June Activities in the Reservation

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June Activities in the Reservation

Postby mergs » Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:43 am


June 8 (Sun): 9:00 a.m. -Noon TRASH TACKLERS
Join the East CoastOutdoors (http://www.theeastcoastoutdoors.com) for a clean-up. ECO is alocally-run outdoor guiding company with an environmental ethic who want to give back. Hikes in reservation revealed excess trash so the Gattens (owners) will conductthis cleanup.
Oakdale parking area off Cherry Lane. Contact Jeff Gattens 973-731-5262

June 14 (Sat): 9:30-11:30 a.m.: WASHINGTON ROCK
Get off the beaten path to the Rock and discover lesser-known ways of getting there, including an old, abandoned 19th century road. Children 8 and older ok (bring father along too for Father's Day). Meet at the Dog Park area off Crest Drive
Leader: Dave Hogenauer 973-762-1475; day of hike only:973-901-0824 (m)

June 15 (Sun): 9:30 a.m.-Noon FOREST REGENERATION CORPS.
Details as per May 18 entry. Meet at the Deer Paddock and Dog Park area.Drive in Crest Drive from South Orange Ave.
L: Tricia Zimic (973) 650-6106(m)

June 20 (Fri): BIO-BLITZ 7:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m., June 21 (Sat) 9 a.m.-5 p.m.South Mountain Conservancy, partnering with the Essex Co. Parks Dept. & the Rahway River Assoc., will conduct a SMR Bio-Blitz, a 24-hour study to count as many species of plants (flora) and animals (fauna). This measure of biodiversity will provide a baseline data charting the relative health of the ecosystem. The Bio-Blitz will also provide many opportunities for activities for children and adults (nature exhibits, short hikes, identifying animal tracks, etc.). Bio-Blitz Headquarters will be at Summit Field (accessible from South Orange Ave. via Crest Drive). Picnic tables and tents at Summit Field will show exhibits. Contact the Essex County Env. Center at 973-228-8776 to assist with a scientific study group. Visit:http://www.rahwayriver.org or http://www.somocon.org.

South Mountain Conservancy
P.O. Box 273
South Orange, NJ 07079
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