Concept Plan for the Black Run Preserve

On October 1st, John Volpa and the Friends of the Black Run Preserve presented the Concept Plan for the preserve to Evesham Township officials and more than 60 members of the public who are interested in the future of the preserve.  The Concept Plan grew out of the Visioning Event held in October 2013 and provides a framework for creating safe trailheads and parking, additional trails, and better signage for those who want to enjoy the preserve for hiking, bicycling, bird-watching, trail running and other outdoor activities.  A copy of the Concept Plan and Appendices are attached here.  Let us know what you think!

Concept Plan Report


Appendix A Trailhead_Kettle Run Road

Appendix A Trailhead_Bortons Rd

Appendix B_Current Trail System_Topo

Appendix B Current Trail System_Aerialphoto

Appendix B_Conceptual Trail System_Topo

Appendix C_Concept Plan Zones

Appendix C_Concept Plan Zones_Aerial

Appendix D_Inventoried Wetlands Map

Appendix D_Inventoried Wetland Buffer

Come out and support the Black Run October 1st!

Please join FBRP in a meeting with Evesham Township officials on Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. at the township building. For more information, see the Central Record article here:

Letter from FBRP Chair – Volunteering, Events

July 24, 2014

Dear Friends of the Black Run Preserve,

Greetings. We need your help.  Volunteers with a variety of skill sets and experience are needed as we extend our outreach into the local and regional communities.

FBRP will conduct a general meeting on Tuesday, August 26th, at the Marlton REI @ 7:00 pm.  We’ll be forming new committees: fundraising, grant writing, outreach, etc.  Your input and ideas are most welcome.

Utilizing our REI Community Grant, the Trail Crew will be expanding its activities based upon the recommendations in the Concept Plan.  If you want to be part of the Trail Crew (Joe Michiels, Chair), the next meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 5th @ 7:00pm at John Volpa’s house.  Please RSVP at using the subject line Trail Crew.  Directions and agenda will be sent to you.

Also, please mark your calendar!  FBRP will present the Concept Plan to Township Staff and, hopefully two Council members on Wednesday, October 1st, at 7:00 pm in the Township Municipal Building courtroom.  We need you in the audience.

Thank you for your help and support.


John Volpa, FBRP Chair

P.S. Perhaps you’ve seen the new kiosk by the Black Trail; a local Eagle Scout candidate made it.  It will have new signage on it soon!

The Evesham Green Team Wants Your Input — GO GREEN SURVEY

There are a  lot of folks  in and around Evesham who are going green.  By taking a minute to complete our GO GREEN survey, your input will help the Evesham Green Team express the impact of and participation in green initiatives in Evesham and surrounding communities.

The survey is brief and includes a checklist which allows you to highlight the ways you are GOING GREEN.  Thanks!

The Evesham Green Team

Black Run News June 2014

On June 19 The Central Record published an article about the planned May 27 Friends of Black Run Preserve presentation of a concept plan for the preserve:

“Evesham council abruptly removes issue from agenda.”  Read the article here.

A public meeting with the township council to review the concept plan is now tentatively scheduled for October 1, 2014.  Watch here for updates.

UPDATED 5/27 – May 27th Evesham Township Meeting to Discuss the Black Run Preserve

With only two days notice, FBRP Chair, John Volpa, was notified by the Township Manager the FBRP’s concept plan presentation was removed from Tuesday’s Council meeting agenda. If you still want to show your support for the Black Run Preserve, FBRP will be selling tee shirts in the courtroom lobby ($15) and attending the meeting. John will speak during the last public open session (limit five minutes).

Based on public input at the Visioning Event last fall, the Friends of Black Run Preserve have developed a Concept Plan that will be presented at the Evesham Township Council meeting on May 27th.  The meeting is open to the public.  

When:  Tuesday, May 27 at 4 p.m.

Where:  Evesham Township municipal building courtroom on Tuckerton Road

Learn more by reading this article from the Central Record:

Central Record Article May 23 2014

Clean Communities Event May 17, 2014

A Clean Communities Program Event
to help beautify The Black Run Preserve

When: Saturday, May 17th, 9:00-12:00

Where: Meeting at the intersection of Kettle Run Road and Braddock Mill Road in the Black Run Preserve
• Area assignments will be given
• Equipment will be distributed

Task: Picking up litter along the roadways and trails of the Black Run Preserve

For more information, and to sign up, please contact:
Debbie Pease, Clean Communities Coordinator
Evesham Public Works, 856-983-2798 x 11

Pizza and drinks will be provided at noon!

Please volunteer!!!
Together we can make a difference!

See/print out flyer:  Event Flyer 5-17-14

Upcoming Events
  1. Free Mountain Bike Skills Clinic

    July 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  2. Trail Maintainer TM-101 Trail Maintenance Course

    August 26 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  3. General Membership Meeting

    September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Free Mountain Bike Skills Clinic

    October 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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