Monthly Archives: June 2022

Father’s Day Walk at DeKorte Park!

Join the Bergen County Audubon Society this Sunday (June 19) for a Father’s Day Walk at DeKorte Park. Birds from eagles to egrets call this amazing park home. Bergen Audubon guides will point out the spectacular avian species to be seen. The walk runs from 10 a.m. to noon.

Contact: Don Torino at or 201-230-4983.

Harrier Meadow Walk Photos Batch 1 of 3

Red-winged Blackbird and Red-tailed Hawk

We’ll focus today on a wonderful batch of photos taken by Joe Koscielney at the recent Bergen County Audubon Society nature walk through Harrier Meadow in North Arlington, a natureal area that is usually closed to the public. More from Joe later!

Red-winged Blackbird and Red-tailed Hawk
Baltimore Oriole
Sunday Osprey Brunch
Red-tailed Hawk

MRRI and NJIT to Fight Harmful Algae Blooms This Summer

The Meadowlands Research and Restoration Institute (MRRI) and the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) recently took their new HABs (harmful algae blooms ) Harvest Boat for a test run in the Meadowlands portion of the Hackensack River. Working as partners, NJIT and MRRI obtained the vessel through an NJDEP grant. It will be used this summer at several New Jersey lakes to remove toxic algae blooms.

The boat uses in-situ flotation technology to deploy microbubbles/nanobubbles, which lifts algae cells to the water surface. The floated algae can then be harvested and dewatered on the boat. This approach selectively targets the small, harmful algae and will not affect other living creatures. Harmful algae blooms threaten the public  health and could harm pets, fish, seabirds and marine mammals.