One of STEM’s main activities involves the rich tradition of caring for Moorestown’s open spaces with Second Saturday and selected other conservation projects from March through November. Natural Area Care is part of an ongoing program to encourage residents to become stewards of the community’s open spaces.
When STEM volunteers meet at one of the NAC open space conservation project sites, their chief task is usually to remove invasive plant species, clear trails, and pick up litter, at the direction of the site leader. 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.
Check the NAC calendar below for a list of conservation projects. For additional information regarding a particular site or NAC event please contact the appropriate site leader.
2017 NAC Work Sessions:
Saturday August 12, 2017 9:30-11:30
Pompeston Park Downstream of New Albany Road
Park on Iron Post Road, cross New Albany Road and walk along it to the STEM signs.
Site Leader: Dave Bicking email@example.com and Kathleen Huffman 856-904-8231
Saturday, September 9, 2017 9:30-11:30
Located on Strawbridge Lake on Kings Highway next to the Township Waterworks
Enter near Waterworks property at STEM signs on Kings Highway.
Paula Horton firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Pensiero email@example.com
Saturday September 23, 2017 9:30-11:30
South Valley Woods
Next to South Valley School
Park in school parking lot or on Oldershaw and walk to STEM signs at Maryland Avenue.
Elaine Young firstname.lastname@example.org
Nancy Fife email@example.com
Saturday October 14, 2017 9:30-11:30
Pompeston Park Downstream of Fernwood Road
Park at the end of Georgian Drive. Project here may involve crossing the creek on crude stepping stones.
Site Leader: Tom Hottenstein firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, March 11, 2017 9:30-11:30 AM.
Susan Stevens Halbe Preserve
Located Across Creek Road from Little Woods.
Park inside the preserve on top of the incline
Site Leaders are needed.
Contact Kathy Huffman email@example.com or
Saturday, April 8, 2017 9:30-11:30
Location Directions: Westfield Road at Bridgeboro Road
Park near butterfly garden and opposite MHS ball field
Site Leaders: Jean Fox firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathy Huffman email@example.com
Saturday, May 13, 2017 9:30-11:30
Esther Yanai Preserve
Location Directions: Garwood Road at Swede Run
Site Leaders are needed
For information contact Kathy Huffman at 856-904-8231
Saturday , June 10, 2017 9:30-11:30
Pompeston Park Upstream of New Albany Road
New Albany Road at Pompeston Creek
Park on Iron Post Road and walk along New Albany Road to the STEM signs.
Site Leader: Colleen Malloy firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, July 8, 2017 9:30-11:30
Little Woods on the Rancocas
Park along Creek Road at the STEM signs across from Laurel Creek Blvd.
Site Leader: Susan Buffalino: email@example.com