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Albert J. Kolonich, Jr. Nature Trail
Bridgeton, NJ

This interpretive nature trail is dedicated to the memory of one of Bridgeton's outstanding public servants: City Treasurer Albert J. Kolonich, Jr.

Albert was an active member of the community and his church, was an outstanding family man, and served as the City Treasurer from 1978-1996. As an avid sportsman and conservationist, he could be found almost daily at the fishing gate hole near the fish ladder, enjoying a little fishing or helping to keep the gate hole cleared of debris for the fish. The trail, dedicated on May 3, 1997, will allow the memory of Albert J Kolonich, Jr to live on. Future generations will be able to enjoy the natural beauty and recreational opportunities offered by this area.

The nature walk extends from Sunset Lake to the Cohanzick Zoo. Features along the trail include a fish ladder or fish passage at Sunset Lake and environment education signs to promote public education about the ecosystem, fish, and fish migration.

The fish ladder and education signs were installed through a partnership endeavor between Public Service Electric and Gas Company of New Jersey and the City of Bridgeton