As part of National Trail Day Weekend, the N.J. Meadowlands Commission is sponsoring a two-hour cleanup of the Kearny Marsh.
With the help of the Bergen County Audubon Society, the Northern New Jersey Cachers and other volunteers, we will clean and trim the marsh's trail by foot and clean the marsh by canoe. All are welcome to participate.
The clean-up begins at the northeast corner of the Gunnel Oval off Schuyler Avenue at 10 a.m. (directions are on meadowblog.net in the left-hand column). The NJMC is supplying trash bags and water, but bring your own weed clippers and gloves. We’ll also provide canoes, paddles and life jackets.
Kearny Marsh is the only fresh-water marsh in the Meadowlands, severely degraded over the years because it was next to the old Keegan Dump, an orphaned landfill. The Meadowlands Commission has spent $25 million to remediate the landfill and to prevent it from polluting the marsh anymore.
The marsh is home to moorhens and herons and coots and grebes and bitterns and swallows. The views of the marsh and
Check meadowblog.net for last-minute updates and weather advisories. To rsvp, contact Don Torino of the BCAS at firstname.lastname@example.org or 201-636-4022.
Useful Web sites:
N.J. Meadowlands Commission: www.njmeadowlands.gov