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‘Capture the Change’ at Roebling Park

Post Date:04/08/2019 3:57 PM
TRENTON—As the wetland restoration continues at Roebling Park in Hamilton, the Mercer County Park Commission invites the public to “Capture the Change” on Thursday, April 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Tulpehaking Nature Center. During this event, visitors will have the chance to take a hike through Roebling Park and view the marsh from different perspectives.

This naturalist-led hike will take participants to several different vantage points of the marsh where they are encouraged to take photos of the landscape. Photographers, park users and the local community are invited to be part of documenting and preserving the history of Roebling Park throughout the wetland restoration, which will remove invasive Phragmites reeds to benefit the natural function of the marsh. Photos of the marsh can be posted to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #bagthephrag; users can also mention or tag the Park Commission in their posts. For those who do not have social media, please email photos to parksinfo@mercercounty.org. Each month, one photo will be featured on display at the Tulpehaking Nature Center.

Documenting this development is important to understand the benefits of removing Phragmites. Photographs from the public will be utilized for educational purposes to display areas affected by Phragmites, and the establishment of a new native and diverse landscape. All photos will be credited with the photographer’s name.

The Tulpehaking Nature Center provides programs and exhibits that encourage visitors to explore the cultural, historic and natural resources of the Abbott Marshlands. Owned by the County of Mercer and operated by the Mercer County Park Commission, the Tulpehaking Nature Center is located at 157 Westcott Ave. in Hamilton and is open Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information about the nature center, programs and schedule of events, go to www.mercercountyparks.org.

Roebling Park photo event
Photographers, park patrons and the local community are invited to participate in a                                                                                                          photo initiative at Roebling Park on April 18. (Photo by Alexandria Kosowski)                                     
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