A warm welcome to new blog contributor Dede Kotler! Dede took these photos during Tuesday’s Harrier Meadow walk. We look forward to seeing more from Dede in the future. Have a friend who may be interested in contributing? They can email their photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
We have come a long way since the first Earth Day 47 years ago. The Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act have helped bring back the Bald Eagle, Peregrine Falcon and Osprey from the brink of extinction to where they have become almost a common sight here in the Meadowlands.
But even as climate change threatens the future of our planet, our biggest challenge ahead may be getting people to reconnect with the nature that exists right around them, every day, in their local communities and even in their own backyards.