The photos below are a small sample of the activities on Fort Dix, April 2003. Select the small thumb nail photo to see a larger version of the each photo. Contact Laura Coover, Volunteer Program Coordinator for the Natural Resources Conservation Service in New Jersey, (732) 462-0075 x108.
Scouts and leaders planting shrubs at Laurel Pond. Shrubs are used that will provide wildlife food and cover.
Ken Smith, a Fort Dix staff member, is powerwashing a picnic bench to remove mold and grime.
Young volunteers installing mulch around newly planted shrubs.
Terry Smith and son, Aaron, installing goose netting around stream stabilization project. The netting will keep geese away from new plants.
Volunteers and Fort Dix Environmental staff planting Biolog.
Young volunteers are seen here painting a reconstructed bench along Laurel Pond. Fort Dix staff members, in the background, are replacing old bench rails.
Teenaged volunteers drive stakes into the ground to secure a "biolog" into the Laurel Pond shoreline. Biologs are made "logs" made of recycled materials, often coconut fiber. These are staked into place and planted with small seedlings. In time, sediment joins the log to the natural bank and the biolog eventually decomposes.
Volunteers and Fort Dix staff are constructing a bridge over an ephemeral stream on the interpretive trail by Laurel Pond. Ephemeral streams are water courses that are permanent but seasonal. Often, they only run with water in the late winter and spring.
Cassie McInnes and sons fishing trash out of the pond.
Scout groups scour the woods by Laurel Pond picking up trash.