County Planning to Stop Deer Culling in all Reservations: Sign Petition to Joe Di to Support Annual Controlled Hunting in the South Mountain, Eagle Rock, and HIlltop Reservations (click on link)
A nice write up of the South Mountain Reservation
ESSEX COUNTY SOUTH MOUNTAIN RESERVATION
Saturday, April 14; 8:30am to 12pm
We will hike several trails in search of early signs of spring. Target species include early spring migrants and the last of the winter sparrows. Meet in the parking lot of Essex County Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange where we will carpool to various parts of the reservation. Please call 973.226.6082 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Fee: $6 members, $8 non-members
The Conservancy invites you to help repair trails near the Mayapple Hill picnic area, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Trail building and maintenance is rewarding work, but strenuous and only for volunteers 15 years or older. Bring: Solid footwear and a friend…we supply work gloves, tools, and water. Steady rain cancels. Directions to Mayapple HIll parking lot: Go a half mile north of Northfield Avenue on Pleasant Valley Way, turn left and go up hill on Cedar Lane. Make a left into the parking lot. (Note: Half of the access road may be blocked by a fallen tree — go around it.)
If you cannot make this date, see you in the spring, the first Sunday of each month (except for the July 4th and Labor Day weekends, then the second Sunday).