The Silver Brook cache is located within The Great Swamp Watershed Association‘s 53 acre Conservation Management Area (CMA). This area contains critical wetlands, vernal pools, forested areas, and the Silver Brook, which is a feeder stream to the Passaic River.
The Silver Brook is home to the spotted, snapping and wood turtles. The wood turtle is a state and federally designated threatened species, including barred owl which as been seen in the area as well.
The Great Swamp is a regionally important wetland within the Upper Passaic River Basin for which water quality, flooding, and geomorphic stability issues have been identified.
The scenic trails throughout the CMA will cover woodlands and marshes. There are a variety of boardwalks, but after a rain some parts of the trails may become wet and then proper footwear is recommended.
For information on the GSWA, and the CMA, please visit their web site at www.greatswamp.org
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