Earth Day Brunch and Talk,
Kearny Public Library, Kearny
Sat., April 20, 12:30 – 3 p.m.
In honor of Earth Day, the Kearny Library is offering a presentation by the Community Garden Club and a slide show and talk about "The Nature of the Meadowlands," featuring author Jim Wright (who wrote the book for the Meadowlands Commission) and principal photographers Ron Shields of Kearny and Marco Van Brabant (who works in Kearny).
The event is free and features a light brunch. Everyone is welcome. The Kearny Public Library is located at 318 Kearny Ave. For more information on this or other programs, call (201) 998-2666 or visit www.kearnylibrary.org.
(Above: Wright, Shields and Van Brabant. Photo by Mike Malzone. Thanks, Mike!)
Earth Day Cleanup
Mill Creek Marsh, Secaucus
Sat., April 20, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
In honor of Earth Day, the N.J. Meadowlands Commission and the Bergen County Audubon Society are doing a cleanup of the Mill Creek Marsh walking trails on Saturday, April 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
This beautiful 207-acre marsh and park had several downed trees and lots of washed-up debris from Hurricane Sandy, and we want to remove the remaining brush and downed branches. We’ll also clean up any litter brought in with the tides.
Participants must wear work gloves and protective clothing and footwear and sign a liability release. The release will be available on Saturday, and is also ready for download now (see below). 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. For more information, e-mail the NJMC’s Jim Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 201-469-7349.
You can download a release here: Download 2013-njmc-cleanup release
We had an amazing Third-Tuesday in Harrier Meadow this week, with highlights that included an American Golden Plover (above) among the 53 species.
Full list follows.