Natural Area Care 2017

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 and Kathleen Huffman 856-904-8231


Saturday, September 9, 2017 9:30-11:30

Waterworks Woods

Located on Strawbridge Lake on Kings Highway next to the Township Waterworks

Enter near Waterworks property at STEM signs on Kings Highway.

Site Leaders:

Paula Horton

Mark Pensiero

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.

Site Leaders:

Elaine Young

Nancy Fife

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

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    or


Saturday, April 8, 2017    9:30-11:30

Wigmore Acres

Location Directions: Westfield Road at Bridgeboro Road

Park near butterfly garden and opposite MHS ball field

Site Leaders:  Jean Fox

Kathy Huffman

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

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: