SECAUCUS AND BEYOND -- In honor of Earth Day, the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission and the Bergen County Audubon Society are doing a cleanup of the Mill Creek Marsh walking trails on Saturday, April 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. This 207-acre marsh and park had several downed trees and lots of washed-up debris from Hurricane Sandy, and they want to remove the remaining brush and downed branches. They’ll also clean up any litter brought in with the tides.
Participants must wear work gloves and protective clothing and footwear and sign a liability release. The release will be available on Saturday, and is also ready for download now (upper left-hand corner of the Meadowlands Nature Blog, meadowblog.net). Participants must be at least 16 years old; 16- and 17-year-old participants must have the liability release signed by a parent or guardian. For more information, e-mail the NJMC’s Jim Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 201-469-7349.