Program: Gabrielle Bennett on the Habitat Improvement Project at Kingsland Overlook
Wed, February 19th
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. Over the years invasive plants had begun to colonize throughout the Kingsland Overlook Trail growing in either dense stands or sparsely throughout the area. 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 greases, 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. She has been employed there for 25 years.
Program: History and Future of Meadowlands Vegetation by Jean Marie Hartman
Wed, March 18th
“Ecological thinking must inform landscape design and management.” Jean Marie Hartman received her PhD in Ecology from the University of Connecticut. She received her M.S. in Landscape Architecture and B. S. in Botany from the University of Wisconsin Madison.
This complimentary blend of education and experience enables her to bring a unique expertise to her position in the Landscape Architecture Department of Rutgers University, a position she has held for over 25 years. Dr. Hartman’s role in research, teaching and outreach within the discipline of landscape architecture bridges the gap between ecology and design. Her work generates new scientific understandings of complex ecological systems and indicates the ways in which design, planning and policy can help to protect and restore them.
Program: Seabirds: Ocean Nomads by Stephen Quinn
Wed, April 15th
Over his 39 year career with the American Museum of Natural History, long time Bergen County Audubon Society member, Stephen Quinn, has sailed on many museum expeditions and observed seabirds in their natural ocean habitats. Quinn’s talk will focus on their worldwide distribution, unique adaptations and physiology. He will illustrate his presentation with museum study skins of a few of the seabirds that members might expect to see off New Jersey’s coast.
Stephen Quinn worked in the Museum’s Exhibition Department as an artist and exhibit designer and fabricator. His work included the collection of specimens and references for display in the museum’s famous dioramas. Though retired, Quinn continues to pursue his art, which focuses on wildlife and ecological subjects.
MONTHLY PROGRAMS & MEETINGS
Chapter meetings are held monthly on the third Wednesday (Sept. through June) at Teaneck Creek Conservancy.
Business Meeting at 7:30pm. Programs begin at 8pm
Teaneck Creek: 20 Puffin Way, Teaneck.
All programs and events are free and open to the public. We are supported by memberships and donations.
If you have suggestions or would like to help with future programs, please contact Marilyn Sadowski email@example.com