Please help! As part of National Trail Day Weekend, the N.J. Meadowlands Commission, Bergen County Audubon Society, and the Northern New Jersey Cachers are sponsoring a two-hour cleanup of the Kearny Marsh.
The cleanup begins at the northeast corner of the Gunnell Oval off Schuyler Avenue at 10 a.m. (directions are on the left-hand column of this blog).
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 New York City skyline are awesome.
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
Bergen County Audubon Society: www.bergencountyaudubon.org/
Northern New Jersey Cachers: www.nnjc.org/