Paydirt 2021

Hello park and chapter reps, Hope you all are doing well and busy working in your parks. I just created the Jorba annual Paydirt volunteer hour log for 2021. If you are comfortable entering your own park hours for your volunteers, email me and I will invite you in for edit privileges. When you do…

Comment for Public Access Trails Connecting Sterling and Ringwood

The Watchtower is building a A/V production facility adjacent to Sterling Forest and Ringwood State Park. Let them know you want multi-use public access trails. The property, along Sterling Mine Road, is a potential keystone connecting Ringwood State Park, in NJ, Sterling Forest State Park in NY and Sloatsburg, NY Multi-use Public Access Trails In…

MTB Survey for Moores Station Quarry

Tell them you want to ride.

Mercer County presented the draft master plan for the Quarry at Baldpate and mountain bikers were the #1 user group to respond. The community came through, BIG TIME and the “Adventure Sports” plan was voted for 2 to 1 over the other two options.  Thank you! After reviewing the presentation, you will notice examples of a BIKE PARK. …

NEW JERSEY ACTION ALERT: Support the Essex-Hudson Greenway Project!

A once-in-a-generation opportunity exists to create a nearly nine-mile long linear park and multi-use trail corridor following the abandoned “Old Boonton” rail line between Jersey City and Montclair. When complete, the Essex-Hudson Greenway is expected to create more than 135 acres of new green space and improve options for active transportation and recreation in Northern…

High Mountain Updates

The trails listed below will need to be closed to all trail users to help protect endangered species. Some closures will be soft, some will include covering the tread with sticks and leaves other options like planting in the tread will be explored. The rest of the trails will be added as official trails and…

New JORBA Rep for Mine Hill Chapter

Please welcome Jeremy Klopper as the new representative for the Mine Hill Chapter of JORBA. Jeremy is taking over for Jason Gonsalves. Jason has been the driving force behind all the trails at Dickerson Mine Preserve, none of which would exist without his tireless efforts building and maintaining them. Thank you Jason.

2020 JORBA Chapter Report/Ringwood State Park

In 2020, the Ringwood Trail Crew recorded 612 volunteer hours. In April, James Bazzano and Tom Pannorfi organized work parties that Park Management permitted, while the Park was technically closed, due to Covid-19 restrictions. Strict mask protocol was observed, and social distancing encouraged. Standout projects include removal of a dilapidated 20+ year old bridge, that…

Allamuchy Trail Crew Review 2020

215 hours Constant tree removal throughout the year Rock causeway (wet re-route) completed on White Trail Pink blazing on Lumpy Bumpy Extensive ‘brush-back’ at Deer Park and Tranquility side Kiosk maintenance Bridge repair on Allamuchy Pond Trail Continued closing of rouge trail on the lower Red Trail Lower Four Bump Alternate to Lumpy Bumpy (wet…