Sunday: All about the Meadowlands’ Marshes

Don SmithDon Smith, the NJMC’s naturalist emeritus, is speaking and giving a slide show about the mrashes of the Meadowlands this Sunday at 1 p.m. in DeKorte Park’s Meadowlands Environment Center.

The presentation will include some seldom-seen aerials of the region from 75 years ago — in addition to Don’s incredible knowledge of the region’s marshes (which he explored as a boy).

Did you know that at high tide, there is more open water in the Meadowlands now than in the 1930s? You’ll learn why on Sunday.

Information on Don’s talk follows.
Sunday, March 16, 1-2:30 p.m. (MEC)
Marshes of the Meadowlands: 1950 to today
Don Smith, retired Chief Naturalist with the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission, was born and raised in Little Ferry and is a fountain of knowledge on the history of the Hackensack River and its marshes. Don has spent hundreds of hours hiking, trapping and traversing this unique ecosystem through the years. Join Don and experience our wonderful marsh through the eyes of this seasoned observer! $5/person; $4/MEC members. Registration is recommended and appreciated.

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