Urban grant allows for planting of trees along Bloomfield side of park
Trees company in Brookdale Park. Workers planted 136 young trees throughout the Bloomfield side of the park Wednesday, which also spans Montclair, thanks to a more than $20,000 urban grant. The trees, which came from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Division of Community Forestry and were secured by Essex County and the New Jersey Tree Foundation, were planted along the roadside to supplement the park's already lush landscape. "Just to think, a few weeks ago we had Hurricane Sandy," said Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. "We had so many trees down," in other parks, he said, noting that Brookdale Park fared the best out of all county parks. Officials said 25 trees had to be removed from Brookdale Park in …
Parks to be shut down by noon on Sunday, officials say.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
All state parks and historic sites are scheduled to be shut down at noon on Sunday in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin announced today. According to Martin, safety concerns are forcing the closure and those who are camping now at state facilities across the state are being advised to prepare to leave those sites by mid-day Sunday. Martin also said those with reservations for next week are advised that parks may be closed through the entire week. Persons with reservations will be called by DEP personnel to reschedule their visits to state parks. After the storm passes through the state, the parks and historic sites will be assessed and re-opened on a case-by-case …