Helping preserve a place for nature in the heart of Gloucester County, NJ


Keeping the park beautiful!


What We Do

We are a committee of volunteers supporting Tall Pines State Preserve located in Gloucester County, New Jersey, USA. Our activities include:

  • SPONSORING volunteer projects that enhance the natural beauty and wildlife habitat of the preserve.
  • WORKING with and assisting preserve officials.
  • FACILITATING public awareness and enjoyment of Tall Pines.
  • RAISING FUNDS for the benefit of the Preserve.

Upcoming Events

  • National Trails Day: Saturday, June 3rd. Includes three separate events at Tall Pines, all starting in the parking lot:
    • Milkweed Planting: 10:00 AM. We will plant a milkweed meadow to help create habitat for monarch butterflies. Please bring your own garden trowel. Being held in cooperation with the Gloucester County Certified Gardeners and the Gloucester County Nature Club.
    • Litter Patrol: 12:00 Noon. The Friends will be joined by West Deptford Boy Scout Troop 295 to remove litter from throughout the park. Gloves, bags, and litter-grabbers will be provided.
    • Guided Walk: 2:00 PM: We'll take an approximately one-hour walk around the preserve's trails. The leaders will point out natural features as well as artifacts from the golf course's history. You will also find out how the Friends organization is working to improve the preserve. Most trails are paved, but as in any natural area there could be muddy spots depending on recent weather.
  • Monthly Meeting: Tuesday, June 13th, at 7:00 PM in the Jack C. Sheppard, Sr. Community Center (historic train station), 2 North East Ave., Wenonah, NJ.

Latest News

  • 11/1/2016, Friends Win State-wide Award: We recently won a state-wide Environmental Achievement Award! One of 10 win...(read more)
  • 10/15/2016, A Guided Walk, and Guides for Walkers: Today, we held the first public walk around the property under the Friends...(read more)
  • 9/17/2016, Bridge Out (Forever): If you've explored the nooks and crannies of the preserve's trail system, y...(read more)
  • 8/21/2016, Fifth Cleanup: We had a successful cleanup at Tall Pines today. We had 18 volunteers from...(read more)
  • 7/18/2016, Introducing the Friends of Tall Pines State Preserve: One of the most beautiful and ecologically significant places in Gloucester...(read more)