Beginning on Thursday night, the NJMC is beginning another season of guided boat rides along the Hackensack River and its marshes. These inexpensive two-hour pontoon boat rides are a great way to see the hidden Meadowlands, full of birds and terrapins and Fiddler Crabs.
We had a press preview of the eco-cruises recently, and the reporters had a great time (so did we). We saw a couple of Ospreys, a Bald Eagle, Yellow-crowned Night Heron, Peregrine Falcon and Diamondback Terrapin (photo at left was taken yesterday).
The link to the article by Karen Zautyk in The [Kearny] Observer is here.
The link to Tricia Tirella's article in the Hudson Reporter is here.
The NJMC's Jim Wright also wrote a South Bergenite column about the trip, here.
A complete schedule/registration form is available for download here: Download Pontoon Registration
These trips are $15 per person for a two-hour cruise, and have to be experienced to be believed.