Willow Grove Lake Preserve
Vineland, Pittsgrove Township, Salem & Cumberland Counties, NJ
1,105 acres (130 acre Willow Grove Lake)
pre-historic -- Native American camp sites here.
late 1900s -- an earthen dam along the Maurice River creates Willow Grove Lake. Industries here included logging, agriculture, and cranberry bogs.
1993 -- the preserved established at Willow Grove Lake.
1994 -- E. I du Pont de Nemours & Company, Inc., donate 1,035 acres to the Nature Conservancy to add to Willow Grove Lake Preserve.
5 mile stretch along the upper Maurice River
Dioscorea villosa var. Hirticaulis (hairy-stemmed wild yam root)
Sagittaria teres (slender arrowhead)