Volunteer Park Patrol Summer 2016 Volunteer Trail Maintenance Dates
The Park Rangers are accepting applications for the Volunteer Park Patrol (VPP), a group of year-round volunteers dedicated to assisting visitors through trail patrols and maintaining trails in Washington Valley Park and the Sourland Mountain Preserve. The VPP has been instrumental in helping maintain trail conditions to the high maintenance standards set for the county’s trails. A wide variety of opportunities are available for everyone; certainly the group could utilize your special talents, skills or time. If interested in becoming an active member of the Volunteer Park Patrol, please contact the Park Rangers at 908 231-0802 ext. 21.
If you enjoy hiking through the woods watching wildlife, wonder about animal tracks and animal homes, and are interested in learning more about the environment, then you may be a perfect Junior Ranger. Somerset County Junior Rangers are 6-12 year olds who care about the environment and its inhabitants. By learning about the natural world, you can understand how ecosystems work, and can help the Park Rangers in the parks. Just stop by Colonial Park or Duke Island to pick up a Junior Ranger workbook. When you have completed the activities, ask a Park Ranger to review your work. After you take the Junior Ranger pledge, an official badge will be presented to you. In addition, you will be placed on a mailing list to receive information about upcoming Junior Ranger programs and events. We look forward to meeting all future Somerset County Junior Rangers. For further information, please contact the Park Rangers at 908 231-0802 ext. 21.
Saturday – July 16 @ 11:00am = “Canal Constitutional” at Duke Island Park
Sunday – August 14 @ 7:30pm = “Gone Batty” at Natirar Park
Saturday – September 17 @ 11:00am = “Finding and Being Found” at Skillman Park
Sunday – October 16 @ 1:00pm = “Ode to an Old Snag” at Sourland Mountain Preserve
Sunday – November 13 @ 1:00pm = “Learning Lenape Campfire” at Colonial Park