OCTOBER 2–8, 2013
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INSIDE THIS ISSUE
‘Delran’s Got Talent’ hits thestage Oct. 24.
By SHANNON CAULFIELD
The Delran Sun
The traffic of Route 130, the River Line and theconstant movement of life often make it easy toforget about nature, especially the nearly-hiddenAmico Island Park at the corner of River Driveand Norman Avenue.According to Burlington County Park Natural-ist Jennifer Bulava, the island is completely man-made, created from the material at the bottom of the Delaware River from dredging in the 1950s.Visitors will notice an access point for cars,which was added for people to drive on. It was pre-viously an island, according to Bulava, technical-ly making it a peninsula.“The plants that grow there are the only onesthat can grow in river sediment,” Bulava said.No trees on the island are more than 60 yearsold.“It’s a beautiful park that has a lot of wildlife.It’s a beautiful place for people to walk and enjoy,”Mayor Ken Paris said. “It’s peaceful back there.”According to Bulava, October through Febru-ary is the best time to see a variety of waterfowlthat stay through the winter.“They migrate from the Arctic and stay at the
SHANNON CAULFIELD/The Delran Sun
Amico Island Park overlooks the Delaware River andDredge Harbor in Delran. The 55-acre parcel of land con-tains numerous plants able to thrive on a manmade islandcreated from 1950s dredging sediment. Additionally, wa-terfowl and herons inhabit the island, making it ‘one of thebest locations on the East Coast to see them,’ according toBurlington County Park Naturalist Jennifer Bulava.
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Bird migrationeasily spottedfrom island park