Abbott Marshlands to Celebrate National Trails Day with Two Events
The nonprofit organization Friends for the Abbott Marshlands (FFAM) has announced two concurrent events to celebrate the American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day.
Saturday, June 3 is the Bordentown Bluffs Ramble from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. This is a fairly easy 2-mile hike that will head to the bluff above Crosswicks Creek. There will be several expansive views of the Abbott Marshlands. Many native plant and tree species will be seen along the route, along with lichen, mosses, and the possibility of hawk or eagle sighting. This hike is for adults or families with supervised children. RSVP is required by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Attendees should park and meet at Stanton Avenue (off Route 206 South) trail head. Water bottle, camera, binoculars, and sturdy shoes are recommended.
The second FFAM opportunity is Enhancing the Trail Experience at Northern Community Park. Also held June 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., this is a trail maintenance/stewardship project. A variety of trail enhancements will be the group’s focus, from brushing back vegetation with loopers and hand clippers to clearing a new segment of the trail. Bring water, work gloves, and loopers or hand clippers if you have your own. RSVP to Deb at email@example.com. Meet at Northern Community Park on Groveville Road in Bordentown between Routes 206 and 130.
For those interested in future volunteer/stewardship opportunities, visit https://abbottmarshlands.org/volunteer-opportunities/.