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Recreational Trails Program at Risk

While at least a portion of the funds for 2013 grants were appropriated, the NJDEP has reassigned those who administered the program. As a result, unless personnel are assigned back to the program, 2013 grants and 2014 grants are at risk. JORBA is responding to this concern on behalf of the trail user community.

2014 WVP/CR Park closing dates for Deer Management Program

Just wanted to give you a heads-up that Washington Valley Park/Chimney Rock will be closed the following Wednesdays for the Bridgewater Township Deer Management Program.

Wednesdays only:

January 8, 15, 22, 29
February 5, 12

Dickerson Mine Preserve Trail Maintenance Sunday 11/10

8:30 - 12:30
Please RSVP perez@jorba.org if you plan on attending - bagels included.
Please bring water and work gloves if you have them.
We will park inside the gate off Canfield Ave.: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=40.869294,-74.610178&num=1&t=m&z=15
Thanks for your support!
Marc

Marc Perez
perez@jorba.org
www.JORBA.org
201-650-3176

Washinton Valley Park (CR) TM Sat 11/9 9am

Trail maintenance time again @ Washington Valley/Chimney Rock. It's this Saturday @ 9am. Plan is to do some work on the Yellow trail.

- NEW MEETING SPOT THIS TIME- Meeting @ the Millers Lane parking lot at 9:00am
- We will be walking to the work sites
- Tools will be supplied
- Bring work gloves & something to drink

Hope you can make it.

Additional info:

http://www.somersetcountyparks.org/

If the TM is canceled due to rain, I'll post the cancellation here or you can call 908-285-3800 that morning

Single Track Mine Monday Trail Maintenance 10/14 Dickerson Mine Preserve

5:30 - dark (I will be there at 4 if anyone want s to come early-you can call me and I'll come bacl to car 201-650-3176).
Please RSVP perez@jorba.org if you plan on attending.
Please bring water and work gloves if you have them.
We will park inside the gate off Canfield Ave.: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=40.869294,-74.610178&num=1&t=m&z=15

This will be the last orgainized TM during the week for this year. We will have some during weekends going forward.
Thanks for your support!
Marc

Marc Perez
perez@jorba.org
www.JORBA.org
201-650-3176

Washington Valley Park/Chimney Rock TM Sat 10/12 9am

Trail maintenance time again @ Washington Valley/Chimney Rock. It's this Saturday @ 9am.Plan is to do some work on the Red trail.

- Meeting @ the Newman's Lane parking lot at 9:00am
- We will be walking to the work sites
- Tools will be supplied
- Bring work gloves & something to drink

Hope you can make it.

Additional info:

http://www.somersetcountyparks.org/

If the TM is canceled due to rain, I'll post the cancellation here or you can call 908-285-3800 that morning.

Trail Maintenance at the Tourne 10/5/13

JORBA is pleased to announce trail maintenance at the Tourne County park this Saturday 10/5/13.

We will begin this effort by walking some of the trails and addressing the widening and braiding that has been occurring. As needed, we may also incorporate some erosion control measures. This is a great opportunity for local riders to help us identify future projects to improve the sustainability and quality of the trail network.

When: 10/5/13 at 9am

Single Track Mine Monday Trail Maint. 9/23 Dickerson Mine Preserve

5:30 - dark
Please RSVP perez@jorba.org if you plan on attending.
Please bring water and work gloves if you have them.
We will park inside the gate off Canfield Ave.: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=40.869294,-74.610178&num=1&t=m&z=15
Thanks for your support!
Marc

Lewis Morris TM 9/21/13

Please come out and help improve the trails in Lewis Morris Park..
Saturday September 21, 2013
8:15 at the Sunrise Lake boat house.
https://maps.google.com/maps?q=40.788356,-74.543828&num=1&gl=us&t=m&z=16

Tools and gloves provided.

We will be focusing on the Green Trail, behind the pavilion.
This trail experienced damage as a result of an event held at the park and was perhaps the best section of singletrack in the park.
Please come out and help us restore it.

Bergen County Parks

Bergen County Parks has launched a newsletter web site. This site allows comments. Currently mountain biking is not allowed in any Bergen County Parks. If you would like to see this change, please consider adding comments to their website and attending the Open House meeting on Thursday October 17, 2013 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Township of Mahwah Administration Building. Details below:

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