Friday’s Cleanup: Harrier Meadow, North Arlington, 10 a.m.

Our next cleanup is Friday, Nov. 23, at 10 a.m. at Harrier Meadow in North Arlington.

This beautiful 70-acre natural area (see photo above) took a wallop from  Hurricane Sandy, and we are trying to return the site to a semblance of normal.

Work crews have cleaned up much of the Phragmites debris, called "wrack," and left it in huge piles for removal, but much of the site is still strewn with litter of all sorts — and that's where the Meadowlands Commission and Bergen County Audubon need your help.

Our next cleanup after Harrier Meadow is Sunday at 10 a.m. at Mill Creek Marsh.

More information and a larger view of Marco's photo follow.

We will be picking up trash and recyclables – glass bottles, metal cans and plastics. 

DSCN2352You might even find neat stuff like this (see photo at left.)

Participants must wear work gloves and protective clothing and footwear and sign a liability release.

The release will be available on Friday and Sunday, and is also ready for download now (upper left-hand corner of the blog).

The Meadowlands Commission is providing coffee and doughnuts to volunteers.

Directions to Harrier Meadow are listed on the left-hand side of the blog.

Participants must be at least 16 years old; 16- and 17-year-old participants must have the liability release signed by a parent or guardian.

If you would like to receive an e-mail notification of future cleanups, or get more information, please e-mail the NJMC’s Jim Wright at Also e-mail Jim if you plan to participate in either cleanup so he can plan accordingly.

If you've got a laptop, might check out Marco's photo, enlarged… (Thanks, Marco! The blog really doesn't do justice to "narrow" landscape shots…)


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