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  River Vale, New Jersey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
River Vale is bordered by Montvale to the northwest, Park Ridge, Woodcliff Lake (a very small section) and Hillsdale to the west, Westwood to the southwest, a small section bordering Emerson to the south, Harrington Park to the southeast, Old Tappan to the east, and Pearl River, New York to the north.
Its borders are defined by the Hackensack River to the east, which was dammed to form Lake Tappan, and the Pascack Brook to the south.
River Vale was incorporated as a Bergen County township in 1906.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/River_Vale,_New_Jersey   (1120 words)

 Hackensack River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The lower river, which is navigable as far as the community of Hackensack, is heavily industrialized and forms acommercial extension of Newark Bay.
The river furnished both the Native Americans and the European settlers with abundantruns of herring, shad and striped bass.
By the 1960s, however, much of the lower river was essentially a turbid oxygen -less dead zone, with only the hardiest of species such as the mummichog able to survive in its waters.
www.therfcc.org /hackensack-river-134698.html   (699 words)

 eStream   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The river was formed when a finger of the Wisconsin Glacier retreated, scouring and compressing bedrock to form the river valley.
The focus of Hackensack Riverkeeper is to protect and defend the environmental quality of the eco-system of the estuary, river and watershed and the quality of life for the people and other creatures that inhabit the Hackensack River watershed.
The Hackensack Riverkeeper also will participate in the remediation of historic damage caused by the human community by helping local, state and federal agencies identify all sources of pollution and work with those agencies to ensure compliance with and enforcement of all environmental laws and regulations.
www.rivernetwork.org /estream/content.cfm?doc_id=768   (1213 words)

 NY/NJ Baykeeper: Protecting The Hudson-Raritan Estuary
The mouth of the Passaic and Hackensack rivers on Newark Bay is occupied by Ports Newark and Elizabeth in Essex and Union counties, NJ, and serves regional and national shipping.
Baykeeper and Hackensack Riverkeeper, along with other partners, have launched the Passaic River Initiative (a campaign focused on both the river and bay.) The establishment of a permanent Passaic River Patrol is one goal of this program.
The river is tidal from Dundee Dam southward.
www.nynjbaykeeper.org /geography/geography_nbc.php   (1144 words)

 Hackensack River -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The lower river, which is navigable as far as the community of (Click link for more info and facts about Hackensack) Hackensack, is heavily industrialized and forms a commercial extension of Newark Bay.
In the last two centuries, the river has suffered from extremely severe (Undesirable state of the natural environment being contaminated with harmful substances as a consequence of human activities) pollution.
The future of the (A low area where the land is saturated with water) wetlands around the lower river has been an ongoing controversy between development and preservation groups in recent decades.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/H/Ha/Hackensack_River.htm   (812 words)

 Hackensack River
The Hackensack River and the Meadowlands in New York and New Jersey face rapidly escalating development pressure that threatens to destroy a significant portion of the largest block of wetlands left in the region and increase the amount of pollution entering reservoirs that supply drinking water for one million people.
As rivers go, the Hackensack is certainly one of the world’s smallest (only 32 miles long) and one of its most urban (nearly 20 million people live within a short drive or train ride from its banks), but it is a river steeped in history.
The rivers and tributaries that had once known only the paddling of dugout canoes soon saw a thriving commercial boat trade that lured pirates who took advantage of the concealing forests to base their attacks.
www.teterboro-online.com /park/hriver/index.shtml   (3269 words)

 Mercury in the Hackensack River: Initial Findings of the NJTRWP   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
To better understand the distribution, transport, and fate of Hg in the Hackensack River, NJTRWP Phase 2 Special Studies were conducted in April and November 2002.
Wetlands comprising the Hackensack Meadowlands District border the Hackensack River at the mid-river sampling stations, but the areas adjacent to the downstream and upstream stations have been largely developed for industrial and commercial uses.
One hypothesis to explain the observed distribution of Hg in the Hackensack River is that a depositional area for a thin layer of sediments contaminated with high levels of Hg exists in the upper reaches of the tidal Hackensack River.
cimic.rutgers.edu /meri/symposium/abstract/twentysix.htm   (402 words)

 The Hackensack River Monster   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
After a few hours of cleaning the wooded area -removing discarded liqueur bottles and food wrappers- the monster emerged from her the bank and thanked me. I did not know what to think at the time, but before I had a chance to calculate my thoughts, the beast had vanished back into the watery depths.
She told me of her dismay to the careless attitude taken towards the Hackensack River -polluted by toxins and garbage- before she slowly sank back into the depths of the river and once again vanished.
Hackensack - A startling series of photographs submitted to the Hexebian Press appear to prove without a doubt the existence of the famed river monster.
www.geocities.com /rucamus/monster.html   (310 words)

