Help Beautify New Jersey’s First State Forest On National Trails Day

Photo courtesy of NJPineBarrens.com

TUCKERTON – Join Bass River State Forest staff and the Outdoor Club of South Jersey volunteers on June 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to celebrate the American Hiking Society’s 25th Annual National Trails Day. Help beautify the section of the Batona Trail in New Jersey’s First State Forest.

Volunteer assignments include trimming trails and removing trash. We even have a project for younger volunteers – cleaning the interpretive panels along the forest trails.

Meet at the Forest Office, 762 Stage Road, by 9:30 a.m. Bring work gloves, loppers, water, sunscreen and insect repellent. Free hot dogs, drinks and chips will be served at the Forest Office around 12:30 p.m.

The forest has over 12 miles of marked trails. Stop by the Forest Office for a trail map. This is a great project for scouts and students to get community service credit.

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Register by contacting the forest office at 609-296-1114. For our State Park Service Calendar of Events please check njparksandforests.org.