Friday, June 29, 2012

Blueberry Picking in the Pine Barrens

The Franklin Parker Preserve, New Jersey Conservation Foundation's largest preserve, is known mostly for its history of cranberry cultivation, but it also includes some large, previously cultivated blueberry fields. Many of these areas continue to produce big, delicious blueberries.

Come out for an "all you can pick" experience on Saturday, July 14, from 9 - 11 a.m. at the Franklin Parker Preserve in Chatsworth, Burlington County.

Participants will carpool and caravan from the meeting location to the blueberry fields. Bring your own blueberry containers, as well as plenty of water. Wear long pants, a long-sleeved shirt and a hat. Trip leader will be Russell Juelg, Land Steward and Pine Barrens Educator.

The cost is $5 per adult, free for children. Reservations will be confirmed and directions sent when the fee and waiver are received.

Register online at http://donate.njconservation.org/Registration. If you have questions or need more information, contact Laura (laura@njconservation.org; 908-234-1225).

More Step Into Nature event listings for other walks, talks and fun activities are at http://www.njconservation.org/njcfevents.cfm

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