The new foot bridge and trail at the Richard M. Cameron Wildlife Sanctuary, Cape May County Park North, located at 1099 Route 9 South in Palermo, New Jersey officially opened to the public on October 18, 2010. Improvements at the Cape May County Park North were part of a cooperative effort between Cape May County, the Ocean City-Upper Township Noon Rotary and a local boy scout.
The Rotary Club of Ocean City – Upper Township, a service oriented group, advanced the project to make a circular route around Richard M. Cameron Wildlife Sanctuary. Freeholder Director Daniel Beyel said, “The Sanctuary had a paved path that allowed visitors to view the ponds and trees; however the path ended near the southern boundary of the park requiring visitors to return on the same path. Extending the path required the construction of a foot bridge over the main pond of the Sanctuary. When the Noon Rotary offered to purchase the main span the County worked with the group to make the project a reality.”
The County purchased the additional spans needed and awarded a contract to MJJ Construction, LLC of Atco, New Jersey in the amount of $55,100 to construct the foot bridge. The company erected the main span and constructed the side spans. All three spans were constructed using treated West Coast Douglas Fir.
The park is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.