Sunday: Our Next Cleanup and Walk (Note times)

To help address storm-related damage to DeKorte Park, we have adjusted our plans for the first-Sunday walk on Disposal Road this Sunday — and added a cleanup of parts of DeKorte Park.

[Note: A press report has the incorrect times for the DeKorte Cleanup: It's from 10 a.m. to noon on Sunday.]

The Raptor Walk along Disposal Road now begins at 9 a.m. on Sunday at the AmVets Carillon (halfway down Disposal Road).

The DeKorte Park Cleanup runs from 10 a.m. to noon on Sunday at DeKorte Park. We will clean up the Shorewalk in front of the visitors parking lot and the area around the "beach" at Teal Pool — we'll explain in detail on Sunday. :- )

Both the walk and cleanup are sponsored by the N.J. Meadowlands Commission and the Bergen County Audubon Society. We apprciate your help. We hope to announce more cleanup dates next week.

Full listings and information on both Sunday events follow.

Dec. 2 (Sunday) Disposal Road  Raptor walk

 Time: 9:00 a.m.
 We will be looking for Peregrine Falcons, Northern Harriers and maybe a Bald Eagle or two. Meet: Across from the Carillon on Disposal Road.
Contact: Don Torino 201-230-4983 or

DeKorte Park Cleanup with the NJMC and BCAS
Sunday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m.

We will clean up several trails, picking up trash and recyclables. Participants must wear work gloves and protective clothing and footwear and sign a liability release (available Sunday or download now in the upper left-hand corner of the Meadowlands Nature Blog, We’ll meet at the visitors parking lot just inside DeKorte Park. The Meadowlands Commission is providing coffee and doughnuts to volunteers. 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 so he can plan accordingly. (Note: Those hoping to look for raptors on Disposal Road can meet up by the AmVets Carillon at 9 a.m. for an hour of pre-cleanup hawk watching.)

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