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10:00 am 2018_1st Sat Sept. Island Robling

September 1 – Roebling Park – Island Trail. Meet at Spring Lake, Roebling Park. Take South Broad St. to Sewell Ave., turn onto Sewell, drive to end, turn left and drive down the hill to the parking lot. Trail is flat. Guide: Kelly Rypkema

All 1st Saturday Abbott Marshlands Walks will begin promptly at 10 am and last until noon. In addition to RWJ – Hamilton, Friends for the Abbott Marshlands, and Tulpehaking Nature Center, these walks are cosponsored by Mercer County Park Commission, Bordentown Twp. Environmental Commission, and D&R Canal State Park.

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8:00 am Fall Migration: Roebling Park Bird Surveys

Register at https://goo.gl/forms/k0bRNwmxGp6CFQyv1
Come join a naturalist led bird walk and survey to see Roebling Park is used by migrating fall birds. This project is part of the #BagThePhrag marsh restoration initiative at Abbott Marshlands. We will collect data to see how birds use this area to migrate as the marsh restoration progresses throughout different seasons.

Location
Tulpehaking Nature Center: 157 Westcott Ave. Hamilton, NJ

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9:00 am Trail Crew

Come help maintain our beloved trail systems with some hands on fun.
Register with Jillian Stark, Mercer County Land Steward at jstark@mercercounty.org.
Ages 12+, under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Location
Roebling Memorial Park

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9:00 am Stewardship Crew

Join us in the parks as we do our part to protect our precious natural resources by removing invasive species, caring for pollinator gardens, and planting native trees and flowers.
Register with Jillian Stark, Mercer County Land Steward at jstark@mercercounty.org.
Ages 12+, under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Location
Roebling Memorial Park

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12:00 pm River days

FREE (Sponsored by the Alliance for Watershed Education).

Celebrate the life-giving waters of the Abbott Marshlands with family activities, prizes, and lunch on the lawn. Leave your mark on the nature center with Guerilla Haiku, a new special exhibit featuring the work of you, our visitors. Then get a closer look at the Abbott Marshlands with a family-friendly activity course and wildlife search on the trails. Are you up to the challenge?  Free meals with dessert to the first 100 visitors.

Location
Tulpehaking Nature Center: 157 Westcott Ave. Hamilton, NJ

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8:00 am Fall Migration: Roebling Park Bird Surveys

Register at https://goo.gl/forms/k0bRNwmxGp6CFQyv1
Come join a naturalist led bird walk and survey to see Roebling Park is used by migrating fall birds. This project is part of the #BagThePhrag marsh restoration initiative at Abbott Marshlands. We will collect data to see how birds use this area to migrate as the marsh restoration progresses throughout different seasons.

7:00 pm Roebling Park Restoration Project - Public Information Meeting

An open forum for members of the public to learn about and ask questions about the Roebling Park Restoration project.  A representative from Princeton Hydro, the company contracted by the county to perform the restoration, County Naturalist, Jenn Rogers, and County Land Steward, Jillian Stark will be in attendance.

Location
Tulpehaking Nature Center: 157 Westcott Ave. Hamilton, NJ

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10:00 am Roebling Park Restoration Project - Interpretive Walk

Come take a stroll through the marsh and learn about the ecological restoration that the County and its partners have planned to begin this fall. We will learn about the invasive reed, Phragmites, why it poses a threat to the natural ecology of the marsh, and what we plan on doing about it.

Location
Tulpehaking Nature Center: 157 Westcott Ave. Hamilton, NJ

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9:00 am 2018 World Rivers Day

Programs to be announced.

World Rivers Day is a global celebration of the world’s waterways, observed every last Sunday in September.  Established in 2005, it highlights the many values of rivers and strives to increase public awareness while encouraging the improved stewardship of rivers around the world. Rivers in every country face an array of threats, and World Rivers Day promotes the active involvement of citizens to ensure the health of rivers in the years ahead.

Get involved!

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