Local Volunteers Clean Up Historic Marquand Park
On Sunday, January 22, more than 50 volunteers from the World Mission Society Church of God in North Brunswick cleaned up the historic 17-acre Marquand Park. Volunteers removed a considerable amount of debris that has accumulated over the years. Marquand Park is home to more than 200 species of trees, including Cedar of Lebanon, Japanese Arbor Vitae, and native oaks that have been imported and planted in the land since the early 19th century. A passing neighbor, Herald Warner, was very moved by the work being done as well. He stated, “I am very glad to see that the park commission found a group like this to carry out this work that has not been attended to for over 20 years.” The volunteers worked with the hope that the community would be touched and take deeper appreciation of the park.