On Wednesday, May 7 at 7:00 PM the Harrington Park Environmental Commission will be hosting a panel discussion that will address our local watershed eco-system. Harrington Park, like many of the neighboring towns of the Northern Valley, is located within the footprint of the Hackensack River and the United Water reservoir system that it feeds. Some of the property that borders the river and reservoir consists of Green Acres and undeveloped watershed that supports many forms of flora and wildlife. The panel discussion will address how we can be better stewards of these lands and waterways and how the NJ State DEP provides oversight towards these goals. The speakers that night will be; Capt. Bill Sheehan, Executive Director of Hackensack Riverkeeper; John Zuzeck, Environmental Specialist Northern Bureau of Water Compliance and Enforcement for the State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection; and Craig Grothues, Chairman of the Dumont Environmental Commission, a science teacher at Dumont High School, and an expert on the wildlife that inhabit these woods. Considering the overlapping fields of knowledge that these three gentlemen have to offer, we expect the night to be informative and fun. At the end of the discussion members of the audience will be able to ask questions of the panel. Light refreshments will be served. The event will take place at the Harrington Park Borough Hall which is located at 85 Harriot Ave.
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