A Hidden Treasure in New Jersey

Imagine this beauty at the intersection of 80 and 95 in New JerseyTeaneck Creek Conservancy  is a hidden jewel of a park, surrounded by residential  neighborhoods and major highways.  At one time, the Conservancy was part of larger wetlands system of the Hackensack River.  During the 1600’s this ecosystem provided habitat for local animals, flora and fauna.  It also had tributaries to the Hackensack River.  The local residents of that era treasured the area for its diverse ecosystem.

 Things began to change for this little treasure during the 19th and 20th centuries when industrialization overshadowed everything.  The wetlands were considered to be a pest, an eyesore, and useless.  As the rest of the area became developed, this little 46 acres of land, for over 50 years, was used as a dump site, a staging ground for the building of the routes 95 and 80 intersection, but the worse damaged done to this land was filling it in and cutting it off from the tidal flow of the Hacksensack River. Today we know how important, watershed and tidal flows are to wetlands and how very important wetlands are to the water resources.

This little piece of land was mistreated so badly that it took 5 years for a team, consisting of environmentalist, artist, and educators, to reclaim the land.  Ironically, the mistreatment of this little jewel may have been what saved it from development.  With passion and commitment the original team transformed this hidden jewel into a nature park with 1.3 miles of trails, ecological art exhibits, and an outdoor classroom that is surrounded by civilization.

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About tamirapaport

I have been a Tenafly Realtor for many years and continue to offer excellent service for my friends and clients. I have been fortunate to be the only realtor to achive Platinum Level Sales Award for 8 years in a row! (NJAR Circle of Excellence 2002-2009) and in 2008, I ranked #3 out of 3,900 Coldwell Banker agents throughout the entire state of New Jersey! I love my job and my committment shows. I am also a member of Coldwell Banker International President's Premier, the top 1% worldwide of the heighest sales ranking within the company. Awards are great recognition, but my clients will tell you I get the job done! I am multi-lingual and speak fluent Hebrew as well as English.
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