Childs Park opens Thursday, May 23. Dingmans Falls Visitor Center opens Saturday May 25, and will be open Friday, Saturday, Sunday the rest of the summer. The road to Dingmans Falls is open but is single lane at one point and NO BUSES or RVs ARE ALLOWED More »
PHOTO: Bill Agne
Plants from far away find a new home. Many times they’re purchased at a local nursery and planted because they’re pretty; but they don’t just move in and settle among their neighbors, they take over the neighborhood and kick everyone else out! Invasive exotic plants can outcompete native species and form vast monocultures, changing entire ecosystems in the process. Some can change soil pH, produce toxins, outcompete native plants, and destroy critical habitat for many birds and animals. They threaten cultural landscape vistas, the health and safety of park visitors, vegetative riparian buffers along rivers like the Delaware and its tributaries, and State Natural Heritage Program Rare Plant Communities of Special Concern.
Did You Know?
... that the reservoir of the proposed Tocks Island Dam would have inundated 30 miles of the Delaware River and 30,000 acres of its river valley (now part of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.) The defeat of the dam was an early victory of the environmental movement in this country. More...