• Peckman River Cleanup June 2

    The Verona Environmental Commission (VEC) is holding is annual cleanup of the Peckman River behind F.N. Brown school on Saturday, June 2, and it’s asking for volunteers to come out and help. The Peckman is only a...

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  • Free Trees On Earth Day

    The Verona Environmental Commission will celebrate Earth Day with a tree giveaway and cleanup at Grove Park on April 21. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at 42 Grove Avenue in Verona. The...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Verona Park Cleanup April 14

    The Verona Environmental Commission and the Verona Park Conservancy will be holding a cleanup of Verona Park and Verona Lake this Saturday, April 14. If you can help, you meet the organizers at 9 a.m. near the...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Verona Park Lake Cleanup Postponed To April

    The Verona Park Conservancy and Sustainable Verona are postponing their planned cleanup of the lake in Verona Park until Saturday, April 14. The groups say the rescheduling was prompted by the recent storms, which have left the...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Verona Environmental Commission Annual Report

    Three major cleanups of important green spaces, 17 site plan reviews, an expanded walk and bike to school day, and efforts to get town government to reduce both greenhouse gas emissions and impervious cover: All that and...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • On Giving Tuesday, Ways To Give Local

    Today is #GivingTuesday, and while many in Verona have undoubtedly made plans to give to favorite charities all over the country, there are also opportunities for philanthropy right here at home. There are ways to give money,...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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  • West Essex Trail Cleanup This Saturday

    Join the Sustainable Verona Team to clean up the trail! We are teaming up with the Verona and Cedar Grove Environmental Commissions, and Julia Bresnan, Watershed Ambassador for WMA 4. This is a family-friendly event. All ages...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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  • Forest Avenue Celebrates Walk To School Day

    Sponsored by the Verona Environmental Commission (VEC), on Wednesday, October 4, the district celebrated Walk & Bike to School Day. This year marked the 20th anniversary of National Walk to School Day, which was first organized in...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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  • New Park Playground Claims Old Park Tree

    On Wednesday, Essex County unveiled plans for a new playground in Verona Park. On Friday, it began to take down one of the park’s oldest trees, a towering oak that was part of Verona Park’s original Olmstead...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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  • Walk, Bike To School Day Coming

    Join students, families, school leaders, community partners and mayors around the country to celebrate the benefits of walking and biking to school. Walk or bike to support healthier habits, a cleaner environment, and pedestrian and bicyclist safety...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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