Blazing a Trail at Skeetkill: Help Needed!

DSCN5739-001Eagle Scout candidate Alek Corradini of Rutherford is working on several improvements at Skeetkill Creek Marsh Park in Ridgefield — including a new walking trail. He'll be working there from 1 to 3 p.m. today through Saturday, and he could use a hand.

If you can help out, call Alek at 201-355-6076. (Bring gloves and rakes and wear long pants.)

In the photo above, Alek was installing new Tree-Swallow nesting boxes at Skeetkill last month, with an assist from the Bergen County Audubon Society. (Thanks, Alek!)

Directions to Skeetkill follow.

From Rt. 3 East or West….Take Rt. 17 North to Rt. 46 East (ramp on left).  Pass Little Ferry circle and continue east on Rt. 46 passing Hampton Inn on the right and Overpeck Creek Bridge.  Within 1/4 mile will be Grand Avenue exit.  Take exit and bear right at the light onto Grand Avenue.  Travel south about 1 mile to the Ridgefield Circle (Dairy Queen will be on left, Chase Bank on right).  After light, bear right to Hendricks Causeway.  Go through stop sign and make the first quick right to Church Street (passing old church on left).  Make first right onto Edgewater Avenue and then another right onto Railroad Avenue.  Travel south along RR tracks for a 1/2 mile.  Make the first right onto Pleasantview Terrace.  Skeetkill Marsh will be on the left.  Park on the south side of the street.

If you want to use a GPS, enter 1125 Pleasantview Terrace, Ridgefield. This is Genzyme, which is located across the street from Skeetkill Marsh and which helps support the park.

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