February 21, 2018 (Wed.) – A Paddle Through The Meadowlands 2017 by Ron Shields
This presentation will take you on a photographic journey through the Kearny Marsh and the Saw Mill Creek Wildlife Conservation Area during the spring, summer and fall of 2017. All images were taken from the unique perspective of the kayak in some of the most challenging and remote areas of this region.
Ron Shields has been photographing the wonders of this area for the past ten years spending most of that time on the water. His contributions include images for Jim Wright’s “Nature of the Meadowlands” and “Bald Eagles in the Meadowlands & Beyond,” a myriad of posts to The Meadowlands Nature Blog and numerous presentations throughout North Jersey.
March 21, 2018 (Wed.) – Kingsland Overlook Project by Gabrielle Bennett-Meany
The Kingsland Overlook Trail is a six acre side slope of a former landfill located in Richard W. DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst. Areas along the trail have been enhanced with native vegetation beneficial to wildlife. Before they were planted dominant invasive species or weeds persisted there. The funding for the project was made possible from Bergen County Audubon Society. Gaby will take us through the process of the project from start to finish. Over the next few years she will monitor the newly planted habitat communities.
Gabrielle Bennett-Meany is a Senior Natural Resource Program Specialist at the New Jersey Sports and Exhibition Authority (NJSEA), formerly the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission, and has been employed there for 23 years.
April 18, 2018 (Wed.) – An Incredible Journey: Shorebird Migration by Stephanie Feigin
PowerPoint Presentation, details to follow.
Stephanie Feigin is a wildlife ecologist with Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey. She is responsible for CWF’s shorebird project including conservation and research efforts to protect shorebird populations throughout their migratory flyway, including work in Cape Cod, Brazil, Tierra Del Fuego, their Arctic breeding grounds, and here in New Jersey. She is also responsible for the Delaware Bay shorebirds projects, including the restoration of the beach and marsh destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, migratory tracking projects and the banding, resighting and coast wide survey projects. Stephanie received her B.S. in Ecology & Natural Resources Management from Rutgers University in 2013.
MONTHLY PROGRAMS & MEETINGS on Wednesdays at Teaneck Creek Conservancy, Puffin Way, Teaneck. Business Meeting at 7:30pm. Programs begin at 8pm. All programs are free and open to the public.
Location: Teaneck Creek Conservancy
20 Puffin Way, Teaneck, NJ
Refreshments available prior to meeting
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