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3 days ago

Warren Parks

Today is Endangered Species Day, which aims to bring awareness and action to threatened and endangered species throughout the world. The Golden-winged warbler is one of New Jersey’s most endangered songbirds. About 90% of the state’s breeding population has disappeared in the last 20 years. If nothing changes, the population is projected to be extinct in New Jersey within the next 10 years. One of the main causes of the decline of the Golden-winged warbler is loss of habitat. These birds nest in the vast preserved forestlands in northwest NJ, but only if those forests have suitable nesting sites - large canopy openings with lots of grasses, shrubs and young trees. Preserving forests on their breeding grounds is a partial solution for the threat of habitat loss, but the threat of forest succession remains. Without intentional action to restore large canopy openings in these forests for nesting habitat, this endangered species will be gone. Golden-winged warblers and many other declining bird species have responded favorably to the restoration of their nesting habitats so far, but more can be done to stop the decline. Collaborative restoration efforts across landowner boundaries are needed to bring Golden-winged warblers back from the brink.

Photo credit: Sharon Petzinger

#EndangeredSpeciesDay #NewJerseyFishAndWildlife #GoldenWingedWarbler
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6 days ago

Warren Parks

May is tick-borne disease awareness month. To prevent Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases, it is important to avoid tick bites. Wear long sleeves and pants, use insect repellent, and perform tick checks. Learn more here, #targetticksnj #healthynj ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Warren Parks

It’s Tick Awareness Month!Found an attached #tick? Don’t panic! Use fine-tipped tweezers to grasp the tick as close to the skin’s surface as possible. Pull upward with steady pressure. After removing the tick, clean the bite area and your hands with rubbing alcohol or soap and water. Get additional information and resources below. #targetticksnj #healthynj
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It’s Tick Awareness Month!

4 weeks ago

Warren Parks

Earth Day Clean Up!
Headed up by the Warren County Parks Foundation, a group of local volunteers gathered to clean up litter and other debris at the Warren County's Marble Hill Natural Resource Area. Special thanks to Mike, Ava & Donna Schneider and Ben Ellis. The group worked hard to clean this jewel of our county environment.
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