Donate a Bench

Donate a Bench to Black Run Preserve

In an effort to meet the requests from many of our visitors, FBRP has partnered with a local business, Woodloft Furniture, to provide benches in the BRP. These five-foot long backless benches made by Breezesta can be donated for $500. A ground screw will be attached along with a 3″ x 5″ plaque engraved with your choice of one of the following recognitions: “Donated by …” “In Honor of …” “In Memory of …”. If you would like to donate a bench to be placed in the BRP by our Trail Crew please fill out the form below and click the “DONATE A BENCH” button to get started.

Donate a Bench – $500

3″ x 5″ Plaque engraved with your choice of: “Donated by …” “In Honor of …” “In Memory of …”

3″ x 5″ Plaque engraving (select one):
Custom text to put on plaque:

You will be redirected to PayPal to make your donation. Thank you for your continued support!


Why Donate To Black Run Preserve?

Help us make a difference in the local community by preserving this 1,300 natural gem. Donate a bench today and we’ll You’ll see your donation hard at work based on our goals that are in the works and previous accomplishments.

Friends of the Black Run Preserve’s One-Two Year Goals

  1. Install gates in the BRP to stop illegal motorized vehicles & dumping.
  2. Install bollards and cables at other entry points within the BRP.
  3. Build parking lots/trailheads and continue trail expansion.
  4. Continue to inspire a growing culture of peaceful people that enjoy a serene & special place.

Our Accomplishments

The FBRP held its first meeting in May 2012. Since that time we have:

  • Obtained $33,000 in grants from local business, REI.
  • Conducted a Visioning Event & developed a BRP Concept Plan.
  • Expanded, marked, and maintained a multi-use trail system.
  • Conducted dozens of clean-up events removing legacy dumping (tires, construction trash) and ongoing dumped articles.
  • Added educational signage to the BRP.
  • Conducted dozens of guided tours in the BRP.
  • Became an official 501(c) 3 entity in August 2014.
  • Partnered with Cherokee and Middle School teachers and students on service learning projects, clean-ups, educational trips and projects.
  • DeMasi Middle School teacher, Maureen Heenan, introduced natural art/language arts program, Voices From the Land to the BRP.
  • Partnering with the DeMasi Middle School Ambassadors Program.
  • Started Citizen Science Projects: Nest Boxes & Stream Monitoring
  • Partnered with local Boy Scout Troops’ Eagle Scout Candidates.

Join Us In Our Mission

Our mission is to preserve and protect the unique natural beauty and Pine Barrens ecology of the Black Run Preserve for the benefit of all citizens.  We strive to maintain the pristine quality of its natural resources while promoting healthy outdoor activities, environmental awareness and education.

We hope you will donate to Black Run Preserve!

Friends of the Black Run Preserve (FBRP) is registered as a nonprofit organization under Internal Revenue Service section 501(c)(3), and contributions to the FBRP are tax deductible.

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