Natural Area Care
The Open Space story in Moorestown began with its Preservations and continues with its care. Keeping open spaces healthy requires ongoing attention. STEM’s Natural Area Care (NAC) Committee, has taken on this stewardship challenge for a number of Moorestown’s Open Spaces in each of the four Township watersheds.
NAC stewardship projects planned for 2020 are listed on this page. These projects provide the opportunity for volunteers to help the community by caring for Moorestown’s preserved areas while exploring each site’s trails and waterways.
Volunteers tackle jobs such as trail blazing and maintenance, invasive plant control, stream clean – up, planting, and litter collection. Projects are scheduled to accommodate a group’s availability. Flexible days/times allow for the best use of volunteer time.
Families are most welcome. Younger children enjoy scouring the trails for bottles, cans and other trash. Participants should wear protective clothing and gloves to guard against poison ivy and thorns.
Those looking to schedule a stewardship project should contact one of the NAC chairpersons below. All contributions of time and energy are appreciated!
856 904-8231 or
856 495-4642 or
Monitored Moorestown Open Spaces
PENNSAUKEN CREEK WATERSHED
Strawbridge Lake Park
South Valley Woods
POMPESTON CREEK WATERHSED
Pompeston Creek Park, downstream
Pompeston Creek Park, upstream
Pompeston Creek park, at Fernwood Drive
SWEDE RUN WATERSHED
Esther Yanai Preserve
Swede Run Fields
RANCOCAS CREEK WATERSHED
Little Woods on the Rancocas
Susan Stevens Halbe Preserve
What We Do:
VISIT the natural areas annually to monitor their trails, vegetation, and waterways.
DEVELOP an action plan for the maintenance of each site determined by its needs.
COORDINATE with schools, groups, and businesses looking to volunteer and earn community service credits.
SCHEDULE seasonal stewardship projects to accommodate volunteer groups' availability.
EDUCATE organizations about the habitat needs of each open space; knowledgeable site leaders direct activities and stewardship projects.
CREATE public awareness and enjoyment of Moorestown's unique natural areas.
How You Can Help:
ASSIST with monthly opportunities for natural area care of preserved open space.
COORDINATE with your school, scout group, church, or business.
VOLUNTEER for one of the seasonal stewardship projects.
EARN community service credits and citizen action hours for helping the local environment.
LEARN about the open spaces in your neighborhood that offer well-maintained hiking trails for recreation and outdoor exercise.
Natural Area Care Schedule:
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