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Wetlands Restoration Linked to Flood Protection

Secaucus, October 26, 2013 - 'Super Bowl XLVIII (48) - to be played on February 2 in the NJ Meadowlands - is called the first 'Public Transportation' Super Bowl. It may also be the world's first 'Ecology' Super Bowl. MetLife Stadium's unique surroundings include 8,400 acres of environmentally significant waterways and wetlands - a vast natural home to diverse species of birds and amphibians that covers a larger area than Manhattan.

Nine members of the Bergen Grass Roots Task Force on Flooding set out on a Hackensack Riverkeeper pontoon boat to discover how these marshes and wetlands impact their communities. The group includes Charles Powers, Professor of Engineering from Vanderbilt University, and the mayors of Little Ferry, New Milford, and Secaucus.

This video is the first of a Meadowlands Series by NJ Arts News, funded by a mini-grant from the NJ News Commons at the Center for Collaborative Media, Montclair State University.

For further information on the Hackensack Wetlands and the Meadowlands Environmental Center, visit the NJ Meadowlands Commission website

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