 AllRefer.com - Hackensack, river, United States, United States (U.S. Physical Geography) - Encyclopedia
Hackensack, river, c.45 mi (70 km) long, rising in SE N.Y. and flowing S through the Jersey Meadows (or Meadowlands), NE N.J., to Newark Bay.
The lower Hackensack is heavily industrialized (and polluted) and economically tied to the ports on Newark Bay and to the industrial development on the nearby Passaic River.
It is navigable by oceangoing vessels to Kearny, N.J., and by tugs and barges to Hackensack, N.J. The river's upper course is dammed to form three reservoirs that supply water to Rockland (N.Y.) and Bergen (N.J.) counties.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/H/HackensRiv.html   (201 words)

 Water Works Conservancy, Inc.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Hackensack River, at the Elm Street Bridge, the northern end of the Island, is essentially a log-jam of garbage, refuse, old toys, broken branches, trees, and flotsam that has floated up the river on the tide and lodged there.
If there are contaminants in the river, or problems that effect the environmental health of the river, these can be identified and solutions suggested, explored, researched and found to restore the river to health.
WWC plans to maintain the River Research Center as an ongoing, cutting-edge Center where the River as a habitat and as a resource is explored.
www.hwwc.org /river.html   (722 words)

 Trace Organics and Metals Contributions to the Hackensack Meadowlands from the Hackensack River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The health of the Hackensack Meadowlands ecosystem is affected by the sediment, carbon, and contaminants transported from the upland regions of the Hackensack River basin.
Understanding the environmental processes that operate within the Meadowlands is, therefore, predicated on a thorough characterization of the chemistry, and mass-loads of contaminants in the Hackensack River basin.
Approximately 74 percent of the 113 square mile Hackensack River basin is urbanized, and at least 71 permitted dischargers, including 4 publicly owned watewater-treatment plants, exist in the basin.
cimic.rutgers.edu /meri/symposium/abstract/fortysix.htm   (357 words)

 River Vale - As I Knew It
As it is yet today, River Vale has at its' Northern and Eastern boundaries the Hackensack River.
When I was growing up, this was all woodlands with the Hackensack River winding all through the countryside from Rockland County, south to the Harrington Park section of the Oradell Reservoir.
This river provided a year round playground for any young fellows who loved the outdoors as much as some of us did.
members.cox.net /rivervale/pg7.htm   (629 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
HACKENSACK RIVERKEEPER Hackensack Riverkeeper Inc., is a non-profit, public interest organization whose mission is to protect, preserve and restore the Hackensack River and its living resources.
NATIONAL ALLIANCE Hackensack Riverkeeper is part of a national alliance of 19 River, Bay and Soundkeepers, who all work together to guarantee attainment of the fishable and swimmable goals of the Federal Clean Water Act.
HACKENSACK RIVERKEEPER PROGRAMS AND GOALS As Riverkeeper, Capt. Bill and his volunteers are involved in many programs to insure the health and perpetuation of the Hackensack Watershed.
www.gsenet.org /library/19rec/ecocruse.htm   (831 words)

 Education World® : Research at the River Links Two Schools   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In the Research the River Project, students at the two schools compare their research to see whether water quality varies at different points in the river -- and, if it does, to determine how it varies.
Scientists and representatives from United Water, the local water authority; the state Department of Environmental Protection; and Hackensack Riverkeeper, an environmental organization, are working with the students.
Although only one class at Hackensack Middle School is involved in the project this year, the school hopes to expand that in the future.
content.educationworld.com /a_tech/tech122.shtml   (540 words)

 Information Bridge: DOE Scientific and Technical Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The objective of the bioassay reevaluation of the Hackensack River Federal Project was to reperform toxicity testing on proposed dredged material with current ammonia reduction protocols.
Hackensack River was one of four waterways sampled and evaluated for dredging and disposal in April 1993.
Statistically significant acute toxicity was found in all three Hackensack River composites in the static renewal tests with A. abdita, but not in the static tests with M. bahia.
www.osti.gov /bridge/product.biblio.jsp?osti_id=477700   (334 words)

 Zabriskie Family History
Albert Saberasky witnessed the purchase of land in the northern Hackensack valley and along Peskeckie Creek, conveyed by Tappan sackemacker Memsha9, Mettatoch and Seytheypoey to the East Jersey Proprietors on October 16, 1684.
It was subdivided into strips of land extending between the Hackensack River and the west branch of Overpeck Creek.
For as long as she remained his widow, she was to "have the privilege of occupying such room in my present dwelling house for herself and servant as she thinks proper and to choose to have" and to be provided pasturage and provisions by their son, Abraham, at his expense.
www.bergencountyhistory.org /Pages/zabriskie.html   (2746 words)

 Senator Jon S. Corzine Releases and Statements   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
I was deeply disturbed to learn that the national conservation group American Rivers has declared the Hackensack River one of America's most endangered rivers.
The Hackensack River and its Meadowlands are precious resources that need to be protected, not polluted.
The Hackensack should be a place to take a break, a place to reflect about nature and our environment.
senate.gov /member/nj/corzine/general/press_office/record.cfm?id=186554   (385 words)

