Montclair’s Antabanez Gets Noticed for Passaic River Awareness, Affection


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At Baristanet, we’ve often been impressed with the work of Montclair’s own Wheeler Antabanez, his seemingly unbounded love of the Passaic River, and efforts to bring local awareness to its riches and plight. He’s a true Friend of the Passaic River, and is writing a book about his activities on, and on behalf of, the much maligned waterway. Over the last few years, we’ve asked him to sit down to coffee, written about his work time and time and time again, and frequently showcased his videos (and no, none of us are even related to him!).

This weekend, he received additional coverage in the local media with a feature article in the Bergen Record and a video on their website. Take a look over at

Photo courtesy Wheeler Antabanez

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