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In its 34 years of existence, Liberty State Park has lived with approximately 250 acres of contaminated land, fenced off with signs warning of hazardous material. When the park was founded in 1976, there were few expectations that the area would ever recover from its past. Tainted with industrial waste, the swath seemed relegated to little more than an unsightly reminder of industrial recklessness.

But now, after ten years of public debate, environmental studies, and an approved plan in place for a $32 million dollar massive wildlife development project, the area known as the Interior Natural Area is set to re-open. And this Saturday, the park will give its second-ever public tour of the area and its dramatic environmental recovery.

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