Memorial Day - May 29 - Village Offices Closed

All Village Offices will be closed on May 29th in observance of Memorial Day.  There will be no garbage or recycling pickup on that day.  The Recycling Center will be open on Saturday, May 27th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

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VOTER REGISTRATION - Primary Election

The final day for voter registration for the Primary Election is May 16, 2017.  You may register to vote in the Village Clerk’s Office, in Village Hall, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and in the lobby of the Ridgewood Public Library, from 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on May 16, 2017.

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Memorial Day Service - May 29 - 11AM

Ridgewood American Legion Post 53 is conducting a Memorial Day service on Monday, May 29th 2017. It will take place at 11:00 am in Veterans Memorial Park at Van Neste Square. Everyone is invited to join us to honor all Americans who gave their lives so we can live in a free,secure and safe community.

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Help Honor Veterans at their Gravesites - 9 AM - May 20

Ridgewood American Legion Post 53 will be placing over 900 flags on veterans gravesites on Saturday, May 20th 2017. We will meet at at 9:am at Valleau Cemetery.

Everyone is invited to help us in this endeavor to honor those men and women in time for Memorial Day. Bring your children and friends and neighbors. A brief rite will take place  with playing of TAPS .

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Urban Forestry Expert Presents - Sustainable Street Tree Mgmt - May 9

NJ Urban Forestry Expert to Present 'Sustainable Street Tree Management' at Ridgewood Library

 
Ridgewood, NJ, events, sustainability, green
 

Taking comfort under the shade of an oak tree is one of summer’s greatest pleasures. But, have you wondered how these mighty trees are maintained, or how the village ensures a healthy and diversified tree canopy will comfort residents for years to come?

The Ridgewood Shade Tree Commission will welcome New Jersey Certified Tree Expert Nick Polanin to address these very questions on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 7:30 pm at the Ridgewood Public Library.

Sustainable Tree Management

Mr. Polanin will discuss sustainable street tree management, the problems facing our urban trees, the challenges and even liabilities involved with the selection of our street trees, as well as issues with care and maintenance, including pest management intervention.

Robust and Healthy Tree Ecosystem

"We are so excited to have Nick Polanin speak at the Ridgewood Library," said Monica Buesser, Chairperson of the Ridgewood Shade Tree Commission. "Village residents will have the unique opportunity to learn the complexities and importance of maintaining a robust and healthy tree ecosystem in our community.”

This lecture is free and open to the public. Continuing education credit is also available for attendees.

The Ridgewood Public Library is located at 125 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, New Jersey.

For more information, contact Monica Buesser, mkbuesser@gmail.com.

Having over 30 years of experience in the municipal, residential, and academic sectors of arboriculture and urban forestry, Nick has taught countless professionals and volunteers on many aspects within urban forestry. He has been nationally recognized for his leadership and educational initiatives in training arborists and other tree care professionals on the selection and care of trees and pest intervention, as well as sustainable street tree management. He currently serves as statewide coordinator for the Rutgers NJAES Master Gardener Program. Nick holds an M.S. in Horticulture/Urban Forestry (1989), and a B.S. in Natural Resource Management/Forestry (1982), both from Rutgers University.

Protect, Preserve and Enhance Shade Trees 

The Ridgewood Shade Tree Commission’s (STC) purpose is to protect, preserve and enhance the shade trees in the village. Shade Trees are defined as trees planted next to streets on the Village’s property. The STC’s goals are to foster public-private partnerships to 1) educate the community about the contribution shade trees make to the Village environment and, 2) increase the number of shade trees in the village by actively promoting community tree planting programs.

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