Don Torino’s Life in the Meadowlands: The Suburban Conservationist

Our historical idea of the great American conservationist conjures up iconic images of John Muir Hiking in the High Sierras, Teddy Roosevelt on horseback on the western plains and Rachel Carson bringing attention to the environmental disaster of DDT. All those environmental heroes and many more still very much inspire, motivate, and at times give […]

Don Torino’s Life in the Meadowlands: Annual Bergen Audubon Eagle Count Tallies 95 Bald Eagles!

From the Oradell Reservoir to DeKorte Park, from Frank M. Chapman Trail  to River Barge Park, from Mehrhof Pond to Overpeck County Park and everywhere along the Hackensack River and in-between our Bald Eagles displayed their dramatic comeback to all who had the foresight and willingness to just look up. Bergen County Audubon Society volunteers […]

Don Torino’s Life in the Meadowlands: Holiday Wishes for the Environment and a Little More

Someone once said that optimism is the heart of conservation. For everyone that works tirelessly to replant the forest, fight to turn back climate change, protect an endangered species or plant a milkweed needs to always have the hope and trust that maybe one day they will make things better for both for wildlife and […]

Don Torino’s Life in the Meadowlands: Dee De Santis Wins First BCAS Jill Homcy Memorial Award

The board members of Bergen County Audubon Society are proud to announce that the winner of the first Jill Homcy Memorial Award is Dee De Santis, recognized for her tireless efforts to protect a nesting pair of Bald Eagles in Ridgefield Park. This award honors Jill’s memory by recognizing a photographer or videographer whose skill […]