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Full Moon Hike for Adults March 28 ~Tenafly, NJ~

Experience a guided 1½-2 hour walk (approximately 1½ miles) along the trails, on a night near the occurrence of a full moon. Participants will stop for a rest at the crossroads of the Purple and Allison Trail. This peaceful hike encourages reflection and connections with nature allowing hikers to experience the trails after dark.

SOURCE: https://www.tenaflynaturecenter.org

Location: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Avenue, Tenafly, NJ

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Eastern Woodlands Native Forest Defenders Invasive Species Removal Volunteer Events March 14 & 28 ~Tenafly, NJ~

The Tenafly Nature Preserve is under invasion and we need your help! A variety of non-native plants have been encroaching into our forest causing harm to native plants and reducing our biodiversity. These various plants referred to as Invasive Species can cause a myriad of damage if left unchecked, from toxifying soil to shading out native plants. For the forest ecosystem to continue functioning these invaders must be removed.

Help the Tenafly Nature Center eradicate these pesky plants twice a month with the Forest Defenders! Defenders will learn to identify different invasive species and work with our land manager to implement various removal techniques.

Forest Defenders is open to adults, teenagers & families. Kids 15 & under must be accompanied by a guardian. Hours spent with the Forest Defenders are eligible for school volunteer requirements.

SOURCE: https://www.tenaflynaturecenter.org

Location: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Avenue, Tenafly, NJ

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“A Scientist Visits the Mansion” Middle School Writers’ Competition DEADLINE June 14 Open to the Students in the NYC Tristate Area

The competition is open to all middle school students sixth through eighth grade in the Tristate area.

Participants will be tasked to write a story of a fictional event taking place at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion between 1868 and 1938. The cast of characters must include a doctor or scientist who became famous or infamous during the mid-to-late 19th century and members of the Lockwood or Mathews families. Young writers will learn about the families’ history, read biographies of the doctors and scientists, and explore the rooms in the Mansion where the event described could have taken place, using the Museum’s website as a reference. Students will create a short story that will include at least one doctor or scientist weaved into this narrative, and can introduce fictional friends visiting the Mansion as well.

SOURCE: https://www.lockwoodmathewsmansion.com

Location: Lockwood-Matthews Mansion Museum, 295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT

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Full Moon Hike for Adults February 27 ~Tenafly, NJ~

Experience a guided 11/2-2 hour walk (approximately 1½ miles) along the trails, on a night near the occurrence of a full moon. Please bring a flashlight and wear sturdy closed toed shoes. Program will be held entirely outdoors.

SOURCE: https://www.tenaflynaturecenter.org

Location: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Avenue, Tenafly, NJ


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Maple Sugaring for All Ages February & March 2020 ~Tenafly, NJ~

Experience at our demonstration stations how to identify a maple tree, how to drill a maple tree, and the process of boiling down maple sap to make fresh, warm maple syrup, a sweet treat for all to taste. All ages are welcome.

SOURCE: https://www.tenaflynaturecenter.org

Location: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Avenue, Tenafly, NJ


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Bergen County Zoo FREE Admission until March 1

The Bergen County Zoo is a “New World” zoo, exhibiting wildlife fromNorth and South America. You have the unique opportunity to view such rare and unusual species as Baird’s Tapirs, Andean Condors, American Alligators, Golden Lion Tamarins, South American Pampas, and many others.

Admission to the Bergen County Zoological Park is currently free. No tickets are required for admission from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. Free admission to the Zoo will close promptly at 3:00 pm.

SOURCE: https://www.co.bergen.nj.us

Location: Van Saun County Park, Paramus, NJ

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Corporate, Nonprofit, Municipal, State, & Federal Job Opportunities in the New York Tri-State Area

Education/Farm Jobs

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Play Golf in Fairfield, Bergen, Rockland, & Westchester Counties

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Bergen, Fairfield, Rockland & Westchester Medical Industry Employment

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EMT/EMS Certification Education in Bergen, Fairfield, Rockland and Westchester Counties

Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics typically complete a postsecondary educational program. All states require EMTs and paramedics to be licensed; requirements vary by state.

Employment of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics is projected to grow 7 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. Emergencies, such as car crashes, natural disasters, and acts of violence, will continue to require the skills of EMTs and paramedics.

Both a high school diploma or equivalent and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification typically are required for entry into postsecondary educational programs in emergency medical technology. Most of these programs are nondegree award programs that can be completed in less than 1 year; others last up to 2 years. Paramedics, however, may need an associate’s degree. Programs in emergency medical technology are offered by technical institutes, community colleges, universities, and facilities that specialize in emergency care training. Some states have EMR positions that do not require national certification. These positions typically require state certification.

SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics

NOTE: In many states you can start training for EMT/EMS as early as age 16!

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Plastic Free Shopping in the NYC Metro

Please use CONTACT form to provide information on businesses who are no longer using plastic packaging. I am not affiliated founders and/or employees of the following businesses on the list nor I do not receive any compensation. I am a customer dedicated to lowering my impact on the environment and believe in supporting those who believe the same. -Editor

  • Brooklyn: Package Free, 137 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249
  • Manhattan: Package Free, 75 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10011
  • Hastings-on-Hudson: Refill Room, 42 B Main Street, Hastings-on-Hudson, Westchester County, NY 10706-1201

Instead of giving a “physical” gift, give the gift of experiences! Memories are a lifetime:

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Farms & Farmers Markets in New York City Metro

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Recycling is not the answer. You MUST reduce your consumption.

FACT: unless you’re reducing your consumption of plastic, recycling means nothing

PROBLEM: plastic is everywhere and part of everything-including clothing

SOLUTION: do what can, when possible. Don’t buy unless absolutely necessary and there is no alternative.

What I’ve done:

  • Buy used clothes, to reduce demand for new resources to manufacture brand new clothes. 60% of my current wardrobe is used, including shoes and sneakers
  • Carry reusable silverware to use at work
  • Use mug or reusable cup at work for drinks
  • Refuse straws
  • Refuse packet condiments/disposable silverware (especially if it’s take out, you got it at home)
  • Buy vitamins in glass bottles (glass can be recycled over and over)
  • Having a party? Buy aluminum cans instead of soda in gallon. Aluminum can be recycled multiple times.
    Stop buying products that use excessive packaging
  • Become aware of how much garbage- including recycling, you make per day. There are some days I don’t make any garbage.

I made a conscious effort to be aware of my impact. I don’t worry about others, I do what I can. I am among millions on this planet that got companies changing their ways because they’re loosing money by not being mindful of the garbage they’re creating with their products.

Resources for reducing environmental impact in the New York City Metro from Found in Yonkers

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Own a home? Plant native plants to mitigate climate change, provide habitat and food for pollinators

Hilltop Hanover Farm Online Native Plant Sale February 1-March 19

Teatown Plant May 7 & 8, Ossining, NY

New York State DEC Spring Native Tree Seedling Sale thru May 12

DEC operates the Colonel William F. Fox Memorial Saratoga Tree Nursery, which produces tree and shrub seedlings for conservation plantings on public and private lands. Native New York seed sources are used when available. The nursery’s annual spring seedling sale is open to all interested customers in New York and bordering states.

For a fee, seedlings are shipped by designated truckers to a single location within certain counties. Customers pick up their orders at designated locations on specified dates, which are not set until early April.

SOURCE: https://www.dec.ny.gov

Pfeiffer Center Plant Sale May 14-16, Chestnut Ridge, NY


I have turned my front and back lawns into habitats for native insects. American lawns are modeled after British manor homes. Trying to achieve this archaic ideal has become so standard it’s cliche.

Tall native grasses of the Northeast were decimated to make way for smaller tropical and genetically modified smaller species which are easy to cut.

I’ve learned from untold research that trees, native plants and tall grasses that are allowed to flower provide the most food for native and migrating pollinators like bees and butterflies. Birds that do not migrate also benefit from seeds of mature grasses during the lean winter months when food is scarce.

My yard is a combination of food garden while the remaining is a native and non-native plants. Since I’ve changed from a manor house grass lawn I’ve had so many visitors to my lawn!

native goldenrod
Goldenrod-Native Plant
Spider laid it’s eggs on my American yew-Native
Native mantis on Mint (not native)

So basically, as stated in 1989’s Field of Dreams, “If you build it, they will come.”

Visit the Lady Bird Johnson Native Plant Center for native plants in your part of the United States.

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Apple & Pumpkin Picking in Bergen, Fairfield, Rockland, & Westchester Counties

You might have to make an appointment to attend, call ahead.

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Bergen & Westchester County Adult Sports Leagues

We pay for these services. But do we use them? Most of these parks systems offer affordable services for all ages. From camps, to music classes, continuing education, sports, theater and more! Plus you don’t always have to live in the locality to enjoy these services. Enjoy where you live!!

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Support Bergen, Fairfield, Rockland & Westchester’s Zoos, Animal Shelters and Sanctuaries

Whether its money, supplies, or volunteering animals in the New York City metro need your help!

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