Berry’s Creek marsh consists of 146 acres. The site was purchased by the former NJMC in 1999 from the Rutherford Land Company. It is bounded on the south and west by Berry’s Creek and on the northeast by the New Jersey Transit Beren Line.
The site is divided into three sections by the old Rutherford landfill access road. Most of the Berry’s Creek Marsh is landlocked between the railroad and the landfill access road. The marsh is dominated by the invasive Common Reed (Phragmites). Fish Creek meanders through the site. A 40-acre parcel within this marsh is occupied by the WOR radio tower array, and a portion of this marsh lies between the landfill access road and Berry’s Creek. Some enhancement was carried out at this part of the site along Berry’s Creek. The remaining areas are open water with mudflats and isolated pockets of native Smooth Cordgrass (Spartina alterniflora). In its current condition, the site supports limited habitat diversity and opportunities for passive recreation.