We recently won a state-wide Environmental Achievement Award! One of 10 winners this year, the Friends organization was recognized for "outstanding accomplishment in local environmental protection" by ANJEC, the Association of NJ Environmental Commissions.

As part of the nomination process, we w...

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Today, we held the first public walk around the property under the Friends banner and under clear skies. While we don't have an exact count of attendees, it was over 50, and sufficient for us to break into four groups. We talked about the history of the property, the 8-year preservation process, and...

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Bridge Out (Forever)

17, Sep Scott Barnes

If you've explored the nooks and crannies of the preserve's trail system, you may have seen a blocked-off area in the southeast corner pictured here. Why is there a dead-end asphalt trail here?

Long-time visitors including golfers may remember that there used to be a third bridge over the Mantua C...

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Fifth Cleanup

21, Aug Rich Dilks

We had a successful cleanup at Tall Pines today. We had 18 volunteers from the Wenonah Memorial Presbyterian Church Youth Group, SJLWT and the Friends. Although the trash level in the Preserve has remained fairly light this summer, we collected 29 lbs. of trash, 39 lbs. of recyclables and one bulk...

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One of the most beautiful and ecologically significant places in Gloucester County has been saved. The former Maple Ridge golf course in Mantua and Deptford Townships has become the newly created Tall Pines State Preserve. Having worked for this goal for many years, the Friends of Maple Ridge have n...

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