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Friends for the Abbott Marshlands

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March 2021

First Saturday Wellness Walk – D&R Canal Towpath

March 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us in looking for signs of an early spring on a walk along the historic D&R Canal Towpath. Path is flat and views of an eagle's nest are likely.  Meet at the Northbound 295 Scenic Overlook just north of Bordentown Program is free but registration is required.  Note: Due to Covid 19 the walk will be limited to 15 participants. Masks and social distancing also required.  Registration opens on February 15th.  Register here. Each First Saturday of the Month,…

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Lichens of the Abbott Marshlands with Dennis Waters

March 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bordentown Bluffs, Stanton Ave.
Bordentown, NJ 08505 United States
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What are lichens and what can they tell us about our environment?  Dennis Waters, local lichenologist, will join us on Saturday, March 13th, from 10 AM to 12 PM for a walk on the Bordentown Bluffs to help us answer these questions.  Prepare to be amazed at these symbiotic organisms that live all around us, often without being noticed. Sponsored by the Friends for the Abbott Marshlands and the D & R Canal State Park.  The program is free but…

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Spring Cleanup in the Abbott Marshlands

March 27 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Spring Lake, 500 Sewell Ave.
Hamilton, NJ 08610 United States
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Contribute to your community and make a positive impact on the environment!  Come on out and join us on Saturday, March 27th for our Spring Cleanup in Roebling Memorial Park in the Abbott Marshlands . We will meet in the Spring Lake Parking Area. The #AbbottMarshlands are a unique freshwater tidal marshlands system which is unfortunately often a recipient of trash – both from the tides that bring in debris from the River and inland trash from the streets and…

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April 2021

First Saturday Wellness Walk – Northern Community Park

April 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Northern Community Park, 58C5+GF
Bordentown Township, NJ 08505 United States
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Join us for a walk through the trails of Northern Community Park in a search for early spring flowers. Trail includes some steep hills. Meet in Parking area on Groveville Road. Note: Due to Covid 19, registration is required and will be limited to 15 participants. Program is free but registration is required. Masks and social distancing also required.   Registration opens on March 15th.  Registration Link. Each First Saturday of the Month, the Friends host a walk to explore a…

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Calling All Citizen Scientists! Start collecting data using iNaturalist

April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Did you know that the Mercer County Park Commission Stewardship Team is looking for citizen scientists to help them provide data to guide restoration project decisions? iNaturalist is a citizen science tool used both by the Stewardship Team and the Friends for the Abbott Marshlands to understand the distribution of species. If you enjoy visiting the parks and taking pictures, you can contribute data to our projects. Alex Rivera, Mercer County Land Steward will give a virtual presentation on iNaturalist…

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May 2021

First Saturday Wellness Walk – Roebling Park

May 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tulpehaking Nature Center, 157 Westcott Ave.
Hamilton, NJ 08610 United States
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May is a beautiful time of year to get out on the trails in Roebling Park. Join our guide Alexandria Kosowski as we walk from the Nature Center out to and around Spring Lake. Meet at the Tulpehaking Nature Center Parking Lot. Note: Due to Covid 19, registration is required and will be limited to 15 participants. Program is free but registration is required. Masks and social distancing also required.   Registration opens on April 15th.  Registration Link. Each First Saturday…

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Mushroom Walk with Lauren Lembo

May 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Lauren Lembo, owner of Blue Fox Botanicals, for a hike on one of the trails of the Abbott Marshlands.  We’ll explore the beauty and diversity of fungi species that can be found locally and also discuss mushroom life cycles and historical and current uses.    NOTE:  We will not be collecting any mushrooms during this hike. The program is free but registration is required.  Registration link and location information will be posted 30 days prior to the event.    Sponsored by…

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Stormwater Walk

May 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tulpehaking Nature Center, 157 Westcott Ave.
Hamilton, NJ 08610 United States
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Where does all the water go and Why does it matter? Join Civil Engineer Matthew Pey (P.E., ret.) to trace the path that rainfall takes through our neighborhoods from storm to storm drain. Through his practiced eye, you‚ will learn how to read the landscape and determine how the street drains connect to channel stormwater. Free, Registration required.  Register here.

