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September 2011

Celery Farm Guided Walk is Saturday!

Our last Celery Farm guided walk of the year is at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at 8 a.m.  We meet at the Green Way entrance. Wear bug spray just in case, and socks because of the Poison Ivy.

The walk will last approx. 90 minutes. We hope to get a variety of ducks and other cool birds. Rain cancels.  Hope to see you there!

The Ridgewood School Swift Certificate!

Fyke Nature Association and Bergen County Audubon Society joined forces to commend the George Washington Middle School in Ridgewood for its efforts to protect the thousands of Chimney Swifts that roost in the school's chimney every August and September.

Fyke's John Workman supplied the words and Paula Dias (pictured with the certificate at last night's Fyke meeting) provided the illustration. (Superb work by both, with a much-appreciated assist from Kurt Muenz and all the others who helped make this possible. It's a beautiful job.)

The certificate of recognition and appreciation  will be presented by the presidents of Fyke (Mike Limatola) and BCAS (Beth Goldberg) at the regular meeting of the Ridgewood Board of Ed. on Mon. Sept. 26.

The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m., and you can watch on-line. Just go to:

Then click on "Live BOE Meeting" (left side immediately on top of the
calendar page).

Kurt notes: "You'll need the Quicktime Player to watch. If it's not on your computer, you'll be prompted to download and install Quicktime. It's free and didn't take long when I did it."

Must-see TV.

Help the Fell House: Oktoberfest

The Concerned Citizens of Allendale will hold an Oktoberfest celebration at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30, in The Red Barn at Crestwood Lake in Allendale.

Tickets are $45 per person (adults only) and include a traditional Oktoberfest meal catered by Allendale Bar & Grill, DJ music and Oktoberfest beer donated by the Brooklyn Brewery. Feel free to BYOB.

For more information, contact Maureen Mamunes at 201-248-8240 or e-mail her at [email protected].

Checks may be dropped off or mailed to Mamunes at 165 Forest Road, Allendale, NJ 07401. Make checks payable to "Concerned Citizens of Allendale."

 All proceeds from the event go toward restoration of The John Fell House, located across Franklin Turnpike from the Celery Farm.

Tonight's Fyke Meeting

Tonight's Fyke Nature Association meeting, at 8 Allendale Borough Hall, features Ken Witkowski and Walkill National Wildlife Refuge - An Introduction to the Drowned Lands.

Ken will talk about this mosaic of habitats which supports an impressive waterfowl migration, as well as a diversity of nesting birds and a winter raptor show.