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 how the Friends will stay closely involved in the new park as it evolves.
We were able to show off a brand-new attraction: 20+ signs marking the first official trail. The "green trail" leads around the perimeter of the park -- crossing both bridges over the Mantua Creek -- for a total distance of 2.25 miles. Many thanks to Ken Atkinson, Mary Cummings, and Eric Agren from the Gloucester County Office of Land Preservation for planting the signs.