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A River to Enjoy and Protect

Maurice River

 
 
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By Don Morfe, April 2, 2013
1. A River to Enjoy and Protect Marker
Inscription. Congress passed the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act in 1968 to protect selected free-flowing rivers with outstanding natural, cultural and recreational values. The Act promotes conservation and good stewardship of these streams and their environs for all to enjoy. The Maurice is one of only a few Atlantic Coast rivers that meets the Act’s stringent requirements. In December 1993, thirty-five miles of the Maurice River, Menantico Creek, Manumuskin River and Muskee Creek were officially added to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.

Think of the Maurice National Scenic and Recreational River as a “corridor” of free-flowing water, woodlands, wetlands, and salt marshes and related habitats. In our industrial age, the Maurice River corridor is such a rarity it is recognized as nationally important. Located on the Atlantic Flyway, its clean waters and diverse habitats are vital to migrating shorebirds, waterfowl, raptors and songbirds. The salt marshes and tidal flats teem with microscopic plankton, a basic link in the food chain of much marine life. These shallow estuary waters play a vital role in the life cycles of the shellfish, crabs and game fish that we enjoy. Here you’ll find a rich historical heritage of oystering, fishing, boating, farming and industry. Mauricetown, Millville and other historic communities
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By Don Morfe, April 2, 2013
2. A River to Enjoy and Protect Marker
A distant photo of this marker and the Salt Marshes and Tital Flats marker next to it.
still reflect those vibrant earlier days.

The New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route links the Maurice River, and other natural areas and historic sites in Southern New Jersey.
 
Erected by National Park Service and US Department of the Interior National Wild and Scenic River Systems.
 
Location. 39° 17.25′ N, 74° 59.268′ W. Marker is in Mauricetown, New Jersey, in Cumberland County. Marker is on Mauricetown Crossway Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mauricetown NJ 08329, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Slipping Away (approx. 3.2 miles away); Steps to Harvest Oysters and Bring to Market (approx. 4½ miles away); a different marker also named Steps to Harvest Oysters and Bring to Market (approx. 4½ miles away); Bivalve Oyster Shipping Sheds (approx. 4½ miles away); The Schooner AJ Meerwald (approx. 4½ miles away); Delaware Bay and River (approx. 4½ miles away); Ecology in the Watershed (approx. 4½ miles away); Maurice River (approx. 4½ miles away).
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
A River to Enjoy and Protect Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 2, 2013
3. A River to Enjoy and Protect Marker
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By Don Morfe, April 2, 2013
4. A River to Enjoy and Protect Marker
This marker is at the entrance to the bridge
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By Don Morfe, April 2, 2013
5. A River to Enjoy and Protect Marker
A distant shot of the Maurice River marker near the bridge.
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By Don Morfe, April 2, 2013
6. A River to Enjoy and Protect Marker
Salt Marshes and Tital Flats
A River to Enjoy and Protect Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 2, 2013
7. A River to Enjoy and Protect Marker
Salt Marshes and Tital Flats
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 14, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 264 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 14, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   6, 7. submitted on April 15, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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