The Friends group was created in 2010 to preserve the former Maple Ridge Golf Course in Gloucester County, NJ as a nature park, rather than have it become a housing development. Now that Tall Pines State Preserve is a reality, we are working with park management to enhance this place of natural beauty and ecological diversity. Sometimes this is as simple as keeping litter picked up. We also will help turn the asphalt golf cart paths into well-marked trails that can be used for walking, jogging, cycling, and bird-watching. Join us as we work on projects to make this a great community-supported park for people as well as a great habitat for wildlife.
Join the Friends of Tall Pines State Preserve as we officially dedicate two new additions at Tall Pines- our 6 new memorial benches and the Tall Pines Pollinator Garden. The benches, each affixed with a memorial plaque, are being dedicated to the memory of Chuck Forsman, who was instrumental in the preservation of Tall Pines State Preserve.
The other addition being dedicated and celebrated is the new Tall Pines Pollinator Garden. Garden creator, Barbara Woodward, will tell how the garden came to be and explain the value of pollinator gardens. Then join Barbara for a short walk through the garden.
Light refreshments will be served after these brief ceremonies.
The dedications will be held at the garden, just off the large parking area near Glassboro Road. Rain date is Saturday, October 22nd at 2:00 PM.