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Why Camping Should Be on Your Bucket List: Embracing Nature’s Beauty

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Are you looking to get away and experience nature in a way that few can? Do you want an adventure with plenty of freedom to explore the great outdoors while still being close enough to hunker down for the night? If so, then camping is just the perfect activity for your bucket list. Camping offers the opportunity to be immersed in nature’s vast beauty without leaving behind all your modern amenities. Each destination sets its sights, terrains, and climate – making every trip unique and exciting. From breathtaking views of rugged mountain tops beneath starry skies to cozy nights cuddled up around a crackling fire; experiencing Mother Nature’s finest in solitude is not only special but extremely rewarding. So grab your tent or RV and get ready for an unforgettable journey amidst some of the boundary’s best-kept secrets!

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6 Top Ways to Encourage Your Kids to Play Outdoors

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In today’s technology-driven world, it’s become increasingly important to encourage children to step away from screens and engage in outdoor activities. Outdoor play not only offers a myriad of physical and mental benefits but also promotes creativity, social skills, and a deeper connection with nature. 

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New Jersey Fish and Wildlife : Trout in the Classroom Registration is Open!

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Ridgewood NJ, Trout in the Classroom registration is now open for the 2022-2023 school year. Consider joining this hands-on science-based program that currently reaches 40,000 students a year! Raise rainbow trout from eggs to fingerlings to release while discovering the importance of clean, cold water not only for trout but also for other organisms – including people!

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Newly Discovered “super antibody” Capable of Protecting Against SARS-CoV-2

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Ridgewood NJ, in a study published July 14 in Nature, researchers describe a newly discovered “super antibody” capable of protecting against SARS-CoV-2 and a group of related coronaviruses, called sarbecoviruses. The antibody, named S2H97, is believed to work by attaching to a section of the ACE2 receptor binding motif on the virus spike protein that is only exposed when a sarbecovirus is attempting to enter a cell. S2H97 was able to prevent the spread of multiple sarbecoviruses between cells in a lab, and the antibody also protected hamsters from infection with SARS-CoV-2 isolated from the initial Wuhan, China, outbreak. Researchers further described the antibody as a pan-sarbecovirus due to its broad efficacy across the sarbecovirus subgenus. The description of a usually hidden antibody binding region in the ACE2 RBM is important because it could be used as a target for future vaccines and therapeutics. Additionally, a pan-sarbecovirus vaccine could be used to prevent outbreaks from as-of-yet-undiscovered members of the Coronaviridae family of viruses.

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The Rockies: 10 Facts About One of the World’s Longest Mountain Ranges

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In nature, you don’t have to look far and hard to be amazed. With animals such as lions, eagles, and even wolves becoming a national symbol for countries, it’s easy to appreciate the impact that the beauty nature has on us. If you still want to go further, you can also look at towering sequoias and other century-old trees worldwide. 

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VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD GRAYDON POOL SURVEY

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GRAYDON POOL SURVEY   https://www.ridgewoodnj.net/news/862-grayson-pool-survey

2016 SEASON
Regular Season
Saturday, June 4 through August 14, 2016

Daily, 10 am to 7:30 pm
**Holiday** – July 4th, close 4 pm
Late Season
Monday, August 15 through Labor Day, September 5, 2016
Weekdays – 12 noon to 7:30 pm
Weekends/Holiday – 10 am to 7:30 pm

CONTACTS
Pool Manager’s Office – 201-670-3376 (in season)
Badge Office – 201-670-5566 (in season only)
Recreation Office at The Stable- 201-670-5560
recreation@ridgewoodnj.net

INFORMATION – GRAYDON

GRAYDON MEMBERSHIP RATES

RESIDENT MEMBERSHIPS – Village priced memberships are available to Ridgewood residents, non-residents who pay local property taxes to the Village of Ridgewood, and employees of the Village of Ridgewood and Board of Education.  Proof is required.
ADULT – $120.00
CHILD – (ages 2-15, under 2 free) $110.00
SENIOR – $30.00 (62 and older)
PERMANENT DISABLED – $30.00
DAILY PASS – $10.00
BADGE REPLACEMENT – $5.00

NON-RESIDENT MEMBERSHIPS – The Village Council and the Ridgewood Department of Parks and Recreation are pleased to invite all families in the surrounding area to join the Graydon Pool facility for the 2016 summer season.
ADULT (ages 16 and up) – $200.00
CHILD (ages 2-15) – $175.00
GUEST PASSES (must be accompanied by 2016 season member)- $10.00
BADGE REPLACEMENT – $5.00

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The 2014 Great American Backyard Campout will take place on Saturday, June 28!

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The 2014 Great American Backyard Campout will take place on Saturday, June 28!

This year, we’ve set a goal of getting more than 200,000 people across the country to camp out. AND, just in time for the 10th anniversary of the Great American Backyard Campout, National Wildlife Federation’s Board of Directors and other friends have offered to donate $2 in support of NWF’s wildlife conservation work for every person that participates in this year’s Campout— up to $400,000!

On June 28, 2014, thousands of people across the nation will gather in their backyards, neighborhoods, communities and parks to take part in an annual event that provides a fun-filled evening for all generations to get outside and connect with nature.

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National Wildlife Federation’s Goal: Get Kids Outside!

Great American Backyard Campout® is a part of National Wildlife Federation’s efforts to help inspire Americans to protect wildlife, including a three-year campaign to get 10 million kids to spend regular outdoor time in nature.

The National Wildlife Federation is America’s largest conservation organization and we work with more than 4 million members, partners and supporters in communities across the country to protect wildlife and reconnect people with nature. Today, NWF continues to be the nation’s leading advocate for wildlife and wild places.

Since 2005, thousands of people from across the nation have come together the fourth Saturday of June to participate in the Great American Backyard Campout in support of Great Outdoors Month. This annual nationwide event is designed to promote the benefits of camping as a way to connect people with nature and support NWF’s efforts to get kids outdoors.

https://www.nwf.org/Great-American-Backyard-Campout.aspx