Warm weather is here- let’s hope it’s here to stay for the season. There’s no better time to get your bike tuned up and your helmet ready to get outdoors. Bicycling has numerous health and environmental benefits in addition to being fun! No matter young or old, there’s something for everyone.

Stride & Ride- A Bike Rodeo
Let’s start with our youngest riders. The Hudson TMA will be hosting the 12th Annual Stride & Ride- A Bike Rodeo on Saturday, June 15th, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at Gregg Park in Bayonne. Stride & Ride is the TMA’s Annual celebration of all things bicycles and is open to everyone from 9 to 90!

This annual event provides a fun and interactive outdoor bicycle training program for adults and kids as well as bicycle inspections. Hudson TMA will even teach younger riders how to ride without training wheels. In addition, attendees will receive tips on pedestrian and cyclist safety! On the fun side, there will be obstacle courses, entertainment, walking races, face painting, games, free giveaways and t-shirts! Stride & Ride is a free event- just be sure to bring your own bike! In addition to the rodeo, there will also be health and safety-related information booths.

It’s time for some Spring Cleaning! If you’re like me, you’re wondering, how to I pile up so much stuff? We can’t help to solve that mystery for you, but we can help give you some tips on how to dispose of it properly.

Whether your clutter winds up in your garage, basement, closet or all of the above, it is important that it be disposed of, and disposed of in a way that is not harmful to human health or the environment.

The HCIA is hosting Spring 2019 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days in Bayonne, North Bergen, Jersey City and Kearny for Hudson County residents only. Accepted items include:

This Winter has been like a house guest that doesn’t know when they’ve overstayed their welcome. But look on the bright side, Spring begins on March 20th and the HCIA is ready for it with events planned for Hudson County residents!

Just Shred It

Identity theft tops the Federal Trade Commission’s national ranking of consumer complaints with over 15 million Americans affected annually. Nationwide, companies and individuals have fallen victim to identity theft and scams as the result of a loss of information contained in personal documents falling into the wrong hands. These documents should never be disposed of in your garbage can or your recycling bin, instead, they should be shredded.

The weather is warming up and it is time to get outdoors and celebrate Spring! The HCIA has just the event for you- join us on Saturday, April 27th for the 29th Annual Earth Day Celebration at Liberty State Park!

Get your heartrate going at the Earth Day 5K Run/Walk beginning at 10:00 am. The race offers a flat, fast USATF-NJ Certified Route along the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway in Liberty State Park. Over the years, this race has become one of the region’s fastest-growing 5Ks of the season. All pre-registrants will receive a race t-shirt and post-race refreshments. Register now!

Winter is here and depending on the groundhog that you listen to, may be here for a little while longer. Either way, it’s best to go through the remainder of Winter being safe and sustainable!

When ice and snow take over, moving around can be difficult. (Look at what happened to our friend the bear up there!) Salt is a great option for melting ice and snow. However, it is harmful to the environment as well as pets. For pets, salt left on surfaces can lead to cracking on their paws. The ice-salt mix will eventually melt and drain into groundwater and streams which is harmful to aquatic life. In addition, salt eats into concrete and stone surfaces and even can harm vegetation including lawns and gardens.

   

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