Community Day Event Planned for Local Nature Reserve
The Friends of Black Run Preserve, in Evesham Township, will celebrate National Trails Day with its first Community Day event, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., June 1. The event will be staged in the Marlton Middle School all-purpose room, with Evesham Township School District providing one bus to shuttle people to the Preserve. Black Run Preserve is a 1,300-acre undeveloped and pristine tract of Pine Barrens property owned and designated for passive recreation by Evesham Township. The preserve comprises several former cranberry bogs and a network of trails under development and is open to the public. Volunteers will lead guided hikes, approximately one-hour long, from four different locations for small groups of visitors.
The Friends of Black Run Preserve was founded in May 2012 to preserve and protect the unique natural beauty and the Pine Barrens ecology of Black Run Preserve for the benefit of all citizens. The organization, which is awaiting approval for nonprofit status, strives to maintain the pristine quality of the Preserve’s natural resources while promoting healthy outdoor activities, environmental awareness and education.