This gallery explores how Wenonah, its woodlands, and the Environmental
Commission itself came to be.
Historical Overview of Wenonah
How Wenonah's Conservation land and water uses evolved into what they are today.
Divided into time periods for easier reading:
- Up to 1870: Natural history of the area
before Wenonah was established. Did you know ships were built on
- 1870 to 1968: Wenonah established
as a resort. During and after World War II, the local environment
suffers from pollution and development pressures.
- 1969 to 1999: Rivers and streams
begin to recover. Environmental Commission is established.
Conservation lands greatly expanded, and hiking trails are built.
- 2000 to Present: First trail map
is produced. Japanese Tea House is restored. Work on restoring
Synnott's Pond begins.
Conservation Land Acquisitions
This document explains when the
borough's Conservation Lands were acquired and who paid for them.
Find out how Wenonah's land mass is actually used.
Many thanks to Chuck Forsman for authoring most of the material in this