The term “riparian vegetation” refers to the vegetation situated on the banks of a river or stream that creates a zone between the water and land. Riparian vegetarian is extremely important to the health of river ecosystems and serves many functions. The roots of riparian vegetation assist in holding stream banks in place and dissipating floodwaters to prevent erosion. Riparian vegetation also improves water quality by filtering out sediments, pollutants, and debris found in the water and providing a habitat for many different aquatic organisms.
Whittemore Preserve was bequeathed to Tewksbury Township by the beloved Helen A. Whittemore. She was a nature lover and diarist who wanted her land and house to be preserved so that others may be awed by the natural world and inspired by its beauty to preserve it.
Whittemore Preserve includes Whittemore House and 11 miles of trails for hiking, dog walking, and horseback riding. Trails traverse mainly wooded areas with wetlands, ravines, and hilly terrain. The sanctuary also serves as the perfect stage for birders and nature lovers to view local avian species and other wildlife.
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