Verona Cub Scouts Pack 32 ventured down the Hackensack River with the Hackensack Riverkeeper Eco-Cruise and learned about the environmental impact and recent surge to revive wildlife on the urban waterway. The scouts spotted several birds of prey including a bald eagle, a peregrine falcon and an osprey feeding on a large fish. More commonly seen throughout the river tour were great blue herons, egrets, cormorants, and plenty of seagulls and shore birds. The pontoon boats floated under several river crossings, including the HX Jackknife, where a NJ Transit passenger train rushed past directly overhead. Overall, those present realized the importance of the watershed as a natural habitat for an incredible amount of wildlife.
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