Helping preserve a place for nature in the heart of Gloucester County, NJ


Keeping the park beautiful!


What We Do

We are a committee of volunteers supporting Tall Pines State Preserve located in Gloucester County, New Jersey, USA. Our activities include:

  • SPONSORING volunteer projects that enhance the natural beauty and wildlife habitat of the preserve.
  • WORKING with and assisting preserve officials.
  • FACILITATING public awareness and enjoyment of Tall Pines.
  • RAISING FUNDS for the benefit of the Preserve.

Upcoming Events

  • Celebrate Tall Pines' Second Anniversary and National Trails Day: RESCHEDULED DUE TO PREDICTED RAIN: Saturday, June 16th. Includes these events:
    • Invasive Species Removal and Milkweed Planting: 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon. We will begin removing invasive Bradford Pear and Oriental Bittersweet (please bring clippers, loppers, and hand saws). Also, we will plant a milkweed meadow to help create habitat for monarch butterflies (please bring your own garden trowel).
    • Pine Cone Bird Feeder Craft: 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM. Visitors of all ages are invited to join us in this craft that turns a simple pine cone into an all-natural and biodegradable bird feeder.
    • Guided Walk: 2:00 PM: We'll take an approximately one-hour walk around the preserve's trails. The leaders will point out natural features as well as artifacts from the golf course's history. You will also find out how the Friends organization is working to improve the preserve. Most trails are paved, but as in any natural area there could be muddy spots depending on recent weather.
    • Photo Share: ALL DAY We invite the public to celebrate Tall Pines' 2nd anniversary by taking photos in the Preserve today that capture something special to you about the Preserve or your experience here, and then sharing your best photo or two with us at #tallpinesturnstwo on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
  • Monthly Meeting: Tuesday, June 12th, at 7:00 PM in the Jack C. Sheppard, Sr. Community Center (historic train station), 2 North East Ave., Wenonah, NJ.
  • Gloucester County Firefly Festival: Saturday, July 21st, from 8 PM to 9:30 PM. The park is normally closed after dark, but tonight you can see "nature's light show" along with fun, educational activities. A three-quarter mile, self-guided loop trail will be marked out. Free, but pre-registration is requested. See the event brochure for more details. Rain date is July 22nd.

Latest News

  • 3/20/2018, Bird Homes For Rent!: In cooperation with the New Jersey Bluebird Society, we recently installe...(read more)
  • 11/3/2017, Dog Owner Responsibilities: Tall Pines State Preserve is a great place for owners to take their dogs an...(read more)
  • 7/17/2017, Prickett Nursery Proposal Withdrawn!: We are pleased to report that the proposal to build 147 homes on the form...(read more)
  • 7/7/2017, Prickett Nursery Development Proposal: We've recently learned that a developer has proposed building 147 new homes...(read more)
  • 7/1/2017, A State Park You Can Actually Visit: We're pleased to report that the Tall Pines trees and birds have reported t...(read more)