The Other River In Rockland County

Dated: 10/13/2014

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Yes, the Hackensack River begins its 50 mile journey at the base of the High Tor cliffs in New City, NY.   Last weekend I spent a lovely afternoon on an EcoCruise along the Hackensack River with the Hackensack Riverkeeper as our guide. It may be one of the best kept secrets in the area. With the NYC skyline in view you can take a serene, scenic and truly informative cruise along the river.  There are 125 species of birds to watch in their natural habitat from Bald Eagles to the Purple Martin. As you wind through the twists and turns of the Meadowlands you find yourself lost in what seems to be in a juxtaposed universe. Surrounded by the hustle and bustle of a matrix of highways, overhead flight paths and in view the Manhattan skyscrapers you find yourself truly engrossed with the beauty of the river itself.  The Riverkeeper narrates the cruise and explains the history, wildlife and the mission of the Riverkeeper as public advocate for the river. In 1994, Bill Sheehan, the Hackensack Riverkeeper founded and became executive director of Hackensack Riverkeeper, Inc., founded on one premise: “Human beings, in fact all living creatures, have an inherent right to clean water.”   The Hackensack River feeds a series of reservoirs from Lake Deforest to Lake Tappan to Woodcliff Lake and the Oradell Reservoirs, providing clean drinking water for nearly 1 million people in New York and New Jersey.
 Hackensack River Events ·         EcoCruises ·         Paddling Center ·         Kayak Center ·         Bird Walks ·         River Cleanups
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Donna Podesta

I am an experienced Realtor working in the Greater Hudson Valley Region which includes both Rockland and Orange County. My goal is to make my client's real estate experience a happy one. Because succe....

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