Restoration / Native Planting was a Huge Success!

Thank you to the over one hundred fifty volunteers who helped plant 1550 native plants, removed four dump truck loads of concrete and debris, installed 300′ of barriers, and created space for a new informal parking lot. These hardworking volunteers exceeded our expectations for such a extensive multi-faceted work event. This level of success was completely unexpected. This was our first Restoration Project in the BRP.

2017 Mountain Bike Skills Clinic

The Jersey Off Road Bicycling Association, in coordination with REI, Community Bikes, the Cherry Hill Dept. of Parks and Recreation, the Cherry Hill Environmental Board/Trail Crew, the Sustainable Cherry Hill Way To Go Task Force, and the Friends of the Black Run Preserve, invite you to the 2017 Mountain Bike Skills Clinic Series at the Kresson Trails and the Black Run Preserve.

The free clinics are held the third Saturday of each month from 9:00am to 12:00pm alterntating between the Kresson Trails and the Black Run Preserve. The clinic will focus on the fundamentals of mountain biking: basic bike set-up, rudimentary riding techniques including climbing, descending, cornering, braking and shifting, plus trail essentials ike repairs, etiquette and equipment selection. You are invited to come once or as many imes as you would like.

DATES:
Saturday, May 20th at Kresson Trails
Saturday, June 17th at Black Run Preserve
Saturday, July 15th at Kresson Trails
Saturday August 19th at Black Run Preserve
Saturday, September 16th at Kresson Trails
Saturday, October 21st at Black Run Preserve

WHAT TO BRING:
– Bike in good working condition
– Helmet (required)
– Water & high energy snack
– Appropriate clothing

WHERE: Black Run Preserve – located off of Kettle Run Road near the Braddock Mill Intersection

RSVP: Send an email to chtrailcrew@gmail.com or call 856-470-8967

2017 JORBA Mountain Bike Skills Clinic Series

Black Run Preserve is #2 out of 10 Most Popular South Jersey Hikes

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Photo by: South Jersey Trails

South Jersey Trails released their Top 10 Most Popular South Jersey Trails list and Black Run Preserve is #2 out of 96 total trails!  South Jersey Trails offers a blog run by hikers and outdoor enthusiasts.  They write detailed blogs and information about various trails throughout the South Jersey area.

You can read the full Top 10 list here.

What are some of your favorite trails to hike?

 

REI is CLOSED on Black Friday! Yes, you read that correctly.

Screen Shot 2015-11-02 at 12.00.56 PMREI has been one of Friends of the Black Run Preserve’s biggest supporters from the beginning. They are dedicated to embracing the outdoors and spending life being active.  They just announced that all 143 stores will be CLOSED on Black Friday, one of the biggest retail shopping days of the year.  This move makes their dedication to the outdoors clear.

REI is so dedicated to the outdoor life that they are PAYING their employees to take the day off and enjoy the outdoors.  They are standing true to their mission with their #OptOutside campaign and are using Black Friday as a perfect day to remind people of the outdoors and to help everyone rediscover their passion for the great outdoors.
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Great job REI! We couldn’t be more proud of one of our biggest supporters for standing strong behind your mission of “a life lived outdoors is a life well lived.”

We hope to see you all at Black Run Preserve!

 

2015 Fall Fundraiser Celebration Dinner

Fall Fundraiser Celebration Dinner

Join us for Our Fall Fundraiser Celebration Dinner on Friday, October 23, 2015

 

Dear Friends of the Black Run Preserve,

In celebration of the first anniversary as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, the Friends of the Black Run Preserve will hold a Fall Fundraiser Celebration Dinner, Friday, October 23, 2015 at 6:30 pm. The buffet dinner and auction will be held at the Indian Spring Country Club in Marlton, NJ. In addition to the fundraiser, we will honor the 2015 Best Friend of the Black Run Preserve, Carleton Montgomery, Executive Director of Pinelands Preservation Alliance.

Our Fall Fundraiser Celebration Includes:

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RESERVE YOUR TICKETS NOW

To Pay By PayPal Online For Tickets:

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We look forward to seeing you there! For questions please email Jill at jillg@blackrunorg

Sincerely,

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Our Clean-Up Was A Huge Success

On Saturday, May 16th, 62 AWESOME volunteers came out to participate in a joint clean-up of Black Run Preserve with the help of Evesham Public Works and the Clean Communities Program!

With the help of our volunteers, the Clean Communities Program, and the Evesham Township Public Works Department, there were SIX TRUCKLOADS of trash, pallets, tires, concrete, and construction debris hauled out of the Preserve. The Preserve’s natural beauty is much more enhanced through our volunteers efforts, the Clean Communities Program and to the Evesham Township Public Works Department.

On behalf of the Friends of Black Run Preserve, a HUGE “THANK YOU!” to each and every one of you who spent your time and energy to help.  Our members share your caring and are working to improve the Black Run Preserve so it’s protected not just preserved land.

Get Involved – We Need Volunteers on June 14th

If you’d like to volunteer, go to: http://blackrun.org/volunteering/ or sign-up for our next volunteering event which is on June 14th at the Burlington County Earth Fair. Go to the sign-up form: http://goo.gl/forms/fZ8QsYznVH

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