The sun is out and the trees are starting to blossom: winter’s hibernation is coming to an end, and spring is finally here to stay. For many residents, that means more time outdoors, enjoying all the splendor of the natural world.

In Secaucus, that means coming out for the 11th Annual Secaucus Green Festival, being held at Secaucus Xchange and sponsored by Xchange at Secaucus Junction in conjunction with Hackensack Riverkeeper and Impressive Printing. From 11am to 4pm on May 7th, head out for presentations about local and endangered species, a native plant sale, children’s eco-story time, eco-cruises, kids’ yoga and more.

And if you’re in Secaucus and want to get the environmentalism started earlier, head out for the town’s Earth Day volunteer cleanup, being held on April 22nd at 2:30pm at Secaucus Duck Pond. Refreshments and equipment will be provided on site, but be sure to dress to get dirty and wear solid shoes. rental apartments available for lease in Secaucus include rentals at Next at Xchange and Helix at Xchange. Other nearby apts for rent include listings at East Rutherford’s Liberty Terrace and Towne Centre at Englewood. Use’s Apartment Locator to find the Garden State residence that’s right for you.