Daily Archives: July 29, 2008

RIDGEFIELD: Skeetkill Creek Marsh



  We’d like to think that Pleasantview Terrace in Ridgefield was named for the view of Skeetkill Creek Marsh, a nice natural oasis amid a commercial district.      This 16-acre marsh was once all phragmites, and heavily littered. Skeetkill_creek_marsh_sign_2
The Meadowlands Commission overhauled the site a decade ago, creating tidal channels, open water, and islands of vegetation.
   It is now owned by the Meadowlands Conservation Trust.

   Local volunteers, with the help of a nearby Ridgefield business that has adopted the site, keep the site clean. The Riverkeeper has done clean-ups here as well.

   Peeps and other shorebirds love Skeetkill Creek Marsh at low tide, and  egrets and  great blue herons fly in to feed as the tide rises.

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