Wildlife Refuge near Wayne Avenue Park
Walker Avenue, Wayne, Passaic County, NJ
50 acres


1995  --  the state Department of Transportation spends more than $14 million to create this wildlife refuge.  It was in compensation for wetlands destroyed during construction of Route 287.   The town opposed the wetlands and blames them for increased flooding in the area.


marsh off Walker Avenue near the Pompton River; grassy mudflats


Lots of ATV damage and lots of litter.


ruff, peregrine falcon, bald eagle.


a sandy trail

Info from Garden State Environews (www.gsenet.org); Alex Nussbaum, Staff Writer, Record, August 16, 2002, wrote the original article.