Program: Gabrielle Bennett on the Habitat Improvement Project at Kingsland Overlook
Wed, February 19th
The Kingsland Overlook was one of the earliest parks on a landfill. It was designed to encompass a variety of habitats attractive to a broad range of birds and other wildlife. Over the years invasive plants had begun to colonize throughout the Kingsland Overlook Trail growing in either dense stands or sparsely throughout the area. Providing a sustainable habitat begins with the plants. Native diversity can be increased by selectively adding plants. Through grants from BCAS we have enhanced areas along the Kingsland Overlook Trail and re-established stands of native greases, flowers, shrubs and trees.
Gabrielle Bennett-Meany is a Senior Natural Resource Specialist, Open Space Manager Specialist at the New Jersey Sports and Exhibition Authority (NJSEA), formerly the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission. She has been employed there for 25 years.