The Ecology Club and Environmental Studies students are organizing weekend day hikes, to vista points in the NJ Highlands region, located 25 miles west of campus. Migrating hawks can be seen streaming across the sky and beautiful birds sing their songs as students hike through the woods along streams and relax on mountaintop ridges. Environmental leaders of partnering organizations are joining students on the hikes, sharing insights on the local ecology and points of interest (wildlife, trees, geology and waterways): NJ Highlands Coalition, NJ Audubon, NJ Sierra Club, and NJ Department of Fish and Wildlife.
The three September hike destinations include:
- NJ Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary in Bernardsville (Sept 15)
- Split Rock Reservoir in Rockaway (Sept 16)
- Pyramid Mountain in Boonton (Sept 23).
The NJ Highlands Region is an 800,000 acre region covering 1,250 square miles and 88 municipalities in 7 counties (Bergen, Hunterdon, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex and Warren). The Highlands Region is an essential source of drinking water for half of the residents of New Jersey. For more information, please contact Zac Cole. For more information about Ecology Club hikes and events, please email EcologyClub@shu.edu or contact Wanda Knapik by emailing Wanda.Knapik@shu.edu or calling (908)-432-2198.