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2017 Events

  • Pontoon Boat Tours, Canoe Trips, Nature Walks, Stargazing & more

Join in a guided nature walk, enjoy and information boat tour, gaze upon celestial bodies... Read more...

William D. McDowell Observatory

Join us every Wednesday evening for free open viewing at the Observatory. Please check schedule by clicking the link below. 

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News & Alerts

  • Bergen County Park Survey

Make Your Voice Heard!
The Bergen County Parks Department is formulating its first Parks Master Plan and wants public input on how you use parks, including what you like, what you would like to see and what can be improved. Take the survey.

  • Holiday Closing, Monday, May 29
The NJSEA offices, the Kegan Landfill and the Environment cewill be closed for Memorial Day. DeKorte nter Park will be open.

Nature Blog

  • A Celebration of Nature in North Jersey

    The Meadowlands Blog offers news, stunning images, bird sightings and nature events. Follow us Facebook and Twitter
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Municipal Assistance Programs

The NJSEA provides several additional resources to District towns that help to reduce the cost of local government, benefit the environment and improve resident's quality of life.

Pontoon Boat Cruises & Canoe Tours

The NJSEA operates a fleet of pontoon boats, staffed by experts on the natural and human history of the region and certified in boating through programs by the U.S. Coast Guard and the State of New Jersey.

Guided Bird Walks with NJSEA & BCAS

The NJSEA and the Bergen County Audubon Society (BCAS) offer twice-monthly, free guided bird walks at locations throughout the Meadowlands District.
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Meadowlands Environmental Research Institute
MERI conducts research and develops new technologies to collect, analyze and communicate environmental information.
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Meadowlands Environment Center
The MEC is a New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority facility operated by Ramapo College of New Jersey.