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Fighting Phragmites



  A huge expanse of wetlands along the western spur of the NJ Turnpike was once slated for development for a mega-mall, the Meadowlands Mills project.   
    Instead, it was preserved as open space — the Richard P. Kane Natural Area. Now, the square mile of marsh — covered mostly by  the invasive reed Phragmites — is slated for an extreme makeover.

   To read the front-page story in The Record today by Staff Writer Jim O'Neill, click here.

   To see The Record video by Staff Videographer Tom Franklin on the wetlands project, click here.

    To hear an interview with Richard P. Kane, check out the Meadowlands Oral History Project blog. The link is here.