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Natural Art Exhibit at EHT Nature Reserve Arboretum

posted Jul 6, 2017, 1:27 PM by EHT NatureReserve   [ updated Jul 6, 2017, 1:27 PM ]

A natural art exhibit will be held at the Egg Harbor Township Nature Reserve Arboretum on Schoolhouse Road.  It is hosted by the EHT Environmental Commission and will be held Friday & Saturday, September 8th & 9th.  Friday is from 4 to 7pm, and Saturday is from 10am to 1pm.  If you have any questions, please call (609) 927-6656.

There is a call for artists to participate. All art forms and skill levels are welcome. 

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June 13, 2017 - Trees Planted in Reserve

posted Jun 13, 2017, 1:58 PM by EHT NatureReserve   [ updated Jun 13, 2017, 1:59 PM ]

The Nature Reserve Committee is very pleased to announce that over 240 mature trees have been planted throughout the Nature Reserve and Arboretum/Environmental Learning Center. See the photographs below for the various varieties of trees planted. This project was made possible at no cost to the Township as part of the state’s "No Net Loss Program" to make up for the trees lost from the Garden State Parkway expansion. The completion of the project was made possible through coordinated efforts of Jen Heller, of the Planning Office of Vince Polistina and Associates, Michael Angerman of Angerman Landscaping and personnel from our very own Department of Public Works. We anticipate that these improvements will enhance the beauty and enjoyment of the EHT Nature Reserve Park for years to come. We are looking for Friends of the Park and volunteers to help maintain the trees to assure they thrive. Please contact us if you are interested.






June 10, 2017 - Hooked on Fishing Not On Drugs

posted Jun 13, 2017, 10:51 AM by EHT NatureReserve   [ updated Jun 13, 2017, 10:52 AM ]

The Egg Harbor Township Parks and Recreation Department, along with the Municipal Alliance coordinated the Statewide 2nd Annual Hooked on Fishing Not On Drugs Free Youth Fishing Challenge hosted by the NJDEP Division of Fish & Wildlife at the Nature Reserve on June 10, 2017. It was a big success as over 30 children and parents came out to participate for a few hours to enjoy the sun and fun at the Nature Reserve.  Many new comers to the park had a great time and will be back. The Reserve Committee would like to see this event become an annual tradition.

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Successful Clean-Up Day

posted May 8, 2017, 2:30 PM by EHT NatureReserve   [ updated May 9, 2017, 2:23 PM ]

Thanks to Coach Kevin Stetser and the EHT High School Football team for working so hard on "Community Cleanup Day" at the EHT Nature Reserve.  On April 29, 2017, they pulled out over a dozen huge bags of trash, several old tires, and large scrap metal pieces.  They also raked trails clear, and cleaned out an entire new section of the Nature Reserve for development.  They displayed a great attitude and a lot of dedication, and had fun with each other while doing it.  What a great asset to the community!  Thanks again guys!

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NJHeartland Website Names EHTNR one of best parks in NJ

posted Apr 3, 2017, 8:47 AM by EHT NatureReserve   [ updated Apr 3, 2017, 8:47 AM ]

The website NJHeartland.org named the EHT Nature Reserve one of the "Best Parks in NJ's Heartland".  This was in both the overall category and best places for winter sledding.


EHT Nature Reserve Bike Tour

posted Mar 17, 2017, 10:57 AM by EHT NatureReserve   [ updated Mar 17, 2017, 10:59 AM ]

Discover the Reserve! A guided bike tour for all skill levels, ages 10 and above, through open, wooden and winding terrain. Helmets and off-road wide tires are mandatory. $5.00 fee includes a decal of the nature reserve logo. Saturday, April 15 at 10:00 AM at the EHT Nature Reserve, 318 Zion Road. Just come to the Zion Road parking lot or pre-register call EHT Department of Recreation at 609-272- 8120 for more information.



Progress and Volunteers

posted Mar 14, 2017, 6:58 AM by EHT NatureReserve   [ updated Mar 14, 2017, 6:59 AM ]

With the help of the Township and concerned citizens, the EHT Nature Reserve Committee is making steady progress with improvements to enhance the enjoyment of those who visit. We wish to remind the public to keep your Park clean and to carry out and properly dispose of any waste you carry in or created by your pets. On occasion, we could also could use your help for cleanup, maintenance and other projects requiring a helping hand. If you are interested in donating your time, kindly send us an email with the word "SUBSCRIBE" in the subject box and we will add you to our Reserve database to solicit your assistance when needed.




SouthJerseyTrails Article

posted Mar 14, 2017, 6:47 AM by EHT NatureReserve   [ updated Mar 14, 2017, 6:47 AM ]

There was an excellent write-up recently on SouthJerseyTrails website about the EHT Nature Reserve.  You can read the article here.


2016 Turkey Trot Results

posted Dec 30, 2016, 6:51 AM by EHT NatureReserve   [ updated Dec 30, 2016, 6:51 AM ]

Thanks to all participants of the 2016 Turkey Trot for making this year's race such a success.  We had ninety-one runners, and approximately thirty walkers.  The results have been posted on the run signup website.  Please follow the link to view the results list.  Links are also provided to the video of the race and specific finish times.  Hope to see you next year!



Markers

posted Dec 30, 2016, 6:40 AM by EHT NatureReserve   [ updated Dec 30, 2016, 6:52 AM ]

We cannot help but notice the abundance of markers on the trails and the Nature Reserve Committee does not condone any type of unauthorized activities in a public park. However someone expended a lot of effort that may be better appreciated if we knew more.


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