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

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Keeping the park beautiful!

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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

  • National Trails Day: Saturday, June 1st. This nationwide event coincides with the park's third birthday, and will include these local activities:
    • Guided Walk: 10:00 AM: We'll take an approximately one-hour walk around the preserve's trails. The leaders will highlight the late spring wildflowers of Tall Pines. In addition, we will demonstrate how we are using GPS technology to better manage the natural and built environment of the park. Most of the preserve's trails are paved, but as in any natural area there could be muddy spots depending on recent weather.
    • Invasive Species Removal: 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM. Volunteers are needed to help us continue to remove invasive Bradford Pear and Oriental Bittersweet (please bring clippers, loppers, hand saws, and hatchets).
  • Monthly Meeting: Tuesday, June 11th, 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, June 29th, from 8 PM to 10 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 Sunday, June 30th.

Latest News

  • 12/29/2018, Mantua Creek Oil Spill Update 2: The cleanup of oil spilled from the December 5th tanker truck accident is...(read more)
  • 12/19/2018, Mantua Creek Oil Spill Update: The December 5th tanker truck accident on Route 55 caused a significant s...(read more)
  • 7/7/2018, Red Trail Now Marked: If you visited Tall Pines in the last month, you may have seen a new set of...(read more)
  • 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)