Monthly Archives: February 2012

Your Slip Is Showing — at River Barge Park in Carlstadt


The New Jersey Meadowlands Commission will hold information sessions on 17  boat slip rentals at the NJMC’s new River Barge Park on Wednesday, March 14, at 6 p.m. and Saturday, March 17, at 9 a.m.

The March 14 meeting will be held at the Meadowlands Environment Center in DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst. The March 17 session will take place at River Barge Park, off Outwater Lane in Carlstadt. The seasonal rentals offer the first new slips in the Meadowlands District in a decade.
The maximum boat length for each slip is 28 feet. The marina includes a launch ramp, waste disposal system, a wash-out yard and a hose bib on the courtesy dock. Electrical service is not available on the docks. 
River Barge Park is the NJMC’s latest urban environmental jewel. The 5.5-acre park includes a paddling ramp, riverfront promenade with seating, catch-and-release fishing, park trail, education pavilion, historical and interpretive signage, and native plants. 

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Teaser Answered, and Then Some…


We asked readers to ID this seed pod — and generated a little debate.

One of our in-house experts agrees with reader Janet T, who thinks its a Honey Locust seed pod.  Another says it’s a Black Locust pod.

After viewing the video below, we are leaning toward Honey Locust.

(Thanks, Janet!)

Warning: This video is not for the faint of heart. (If video is not visible, try this link:

Sign of Spring!

Copy of IMG_5238-1Ron Shields writes:

"Due to the high winds on Saturday, this killdeer was hunkered down on the soccer field behind the Kearny Marsh.

"Several killdeer were also spotted being blown about the landfill off Disposal Road as well."

Our Free Guided Walks in March




Next month's free guided walks begin at Mill Creek Marsh this Sunday, followed by an arrival-of-spring walk at DeKorte Park on March 20.

The shot above is a Bald eagle's-eye view of the marsh. Our walks are on the trails to the right of the turnpike near the middle of the photo, taken last spring with the assistance of LightHawk.

The two-hour walks are brought to you by the Meadwolands Commission and the Bergen County Audubon Society.

Full details follow.

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