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The Meadowlands Conservation Trust is a New Jersey state agency that "is in but not of" the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission. It is also one of two state land trusts. The Trust was formed to acquire and preserve environmentally sensitive land and to enhance the environment of the Hackensack Meadowlands District and the Hackensack River Watershed. The Trust is supported in part by the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission (NJMC) through the use of their staff and facilities.

Conservation Trust Breaks Ground on Major Wetlands Enhancement Project

Richard P. Kane Natural Area The Meadowlands Conservation Trust and EarthMark Mitigation Services broke ground May 24 on a major initiative to restore and enhance 235 acres of environmentally sensitive wetlands in Carlstadt and South Hackensack.

The goal is to restore the wetlands, which now offer limited habitat, as a breeding ground for fish, birds and other wildlife. By reintroducing native plants and opening the wetlands to tidal flow from the Hackensack River, the project also allows for the Kane Tract to once again act as a sponge, soaking up floodwaters and filtering sediments and pollution. The project also boosts the local economy by providing employment to dozens of people.

Richard Mogensen, EarthMark's director of product development, underscored the project's multiple benefits. "EarthMark's work will help improve the environment while spurring economic growth by allowing valuable transportation infrastructure projects to move forward," Mogensen said. "EarthMark is honored to be a part of this important project which shows how public-private partnerships can benefit the public good."


Trust Website Completed!

Welcome to our new website! Keep up with the latest news, explore maps and photos of our preserved properties, learn about land preservation and more! If you have any questions regarding the technical aspects of the website, or suggestions, contact us.

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From Our Blog...

In Memory of Mark Becker

We are saddened to report that Mark Becker, a longtime conservationist who worked tirelessly to protect open space in the Hackensack River watershed, died February 26, 2014 in a multi-vehicle crash on the New York Thruway. Mark was brilliant, selfless … Continue reading


Title: Regular MCT Board of Trustees Meeting Location: NJMC Environment Center 2nd Floor Lecture RoomStart Time: 10:00 a.m.Date: 2-12-2014

Friends of Meadowlands Conservation Trust – Volunteer Opportunities

If you are a caring individual concerned about the welfare of our environment, particularly in the Meadowlands and Hackensack River watershed, we urge you to join Friends of Meadowlands Conservation Trust. The Meadowlands Conservation Trust (MCT) has a small, dedicated … Continue reading