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Everyone Comes Together for Pocahontas Park

Spring is finally here, and we are eager to start working on the redevelopment of Pocahontas’s Park! We have had all winter to come together and brainstorm about our project. We have been able to strengthen existing partnerships and we have created new and exciting partnerships with local committees and local businesses. Recently, we met with Morristown’s Shade Tree Commission, they are responsible for the regulation, planting and care of shade and ornamental trees and shrubbery located in the Town of Morristown on public property. They have identified invasive species of shrubs and ash trees that must be removed from Pocahontas’s Park. Together with the Department of Public Works and specialist from NJ Audubon, the trees and shrubs will be removed and replaced with native species that will revitalize the forestry of Pocahontas’s Park.

Another important partner for this project has been Morris County Habitat for Humanity. They donated the time and the material to construct three gazebos with picnic tables and two benches over hardscape pavers constructed around the perimeter of the clearing used to play soccer. The intent of this project is to complement the current use of the park by providing these amenities for the benefit of park users and spectators alike. Although the weather has not been favorable, we have noticed an increased used of the park by the community on evenings and weekends.

The program is supported by funding from Atlantic Health System as part of the New Jersey Healthy Communities Network

 

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North Jersey Health Collaborative

Sustainable Morristown promotes and supports the sustainable future of the greater Morristown community through leadership, education, and action.