American Bittern in June

Don Smith, consultant to the Meadowlands Conservation Trust, reports having seen an American Bittern on the evening of Monday, June 15th and again on the morning of Tuesday, June 16th just off of Commerce Boulevard in Carlstadt. He thought he glimpsed a second bird Tuesday morning but couldn’t say for sure. Born and raised in… [Read more]

Tree Swallow Bird Boxes Needed!

Tree Swallows nest at a number of sites in the Meadowlands and Hackensack River watershed every spring. According to Cornell’s All About Birds website, “Tree Swallows breed in open habitats such as fields and wetlands, usually adjacent to water. They nest in artificial nest boxes as well as tree cavities. Foraging flocks are frequently seen… [Read more]

Friends of MCT – Volunteer Opportunities

If you are a caring individual concerned about the welfare of our environment, particularly in the Meadowlands and Hackensack River watershed, we urge you to join Friends of Meadowlands Conservation Trust. The Meadowlands Conservation Trust (MCT) has a small, dedicated and hardworking staff. We have a land acquisition program that requires continuous maintenance of open space… [Read more]

In Memory of Mark Becker

We are saddened to report that Mark Becker, a longtime conservationist who worked tirelessly to protect open space in the Hackensack River watershed, died February 26, 2014 in a multi-vehicle crash on the New York Thruway. Mark was brilliant, selfless and dedicated to making our region a better place. Mark was appointed to the Meadowlands… [Read more]