Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Beekman Road will be closed overnight between Church Lane and Davidson Mills Road.
If you need to drive on Beekman Road tonight, don't be annoyed by its closure. It's for the salamanders. Beekman Road between Church Lane and Davidson Mills Road will close at 6 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, Feb. 26 and reopen at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27. It will again be closed at 6 p.m. on Wednesday and reopen at 6:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, according to the East Brunswick Police Department. The reason for the closure is to accommodate the annual migration of the spotted salamander. Dave Moskowitz, president of the Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission has blogged on Patch explaining the migration and its local significance. Read two recent blogs about the salamanders here, here and here. Questions on the road closure can …
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Get out and explore the green spaces of East Brunswick, and then share it with us!
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Sunday, May 1, 2011
The Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission and the East Brunswick Patch are pleased to announce a new online series, East Brunswick Green. The series will spotlight nature and environmental topics around our town. The best part of this new forum is that we want you to be the authors by submitting your own stories, poetry and art about nature and the environment in our parks, open spaces, backyards or anywhere else in East Brunswick. Anything and everything environmental is open as a topic and children are welcome and encouraged to submit. We will feature these on the Friends website (www.friendsebec.com) and right here on East Brunswick Patch. Help us chronicle the wonderful biodiversity and all things environmental in our …
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Salamanders have started their yearly migration across Beekman Road off Church Lane.
With temperatures in the 50s and a steady, sometimes heavy rainfall, Sunday was a perfect night for some Spotted Salamander spotting. Cars lined Church Lane near Beekman Road. They filled the side streets and took up every bit of available space as people braved the weather to see this once a year event. Every year, the East Brunswick Environmental Commission and the Friends of East Brunswick Environmental Commission, working with the police department, closes Beekman Road, off Church Lane, for a few weeks in the spring so that hundreds of these four -legged creatures can cross from one side to the other. The salamanders leave their nesting grounds and make their way to nearby vernal pools to breed. After spending a few weeks there, the …