Newark as a whole, and specifically the Ironbound district suffer from major air and ground pollution, flooding as well as many other environmental injustices. By using blue acres green lots as the precedent for a much larger expanse of land, the urban nature trail network will be the solution to resolve some of these injustices.  In addition, the network of trails will be a place for residents of the Ironbound as well as Newark to experience firsthand the natural systems of where they live. The trails will allow residents to learn and experience natural remediation of the land while witnessing nature in their backyard. As the program matures, free programs to learn about bird migration or flood mitigation will be offered to residents to allow further learning opportunities.
       
     
TERRELL TRAIL
       
     
HYATT COURT FOREST TRAIL
       
     
WETLAND TRAIL
       
     
RIVERFRONT TRAIL
       
     
 Newark as a whole, and specifically the Ironbound district suffer from major air and ground pollution, flooding as well as many other environmental injustices. By using blue acres green lots as the precedent for a much larger expanse of land, the urban nature trail network will be the solution to resolve some of these injustices.  In addition, the network of trails will be a place for residents of the Ironbound as well as Newark to experience firsthand the natural systems of where they live. The trails will allow residents to learn and experience natural remediation of the land while witnessing nature in their backyard. As the program matures, free programs to learn about bird migration or flood mitigation will be offered to residents to allow further learning opportunities.
       
     

Newark as a whole, and specifically the Ironbound district suffer from major air and ground pollution, flooding as well as many other environmental injustices. By using blue acres green lots as the precedent for a much larger expanse of land, the urban nature trail network will be the solution to resolve some of these injustices.

In addition, the network of trails will be a place for residents of the Ironbound as well as Newark to experience firsthand the natural systems of where they live. The trails will allow residents to learn and experience natural remediation of the land while witnessing nature in their backyard. As the program matures, free programs to learn about bird migration or flood mitigation will be offered to residents to allow further learning opportunities.

TERRELL TRAIL
       
     
TERRELL TRAIL

Phase 1

Phytoremediation of soil is the process of using plants and trees to remove soil contaminants through the root system, absorbing, extracting and holding on to these toxins.

HYATT COURT FOREST TRAIL
       
     
HYATT COURT FOREST TRAIL

Phase 2

Air remediation is done primarily through the uptake of pollutants within the leaf surface. The pollutants will be filtered through the surface of the leaf and transformed into healthy particles.

WETLAND TRAIL
       
     
WETLAND TRAIL

Phase 3

A wetland will temporarily store, filter, and clean runoff water from a roof, lawn, and manage flooding. It will provide habitat for many butterflies, bees, salamanders, toads, frogs, and birds.

RIVERFRONT TRAIL
       
     
RIVERFRONT TRAIL

Phase 4

A wetland will temporarily store, filter, and clean runoff water from a roof, lawn, and manage flooding. It will provide habitat for many butterflies, bees, salamanders, toads, frogs, and birds.