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Blue Trail Relocation

Blue Trail Relocation

The Blue Trail where it crosses the Buell Brook Ravine has become heavily eroded over the past several years. The Land Steward crew worked hard in this past summer’s heat to put in a series of switchbacks to make the climb easier up the steep ravine slope. On the eastern side, they refurbished the water and side bars to help stabilize the trailbed and stem erosion. Some side trails have been closed off to prevent erosion and protect the dry…

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Come out and celebrate National Trails Day at the RU EcoPreserve. Faculty director, Rick Lathrop, will lead a free hike on the Blue Trail along the Buell Brook Ravine. We’ll explore some of the natural and cultural history and do some trash pick-up on the way. Meet at 10 am at EcoPreserve parking Lot Road 3.  Bring water and insect repellant. For more information on National Trails Day. Find An Event  

Bird feeder station installed near Trailhead kiosk

Bird feeder station installed near Trailhead kiosk

Goldfinches and white-breasted nuthatch at RU EcoPreserve feeder station. Photo by Liam Fleisher. Rutgers student, Liam Fleisher, initiated the installation of a bird feeder station near the Trailhead Kiosk adjacent to the Avenue E Roundabout.  Interested in sharing his love for birds, Liam investigated various wild bird feeding techniques and installed a variety of feeders and foods.  A host of different species of wild birds have been attracted. The shelter of the kiosk provides a good vantage point to observe…

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Mission CleanWater Race Series comes to EcoPreserve March 19

Mission CleanWater Race Series comes to EcoPreserve March 19

The Mission CleanWater Race Series is hosting a trail run in the EcoPreserve on Saturday March 19, 2022. A COVID FRIENDLY RACE SERIES FOCUSED AROUND COMMUNITY, ADVENTURE, AND FUN The race series brings a unique experience of racing styles. 100% of race proceeds go towards MCW’s clean water efforts. To learn more about Mission CleanWater https://missioncleanwater.org/ A Kids Fun RUn, 5K & 10k are planned.  To register: https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=91911