examine their collection of insects, butterfly wings, feathers, seeds, plus any natural treasures that you find while you explore outside the nature center. (learn more) Register here! (Tulpehaking Nature Center, 157 Westcott Avenue, Hamilton)
? – First Responders’ Memorial Oak Tree Planting (Lawrence) The Lawrence Township’s Shade Tree Commission is making a White Oak plant available to any interested party for planting at the First Responders’ Memorial. Pilla Avenue in Lawrence Township
GREEN GET TOGETHER
Our Green Get Together will run from 10am to 2pm at Lawrence High This is a rain or shine event. Please enter via Gainsboro Road (Princeton Pike entrance will be blocked off.) (map) Highlights are listed below, but swing by for a bit to check out other offerings.
Bike Rodeo – Children bring your bikes, receive a new well-fitting helmet from Capital Health Safe Kids Program. Learn how to ride your bike safely on the Rodeo trail.
Electric Vehicle Meet-up – Talk to people who own electric vehicles/bikes
Reusable Bag Giveaway – at our info table
Reusable Bags from T-Shirts Demo (Ewing Green Team) – Green Team member Heidi Furman will show participants how to create no-sew reusable, washable bags from t-shirts. (flyer)
Native Plant Pick Up (Ewing Green Team) – order in advance
Composting Demonstration and Worm Sale – by Melissa Roe
Clothing Repair Demo – Offered by HomeFront Sewing Space
Chalk Art on the pavement – Kids, express your feelings about the environment with chalk art.
Decarbonize Your Home Tips for Homeowners (Hopewell Valley Green Team) –
Sustainable Landscaping (Sustainable Princeton) – Learn about the benefits of battery-operated landscaping equipment from Josh Perlsweig.
PSEG Direct Install Program – Small Businesses can learn about energy saving/money saving programs from PSE&G representatives on site.
Greener Kinder Smarter (Refill Vendor from Trenton Farmers Market) Making it easier to live a low-waste, plastic free life. (70 Spruce Street, Lawrence)
River Friendly Program (The Watershed Institute) – Learn how to reduce polluted runoff into nearby streams by managing stormwater on properties and changing habits to minimize adding pollutants to the environment. (31 Titus Mill Road Pennington)