Support our Efforts to Protect and Improve the Black Run Preserve
The Black Run Preserve is a 1,300 acre parcel of permanently preserved land in Evesham Township, located between the Marlton Lakes and Kings Grant neighborhoods. It is an ecological wonder of Pine Barrens forest, wetlands, streams and old cranberry bogs, and hosts a variety of threatened and endangered plant and animal species.
Why Donate To Black Run Preserve?
Help us make a difference in the local community by preserving this 1,300 natural gem. Sign up as a member and join us in our mission. 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
- Install gates in the BRP to stop illegal motorized vehicles & dumping.
- Install bollards and cables at other entry points within the BRP.
- Build parking lots/trailheads and continue trail expansion.
- Continue to inspire a growing culture of peaceful people that enjoy a serene & special place.
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.