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Cub Scouts Learn Importance Of Environment

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George Donnelly, Gabrielle Ali and Mark Serra spot a bald eagle.
George Donnelly, Gabrielle Ali and Mark Serra spot a bald eagle.
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.

For more information on Verona Cub Scout Pack 32, please e-mail [email protected]

Michael Compierchio gets his life jacked fitted by Captain Hugh Carola.
Michael Compierchio gets his life jacked fitted by Captain Hugh Carola.

Evan Carlson, Johnny Stockelberg, Michael Compierchio and Christian Kaulback are ready to board ship.
Evan Carlson, Johnny Stockelberg, Michael Compierchio and Christian Kaulback are ready to board ship.

A NJ Transit passenger train crosses over the Hackensack Crossing Jackknife.
A NJ Transit passenger train crosses over the Hackensack Crossing Jackknife.

Owen Chanana is on the lookout for birds of prey!
Owen Chanana is on the lookout for birds of prey!

One of the two pontoon boats cruising upstream.
One of the two pontoon boats cruising upstream.

A great egret flying in front of buildings in Secaucus.
A great egret flying in front of buildings in Secaucus.

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