Daily Archives: October 8, 2012

Big Year Totals as of Sept. 30

IMG_4805We now have tallies through September for the folks involved in the Meadowlands Big Year competition.

Congrats to all for competing. We hope you are having fun close to home, and we hope you are seeing new species again now that the fall migration is in full swing.

If you're name's not on the list, please e-mail Jim Wright at jim.wright (at) njmeadowlands.gov. 

The leader board as of Sept. 30 follows below (just to heighten the suspense).  Also posting the standings as of Aug. 31 …

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Next Monday: Special Book Event With Governor Kean

Nature of Meadowlands cover-001The New Jersey Meadowlands Commission (NJMC) will celebrate the publication of its new coffee-table book, “The Nature of the Meadowlands,” with a special book talk and signing by author Jim Wright of the NJMC and Governor Thomas H. Kean, who wrote the book’s foreword.

The signing and talk are on Monday, Oct. 15, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Meadowlands Environment Center in DeKorte Park.

The lavishly illustrated, 128-page book illuminates the Meadowlands’ natural and unnatural history, including its darkest days of a half-century ago and its inspiring environmental revival.

Copies of the “Nature of the Meadowlands” are now available at the gift shop in the MEC. Proceeds from the book go to the MEC's educational programs.

The book, which sells for $34.99, also celebrates the amazing landscapes and parks to be found here, including DeKorte Park, the home of the NJMC, the Kearny Marsh and Secaucus’s Laurel Hill.

Individual chapters are devoted to birds, butterflies, and mammals –with a final photo-essay section that captures the essence of the Meadowlands throughout the year.

At the Oct. 15 talk and signing, Governor Kean will speak about the environmental recovery chronicled in “The Nature of the Meadowlands” and Wright will give a slide show and talk highlighting its striking photography.

To reserve a copy of “Nature of the Meadowlands,” visit www.njmeadolwands.gov and click on “The Nature of the Meadowlands” box at the bottom of the page, call 201-460-4637, or email info@njmeadowlands.gov