Parks and Recreation
J. Kolonich, Jr. Nature Trail
This interpretive nature trail is dedicated to the memory City
Treasurer Albert J. Kolonich, Jr.
The nature walk extends from Sunset Lake to the Cohanzick Zoo.
Features along the trail include a fish ladder or fish passage
at Sunset Lake and environment education signs to promote public
education about the ecosystem, fish, and fish migration.
Maurice River Township, NJ
The East Point Lighthouse has played an important part in the
maritime history of the Maurice River area of Cumberland County,
New Jersey. Originally known as the Maurice River Lighthouse,
it was erected in 1849 by the United States Lighthouse Establishment.
The present name was initiated in 1913. Although numerous lighthouses
once stood along the edge of the Delaware Bay, East Point is the
last one remaining on the Jersey side.
Glades Wildlife Refuge
Located along the Delaware Bay in Downe Township, Cumberland County.
The Glades Wildlife Refuge is a conservation project of the Natural
Lands Trust, a regional land trust based in Media, Pennsylvania
and is approximately 5,300 acres. Although predominately characterized
as saltmarsh and broad leaf swamp forest, the Glades Wildlife
Refuge is rich in ecological diversity.
Manumuskin River Preserve is more than 3500 acres and the largest
Conservancy preserve in New Jersey. This preserve was established
to protect the globally rare plant, sensitive joint-vetch, Aeschymnome
virginica. The population of sensitive joint-vetch along the Manumuskin
River is the largest, healthiest stand in the world. The preserve
also hosts other rare plants, animals, and plant communities mainly
due to the pristine water quality and undisturbed nature of the
area. Fifteen of New Jersey's threatened and endangered species
of birds breed in the Manumuskin River Basin.
The Maurice River corridor is an unusually pristine Atlantic Coastal
river with national and internationally important resources. As
part of the Atlantic flyway, its clean waters and related habitats
are vitally important to the migration of shorebirds, songbirds,
waterfowl, raptors, rails, and fish. Other important resources
include a rare and endangered joint vetch, shortnose sturgeon
and striped bass, and a pre-historic settlement site.
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