The former NJMC acquired this 16-acre parcel for preservation in 1996. The Skeetkill Creek Marsh sits along Bellman’s Creek and is adjacent to an industrial section of Ridgefield. Prior to enhancement work the invasive form of the Common Reed (Phragmites) was the predominant vegetation, forming a dense monoculture throughout the property. The site had limited suitability for wildlife use.
An enhancement project at Skeetkill Creek Marsh was conducted in 1998 with collaboration on the design from Ducks Unlimited that included the management of Phragmites, increasing the available open water habitat and the creation of scrub-shrub habitats. Excavation of several shallow pools has provided open water habitats for waterfowl and other wildlife. There is a small park on-site for the public to enjoy that includes benches and an informational kiosk.
In 2008, the former Commission transferred the ownership of Skeetkill Creek Marsh to the Meadowlands Conservation Trust, which works to preserve, protect, and enhance environmentally sensitive lands in the Meadowlands region and the Hackensack River Watershed.