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West Orange, NJ 07052

Environment & Resident Advocacy Organization

Ways to Get Involved

Contact Your Twp Forester



Attend a WO Open Space & Rec Commission Mtg



Ask Local Nurseries & Garden Centers to Carry Native Species Plants

Native Plant List

Help a Neighbor or Fellow Resident with Gardening

Advocate for Smart, Sustainable Development

Current WO Projects

Join OGWO and/or Other Local Environmental & Safety Groups

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Help Care for Township Trees, & Those on Your Property

Location of New Twp Trees

Purchase Safe Lawn Products

Pesticide Alternatives

Attend a WO Env Commission Mtg



Join the Arbor Day Foundation

Arbor Day Foundation

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positive Environmental Changes in West Orange

West Orange Economic Possibilities


Ever wonder what the environment is really worth in actual dollars?   Dr. Robert Costanza, a world-renowned ecological economist and trans-disciplinary scientist at the Australian National University has been researching this and other critical questions for many years.  Join Kim Eierman for her interview with Dr. Costanza and learn what ecosystem services are worth and why ecological economics are key to our survival.


Native Plant Society of NJ


The Native Plant Society of New Jersey is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to the appreciation, protection, and study of the native flora of New Jersey. Founded in 1985, we have hundreds of members across the state, and are organized into county and regional chapters. Our members include gardeners, horticulturists, naturalists, landscape designers, students, and native plant enthusiasts from all walks of life.


West Orange: Enviro-Change Begins in Our Yards


EcoBenefial works to change how we think about & manage our landscapes.  With natural areas rapidly diminishing, species declining at historic rates, & climate change dealing new blows to environmental health, our managed landscapes have never been more important.  Simple changes in our landscaping practices can make major environmental improvements - no matter the size of the landscape.

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Banning Round-Up


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Looking to plant a new tree or  plants, or find out what native species are on your property? 

OGWO compiled the following list for your convenience!


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We are dedicated to improving the lives of those in our community, including our local wildlife and trees! OGWO is a volunteer-led, 501(c)3 charitable organization. (Including our executive board.) Your contribution today helps us continue our advocacy work - Thank You!