If you were to ask ten different people what “the environment” or “earth day” means to them, it is unlikely that anyone would answer “Ridgefield Park”.
Too often when we think of environmental issues, we think of global issues, such as deforestation, global warming, or depletion of the ozone layer.
The environmental commission would like to remind everyone that the environment is not just the Amazon Rainforest, or even the Jersey Shore. The environment is where you live. In Ridgefield Park, that means our streets, our parks, the Hackensack River, even our backyards.
With this thought in mind, the Environmental Commission hosts a Riverfest Celebration in the Village’s Riverfront Park on Earth Day, in April.
Plans for the day include canoeing, boat rides (weather permitting!) as well as music and hot dogs. The Hackensack Riverkeeper, Captain Bill Sheehan, will be there and all are invited to attend. Admission is free!
The park is located behind the DPW complex, and while it may be an adventure to find, it will be well worth it. Just travel west on Mount Vernon Street, go over the railroad tracks, and make a right. Proceed to the DPW complex on your left. Park past the recycling center and follow the walkway down towards the River.