Emerald Ash Borer Presentation Cancelled

The Emerald Ash Borer presentation scheduled for Tuesday, March 20th has been cancelled due to impending snowstorm.  It has been rescheduled for April 17th.  Hope to see you then instead.  In the meantime, stay safe and warm.

Ewing Community Gardens Update

Spring is not far off and it’s time to start making plans for the 2017 garden year. The Ewing Community Garden Association will meet Wednesday, February 15, 7:00 p.m. at the Ewing Township Senior and Community Center, 999 Lower Ferry Road.

The agenda will include:

  • Review of the Good Garden Neighbor guidelines
  • Update or re-approve garden bylaws
  • Elect Garden Council members
  • Review of the plot sign-up process for existing gardeners

Registration Details for the 2017 Gardening Season

The 2017 Registration for Garden Plots at the Ewing Community Gardens on Whitehead Road Extension Will Begin in March in the

Office of the Clerk (2nd floor)
2 Jake Garzio Drive
Ewing, NJ 08628

Plots are $5.00 each and you can purchase up to two plots.

Registration Dates

March 1, 2017 Registration will Open for Previous Year Plot Holders

March 15, 2017 Registration will Open for New Applicants

Owners of Plots in 2016 will have an opportunity to reserve their same plots from the prior year.

If there are still plots available on April 15th, 2017 you may purchase additional plot(s). Please call the clerk’s office at (609) 538-7608 to find out if more plots are available.

Requirements

You must be present to buy your plot(s).

Ewing Township residents only (proof of residency is required) No Exceptions!!!

The official opening of the gardens is weather determined and announced later in the season.


For information about the Ewing Community Gardens Association email ewingcommunitygardens@gmail.com.  Look for the upcoming ad in the March Ewing Observer.

EGT Annual Planning Meeting This Saturday, Jan 14th

The Green Team remains focused on making Ewing an even better place to live than it is now. The public is welcome to join us at our annual retreat to plan for our initiatives for the coming year. Please reference our Strategic Plan for additional information.

Date: January 14th
Time: 9 am – noon
Location: Ewing Senior and Community Center, Board Room, 999 Lower Ferry Road

Building Healthier Communities with Let’s Move and Million Hearts: New Environmental Insights Series Offering

As the summer heat begins to fade autumn is  a great time to resolve to live that healthier life we have long promised ourselves we would.   Join us at our monthly meeting on Wednesday, September 28th when Kedesch Altidor-Dorcély, Public Health Advisor for the US Department of Health and Human Services speaks about how we can build a healthier community using two of the nation’s stellar health programs, Let’s Move and Million Hearts. 

Let’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady, dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams.  Combining comprehensive strategies with common sense, Let’s Move! is about putting children on the path to a healthy future during their earliest months and years; giving parents helpful information and fostering environments that support healthy choices; providing healthier foods in our schools; ensuring that every family has access to healthy, affordable food; and, helping children become more physically active.  Everyone has a role to play in reducing childhood obesity, including parents and caregivers, elected officials from all levels of government, schools, health care professionals, faith-based and community-based organizations, and private sector companies.  Everyone’s involvement is key to ensuring a healthy future for our children.

Million Hearts® is a national initiative with an ambitious goal to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017.  Heart disease and stroke are the first and fifth leading causes of death in the United States. Every 43 seconds, someone in the United States has a heart attack, many of them fatal.  On average, one American dies from stroke every 4 minutes.  Launched by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in September 2011, Million Hearts® aligns existing efforts, as well as creates new programs, to improve health across communities and help Americans live longer, more productive lives.  Million Hearts® aims to prevent heart attacks and strokes by: empowering Americans to make healthy choices and improving care for people who need treatment.

Kedesch E. Altidor-Dorcély is employed with the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Region II in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health as a Public Health Advisor. She leads the Let’s Move! initiative addressing childhood obesity, Million Hearts initiative addressing heart attacks and strokes, chronic diseases efforts, and the Environmental Health program.  Before coming to HHS, she worked at the US Environmental Protection Agency as an Environmental Scientist working on Environmental Justice issues.  She attended the University of Florida and University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill where she received her degree in Environmental Science.

This program is the latest entry in our Environmental Insights Series, environmental presentations designed to engage Ewing residents in a public conversation about critical environmental issues and to spark new ideas concerning sustainability.

Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Ewing Senior and Community Center (ESCC), Community Room
Cost: Free and Open to the Public

Save the Date – Planning Board Meeting to Review GM Site Redevelopment Plan

Save the Date!  You’re invited to the Planning Board Meeting to review and discuss the application to develop the General Motors site.

Date: Wednesday, September 14th
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Ewing Municipal Building