Join us for photography Sunday, May 3rd

Wilderness Photography Workshop this Sunday. Come join our own Amy Golden at 5pm Sunday, May 3rd on the Green Trail. We’ll photograph spring flowers, the sunset and the full moon and whatever catches our fancy. A donation for the FBRP is requested. Please register via the Volunteer form on the Support FBRP web page and specify Photography Workshop in the comments section. Happy shooting!READ MORE

Fundraising is Fun!

You can help!  If you like to plan social events for a good cause, please come out to a Fundraising Committee Meeting.  The next one is:
Wednesday, April 22 at 7pm to 8pm at the Evesham Township Municipal Building (on Tuckerton Road) on the second floor in Conference Room B.
Everyone is welcome!!


Mountain Bike Ride March 29th

Join FBRP Chair John Volpa on Sunday, March 29th, 9:30-11:30am for a mountain bike ride on the trails of the Black Run Preserve.

Meet at White Trail near Borton’s Road. Helmet required. Donations accepted.

Please RSVP @ for more details.

March 16th is the Rescheduled General Meeting

General Membership Meeting of the Friends of Black Run Preserve

Monday March 16th, at 7:00pm
@ REI Marlton. REI is located at the intersection of Route 73 and Brick Road in Marlton.

Many plans are afoot providing lots of volunteering opportunities: Trail maintenance and development, Citizen Scientist projects, 5K run, Fundraising and More. Plus, an organizational milestone – we’re hiring! Come, learn, participate.
All citizens interested in protecting a local section of pristine pine barrens lands are welcome.  Bring a friend. We hope to see you!

POSTPONED – General Membership Meeting March 3, 2015


Dear Friend of the Black Run Preserve,

The FBRP’s next General Membership Meeting has been rescheduled @ 7:00 pm Tuesday, March 3rd, upstairs in the Community Room of the REI store in Marlton at the corner of Brick Road and Route 73 South.  Your input and suggestions are important to our organizational success.READ MORE

Read Our First Newsletter

January 2015

Dear Friend of the Black Run Preserve,

We are pleased to produce the first  FBRP Newsletter!  FBRP is also pleased to announce we are an official 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization.  With your continued support we will continue to make progress improving and expanding the educational and recreational opportunities within the Black Run Preserve.  Please see our “Support Us” page to become a member and/or made a tax-deductible donation.

Our next general meeting will be held in late January or early February at REI in Marlton (the date will be set when we know the date of the Evesham Township Budget Hearing.)  Volunteering for Trail Crew, Grant Writing, and Special Events are just some of the opportunities to become more actively involved in the FBRP mission. Please follow our website and our Facebook page for updates.  With your help the Black Run Preserve will become a safer and more enjoyable haven for all. 

Have a Happy and safe New Year!


John Volpa
FBRP Chair

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

Upcoming Events
  1. Free Mountain Bike Skills Clinic

    October 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  2. Clean Communities Clean-Up Day at Black Run Preserve

    October 20 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
  3. Sunrise 2 Hour Photo Tour

    November 10 @ 5:00 am - 7:00 am
  4. Sunset 2 Hour Photo Tour

    November 11 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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