Acquisition of the Wozniak Property

State TrusteeNew Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

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United States of America

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Affected DOI Resources:

Migratory Birds


Stow Creek Township



Project Description

The 186-acre Wozniak property was acquired in 2000 using M/V Presidente Rivera oil spill settlement funds, and incorporated into Stow Creek State Park. Past agricultural practices have altered the hydrology of the marsh allowing common reeds (Phragmites) to invade the wetland. This decreased the productivity of the marsh and significantly reduced its habitat value for many species of wildlife. The tidal marshes acquired in this project are located in the Delaware Bay Estuary, one of the most important habitat areas for migrating shorebirds and waterfowl in the Atlantic Flyway. The acquisition and subsequent restoration of the Wozniak property led to the enhancement of critical habitat for migratory birds.

Restoration Land Ownership


Parties Implementing Restoration

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

DOI Project Representatives

Fish and Wildlife Service

Restoration Documents

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