Daily Archives: April 19, 2013

Saturday: Earth Day Talk in Kearny

Earth Day Brunch and Talk, A-002

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!)

Saturday: Mill Creek Marsh Cleanup

Earth Day Cleanup
DSCN2588-001Mill 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 jim.wright@njmeadowlands.gov or call him at 201-469-7349.

You can download a release here: Download 2013-njmc-cleanup release

Help the Meadowlands Marsh Hawks!

Pledge sheet-1-page-001Help the Meadowlands Marsh Hawks  in our third annual World Series of Birding competition on May 11.

We will be exploring every woodlot, marsh, and mud flat in Bergen County in search of as many bird species as we can find.

In 2012, we had an amazing day where we counted 139 species, which gave us first place in our category.

This year we need your support so we can defend our title against some strong competition  – and create a better wildlife habitat for birds along the Kingsland Overlook trail in DeKorte Park.

More information — including how to contribute — follows.

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