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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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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Park Dedication Ceremony

24, Jun Scott Barnes

Tall Pines State Preserve was formally dedicated in a ceremony on a sunny and warm June 20th, 2016. (Not coincidentally, this was the first day of summer!) Speakers included DEP Commissioner Bob Martin, Gloucester County Freeholder Director Robert Damminger, the mayors of both Mantua and Deptford To...

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Fourth Cleanup

18, Jun Rich Dilks

We had our cleanup with Wenonah Boy Scout Troop 50 this morning. The turnout was rather small, only 7 people- 2 scouts, 2 scout leaders, 1 parent, 1 land trust volunteer and myself for the Friends. Nevertheless we got the job done. The amount of trash in the park was fairly light. We collected 11 l...

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Third Cleanup

22, May Rich Dilks

We had a successful morning with over 25 volunteers from the Gloucester County Nature Club and the Clearview HS Environmental Club. The park had relatively little litter in it, which is a positive sign. We collected one bag of trash (17lbs.) and one bag of recyclables (5lbs.). Bulk items collected...

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