Virtual film screening & Q & A with the film-maker
Sunday, Dec. 11, 2:30PM

Wild in the Garden State, a film by Sarah Galloway, is the story of connecting to the natural world in suburban New Jersey. Dave and Sarah are city transplants with no gardening experience who want a beautiful, ecological garden. The documentary short (30 minutes), shot over 10 years, will attract experienced and new gardeners who want to spend less time maintaining a pristine — and unhealthy — lawn and more time enjoying the natural world, right in their own backyard.

Zoom registration link:

Highland Park Sustainability Projects

Become a Volunteer!


Storm drains collect stormwater from streets and transports it to local underground waterways. When it rains or snows, runoff can carry litter, debris and other pollutants from the street to the drains which during heavy rain can overwhelm the drains and send litter and pollutants into the stormwater sewer system and eventually into our waterways. Litter and debris can also clog drains, flooding local streets and filling the roadways with trash.

For this project, residents adopt one or more storm drains in their neighborhood and periodically check, and if needed remove, litter from the top of the drain.  This helps to reduce localized flooding, and keep our stormwater infrastructure and waterways. Learn more and sign-up here.


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Lower Raritan Watershed Partnership>>





Are you tired of seeing trash on our streets and sidewalks, in our parks and other natural areas?  So are we.  Do you wish you could do something about it?  Well, we are!  And so can you!  

Join Sustainable Highland Park and Highland Park Ecology and Environmental Group for our trash clean-ups.  

Cleanups for the remainder of 2022 will be on the 1st Saturday and the 3rd Sunday of each month.  

Gloves, bags, and other supplies will be provided. 

See the schedule here.



For resources and information about plants and flowers that attract pollinators, particularly in New Jersey click here

Learn more about Sustainable Highland Park
Next meeting: December 21st, 7:30PM

Meetings are generally the 4th Wednesday of each month and are open to all

Currently, all meetings are held via teleconferencing on Zoom.

The Zoom link for the meeting is available on the Borough website calendar.

Earth Day -- May 1, 2022

Earth Day 2022

Rutgers Environmental Stewards

The Rutgers Environmental Steward program trains volunteers on how they can take action to help solve environmental problems in their communities. 

Check out their inspiring Earth Day, Every Day Webinar Series.  For example, this webinar: From Rain Gardens to Rain Barrels; Protecting Watersheds at Home

Webinars of Interest

Backyard Composting:

Middlesex County Master Gardeners: ; Helpline: 732 398-5220
Everyone's Farm
If we grew where we were planted, what a lovely garden the world would be!
Learn More & Register to Join