Watergate wetlands are restored in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Animals and plants are expected to thrive after dams and ponds were removed and parts of Van Campens Brook restored

An area closed sign near an orange snow fence.

When the National Park Service studied visitation at the Watergate Recreation Site in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area it found that most people stayed for just three to seven minutes. The site, which is about 11 miles west of Newton, N.J., had gone through numerous iterations before arriving at that unpopular version of…

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