Category Archives: Hackensack River

Forest bathing – give it a try at Beechwood Park!

Per Wikipedia: Forest bathing is the practice of taking a short, leisurely visit to a forest for health benefits. The practice originated in Japan where it is called shinrin-yoku (森林浴) in Japanese (it is also called sēnlínyù (森林浴) in Mandarin and sanlimyok (산림욕) in Korean). The article goes on to state that – studies in Japan … Continue reading

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Trail’s end! Beechwood Park

Trail’s end! Come walk the newly extended trail at Beechwood Park and enjoy the view from one of the two new benches. Thank you to Peter Francis, NVOT senior and Life Scout in Harrington Park Boy Scout Troop 616, for choosing … Continue reading

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Boy Scout Troop 616 and Beechwood Park

Kudus to Harrington Park Boy Scout Troop 616 and their support of the outdoor spaces in Harrington Park! A service project benefiting others is required for achieving the Eagle Scout Rank and our beautiful Beechwood Park has benefited from three Eagle … Continue reading

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Bald eagles live at the Oradell reservoir

The bald eagle is listed as threatened (non-breeding season) and endangered (breeding season) in New Jersey. From 1970-1982 NJ had only one nesting pair, but following the ban of DDT in 1972 and the active restoration efforts of the NJ … Continue reading

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Thank you – George St. Park cleanup volunteers! (1 of 2)

We could not have asked for nicer weather on 3/12!  What a beautiful day to wander through the George Street Park and through the woods between Eastbrook Rd and the Hackensack River to pick up garbage and recyclables. We filled two … Continue reading

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Passing on the message of United Water: Voluntary Conservation of Water Can Help Avoid Mandatory Restrictions

Driving around town by the reservoirs (Parkside, Old Hook Road, Bogert’s Mill and over the Harriot Bridge) it is obvious that the water level is very low. The muddy flats are covered with grass and the weir is once again … Continue reading

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The Rally to Ban Unsafe Oil Trains – on Old Hook Rd, March 7, 2015

The Rally to Ban Unsafe Oil Trains on Saturday, March 7th, co-sponsored by the Coalition to Ban Unsafe trains and Hackensack River Keeper, brought together a variety of organizations, political leaders, and citizens concerned about the safety of the trains carrying … Continue reading

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