South Jersey Land And Water Trust Hosts Outdoor Autumn Activities To Learn About And Help The Environment

By: Follow South Jersey Staff

SOUTH JERSEY – The South Jersey Land and Water Trust (SJLWT) offers many outdoor activities to help people to learn more about their local natural environment while, at the same time, offering opportunities to help with preservation efforts.

SJLWT is a non-profit conservation organization that works to protect and preserve land and water resources of South Jersey. They do this by preserving open space and farmland, hosting educational workshops, installing stream buffers and rain gardens while maintaining and enhancing the natural, cultural, and historic heritage of the region, according to their website. 

The following are planned activities for the month of November.

Atco Lake Cleanup

Come join us at Atco Lake off the White Horse Pike where we will help clear the lake edge and trails of litter while looking for signs of fall plants and migrating animals.

Date: Saturday, November 5th

Time: 10 AM – 12 PM

Location: Atco Lake; 563 White Horse Pike, Atco NJ 08004

As always, gloves and tools will be provided!

Please RSVP: Contact Michael Hogan at or 609-476-2086 to RSVP and/or if you have any questions.

Signal Hill and Clementon Cleanup

Join us in our effort to help clean up around Bottom Lake and Signal Hill in Clementon! Grabbers, gloves, and bags will be provided. Come enjoy a beautiful Fall day while we help clean up this important waterway!

Date: Saturday, November 12th

Time: 10 AM – 12 PM

Where: 39.80611791752731, -74.9887039325914 Meet at field along Garfield Avenue between Berlin Rd and Gibbsboro Rd.

RSVP Required. Please contact Michael Hogan at

Bald Eagle Walk at Maurice River Bluffs

Join us as we walk along the Maurice River and learn about the plants and wildlife in the area — and keep our eyes peeled for the many bald eagles that live there!

Date: Saturday, November 19th

Time: 10 AM – 1 PM

Location: Maurice River Bluffs; Silver Run Rd, Millville, NJ 08332

Cost: $3 Please RSVP: Contact Michael Hogan at or 609-476-2086 to RSVP and/or if you have any questions.

Fall Nature Walk and Naturalist Workshop at Parvin State Park
Two events for the price of one! In the morning we will be looking for Fall wildflowers around the trails of Parvin State Park as well as discussing the American Chestnut Tree. After a short break for lunch we will join the Naturalists of Parvin at the lake and look for macro-invertebrates that can tell us all about the health of the water! Join us to see all the wonders this park contains, on both land and water.
Date: Sunday, November 20th, 2022 Time: 10 AM -1 PM Wildflower and Chestnut Tree Walk;1 PM -3 PM  Macro-invertebrate Search. Location: Parvin State Park, 701 Almond Rd, Pittsgrove, NJ 08318. Meet at the parking circle in front of lake entrance.Cost: $3 for non-members, FREE for members.

Oldmans Creek Preserve Workday

With all the falling leaves we will be doing some maintenance around our buildings and grounds and could use a hand. Come help us tidy up Oldmans Creek Preserve and enjoy a beautiful fall day.

Date: Saturday, November 26th
Time: 9 AM – 12 PM
Location: The Oldmans Creek Preserve; 21 Main St, Swedesboro, NJ 08085
Cost: Free but donations are appreciated.
Please RSVP: Contact Philip Arsenault at to RSVP and/or if you have any questions.

For more information about the South Jersey Land and Water Trust, visit their website at or email Christine Nolan, Executive Director, at

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