FANWOOD, NJ -- Members of the Fanwood Environmental Commission and Boy Scout Troop 104 removed invasive plants and other brush and planted trees and native bushes at the Fanwood Nature Center on Saturday, June 1. 

Keenan Porter, a  local landscape architecture student, conducted a study, provided renderings, and did a full planting plan to cover the six total acres of the Fanwood Nature Center, which runs between Cray Terrace and South Ave. in Fanwood.

"A project like this takes a while. We ordered plants through Amberg last year. Today is the final day of the work," said Eric Gaulin, the chair of the Fanwood Environmental Commission. "It involved the work of a lot of volunteers. To have paid a professional landscape company, it would have cost $50,000-60,000. Instead, we were able to do it for less than $5,000."

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The Fanwood Nature Center is a sanctuary of natural resources. It is always in need of volunteers from the community. If you would like to help, check the Fanwood Environmental Commission website for more details 
The project was funded by a grant from New Jersey American Water grant. is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP. Download the free TAPinto App for iPhone or Android.