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‘High-Tech Scavenger Hunt’ Launched at Griggstown Grassland Preserve

‘High-Tech Scavenger Hunt’ Launched at Griggstown Grassland Preserve

Think of it as a high-tech scavenger hunt. That’s how some describe geo caching, the sport of finding hidden items on trails, using maps and GPS devices. It’s popular around the world, and on Oct. 27, a northern New Jersey caching group helped launch the trail at the Griggstown Native Grassland Preserve’s Cache Trail off […]

Geo Cachers to Gather at Griggstown Trail

Geo Cachers to Gather at Griggstown Trail

The Franklin Township Griggstown Geo Cache Trail will have its inaugural event at 1 p.m. Oct. 27. Between 50 and 75 “geo cachers” are expected at the event, to be held at the Griggstown Native Grassland Preserve, 1091 Canal Road. Members of the Northern NJ Geo Cachers Association will be at Griggstown to give GeoCache […]

Township Gets $2,000 Recycling Grant

Township Gets $2,000 Recycling Grant

The township has won a $2,000 grant which will be used for a new plastic bag recycling program. Franklin is one of four Somerset County towns – along with the county – being awarded grants through the  Sustainable Jersey small-grants program, which is funded in part by Walmart. The grant will be used for a […]

State Biologist Talks Turkey at Environmental Commission Meeting

State Biologist Talks Turkey at Environmental Commission Meeting

Apparently, single young men at 80s dance parties aren’t the only creatures on Earth who talk a lot and strut their stuff to attract the opposite sex. Turns out wild turkeys, do it, too. That and other facts about eastern wild turkeys were offered during a presentation at the Oct. 21 Environmental Commission meeting. Tony […]

Preliminary Plans Unveiled for New Township Park

Preliminary Plans Unveiled for New Township Park

There may be a new park in the township’s future. Preliminary plans for a new township park on the Catalpa farm property were presented Oct. 15 to the Open Space Advisory Committee. Under its current configuration, the park – as yet unnamed – would feature two cricket pitches, six tennis courts, two softball fields, three […]

‘First Saturday of the Month’ Recycling Drop-off Set

The next First Saturday of the Month drop-off day is Sept. 7, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Somerset County Recycling Center, 40 Polhemus Lane, Bridgewater. Accepted at the event are up to eight tires – with or without rims, scrap metal, used motor oil, oil filters, antifreeze and usual curbside materials, including […]