EDISON – Officials from Edison Township, the Edison Wetlands Association and Conservation Resources, Inc. will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony this afternoon marking the first phase of the Edison Landfill Walkway Project.
The aim of the project is to offer extended public access to Edison’s seven miles of Raritan Riverfront for the first time in history. The walkway trail, constructed with the assistance of the nonprofit environmental groups, will formally open to the public this coming spring, beginning at the Edison Boat Basin at the end of Meadow Road.
The Edison Wetlands Association first conceived the vision for this walkway in 2002, and has worked with Conservation Resources and Edison Township in recent years to fund, plan, and begin construction on the project.
The walkway, nearly a half-mile long, includes a gazebo, interpretive signs, a native butterfly garden, and birding areas. Bald eagles, osprey, and yellow-crowned night-heron are regularly spotted along the river here.
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