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Kearny Marsh Cleanup: June 6

  IMG_0092-1  As part of National Trail Day Weekend, the N.J. Meadowlands Commission is  sponsoring a two-hour clean-up at the Kearny Marsh this Sunday at 10 a.m.  We could really use your help!
   We will clean the trails by foot, and the marsh by canoe. We'll also trim the trials.
   We’ll meet 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), or you can also meet us at the visitors’ parking lot at DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst at 9:40 a.m. and we can carpool.
   We’ll supply trash bags and water, but bring your own weed clippers and work gloves. We’ll also supply canoes, paddles and life vests.
    The cleanup is co-sponsored by the Bergen County Audubon Society and Northern New Jersey Cachers. Waste Management was nice enough to provide a Dumpster. (A big thank you to all!)
   Check meadowblog.net for last-minute updates and weather advisories. To rsvp, contact Don Torino of the BCAS at greatauk4@aol.com or 201-636-4022.

Bat Counters Wanted

    If you know of any bat roosts near you, read on.  Conservationists need your help.
   MacKenzie Hall of the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey writes:
n 2009, New Jersey Summer Bat Count data helped us measure the impact of White-nose Syndrome on NJ's bats. 
   "How many bats had died?  Would the survivors be able to heal and to raise young?  The answers may be more complex than we imagined.  Read our 2009 report here (
Download Cwnj_3.
   "Information from citizen scientists is just as important this year, whether the bats at your roost site have increased, decreased, or disappeared altogether."

  More information follows.

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