The trail system at Mill Creek Marsh in Secaucus is now open again to the public — thanks in large part to the 32 folks who gave up their Sunday morning to clean up the trails and adjacent marsh.
No spectacularly wacky debris was found — just several coconuts, a lot of plastics and styrofoam, and mostly small assorted other debris.
We did find a lot of damaged Tree Swallow boxes. Note to the community groups who build these wonderful boxes: Please use stronger nails in the future! : – )
A dramatic before and after shot of one wrack-covered section of Mill Creek Marsh trail, taken by Megan Helsel, follows. (Thanks, Megan!)