2018 Calendar
of Events

DATE EVENT LOCATION TIME
March 24 Field Day Wells Mills Park 9AM-1PM
April 22 25th Annual Cleanup Lacey Town Hall 9AM-1PM
May 15 Annual Meeting and Election Jakes Branch County Park 7PM-8PM
May 26 Cedar Creek Canoe Trip William J. Dudley Park 9AM-3PM
June 1 Treefrog Hike Across from Bamber Lakes Fire Department 7:30PM-9:30PM
June 3 Barnegat Bay Festival Wanamaker Complex 9AM-4PM

Event Descriptions

March 24, 2018 Field Day

Scheduled work includes posting signs, painting trail blazes and clearing brush along our hiking/nature trail. Some advance work ahead of the cleanup is also necessary. We will meet at Wells Mills County Park, Route 532, Waretown, NJ at 9:00 am and will return by 1:00 pm. Volunteers are asked to bring work gloves, hammers, nail pouches, a small spade or shovel, bow saws and loppers, pruners or shears. Dress for the weather on that day, if cold or damp wear layered clothing. Hiking or work boots should be worn. Insect repellent is recommended. Volunteers with four-wheel drive vehicles are especially needed. If you would like to lend a hand please complete and return the on-line registration form or call 609-971-1635

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April 22, 2018 Annual Cleanup

Meet at Lacey Township Municipal Building, 818 W. Lacey Road, Forked River, NJ. Arrive between 8:30 am and 9:00 am. Return between 12:30 pm and 1:00 pm. Last year, volunteers helped to clean up 14 tons of trash. Please help make this year’s clean up another success. Bags and gloves will be supplied. An optional hike of the Forked River Mountain area will be conducted after the cleanup. It should take about an hour to hike the two-mile trail. All persons should be back at the parking lot by 2:00 pm.  Dress for the weather on that day, if cold or damp wear layered clothing. Hiking or work boots should be worn. Insect repellent is recommended. Volunteers with four wheel drive vehicles are especially needed. If you would like to lend a hand please complete and return the on-line registration form or call 609-971-1635.

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May 15, 2018 Annual Meeting

Members of the Coalition will be able to participate in the Annual Meeting and election of members to the Board of Trustees. The Annual Meeting is scheduled  to begin at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. It will be held in the meeting room at Jakes Branch County Park, Double Trouble Road, Beachwood, NJ. If you are a member of the Coalition you will receive a written notice of the election about a month before the Annual Meeting.

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May 26, 2018 Cedar Creek Canoe Trip

Our annual canoe trip down Cedar Creek will be held on Saturday, May 26, 2018. We will depart from William J. Dudley Park, Route 9, Bayville, NJ at 9:00 am and return by 3:00 pm. A donation of $15 per person is suggested. There is a three person limit per canoe. Bring lunch, drink, insect repellant, sun tan lotion, hat or sunglasses. Long pants and sneakers are recommended. No alcohol. We will provide canoes, life preservers and transportation back to the park. Persons who are interested in attending should complete and return the online registration form.

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June 1, 2018 Treefrog Hike

If you would like to try your luck at discovering an endangered Pine Barrens tree frog, join us on the evening of June 1, 2018. We will meet across the street from the Bamber Lakes Fire Department at 7:30 pm and return by 9:30 pm. The Bamber Lakes Fire Department is located at 2630 Lacey Road, Forked River, NJ, just west of the intersection of  Lacey Road and Dover Road, or 6 miles west of Exit 74 on the Garden State Parkway. There will also be an opportunity to view several unique plants during the hike including, sundews, pitcher plants and the endangered curly-grass fern. A donation of $5 per person is suggested. You must provide your own transportation. Long pants and boots are recommended, bring insect repellant and a flashlight. Persons who are interested in attending should complete and return the online registration form.

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June 3, 2018 Barnegat Bay Festival

Explore our watershed and learn how to protect it. Visit us at the Festival between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm at the Wanamaker Complex, on the Toms River, in Island Heights, NJ.

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