Press Release

For Immediate Release: May 24, 2017

Trailside Talks “Pollinators,” June 3

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation are pleased to announce the third and final lecture in the spring “Trailside Talks” series, for adults and high school students at the Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside.   This free program has been funded by the Trailside Museum Association.  Donations are welcomed.          

“This lecture is one not to be missed.  It answers the many questions people are posing about the declining bee population”, notes Freeholder Chairman, Bruce H. Bergen.

On Saturday, June 3 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.  the Trailside Talks Series concludes with “Pollinators.” Butterflies, bumblebees, moths and other creatures help pollinate over 75% of our flowering plants and crops, contributing to over $29 billion in crops each year.  Currently many species of pollinators are struggling to survive.  A naturalist from the Conserve Wildlife Foundation explores why pollinators are crucial to our environment, health, food systems and economy.  Learn how to help the declining species of New Jersey pollinators with simple steps we can take to protect them in our own backyard. 

For more information about these programs or other activities at Trailside, please call 908-789-3670 or visit www.ucnj.org/trailside.  Trailside Nature and Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside and is a facility of the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation.

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