The state Department of Environmental Protection is distributing signs in three languages — English, Spanish and Portugese — letting folks know that fishing and crabbing along the Hackensack River and in Newark bay is catch-and-release only.
The River is making a great comeback from the bad old days of rampant polluting, but this is a reminder that it still has a ways to go.
This week's "Focus on the Meadowlands" feature on the wildnewjersey.tv blog features:
* A Common Milkweed seed in Harrier Meadow
* Unexpected beauty atop the old Erie Landfill
* The orange crown of — you guessed it — an Orange-crowned Warbler, photographed at the Meadowlands Commission's bird banding station at the base of that landfill.
(All three photos were taken within 20 minutes of each other a week ago.)
The link is here.