The NJ Department of Environmental Protection will hold virtual meetings on Jan. 7 and Jan. 21 at 6 p.m. regarding the multi-million-dollar investment to restore 234 acres of Liberty State Park’s interior.
The plan, called the Liberty State Park Natural Resource Restoration Project, would use money from the Natural Resources Damages (NRD) fund to restore natural resources and create access to the interior of the park that is currently off-limits to the public.
It seeks to restore several habitats for a variety of species, including 72 acres of fresh and saltwater wetlands and 133 acres of upland maritime habitats.
Currently, the plan includes seven miles of trails with wildlife observation structures, hills and knolls, more than 300 new parking spaces on two new parking lots, and educational, and passive recreational opportunities.
To remediate the land, the DEP will excavate and cap contaminated soil with clean soil, which will be planted with trees, grass, and other vegetation.
On Jan. 7 the DEP will discuss contamination remediation plans. To register go to https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4990703481328654859
On. Jan. 21 the DEP will discuss active recreation plans for the park. To register go to https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3843338908488645387