Wharton State Forest Trails Status

As you probably have heard, Wharton State Forest was severely impacted last week by a wildfire that was started by an illegal campfire set along the Mullica River.   As a result, all recreational trails along the Mullica and Batsto Rivers between Atsion and Batsto Village suffered significant damage. State Park Service staff and volunteers…

Wharton State Forest Chapter Trail Maintenance Schedule 2022-2023

For the Batsto Area MTB Trails Volunteer Trail Maintenance is done under the supervision of Wharton staff. Maintenance includes: brush backs, blowdown removal and trail tread repair. RSVP to wharton@jorba.org for the meeting/maintenance location. Please bring water, gloves, suitable footwear and a sense of humor. You will be required to complete and sign a waiver.…

Grasshopper Kid’s Bike Race, August 13, YES KIDS ARE RACING!!

The Hilltop Grasshopper Kids Bike Race is back at the new location in Cedar Grove below the new Community Center on Fairview Avenue.    August 13 at 0900 is the first start time Sign up right now at this link to Bike Reg   This is a grassroots kids bike event that succeeds because of…

JORBA is a Santa Cruz PayDirt Recipient

Santa Cruz’s PayDirt initiative has named 11 organizations as the new funding recipients for 2022. Encompassing a wide variety of projects—from mountain bike mentorship programs to adaptive trail- and kid-focused trail building to all-weather trail networks. The new PayDirt recipients are stand-out additions to the program’s $1 million pledge to fund projects that create and…