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Great Swamp Wilderness Act Day Celebration Coming

TAP into Chatham Staff

Friday, August 22, 2014 • 12:25am

CHATHAM, NJ - The 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson will be recognized as the "Great Swamp Wilderness Act Day Celebration," in a proclamation made Thursday by the Chatham Township Committee.

On Sept. 3, 1964, President Johnson signed the Wilderness Act into law and in 1968, Chatham's Great Swamp was designated as a wilderness area by the Department of the Interior.

Kathy Woodward, representing Friends of the Great Swamp, talks about the 50th anniversary in video below

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