On a cold winter day, come to the Willoughby House in Deptford to sit by a cozy fire and listen to Carl Ford talk about the Pine Barrens and Piney Tales on Sunday, February 18, at 2 p.m. Carl is a legitimate “Piney” as his paternal grandfather’s family has lived in the Pine Barrens since before 1700. He has a wealth of information from his own experiences, along with tales from his father and grandfather as well as other relatives and friends. This program is part of the Walk in the Wild at Old Pine Farm Natural Lands Trust.
Carl earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Ornamental Horticulture from Rutgers, and he is also a graduate of Rutgers’ Environmental Stewards program. He has been a member of Old Pine Farm Natural Lands Trust since 2002 and is currently the treasurer and the stewardship chair. He retired from a family-owned florist/nursery business in Carneys Point, NJ.
We will meet at the Willoughby House at the end of Pine Avenue, off Good Intent Road in Blackwood Terrace, or you can put "340 Pine Avenue, Deptford" into your favorite mapping service. Please check our Facebook for changes and directions. Information and questions: Charles White, 856-217-9138. Carpooling recommended. Free and open to all.
Old Pine Farm Natural Lands Trust is dedicated to the continued care of the woods, wetlands, and meadow it manages. We are continuing to acquire additional lots to connect the original Old Pine Farm acreage to a larger trail network running through the Blackwood Terrace area. We also strive to create a deciated green trail from the headwaters of Big Timber Creek to the Delaware River.
Currently, Old Pine Farm Natural Lands Trust is working toward the immediate goals of obtaining additional property to complete the greenway, as well as the purchase of Willoughby House.
the lengthening of the days and the early signs of spring
with Old Pine Farm
South Jersey CELTIC MUSIC SEISIUN
An informal gathering of local musicians playing traditional Irish Music.
Saturday February 24, 2018 8 p.m.-10 p.m. (Snow date March 3)
Free will donation
Good food and non-alcoholic drinks BYOB
At the Willoughby House Check out our webpage for
Old Pine Farm Natural Lands Trust more info. www.oldpinefarm.org
340 Pine Ave,
Deptford NJ 08096
Or call Sally 856 889 4160
Consisting of more than 45 acres of land, Old Pine Farm is one of the few remaining natural and protected areas along the highly developed tidal portion of Big Timber Creek. It offers a variety of terrain, including a meadow, woodlands, and wetlands, while being surrounded on three sides by many acres of fresh water in the Big Timber Creek.
The original Old Pine Farm Natural Lands Trust includes land contiguous to the Big Timber Creek and the Willoughby property, roughly 33 acres. In 2001, the trust purchased an additional 5.1 acres south of Good Intent Road along Bayer Avenue, creating an area called Greenway I. After this purchase, the trustees established a goal of developing a trail to connect Greenway I to the original 33 acres. This lead to the 2003 purchase of another 9.6 acres of land at the end of Second Avenue. This property, Greenway II, adjoins Greenway I. In 2006, an additional 3.3 acres of land between First Avenue and McNaughton Avenue was obtained, creating Greenway III.Acquiring these properties can take up to several years per property, since the process involves getting approval from the New Jersey Green Acres program, finding funds for payment, having the land appraised, and doing a title search.