Fall Planting 2017 for the Bergen County Environmental Council
Bergen County Environmental Council did their annual fall planting in a small historical park in River vale, NJ. called Baylor Massacre Historical Site. The site has the Hackensack River running through it, and is completely shaded. Kim Mitchell, Landscape Architect for Bergen County parks, selected shade and salt-tolerant native shrubs and grasses for the area. The day was warm and sunny, ideal for planting. Under the guidance of Ms. Mitchell, 350 plants were carefully distributed and planted by volunteers from the Master Gardeners of the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Service, staff of Bergen Soil Conservation District and Environmental Council members. The additional vegetation will help to stabilize the area adjacent to the river, and provide food and cover for wildlife' The Environmental Council thanks Joel Flagler and the Master Gardeners from Rutgers, and all the other hard-working volunteers for their efforts. Without their help, our plantings would not be so successful Geraldine Byrne, Secretary.