Troy Meadows covers over 2,000 acres, almost 4 square miles of wetlands and forest, between East Hanover and Parsippany-Troy Hills Townships. This is New Jersey’s largest freshwater marsh, a vast plain of cattail reeds that is home to eleven different threatened and endangered species. Unfortunately, since the early 1950′s Troy Meadows has been reduced to half it’s original size.
Note: this set was originally a sub-album of the following in the SierraActivist.org Gallery:
Ancient Lake Passaic
During the Wisconsin Glacier’s retreat about 20,000 years ago, lowlands trapped melt water, forming Lake Passaic, covering much of today’s Morris and Essex Counties. When an ice plug near Little Falls melted, Lake Passaic emptied, and where once was a lake, we have large forested swamps and marshes. We know them as the Great Swamp, Hatfield Swamp, Great Piece Meadows, and Troy Meadows, the “swamps” along the Passaic River. . [NOTE: This album contains 2 sub-albums. Click on any of the sub-album pictures to see the photos for that particular location.]
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