Daily Archives: April 21, 2017

Awe-Inspiring Osprey

Mickey Raine sent in some great photos of Osprey at River Barge Park. Several news articles have recently noted their comeback and it’s just a reminder of the importance of environmental stewardship to help these and other species thrive.

We’ll have more from Mickey later today, including those adorable Harbor Seals who are  back sunning themselves on the docks at River Barge Park. Great photos, Mickey!



NJSEA-MERI Team Takes First Place in GIS Mapping Contest!

Left to right: Jeff Zielinski, Brian Wlodawski, Michael Stepowyj, Fawzia Shapiro

Congratulations to the joint New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA) – Meadowlands Environmental Research Institute (MERI) team that took First Place in the 30th Annual New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection GIS Mapping Contest in the “Small Format” category!

The team consists of MERI’s Brian Wlodawski and Michael Stepowyj and the NJSEA’s Fawzia Shapiro and Jeff Zielinski. They created an Open Space map of the Meadowlands District as part of the Authority’s participation in FEMA’s Community Rating System (CRS). The map delineates parkland, natural areas and other open spaces as well as special flood hazard areas.

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