6 03, 2022

Update on Historic Structures in Chester


From Ed Ng of the Chester Historical Society: We are continuing our efforts to repair, restore, and adaptively reuse Chester’s Rockefeller Center, located next to the Gazebo in Municipal Field on Main Street.  As you may recall, in 2021 CHS funded a Rockefeller Center Historic Preservation Plan by Connelly and Hickey Historical Architects, applied for and [...]

Update on Historic Structures in Chester2022-03-06T16:37:20-05:00
3 03, 2022

Chester Furnace Historic Site Video


The Chester Historical Society has added a video to its YouTube Channel entitled  The Chester Furnace Historic Site Introduction and Hike with Bruce, Alex, and Ed. From Ed Ng: The Chester Furnace Historic Site helps preserve and educates us on a surprising and unique episode in Chester’s long history. It was a time that historian [...]

Chester Furnace Historic Site Video2022-03-06T20:09:15-05:00
20 11, 2020

Monarch Butterfly Waystation Designated at Highlands Ridge Park in Chester


Distinctive orange and black Monarch butterflies that flutter from flower to flower each summer consistently delight those who are fortunate enough to watch them. However, they have been on the decline for several decades, largely due to habitat destruction and overuse of pesticides. This trend has prompted a nationwide effort to restore habitat that [...]

Monarch Butterfly Waystation Designated at Highlands Ridge Park in Chester2020-11-20T17:40:10-05:00
20 06, 2019

New Foot Bridges added in Black River County Park


We would like to acknowledge some outstanding work done by Eagle Scout David Feller from Boy Scout Troop #139 in Chester NJ. David installed multiple foot bridges throughout wetland areas along the trails at Black River County Park behind the Cooper Mill.  These wooden bridges will keep foot traffic out of sensitive wetlands and protect [...]

New Foot Bridges added in Black River County Park2019-06-20T21:39:52-04:00
8 11, 2018

Boy Scout Troop 139 Eagle Scouts Make Improvements to Chester Parks


Four scouts from Chester Boy Scout Troop 139 have earned the rank of Eagle by completing projects that have made improvements to Chester's parks and trails. Congratulations to James Gause, Chase Mantione, Brian Testa, and Collin Testa. Chase’s Eagle Project involved remarking the Cattle Tunnel Trail and clearing out the tunnel itself. Due to natural [...]

Boy Scout Troop 139 Eagle Scouts Make Improvements to Chester Parks2018-11-08T20:50:59-05:00
11 10, 2018

Scouts Improve Chester Furnace Trail


Users of the Chester Furnace History Trail will be pleased with how area teens have been working to improve the trail. George Serafin of Boy Scout Troop #9 constructed these steps off the Hunters Lot at the as part of his Eagle Scout project. His sister, Caitlyn Serafin of Girl Scout Troop #1191, constructed several [...]

Scouts Improve Chester Furnace Trail2018-11-08T20:49:23-05:00
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