TriCounty Sustainability Alliance

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Tag: Petty’s Island

Youth Birding on Petty’s Island

Sunday, April 28th, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m

This hike is open to youth ages 11 to 17 and their parent or guardian.
Adults attending MUST be accompanying a youth.

Join New Jersey Audubon and the New Jersey Young Birders Club for an exciting field trip to Petty’s Island. Learn about the island’s industrial past and its transformation to a wildlife sanctuary as we hike along the Delaware River looking for spring migrants. The varied habitats allow for opportunities to see a variety of birds (and other wildlife too!). Bring an adult along and enjoy this rare opportunity.

Children MUST be 12 and older (or 11 in grade 6) to participate and accompanied by an adult or in a group with an adult to child ratio of 1:7. Each child must have a waiver signed by their parent or guardian. All adult chaperones must also have a signed waiver to participate. Registration is REQUIRED for this event; space is limited. Register here.
Directions and other details are given upon registration. No phone or email registrations accepted. Any question please email Kelly Wenzel at kelly.wenzel@njaudubon.org.

Migration Madness Birding Walk and Ham Radio at Petty’s Island

Saturday, April 27, 2019
7:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Discover this hidden treasure in the Delaware River! With access granted only a few times a year, this urban oasis offers a great variety of wading, shore and woodland birds in addition to views of Bald Eagles. We will be looking for spring arrivals using the Delaware River to navigate and Petty’s Island to rest and nest. In addition, we will meet up with Gloucester County Amateur Radio club and make connections between their radio transmissions and bird migration patterns! Children MUST be 12 and older to participate. Registration is REQUIRED for this event; space is limited.  Register here.  Directions and other details are given upon registration. No phone or email registrations accepted. Email Kelly Wenzel with any question at kelly.wenzel@njaudubon.org.

 

Petty’s Island Annual Spring Shoreline Cleanup

Petty’s Island Annual Spring Shoreline Cleanup 
Saturday, April 13th
8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

Petty’s Island is privately-owned and is making an amazing transformation from an active marine terminal and oil storage facility into a State Park. Access to the island is limited, so don’t miss this opportunity to see the island and help in its transformation. We will be doing a cleanup of the shoreline where marine debris threatens the health of wildlife and humans. Children MUST be 12 and older to participate. Registration is REQUIRED for this event; space is limited. Directions and other details are given upon registration. You can email Kelly Wenzel with any questions: kelly.wenzel@njaudubon.org. Please note that no phone or email registration is accepted. Register here.