Sat, Feb 11|
Volunteers Needed: Bobcat Alley Cleanup
TLCNJ is about to close on an important property in Hardwick, but first it needs to be cleaned up. Can you help?
Time & Location
Feb 11, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
About the event
The Land Conservancy of New Jersey is under contract to purchase 40 acres in Hardwick that is a key property in the Bobcat Alley Greenway, named for the bobcats that have regained a tenuous foothold here after almost being wiped out. Habitat loss and forest fragmentation continue to challenge their small population, disconnecting them from their historic range and pushing them more frequently into busy roadways.
This greenway of preserved land extends from the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and the Delaware River all the way to the Frelinghuysen Forest, which we helped purchase in 2011 and 2014. The property we are about to close on is entirely forested with mature trees and has an access dirt road that will be great for a future hiking trail.
Right now, we need your help to clean it up on Saturday, February 11 from 9am to noon. We have removed most of the trash along the dirt road, but there is a significant amount of scattered debris that is scattered over a wide area. We need about ten hearty volunteers to walk with us to gather the debris and put it in a truck that will be on the site so it can be removed.