Lyndhurst Nature Reserve at Richard W. DeKorte Park
3.5 acres


The park wanted to reclaim the 3.5 acre illegally filled "garbage island" here.  

1989  -- Phase I of the development of the Reserve; restoration of a brackish wetland ecosystem along the shore edge. (A sand shelf was built around the entire eastern 2500-foot perimeter of the island.)

1992 --  Phase II; creation of a native, woody upland habitat.


salt-marsh, shrubland, pine/oak woodland, ephemeral pond, two sand beaches.  Opportunity to monitor land reclamation techniques.


wetland and upland habitats, educational facilities via environmental center, stone amphitheater, bird blind and other amenities.


There is a self-guided trail.