Tag: pollinator project

May 20 – Pollinator Planting in New Brunswick’s Buccleuch Park

Please join the LRWP, New Brunswick Environmental Commission, New Brunswick Parks & Gardens Commission, Rutgers’ Collaborative Center, and the New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architecture to help plant milkweed in our pollinator garden in New Brunswick’s Buccleuch Park. At this event we will focus on planting hundreds of milkweed plants started from seed by community members!

This effort is an outgrowth of the LRWP’s effort to improve habitat connectivity in our urban watershed, and we have been working on this project for 2+ years. Please plan to bring (if you have them) garden gloves, trowels and smaller hand tools, shovels and rakes, compost, watering cans. PLEASE LABEL YOUR TOOLS!

We will be working across from the gazebo next to the wood chips in Buccleuch Park (321 Easton Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901) from 10-noon.

Sept 25 – Raritan River Festival

The Original Raritan River Festival was started by Pete Seeger and his fellow environmentalists 35 years ago – this annual event is a full day of family oriented events.

Please plan to join the LRWP and friends on Sunday September 25, 2016 from noon-6 pm in New Brunswick’s Boyd Park for this year’s Raritan River Festival!

Three stages will be running throughout the day, with other activities including the rubber duck race, cardboard canoe race , environmental activities and more. Food, vendors and beer garden on the grounds.

The LRWP and coLAB Arts will showcase sculptures created as part of the third annual “Watershed Sculpture Project.” Activities include hands-on art projects, milkweed seed pod preparation for pollinator gardens and more!

Free Admission!

GPS Coordinates: N 40° 29′ 39.9192″, W 74° 26′ 15.9534″

Driving Directions:

From Route 1 :
• Take Route 18 North
• Pass through the first light at Paulus Boulevard
• STAY TO THE RIGHT after this light Follow signs towards New Brunswick Exits/Route 27
• Continue through two (2) traffic lights (DO NOT TURN AT THE SIGN FOR BOYD PARK)
• Pass under New Street
• Make the first right into the New Brunswick Landing – ENTRANCE IS BEFORE THE EXIT FOR ROUTE 27 NORTH/HIGHLAND PARK

From New Jersey Turnpike:
• Take the NJ Turnpike to Exit 9 (New Brunswick)
• Follow directions for Route 1