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Nulelìntàm èli paan (Lenape, ‘I am glad because you came’)

The Abbott Marshlands are situated in Lenapehoking, the traditional and ancestral homeland of the Lenape.  We pay respect to the Lenape, past present and future, and to their continuing cultural heritage and connection with this homeland.

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Annual Awards for 2024

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE      The nonprofit Friends for the Abbott Marshlands (FFAM) held their 2024 Annual Meeting, April 20th, at the

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The Marshlands include over 3000 acres of open space in central New Jersey adjacent to the Delaware River between Trenton and Bordentown. Their diverse habitats – freshwater tidal and non-tidal marshes and swamps, ponds, and woodlands – are home to many kinds of plants and animals.

The Abbott Marshlands provide many opportunities for nature study, recreation, and quiet reflection.  There are trails for hiking, some for biking, and there are picnic tables in several locations. 

The Marsh is named for the Abbott Farm National Historical Landmark, a federal designation recognizing its importance of one of the most significant archeological sites on the east coast.  In the late 19th century, Charles Conrad Abbott, a writer, naturalist, and amateur archeologist drew the attention of the world to Marshlands through his collecting of artifacts and writings speculating on the antiquity of man in the new world.

The Friends for the Abbott Marshlands is committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of our organization. We strive to ensure that everyone has access to the Abbott Marshlands, regardless of factors such as age, race, ethnicity, gender,  sexual orientation, or religion. We believe that all individuals have the right to feel safe and respected in the community, and we work hard to ensure our programs and resources can be enjoyed equally by everyone.  Our community is composed of individuals with different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives, and embracing these differences is essential to building a stronger community and ultimately enhancing access to, understanding of, and protection of the Abbott Marshlands.

We reject all forms of discrimination, harassment, and intolerance, and we are dedicated to creating a safe and welcoming space for all members of our community. Creating a diverse and inclusive organization is an ongoing process, and we are committed to continuously evaluating and improving our efforts. 

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