MONK PARAKEETS, Ridgefield When you reach Railroad Avenue, head south under Hendricks Causeway Bridge. Park car near the bridge and listen; Monk Parakeets live in nests on underside of the bridge.
KEARNY FRESH-WATER MARSH, Kearny Camman Drive is the road the loops around Gunnell Oval; the marsh is to the east of the easternmost corner of the drive. You can launch kayaks and canoes at this location.
The big banner went up in DeKorte Park's Butterfly Garden last week -- letting everyone know that the big Meadowlands Festival of Birding is less than two weeks away now. For more information about this event, sponsored and hosted by the Meadowlands Commission, click here.
Coming soon, a video of Harrier Meadow, one of the many attractions of the fest.
The Meadowlands Commission is adding another weapon in its battle to increase biodiversity in the 30.4-square-mile district. This week, Commission naturalists reintroduced saltmarsh
bulrush, a valuable wetlands plant, at several sites in the Meadowlands. The
sites included the the Mill Creek Marsh in
Secaucus and Harrier Meadow in North Arlington, with more sites planned down the road.
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Environmental reporter Scott Fallon of The Record had an excellent story in The Record today about the Meadowlands Commission's efforts to measure changes in sea levels. Read it here. Previous post on monitoring sea levels is here.
The New Jersey Meadowlands Commission is participating in a federal program to measure sea levels as part of the commission's efforts to assess the vitality of its marshes and to prepare for flooding that could
result from global warming. Measurements using a nifty gizmo
called a sediment elevation table (pictured to right) are being taken by NJMC's scientific arm, the Meadowlands
Environmental Research Institute(MERI). The Meadowlands Commission's sea-level monitoring is one of the first of its kind in New Jersey.
Click "Continue reading" to learn more about sea-level rise and why it is significant to the region's marshes.