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Hamilton-Trenton-Bordentown Marsh

A canoe is the perfect way to explore and understand the marsh.

Trenton, New Jersey

The Hamilton-Trenton-Bordentown Marsh is the northernmost tidal freshwater wetland on the Delaware River. It is an oasis of natural wildness in the densely populated Trenton area, located only 2.5 miles from the New Jersey State Capitol. State and county parkland protect much of its 1,250 acres of wetlands and 1,700 acres of adjacent uplands. Wishing to ensure even greater protection for this corner of the Garden State, a partnership of the National Park Service, landowners and citizens developed a “Cooperative Stewardship Plan” for the marsh, with action plans and a draft cooperating stewardship agreement.

Photo: A canoe is the perfect way to explore and understand the marsh.
– Dr. Mary Leck, Emeritus Professor of Biology, Rider University

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