The planting, sponsored by the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission and the Bergen County Audubon Society, is part of the National Wildlife Federation’s efforts to restore wildlife habitat destroyed by Superstorm Sandy last fall.
The 70-acre Harrier Meadow, located just below Schuyler Avenue in North Arlington, was one of the many natural areas in the Meadowlands hit hard by the late October hurricane.
Many trees and shrubs were destroyed, and others seriously damaged from the influx of saltwater.
The site, owned and maintained by the Meadowlands Commission, provides vital resting habitat for migratory songbirds and important habitat for wintering owls.
The 75th annual National Wildlife Week, March 18-24, is the National Wildlife Foundation’s education program designed around teaching and connecting kids to the wonders of nature. The group has donated 75,000 trees to be planted nationwide this spring.
The North Arlington scouts will plant 50 native trees, including Red Cedar, Winterberry, Red Osier Dogwood and Serviceberry trees, and remove storm-related debris.