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. READ MORE
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
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!
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
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.
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!