Mariton: Nature Center and Trails open

November 8, 2012

by Tim Burris, Preserve Manager

Hurricane Sandy blew down a lot of trees at Mariton.  Fortunately, the buildings were spared.  We have been working hard the last week to open up trails.  The Nature Center and Trails are now open.  I am sorry if you came out for a walk and found the driveway barricaded.  Until yesterday, it just wasn’t safe to walk on most of the trails.

Some trails remain closed.  The Turnpike, Squeeze and South Fox Trails will remain closed for awhile, as the amount of trees down there is extensive.  These trails are marked closed.  PLEASE. PLEASE. PLEASE, respect the closures and stay out of those areas.  I understand that we are all Disaster Gawkers to some extent.  I guarantee that you can see plenty of disaster from the safety of the trails that I have opened.

Thanks to Tom Kershner, Preston Wilson, Sean Quinn and Kevin Mault for rearraging their own work schedules to work at Mariton clearing trees.  Also, much thanks to volunteers Jim and Lisa Andrews for their help cleaning up after we went through.