Daily Archives: March 15, 2013

Your Slip Is Showing — at River Barge Park!!


Interested in renting a boat slip on the Hackensack River?

Then download the following information about the slips available and up for bid at the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission's marina at River Barge Park in Carlstadt: Download 2013 Boat Slip Full RFP

There are three categories of bids (with $500, $1,200 and $1,800 minimums for a season's rental), determined by the depth of water in the slip.   Bids will be accepted until 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 23.

New: A Bonus for Monday Night’s Bonus Walk!

We have an added attraction for Monday night's Woodcock walk. A North Arlington resident recently donated the remains of a woodcock that flew into a relative's window, in hopes that it could be used for educational purposes.

We will bring the frozen bird with us on Monday night in case anyone is interested in seeing what a woodcock looks like up-close.  As you may know, these birds are often seen (and heard) around dusk, and "good looks" at the bird can be hard to come by.

We don't want to creep anyone out, but we thought it would be better for folks to look at the bird and appreciate its beauty than to dispose of the bird.  (You don't have to look.)

All other birds seen on the walk will be alive  (we hope!).

Teaser Answered

1-DSCN5112On Tuesday, we asked if anyone could ID this crane, seen off Valley Brook Avenue.

Beth Goldberg basically suggested that it was Dirt-hill Crane, which sounds like a winner to us.

The crane is being used as part of the closure work on the Avon Landfill, one of six landfills being closed as part of the Kingsland Redevelopment Plan.

Closure activities include installing leachate removal systems and installing a perimeter barrier. It is anticipated that the work will be completed in late 2014.