Our Earth Day, Every Day sessions have been going strong on Monday evenings!
The 2nd half of the series is “In The City!” taking a focused look on environmental issues affecting our urban communities. Learn about avoiding soil contamination, combined sewer overflows impact on our rivers, navigating urban wildlife, and the impact of road salts on streams! Please join us and help us spread the word.
Below are links to share:
Our website: https://envirostewards.rutgers.edu/Earth-Day.html
If you would like to see more information regarding county information or events, please visit https://salem.njaes.rutgers.edu.
Updated State Efforts on Spotted Lanternfly Control
“Both state and federal field crews are conducting both survey and treatments throughout the season. Priorities are to safeguard the port environs (both air and maritime), then rails and truck pathways to contain the infestation to the state and not impact domestic and international trade. Second, crews are assigned treatments around vineyard locations then lastly at residential areas. This season crews have conducted treatments on 10,218 acres on 267 parcels (both large and small). This involved bark sprays on 3,540 trees using 442 gallons of material. With over 1,000,000 acres involved in the program we are asking residents to help control SLF by either treating their own properties themselves or using their landscaping companies to treat. ” – NJ Dept. of Agriculture, July 7, 2021.
Homeowners can get info about what to use from this website and attached fact sheet at https://www.nj.gov/agriculture/divisions/pi/prog/pests-diseases/spotted-lanternfly/business-resources/
See the fact sheet ‘SLF Homeowner Treatments’ for more information.
The Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources serves the residents of New Jersey through the development and dissemination of research-based information. Our goal is to teach people new skills and information so they can make better informed decisions and changes in themselves, their businesses, and personal lives. Broadly defined, our programs assist commercial businesses, governmental agencies, and residents through personal or group requests for assistance, information and consultation on issues related to agriculture, the environment, and natural resources management.
RES Class with Master Gardeners
Check out the Rutgers Environmental Stewards Class. The program continues to evolve and grow and I hope you’ll be able to join us this year.
The Rutgers Environmental Steward program is for anyone who wants to learn about the science behind important environmental issues affecting New Jersey. Stewards then give back to their own communities by helping to tackle local environmental problems. If you have a passion for the environment, a desire to learn and a willingness to volunteer, then this program is for you! Click here to read more and register.