WALL TOWNSHIP — The late Wilma J. Morrissey’s contributions to local conservation were honored last Saturday as Wall Township Mayor Timothy Farrell dedicated a nature trail named in her honor.
The decision to recognize Ms. Morrissey’s years of service with the township’s environmental advisory committee was made by the committee and Wall officials following her death last May, at the age of 83. Due to COVID-19 restrictions still in effect during 2022, the dedication was postponed a year.
Ms. Morrissey is credited with many local beautification efforts, including the founding of the nature trail, which now carries her name. The trail is located across from the soccer field at Community Park, behind the Municipal Complex Building.
The proclamation dedicating the trail was read aloud by Mayor Farrell and presented to Ms. Morrissey’s daughter, Linda Zeleck.
Ms. Zeleck said it would “mean a lot” to her mother to have her name on it.
“I remember when the trail was first done and how excited she was,” Ms. Zeleck said. “We would bike ride a lot on the bike trail, and she would make us stop to see it. She was really proud of it.’
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