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Volunteers planted 250 native trees at Troy Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary

PARSIPPANY — Wildlife Preserves was honored to have had its Troy Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary selected as a site for a native tree restoration project.  This project was coordinated by AmeriCorps NJ Watershed Ambassador Gigi Graham as part of a program administered by the NJDEP, with funding from The Nature Conservancy New Jersey.

Volunteers planted 250 native trees, including eight species chosen for their suitability to survive in areas that are prone to flooding. The majority of the saplings were planted along the banks of Troy Brook, while a few dozen were planted along Troy Meadow Road within the Preserve.

Volunteers assemble for native tree planting project at Troy Meadows. Photo credit: Dave Blinder

Wildlife Preserves is a private, nonprofit land preservation organization dedicated to the preservation of natural areas, open space, wildlife, and wildlife habitats for conservation, education, and research.  Its land is administered as natural areas and wildlife sanctuaries for the protection of wild animals, plants, and their habitats.  The lands are open to the public for passive recreational uses such as hiking, bird watching, photography, and nature observation, with prohibitions against hunting, fishing, trapping, dumping, and off-trail motor vehicles.

For more information about Wildlife Preserves click here.

Volunteers plant native trees along Troy Brook in Troy Meadows, Parsippany-Troy Hills. Photo credit: Dave Blinder
A volunteer plants native trees at Troy Meadows. Photo credit: Dave Blinder
Troy Meadows is a large, diverse freshwater marsh located in Parsippany-Troy Hills, East Hanover, and Hanover, in Morris County. It is located within the Whippany River Watershed in the Passaic River Basin.Troy Meadows is designated as a “National Natural Landmark,” by the National Park Service, a “New Jersey Natural Area” and also a “Natural Heritage Priority site” by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJ DEP).
For more information about Troy Meadows click here.
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Frank L. Cahill
Frank L. Cahill
Publisher of Parsippany Focus since 1989 and Morris Focus since 2019, both covering a wide range of events. Mr. Cahill serves as the Executive Board Member of the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce, President of Kiwanis Club of Tri-Town and Chairman of Parsippany-Troy Hills Economic Development Advisory Board.
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