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Here you'll find all the latest news, articles and information about the Cherry Hill Environmental Board. Articles listed on the left were previously published in the Cherry Hill Community Magazine.
Cherry Hill Trails Program 10th Anniversary
This year, the Cherry Hill Environmental Board (CHEB) will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Township's Trails Program. The Cherry Hill Trails Plan was first approved by Council in October 2009. To honor this achievement, various events have been planned throughout the next year for residents of all ages.
Starting in December, CHEB will highlight a different trail each month in the Mayor's Weekly Briefing email message. But you don't need to wait to connect with nature on Cherry Hill trails. Likely, there is a trail on a Cherry Hill open space parcel near you.
Find all 11 trails on the Township website where maps of each trail and directions are posted. Three trails also have a nature trail and family-friendly, accompanying guides are available both on the website and at nature trailheads.
Trails provide a terrific resource for walking, off-road biking, birding, jogging, and seeking the solitude of nature.
CHEB began developing a system of trails on Township Open Space lands to create a safe and sustainable way to connect people to nature. The all-volunteer Environmental Board developed the 11 trail systems and maintains them in a number of ways. If you would like to help in this effort, please contact CHEB's Volunteer Coordinator, Barbara Patrizzi at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will provide you with information on:
- CHEB's Trail Crew (Meets 2nd Saturday of each month)
- Special trail improvement days like Martin Luther King Day of Service
- How to make tailored arrangements for group projects like Eagle Scout, church and corporate
- Completing school community service hour requirements
- Becoming a Cherry Hill Trail Ambassador
Keep an eye out for trail activities, service opportunities, and perhaps the opening of new trails during this 10th Anniversary year.
Article by Lew Gorman III, Chair, Cherry Hill Environmental Board
Published in the Winter 2020 Community Magazine.