Lyndhurst Riverside Marsh

Category: Candidate Restoration/Preservation Site Lyndhurst Riverside

Location: Located southeast of where Berry’s Creek flows into the Hackensack River, to the east of the Bellemeade Mitigation site, and south of Rutherford Landfill in Lyndhurst, Hudson County.

Latitude/Longitude: 40.78422/-74.08880

Current Land Use: Tidal marsh

Size: 31 acres

Current Ownership: NJMC

Site Description: Lyndhurst Riverside Marsh is undeveloped and adjacent to the Bellemeade Mitigation site. The site is dominated by common reed (Phragmites australis). The current conceptual mitigation design includes grading of the marsh surface, creating of tidal channels, and reestablishing high saltmarsh.

Existing Site-Specific Data Inventory

A. Survey, Maps, and GIS

HMD regional data exists inclusive of this site. A boundary and topographic survey was conducted in 1999.

B. Real Estate/Ownership

Owned by NJMC. Acquisition data available from the NJMC website.

C. Site History & Land Use

No data obtained.

D. Biological Studies – Fauna

No data obtained.

E. Biological Studies – General Environmental

Wetland assessment performed in 2003.

F. Geotechnical

No data obtained.

G. Hydraulics and Hydrology

No data obtained.

H. Water and Sediments

No data obtained.

I. Historical/Cultural Resources

No data obtained.

J. Restoration/Remediation Design Plans

No data obtained.

 

Site Reports

Site #19 – Lyndhurst Riverside Marsh

Category: Candidate Restoration/Preservation Site

Location: Located southeast of where Berry’s Creek flows into the Hackensack River, to the east of the  Bellemeade Mitigation site, and south of Rutherford Landfill in Lyndhurst, Hudson County.

Latitude/Longitude: 40.78422 / -74.08880

Current Land Use: Tidal marsh

Size: 31 acres

Current Ownership: NJMC

Site Description: Lyndhurst Riverside Marsh is undeveloped and adjacent to the Bellemeade Mitigation site. The site is dominated by common reed (Phragmites australis). The current conceptual mitigation design includes grading of the marsh surface, creating of tidal channels, and reestablishing high saltmarsh.

Existing Site Specific Data Inventory

* – Report repeated under multiple data categories and/or sites.

A.  Survey, Maps, and GIS

Relevant survey, mapping, and GIS data for the Meadowlands can be found in the Meadowlands-wide site report under data category A.

1.      Van Cleef Engineering Associates. Boundary and Topographic Survey for Lyndhurst Preserve Wetland Mitigation Site. 1999. [1a] A boundary and topographic survey was completed for the Lyndhurst Preserve Wetlands Mitigation Site. The horizontal survey datum is NAD27 (feet); vertical datum is NAVD88 (feet). Cross-sections were surveyed at 50-foot intervals along creeks/ditches. Contour lines were generated at 0.5-foot intervals.

B.   Real Estate/Ownership

Lyndhurst Riverside Marsh is owned by NJMC.

2.      NJMC. Riverside Marsh Acquisition Information. September 2003.

(from http://www.hmdc.state.nj.us/eip/wl-riverside.html)

Date of Acquisition:    April 28, 1999

Cost of Acquisition:     $306.470.20

Acquired from:            Town of Lyndhurst

C.  Site History & Land Use

No data obtained.

D.  Biological Studies – Fauna

No data obtained.

E.   Biological Studies – General Environmental

3.      *The Louis Berger Group, Inc. Hydrogeomorphic (HGM) Functional Assessment Model and Guidebook for Tidal Fringe Wetlands in the New Jersey Meadowlands. 2003. [1a](http://merilibrary.meadowlands.state.nj.us/dbtw-wpd/FullText/HGM_guidebook_RVSD.pdf) A hydrogeomorphic functional assessment model and guidebook for tidal fringe wetlands in the Hackensack Meadowlands was completed. The HGM model can be used as a tool to help determine wetland functions and values and to approximate compensatory wetland mitigation. Map-based and on-site field data (including amount of aquatic edge, channel density, vegetative cover, habitat, soil texture, and tidal inundation) were collected from the reference wetlands and used to refine data collection forms, calibrate model variables, and improve the conceptual HGM functional models. Reference sites included Skeetkill Creek Marsh, Meadowlark Marsh, Lyndhurst Riverside Marsh, MRI, Western Brackish Marsh, Mill Creek Marsh, Eastern Brackish Marsh, Mori Tract, Walden Marsh, Oritani Marsh, Harrier Meadow, Anderson Creek Marsh, Kearny Brackish Marsh, and Riverbend Wetlands Preserve.

F.   Geotechnical

No data obtained.

G.  Hydraulics and Hydrology

No data obtained.

H.  Water and Sediments

No data obtained.

I.    Historical/Cultural Resources

No data obtained.

J.   Restoration/Remediation Design Plans

No data obtained.

K. Bibliographic Updates                   

Site #19: Lyndhurst Riverside Marsh