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June 2021

First Saturday Wellness Walk – Point Breeze

June 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Point Breeze, 101 Park Street
Bordentown, NJ 08505 United States
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This month we'll have a special opportunity to visit the trees of Pointe Breeze with Dan Druckenbrod as our guide. Dan is a professor of Environmental Sciences at Rider University who has been studying the historic trees of the former Bonaparte Estate. Meet in the gym parking area off Park Street in Bordentown. Note: Due to Covid 19, registration is required and will be limited to 15 participants. Program is free but registration is required. Masks and social distancing also…

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July 2021

First Saturday Wellness Walk – Bordentown Bluffs

July 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bordentown Bluffs, Stanton Ave.
Bordentown, NJ 08505 United States

Join us for walk along the Crosswicks Creek in the beautiful Bordentown Bluffs. We'll hope to catch some Rhododendrons still in bloom. Meet on Stanton Avenue (sign missing) off the south lane of Route 206. Trail includes some steep hills. Note: Due to Covid 19, registration is required and will be limited to 15 participants. Program is free but registration is required. Masks and social distancing also required.   Registration opens on June 15th.  Registration Link. Each First Saturday of the…

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August 2021

First Saturday Wellness Walk – Roebling Park

August 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tulpehaking Nature Center, 157 Westcott Ave.
Hamilton, NJ 08610 United States
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August is an excellent time to look for wild rice in bloom. Alex Rivera will be our guide on this Capture the Change walk as we look for changes in the marsh as phragmites are eliminated. Meet in Tulpehaking Nature Center Parking Lot. Note: Due to Covid 19, registration is required and will be limited to 15 participants. Program is free but registration is required. Masks and social distancing also required.   Registration opens on July 15th.  Registration Link.  Each First…

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September 2021

First Saturday Wellness Walk – Northern Community Park

September 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Northern Community Park, 58C5+GF
Bordentown Township, NJ 08505 United States
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Join us for a late summer walk through the trails of Northern Community Park. Trail includes some steep hills. Meet in Parking area on Groveville Road. Note: Due to Covid 19, registration is required and will be limited to 15 participants. Program is free but registration is required. Masks and social distancing also required.   Registration opens on August 15th.  Registration Link.  Each First Saturday of the Month, the Friends host a walk to explore a different part of the rich…

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Mushroom Walk with Lauren Lembo

September 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Lauren Lembo, owner of Blue Fox Botanicals, for a hike on one of the trails of the Abbott Marshlands.  We’ll explore the beauty and diversity of fungi species that can be found locally and also discuss mushroom life cycles and historical and current uses.    NOTE:  We will not be collecting any mushrooms during this hike. The program is free but registration is required.  Registration link and location information will be posted 30 days prior to the event.    Sponsored by…

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October 2021

First Saturday Wellness Walk – Roebling Park

October 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tulpehaking Nature Center, 157 Westcott Ave.
Hamilton, NJ 08610 United States
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Join us for a walk along the Abbott's Bluff Trail in Roebling Park. Some beautiful fall color should be on display. Trail includes one hill. Meet in Tulpehaking Nature Center Parking Lot. Note: Due to Covid 19, registration is required and will be limited to 15 participants. Program is free but registration is required. Masks and social distancing also required.   Registration opens on September 15th.  Registration Link.  Each First Saturday of the Month, the Friends host a walk to explore…

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November 2021

First Saturday Wellness Walk – D&R Canal State Park Towpath

November 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for a walk along the historic D&R Canal Towpath. Meet at the Northbound 295 Scenic Overlook just north of Bordentown. Note: Due to Covid 19, registration is required and will be limited to 15 participants. Program is free but registration is required. Masks and social distancing also required.   Registration opens on October 15th.  Registration Link.  Each First Saturday of the Month, the Friends host a walk to explore a different part of the rich and diverse natural area…

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December 2021

First Saturday Wellness Walk – Bordentown Bluffs

December 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bordentown Bluffs, Stanton Ave.
Bordentown, NJ 08505 United States

Join us for walk along the Crosswicks Creek in the beautiful Bordentown Bluffs. We should have some great views of the marsh now that the vegetation is minimal. Meet on Stanton Avenue (sign missing) off the south lane of Route 206. Note: Due to Covid 19, registration is required and will be limited to 15 participants. Program is free but registration is required. Masks and social distancing also required.   Registration opens on November 15th.  Registration Link.  Each First Saturday of…

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