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Calendar Events

Dec 21 (Sun), 12:30 pm
Silver Singles Holiday Walking Tour of NYC
Dec 21 (Sun), 2:00 pm
Lower Landsdown Trail Solstice Hike and Holiday Potluck
Jan 3 (Sat), 3:00 pm
Longwood Gardens Holiday Display
Jan 7 (Wed), 7:00 pm
Defending Wildlife
Jan 10 (Sat), 10:00 am
Singles Hike - Sourlands Mountain Preserve, Hillsborough
Jan 10 (Sat), 1:00 pm
Chapter Executive Committee meeting
Jan 14 (Wed), 7:30 pm
Executive Committee/Planning Meeting
Jan 14 (Wed), 7:30 pm
New Jersey Bluebird Society
Jan 17 (Sat), 10:00 am
Singles Hike - Jockey Hollow
Jan 17 (Sat), 10:00 am
Columbia Trail Hike

Dates for your Diary - 2007

Jan 22, 2007:
Professor Alan Robock, Rutgers University, will give a talk on global warming. Although regional patterns are not as well understood as the global picture, he will discuss possible impacts on people in New Jersey and Northeast US.

Feb 26:
Mary Penney, of the Delaware & Raritan Greenway Land Trust, will describe the partnership she has spearheaded with Mexico and Guatemala to preserve forests in NJ’s Sourland Mountains and in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico and forests extending into Guatemala.

March 26:
Assemblywoman Amy Handlin will share with us her experiences as an environmental legislator in the State Government.

April 23:
Michael Pellettieri, member of the Friends of Natco Lake. Using slides, Mike will tell us how a grass roots crowd in Hazlet, saved 166 acres of wetlands. They even got matching Green Acres funds, and beat out opponents for lake front property that straddled Route 35 in a highly developed area.

May 21:
Mike Herson will speak on the Highlands of Northern New Jersey. He will describe, what is there, what has been protected, what still needs protecting and where we stand. Mike is the Sierra Club’s grass roots point man in protecting the Highlands.

June 25:
Kathy Woodward, past president and board member of the Friends of the Great Swamp will show a video and talk about the Great Swamp with an emphasis on the wilderness area which has 3 endangered species among the hundreds of species of birds, Fox, deer, muskrat, turtles, fish, frogs and a wide variety of wildflowers and plants.
See also http://friendsofgreatswamp.org/
http://www.njskylands.com/odswamp.htm
http://www.fws.gov/northeast/greatswamp/
http://www.greatswamp.org

Sunday July 15 at 12:00pm
Anual Picnic at Turkey Swamp Park , Freehold.
Coordinate food with Joellen, jfutey@comcast.net.

Sept 24: Come and join the Cool Cities Campaign.
Faith Teitelbaum will present strategies and tools for you to use as you think about approaching your mayor to sign on to the US Mayors Climate Protection Agreement and becoming a Cool City. This campaign has picked up momentum and we now have 42 cities in New Jersey and 453 in the US. We are making a difference! Come and join us.

Oct 22:Wild Alaska — Is It Really Protected?
Some of the last remaining wild areas in this country are in Alaska — the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the Tongass and Chugach National Forests, and the Western Arctic. Join us as Julia Millan Shaw of the Alaska Wilderness League explains some of the League’s projects that advocate for wild Alaska, and presents a legislative update and some actions that we can take to support their work.

Nov 26:Design of Rain Gardens and Bio-retention Systems.
Learn how to make your garden more rain water friendly, with William H. Pearce, P.E., Senior Environmental Engineer, New Jersey American Water, Lakewood.

Dec 2: 3pm.Holiday Party
Held at a member’s home. Call Dennis (732-970-4327) for location

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