MONTHLY PROGRAMS & MEETINGS
All programs and events are free and open to the public. We are supported by memberships and donations.
They are on Wednesdays are located at Teaneck Creek Conservancy, 20 Puffin Way, Teaneck.
Business Meeting at 7:30pm. Programs begin at 8pm
Program: Habitat Improvement Project on the Kingsland Overlook in DeKorte Park, Lyndhurst, NJ by Gabrielle Bennett-Meany
Feb 20, 2019 at Teaneck Creek Conservancy at 8 pm
The Kingsland Overlook was one of the earliest parks on a landfill. It was designed to encompass a variety of habitats attractive to a broad range of birds and other wildlife: It was originally planted as an Evergreen Forest, a Young Woodland, a Late Woody Field, Grass Prairies and Wildflower/Butterfly Meadows. Over the years invasive plants had begun to colonize throughout the Kingsland Overlook Trail growing in either dense stands or sparsely throughout the area. However, the Kingsland Overlook still has some viable species of plants growing there. Providing a sustainable habitat begins with the plants. Native diversity can be increased by selectively adding plants. Through grants from BCAS we have enhanced areas along the Kingsland Overlook Trail and re-established stands of native grasses, flowers, shrubs and trees.
Gabrielle Bennett-Meany is a Senior Natural Resource Specialist, Open Space Manager Specialist at the New Jersey Sports and Exhibition Authority (NJSEA), formerly the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission, and has been employed there for 25 years.