There's spring cleaning, and then there's spring cleaning. Last week, with the help of some heavy machinery, the NJMC's Angelo Urato removed a 75-foot-long utility pole that had somehow found its way from the Hackensack River all the way to Teal Pool in DeKorte Park.
Angelo used a pickup truck to position the pole, and then pulled it from the marsh using a backhoe.
The pole had to be removed because it could have damaged the tide gates and wreaked other havoc. The pole somehow got into Teal Pool on one of the storm surges earlier this month.
The grounds are also being cleaned up, and the revamped butterfly garden is taking shape.