Don’t Forget: Harrier Meadow Walk Next Tuesday


 Our first Harrier Meadow Walk for August was a rain-out. We are hoping for better weather and a ton of shorebirds on our second attempt, next Tuesday at 1 p.m.

   This walk is done in partnership with the great folks at Bergen County Audubon Society.

   The walk is rain or shine. Lightning cancels. In case of dubious weather, we will post on this blog on Tuesday at 11a.m. if the walk is on or not.

As always, bug spray, binoculars and sunscreen are a good idea…

   Because Harrier Meadow is ordinarily closed to the public, you will need to sign a standard release to visit the site. Download it here or sign a release on Tuesday:

Download HARRIER Release

Click "Continue reading " for directions and information on rsvping.

To get to Harrier Meadow:

Go to the entrance to DeKortePark in Lyndhurst. (Directions to DeKorte Park follow.)  After you cross the railroad tracks, bear to your right onto Disposal Road instead of going straight into DeKorte. 

You will stay on Disposal Road for a mile, with a landfill on your right and after three-tenths of a mile or so, tidal impoundments on your left. You will also pass the AMVETS Carillon, with many flags flying. Look out for the speed bumps on Disposal Road. They are often unmarked.

After roughly a mile, you will come to a stop sign. Stay to the left, pass the PSEG substation, and make a left. You are at the gate to Harrier.

To get to DeKorte Park:

From Route 3 East follow signs for 17 South, Lyndhurst. After the traffic light cross Route 17 and proceed straight onto Polito Avenue; follow directions below.

From Route 3 West follow signs for 17 South, Lyndhurst. Merge onto 17 South and follow it as it wraps around. At the traffic light make a Left onto Polito Avenue; follow the directions below. At the end of Polito Avenue, turn Left onto Valley Brook Avenue. After 1.2 miles, cross the railroad tracks,

Really urgent questions: Call Jim Wright on his cellphone: 201-785-6604.

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