Holland Township’s new 68-acre riverside park has been named “O’sakame Preserve” by the girls of Junior Girl Scout Troop 80309.
The park is off the Milford-Riegelsville Road and is upstream from the old Gilbert Generating Station. It was a joint venture of Hunterdon Land Trust and Holland Township, N.J., purchased with dedicated open space funds.
The park is owned by township and a contract is in place for farming its fields and hunting its woods. A parking lot has been established for visitors, and it is dedicated to passive recreation.
The Scouts worked with Mayor Dan Bush and township historian Larry LeFevre to find a name for the park that honored the Lenapes, who formerly inhabited this area. O’sakame means “across the river” in their language.