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Denville Conservation Group Cleans up 'Hog Pen'

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Left to Right: Denville residents, and POWWW members, Dave Blinder, Dave Landry, John Huebner and Jim Florance Credits: POWWW
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DENVILLE, NJ – POWWW (Protect our Wetlands, Water & Woods), a Denville based non-profit conservation group, on Saturday collected a large pile of construction debris that had been placed in the Hog Pen section of Jonathan’s Woods, according to the group.

In a statement, POWWW said the debris will be removed this week by the Morris County Park Commission.  It said moving the material out to the road was a tough job, given the rocky and hilly nature of the area. It was accomplished using a “large, hand-pulled cart,” POWWW said.

Hog Pen is a historic site that POWWW calls a “remarkable ridge line that can be viewed from Wildcat Ridge”in Rockaway Township. “Local histories describe a cave on its top formed by two huge rocks,” adds the group’s website. “To the west is another ridge forming a narrow ravine. Settlers built stone walls between the two that served as a sanctuary for themselves and their livestock during the Revolutionary War's Battle of Springfield in 1780.”

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