 EPA: Federal Register: CWA 303(d): Proposed Withdrawal of Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for Copper in the Arthur ...
EPA is establishing the nickel TMDL in the Hackensack River at the request of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
Analysis of ambient data and modeling projections in the Hackensack River indicate that the applicable nickel criterion of 8.2 g/L (expressed in the dissolved form) is likely to be exceeded, and therefore, a TMDL is required.
The ambient nickel concentration is driven by the concentration of nickel in the Bergen County Utilities Authority (BCUA) discharge.
www.epa.gov /fedrgstr/EPA-WATER/1999/October/Day-28/w28213.htm   (1204 words)

 News Release   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Lyndhurst, NJ - In recognition of his efforts to turn the 8,400 undeveloped acres of the Hackensack Meadowlands into an environmental park, the Hackensack Riverkeeper organization tonight honored Congressman Steve Rothman (D-NJ9) with its "Friend of the Hackensack River" award.
He has been the leader of the effort to spare the presently undeveloped wetlands, landfills, and toxic sites from development with the intention of turning them into an environmental park with opportunities for eco-canoe trips, nature walks, bird watching, other appropriate recreational activities, and an environmental educational center for children.
Founded in 1997, Hackensack Riverkeeper is the leading environmental organization working on Hackensack River issues and is a founding member of the Hackensack Meadowlands Partnership.
www.house.gov /rothman/news_releases/rel_102703.htm   (334 words)

 Wild New Jersey - Fishes of the Hackensack River Estuary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The lower Hackensack River near Newark Bay, as well, had become an oxygen-less "dead zone" that ended the fabulous herring, shad and striped bass runs the colonials knew; even the resilient common eel and blue crab were hard-pressed to draw breath in "the Hacky" of the 1970s.
While the construction and closure of the dam at Oradell in 1921 effectively changed the lower river from a free-running stream to a completely brackish ecosystem, blueback and Atlantic herring, alewife, and the striper, all of whom depend on free-flowing streams for spawning, are nonetheless returning to the Hackensack.
Recreational fishing and crabbing on the Hackensack River are undergoing a rebirth; although health advisories against consumption of the catch remain in effect, many subsistence anglers do so anyway.
www.wildnj.com /gest2.htm   (646 words)

 Protecting Wildlife
The team volunteer's their time to work on projects aimed at protecting and restoring the delicate ecosystem of the Hackensack River.
More than 100 birdhouses for distribution along the banks of the Hackensack River and other regional open and natural spaces.
The project tells the story of life on, in, and along the Hackensack River.
www.pseg.com /environment/ecosystem/protecting.jsp   (317 words)

 TALES OF MY YOUTH   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Since the Hackensack river is not exactly the high seas, we decide to risk it.
The river bed of white sand is covered with about a foot of fl muck which consists of paperwaste, or slurry, mixed with the sewage.
We think the waters of the Hackensack and Newark Bay and the Kill are rough until we see the whitecaps on top of the waves that are much higher than the sides of the canoe.
www.gbdmcl434.fanspace.com /story01.htm   (23786 words)

 Hackensack Tour, New Jersey Field Office, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
On the Bank of the Hackensack River on the 27th.
The protection and conservation of the Hackensack Meadowlands will conserve a valuable estuarine system, sustain and safeguard wild living trust resources, and provide an outdoor education opportunity for America's largest urban center.
Captain Bill Sheehan, Hackensack Riverkeeper, speaks from the bow of his boat in the Sawmill Creek Wildlife Management Area of the Hackensack Meadowlands.
njfieldoffice.fws.gov /News_Stories/Hackensack_tour.htm   (770 words)

 Category One Protections: Another Hackensack River Victory
On July 9, the State of New Jersey officially declared the entire upper Hackensack River and all of its tributaries, from the New York border to Oradell Dam, Category One (C-1) waterways.
The Category One protections for the upper Hackensack River came just six months after the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission (NJMC) unanimously adopted its new Master Plan for the New Jersey Meadowlands.
This is particularly true of the Hackensack River watershed, which contains one of New Jersey’s most urbanized water supplies.
www.hackensackriverkeeper.org /newsletters/Summer2004/05_Summer_2004.htm   (450 words)

 Hackensack River Watershed Fund
Unlike the southern, industrialized Hackensack, this section of the river is marked by unspoiled, mature forests containing towering canopies of evergreens; huge 20 foot-round cottonwood trees; 100-year-old beech trees and woodland swamps.
Whereas many highly populated areas of the US obtain their water supply from a protected watershed somewhere outside of the developed region, Bergen County's one million residents live and work within the watershed on which they depend for drinking water.
The Hackensack River Watershed Fund is overseen by an Advisory Panel, comprised of Ms.
www.njconservation.org /html/releases/hrwf.html   (863 words)

 Hackensack on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
At the Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey, Stacey Bergman, a pediatric clinical social worker talks to Mallory during thearpy session.
Memorial High School in South Hackensack, New Jersey is under an airport flight path and is also nestled alongside Rt.
Mallory Moss in Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey, a few days before her brain surgery August 25, 2001.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/H/HackensR1iv.asp   (703 words)

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