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Bat Conservation Subject of Library Talk Saturday

Sustainability advocate Victor Alfieri is working to help save the local bat population.

Victor Alfieri will present information about the bat conservation project he is heading up at the Wayne Public Library on Saturday.

Alfieri, a sustainability advocate, wants to help the local bat population survive. He believes bats are important in eliminating the need to spray pesticides.

“As we start losing bats, in turn, we’re going to have more insects. Unless we start taking care of these beautiful creatures, we’re going to have to start spraying even more," Alfieri previously said.

Alfieri wants to install bat houses at the North end of Packanack Lake and at Kilroy Field. He also wants to build observation towers to study the animals. 

The meeting will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

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Victor Alfieri February 18, 2013 at 01:21 PM
Wayne Bat Conservation Project http://www.woodlotfarms.com/Bat_Conservation_Project.html Elephant In The Room http://www.woodlotfarms.com/Section_9.html
eyes wide shut February 18, 2013 at 02:51 PM
I like the idea put forward, but my question is this..Who pays for this?
Victor Alfieri February 18, 2013 at 03:33 PM
We all are, food allergies, eczema, asthma, autism, learning disabilities, birth defects, reproductive dysfunction, diabetes, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, ADHD, and many types of cancer. Learn More: http://www.woodlotfarms.com/Section_9.html Monetarily: Tax dollars or donations. Whichever comes first. But, it all comes down to whether Wayne residents want to start moving in a healthier more sustainable direction. But this is not my decision. I'm going to present the facts, try to get the message out, and see what happens. Spraying chemicals costs money, it has very little impact, and it is not healthy for us. This project will lead to saving tax dollars. If you want to know more, I will be talking about this in depth at the presentation. Come on by. http://www.woodlotfarms.com/Bat_Conservation_Project.html
stewart resmer February 18, 2013 at 08:41 PM
Chicken fight in the Jersey suburbs But the town of East Brunswick is making Durbin get rid of them. Why? Because the girls are chickens – and it's against town zoning law to have farm animals within 75 feet of another property. http://www.nj.com/middlesex/index.ssf/2013/02/urban_farming_in_new_jersey.html#incart_m-rpt-1
Victor Alfieri February 19, 2013 at 06:19 PM
Yes, the urban homesteading movement is happening around the world. Some towns in New Jersey (the Garden State) have some catching up to do. I'm now working on a new chicken ordinance for West Milford. It's going to take time but the trend is positive.

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