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