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100 Environmental Volunteers. Saturday.

There's trash in the woods of Stag Hill from toxic lead sludge, to the rusted out bodies of old cars. MEVO is not allowing this trash in our woods anymore.

We want 100 Volunteers. This Saturday. To join MEVO in it's biggest Stag Hill clean-up to date. Will you be one of them?

For more details, sign up on the link below.

https://www.facebook.com/events/247160825483025/…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on July 22, 2014 at 5:29pm — No Comments

Won't You Join MEVO in Building a Hiking Trail?

MEVO is doing good work at the MacMillan Trail at Ramapo Reservation tomorrow, to create a trail for everyone to enjoy. The event will go from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and we will meet at the entrance to the Ramapo Reservation.

Won’t you join us in building a beautiful hiking trail?…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on July 20, 2014 at 7:59pm — No Comments

Help MEVO Clean-Up a Hiking Trail

The clean ups just keep on coming. MEVO is going to be working at the MacMillan Trail at Ramapo Reservation, this Monday July 21st and this Thursday July 24th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. We will be meeting at the Ramapo Reservation entrance.

So join us this Monday and Thursday, to create a low impact hiking trail for all of us to enjoy!…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on July 19, 2014 at 12:52pm — No Comments

Another Chance to Clean Up Stag Hill

MEVO has another Stag Hill clean-up coming up this Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm to remove some more illegal dumping from the area.

Where will we be meeting? 189 Stag Hill Road, at the Ramapough Lenape Community Center.

What do you need to bring? Some lunch, some water, some clothes you want to get dirty, and a willingness to help. There is a lot more cleaning up needed.

We hope to see you on Saturday!…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on July 16, 2014 at 7:45pm — No Comments

A Thank You to All Our Volunteers

The great week of MEVO clean-ups is OVER! We’d like to thank all the volunteers that helped take out the trash and illegal dumping out of our communities.

We have many more chances for you to clean-up your community this summer, so stay tuned!…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on July 13, 2014 at 1:20pm — No Comments

There's Trash In the Woods. Let's Take It Out.

So. Much. Trash. While MEVO’s trash clean-up on Monday has managed to get rid of some of the pollution on Stag Hill, there is still a good deal of it lying around. So join us on our next clean up of Stag Hill this tomorrow, July 10th, from 10:00am-2:30pm.

We’ll be meeting at 189 Stag Hill Road in Mahwah, New Jersey, prior to the clean-up. See you there!…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on July 9, 2014 at 5:58pm — No Comments

A Big Week of MEVO Clean-Ups, Coming Up!

Attention, Attention! MEVO will be having three major trash clean-ups this week to help deal with illegal dumping in our communities: Two at Stag Hill in Mahwah, New Jersey on Monday July 7th and Thursday July 10th, and one at Burnt Meadow Road in West Milford, New Jersey on Saturday July 12th.

We need all the help we can get with these clean-ups! Won’t you join us?…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on July 6, 2014 at 12:16pm — No Comments

MEVO Thanks Tim Schuler

MEVO has been doing a lot of beekeeping lately, and we couldn’t have done it without the help of Tim Schuler, New Jersey’s State Apiarist. Tim has helped advise MEVO on the intricacies of beekeeping and we couldn’t have gotten as far we have without him.

So thank you for your help Tim! MEVO appreciates it.…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on July 3, 2014 at 6:44pm — No Comments

Classic MEVO Cleanup, Coming Up!

A Classic MEVO Clean-up is coming this month! On Saturday and Sunday July 26th and 27th, MEVO will be having a clean-up at Stag Hill, New Jersey, and will work to remove pollution in the area, like the trash and tires in the photo below.

So, if you want to join a classic MEVO trash clean-up and do some good for the environment and community, join us on the 26th and 27th. We look forward to seeing you there.…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on July 2, 2014 at 3:58pm — No Comments

Clean Up at Burnt Meadow

Something rotten is on the Burnt Meadow Road in West Milford, New Jersey. That something is a lot of illegal dumping and pollution ruining the area. Fortunately, MEVO is going to change things and clean up the road.

