Monthly Archives: August 2012

HP School- the courtyard gardens are thriving!

Harrington Park School has had an active Garden Club since the fall of 2009. The garden was established in the inner courtyard of HP School in the summer of 2009 and Spanish Teacher Ms. Sally Denbeaux continues as the Garden … Continue reading

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Beechwood Park update: beautiful new kiosk, kudus to Nicholas Venezia! (also- water walkers)

Kudus to Life Scout Nicholas Venezia and Harrington Park Boy Scout Troop 616! Harrington Park has a unique and beautiful resource in Beechwoods Park. Unfortunately the park was vandalized over the winter when many young trees were cut down to … Continue reading

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Tennis balls and dragonflies – part two

As it was quite hot, and I had worked up quite a sweat with all the balancing, bending, and grabbing, I sat down to enjoy the moment and enjoy the breeze. It was then that I noticed the dragonflies. A … Continue reading

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Tennis balls and Dragonflies – part one

The Hackensack Riverkeeper cleanup of the northern part of the Oradell Reservoir just south of Blanche Ave took place today. ~ 30 people came by to help with the cleanup over the 4 hour midday period, mostly going out in … Continue reading

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Oradell Reservoir – River Cleanup on Aug 25th >> this is partly in HP…and yes, there are canoes!

“A big part of Hackensack Riverkeeper’s mission to protect, preserve and restore the Hackensack River watershed is to engage the people of our watershed to take responsibility for it. Throughout the year, we invite the community to participate in the … Continue reading

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On Sept 9th>>chance to canoe north of the Old Tappan Reservoir with Bergen SWAN

Excerpted from the Bergen SWAN press release: On Sunday, September 9, 2012 from 3:00 – 6:00 PM, join Bergen SWAN and Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) for a fascinating paddle on the rarely accessed Lake Tappan Reservoir in Old Tappan and … Continue reading

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Canoeing the Hackensack River…but not in HP

The Hackensack River is a 45 mile long river that rises in Rockland County by West Haverstraw and flows into the Deforest Lake Reservoir. The river then flows into the Lake Tappan Reservoir (Old Tappan), runs through Harrington Park and … Continue reading

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