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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

October 13, 2022

 

Media Contact for the County of Bergen

Contact: Derek Sands

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MEDIA ADVISORY – TEANECK – WEDNESDAY

BERGEN COUNTY TO CELEBRATE COMPLETION OF HABITAT RESTORATION OF TEANECK CREEK PARK

What:  Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco, the Board of County Commissioners, the Bergen County Parks Department, and the Teaneck Creek Conservancy invite members of the media to Teaneck Creek Park in Overpeck County Park on Wednesday, October 19 for a ceremony to mark the completion of the large-scale habitat restoration project. The project scope included removing a clay capping to enhance the site’s natural resources, increase biodiversity with native grasses, shrubs and trees, implement best stormwater management practices with natural infrastructure, and improve park access by repairing and replacing footbridges and addressing deficient trails that were previously inaccessible due to washouts. Funding for the restoration project came from the Bergen County Open Space Trust Fund, NJ Green Acres, and Bergen County Capital Project Funding.

Where:  Teaneck Creek Park in Overpeck County Park – 20 Puffin Way, Teaneck, NJ 07666

When: Wednesday, October 19 at 11:00 a.m.

Who:

Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco

Representatives from the Bergen County Board of County Commissioners

Representatives from the Teaneck Creek Conservancy

Township of Teaneck officials

Don Torino, Bergen County Audubon Society President

Representatives from the Bergen County Open Space Trust Fund

Representative from NJ Green Acres

Representatives from local environmental groups

Media: Open

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