Archive for March 2019

Putting down new roots to help rivers

Here’s a not-too-fun fact. Eighty-five percent of New Jersey’s rivers are considered impaired, in large part because their banks are denuded of vegetation. Without trees, river banks erode, sediments and contaminants are washed into rivers, and waters become too warm for trout and other aquatic wildlife. Bare riverbanks and floodplains cannot absorb rainfall from heavy…

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A little help for our kestrels

If you build it, they will come. That’s the hope for new nesting boxes for American kestrels, whose populations have declined severely over the past 50 years. Kestrels are North America’s smallest and most colorful falcons, and were once common in New Jersey. They were easy to spot perching on trees, fence posts and telephone…

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