The Record: Blueprint for Our Wetlands

Earlier this week The Record published a fascinating article by staff environmental writer Scott Fallon about the Meadowlands marshes.



Fallon writes:

“Once covered with tall reeds that choked out other vegetation, the 31-acre site was given a major face-lift in 2007 by scientists at the Meadowlands Environmental Research Institute.

“The reeds, called phragmites, were removed and the first 1½ feet of soil was dug up. Different species of native grass were planted on high marshes and narrow channels were opened for better water flow.

“The result: an explosion of birds, fish and insects that now call the marsh home.”

A link to the article is here. A link to an editorial based on the article is here.

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