Tuesday, September 20, 2011

National Public Lands Day at Mapleton Preserve

Photo by Charlie Dieterich

This Saturday, September 24, from 2 to 4 pm, Friends of Princeton Nursery Lands will hold its 3rd annual National Public Lands Day event at the Mapleton Preserve. The public is invited to play a part and contribute to the restoration of this significant historical site in Central New Jersey.

FPNL President Karen Linder says, "Last year twenty-two volunteers helped us plant trees, mulch, water, clear vines and brush, weed the butterfly garden, and collect litter." Spend an hour or two and help with volunteer efforts, then take a self-guided walk in the preserve, or bring a picnic and enjoy it at this beautiful site. Refreshments (water, apples and cookies) will be provided.

The entrance to the Mapleton Preserve is at 145 Mapleton Road in Kingston. (If approaching the preserve from Princeton Landing, the entrance is on the right, marked by a sign for the D&R Canal State Park Headquarters.) For more information, visit the FPNL website or call 609-683-0483.