So come out and help MEVO on July 12th, from 10:00am-4:00pm as we make a trail beautiful once again.

https://www.facebook.com/events/517248815073428/…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on July 1, 2014 at 1:41pm — No Comments

Some Good Work Done at the Beechwood Trail

Point to the left for victory! MEVO would like to give a shout out and a thank you to all the volunteers who helped out last Saturday with repairing Beechwood trail. You guys rock!

If you weren’t able to make it, there’s a second part of the event that will be happening on June 28th, at the same Hillsdale location, from 10:00am-4:00 pm. We hope to see you there.…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on June 23, 2014 at 12:33pm — No Comments

MEVO Trailbuilding Project this Saturday

People of MEVO! This weekend MEVO is continuing it's summer of excellence by repairing the Beechwood Trail, in association with Bergen County, at Hillsdale, NJ, this Saturday, June 21st from 10am-4pm.

Pizza will be served for lunch and volunteers should bring any snacks, water, gloves, bug spray, shovels, pick axes, pulaskis, rock bars, and hedge clippers they have.

Are you up to the challenge? If so, we look forward to seeing you on Saturday.…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on June 18, 2014 at 4:02pm — No Comments

MEVO Members Meeting Cory Booker Today

The trip down to Washington DC is going strong. MEVO Executive Director Eric Fuchs-Stengel and Volunteer Coordinator Emma Spett, are in Washington DC today to speak with Cory Booker, former mayor of Newark and one of our Senators from New Jersey.

MEVO wishes them the best in helping get our message of sustainability out there.…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on June 17, 2014 at 9:05am — No Comments

Eric Fuchs-Stengel is Going Down to Washington

Mr. Eric has gone to Washington! MEVO’s Founder and Executive Director, Eric Fuchs-Stengel has traveled down to Washington DC for the next few days. How come?

Eric recently won the New Jersey Jefferson Award for Public Service and will be going to Washington to receive the award and to meet the New Jersey senators who represent the Garden State in the Senate.This is a big opportunity to let MEVO’s story be known to a wide audience.

So congratulations, Eric! MEVO wishes you the…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on June 16, 2014 at 2:32pm — No Comments

Building the Mighty Hive Frame

Behold, the mighty hive frame! What’s a hive frame, you ask? Well, it is a wooden frame that is placed within a beehive that lets the bees living in the hive settle in and make honey. This weekend MEVO helped build close to 60 new hive frames for our 18 hive bee apiary, to house tens of thousands of bees in them. That is a lot of honey. So if you want to learn how to build hive frames this summer and learn other awesome things about beekeeping, spend some time with MEVO.…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on June 15, 2014 at 10:03am — No Comments

A Chance to Do Yoga and Farming

Hey everyone! Just so you know, MEVO is having a most excellent event this Saturday at our BCC Farm, where you can learn about farming and yoga all at the same time. Where else but MEVO can you learn how to that?

The link for the event is below. We hope to see you there!

https://www.facebook.com/events/573847529394889/…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on June 12, 2014 at 9:26am — No Comments

A New Look for MEVO's Website

MEVO is getting a make-over! Specifically the MEVO website will have a new look and revised content in the coming weeks. You’ll be in for a new way to learn about the sustainable work MEVO is doing.

Stay tuned!…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on June 11, 2014 at 3:05pm — No Comments

A Yoga Haiku

MEVO Haiku:

If you want to do

Yoga on this Saturday

Spend time with MEVO

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on June 10, 2014 at 9:05am — No Comments

A Shoutout for the Eastern Light Project

MEVO would like to give a shout out to the Eastern Light Project, a permaculture site in Pomona New York that is working to prevent the wetlands near their site is on from being turned into Wal-Mart. MEVO visited their site last year and plans to do so again this year.

So thank you Eastern Light Project, for all the work you do.…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on June 7, 2014 at 10:57am — No Comments

Learn to Forage for Food this Sunday

Who wants to find edible food all around them? MEVO will be doing just that this Sunday, on a three-hour foraging tour (lunch break included!) from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, with naturalist and author “Wildman” Steve Brill at the Saddle River County Park in Saddle River, New Jersey.

Anyone interested in signing must RSVP at least 24 hours in advance by calling 914-835-2135; they also need to call that number again the night before in order to confirm that they’re coming. If you have to…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on June 4, 2014 at 3:57pm — No Comments

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