The NJMC wants you!!
As we celebrate our 40th Anniversary, the Meadowlands Commission is looking for input from the public.
The oral history project provides an opportunity for members of the community to contribute their recollections about the Meadowlands District, and help us tell the full story of this incredible place.
To participate, we invite you to share your memories of this area – either in writing, or on film or by audio. If you want to send us an e-mail, or a video or audio clip, or copy of an archival photo, please use the address listed below.
Whatever form you choose, we’d love to hear from you! The stories we collect will be posted at this link on our Web site for everyone to enjoy and may be compiled into a book, later in the year.
Thanks for your interest – we look forward to sharing the results!
E-mails, audio and video files and digital images of archival photos should be sent to:
By snail mail:
Donna Bocchino, One DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst, NJ 07071
Dimitri Rellos took this photo of a Northern Shoveler in Kearny last week while visiting the Meadowlands on a birding trip to benefit Bedford Audubon.
Click "Continue reading… " to see more of Dimitri Rellos' photos from the trip.
The Meadowlands Commission's free Walk of the Month for January is on Monday at 10 a.m. We hope to see some raptor action like we saw on Tuesday,when a Rough-legged Hawk tangled with a Redtail.
Click this link for details.
We are lining up other free Walks of the Month, including:
Friday, Feb. 13: Great Backyard Count Walk, with light refreshments afterward. 10 a.m., DeKorte Park, Lyndhurst
Sunday March 29: Birding for Beginners, talk and walk, 1 p.m., Meadowlands Environment Center, DeKorte Park. In conjunction with the Bergen County Audubon Society.
Sunday, May 10: Mother's Day Walk at Ridgefield Nature Center and Skeetkill Marsh, in Ridgefield — with a look at the resident Monk Parakeets along the way. In conjunction with the Bergen County Audubon Society.
E-mail us to RSVP for any of these events or to be placed on our e-mail event list. Stay tuned to this blog for announcements of other 40th anniversary events.
William R. Lynch took this sunrise shot recently. His blog is here.
We love for photographers to visit the Meadowlands and to see for themselves the amazing wildlife and vistas we have here. If you would like us to consider posting any of your photos, contact us here.
Click "Continue reading …" to see another of William R. Lynch's Meadowlands shots.
MILL CREEK POINT (WHEN IT WAS A MARINA)
For half of the 20th Century, the property functioned as a marina, boat ramp and as a popular town pub, Tony’s Old Mill Inn, thought to built on the remains of the former gristmill.
The town purchased the property in 1990 for use as a park, and the Meadowlands Commission and the town developed it into a waterfront park. A millstone has been incorporated into the park's logo (right).
Click "Continue reading …" for more Mill Creek Point pics.
The Kearny Marsh at Gunnell Oval was teeming with waterfowl late last week — Mallards, Canada Geese and a Northern Shoveler or two.
Some American Coots were hanging out as well.
How many are in this photo?
Click "Continue reading …" for the answer.
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E-mail us here if you would like more of this sort of Tuesday Teaser.
In addition to the Meadowlands Blog, NJMC has its own Economic Growth and Sustainability Blog.
Check it out here.
Recent posts have been on such topics as Tips on Going Greener, a recent Sunday Opinion article in The Record by NJMC Executive Director Bob Ceberio, and news of a new Amtrak bridge to be built over the Hackensack River.
The blog also features many helpful links and categories — must reading for any working or living or doing business in the Meadowlands.