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Green Weekends: “Bringing You Closer to Nature One Weekend at a Time.”
MORRIS TWP., NJ - The Morris County Park Commission presents Green Weekends of Morris County, a series of three weekends filled with green-themed programs offering the unique opportunity to discover ways of integrating green living into our daily lives.  These special events kick off Saturday, April 28 with the largest Morris County “Earth Day Celebration.”

Earth Day Celebration held at the Lewis Morris County Park in Morris Township on Saturday, April 28 begins at 11 a.m. and continues till 4 p.m.  Experience live animal shows, great food, lively music, games and crafts, and fun for the entire family.  Admission fees are $3 for adults, $2 for children ages 12 & under, and FREE for children under the age of 2.

The weekend continues with “Sustainable Life on the Farm, on Sunday, April 29, from 12 Noon - 4 p.m. at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township. Learn how garden vegetables, crops, and livestock were raised a century ago, and discover sustainable farming methods involving crops and livestock used today. Enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride around the farm and assist farmers in planting varieties of heirloom potatoes grown by the Fosters. Regular farm admission fees apply during “Sustainable Life on the Farm.”

Stay the weekend and take advantage of a discounted rate with our partner hotel, the Westin Governor Morris Hotel. Simply call 973-451-2609 and say the code Green Weekend when making your reservations.

For more detailed information about the events, and accommodations for Green Weekends visit 

Green Weekends is supported in part by a grant from the New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism.

Lois Wnek, Marketing & Communications
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The Morris County Park Commission,
 the largest park system in the state of New Jersey,
currently protects and maintains 18,500 acres at
38 distinct sites and a year-round calendar of events and activities.