Rancocas Pathways, Managers  of
the Rancocas Creek National Water Trail, nomination.

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Offical Applicant of the RCNWT nomination

Rancocas Pathways, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated 2 enhanced 
multi-use public access;
 promotes the nomination  of a Rancocas Ceek
Water Trail through fun, recreation,  stewardship, exercise,
conservation and education.

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Arctic Issues Web Sites

Posted on December 17, 2017 at 8:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Interactive Web site from the Russian Geographic Society on the Arctic and one from the National Geographic Society


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Burlington Island Victory

Posted on December 15, 2017 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)

FYI at last nights island board meeting informed by city council that Army Corp. of Engineers have given up their fight to use Burlington Island as a dumping site n have given up right to the spoils already dumped Don Reinhardt, B.O.I.M. 609-354-8298

Winter Sosltice and New Years Day Make a Splash Paddles

Posted on December 14, 2017 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Winter solstice paddle begins 6PM Green Foot Bridge.  Rain, Shine, Snow, Sleet...Paddle down.,   followed by evening at the Village Idiot Brewing Compan y High Street.  Access Red Barn Crossing. Free Beer for those holding certificates of paddling accomplishments and or certificates of Mill Pond  Jet Ski Ascents. New Years Day Make a Splash Snipe Hunt details to follow.

Santa Quest Rancocas Nature Center

Posted on December 11, 2017 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Santa enroute Rancocas Nature Center, Santa Quest

hey now, a week between posts OMG. BEAVER ALERT BEAVER ALERT BEAVER ALERT

Posted on December 7, 2017 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Beta on mitigating beaver damage along the Rancocas Creek Water Trail. One can do some really cool stuff by planting grasses that beaver don't like that shifts them about. One can use water levels (high in winter and low in summer, i think or vice versa) to limit beaver activity. i really like the community's that embrace wild beavers as value added adjunct for commerce. Type things, map and public info...

hey now, a week between posts OMG. BEAVER ALERT BEAVER ALERT BEAVER ALERT

Posted on December 7, 2017 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Beta on mitigating beaver damage along the Rancocas Creek Water Trail. One can do some really cool stuff by planting grasses that beaver don't like that shifts them about. One can use water levels (high in winter and low in summer, i think or vice versa) to limit beaver activity. i really like the community's that embrace wild beavers as value added adjunct for commerce. Type things, map and public info...

7 days Past

Posted on November 27, 2017 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)

7 days since anything was put on de blog.....ah well.  happy turkey day.  lots of paddling taking place.  conditions are exemplary.  2017 patron use stats for water trail complete, likewise 1st part of economic study.  411...www.rcnwt.com


Posted on November 20, 2017 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Ethics or lack of ethics is an issue today along the Rancocas Creek Water Trail. As is openly known the process of the RC/NWT nomination is 100% transparent. It is unfortunate but not surprising that individuals co-opt the process of civic engagement for blatant personal, divisive ego-stoked reasons.

Manifest clear is that such individuals lower the bar of civic responsibility to below that of a Rancocas Creek mud-pit. As Director of Rancocas Pathways and manager of the RC NWT initiative it is my responsibility to highlight when ethical breeches take place. A lack of ethics bridges to a lack of integrity and or spitting on the mutual respect we have towards individuals. Make no mistake about it, such actions have no place w those involved in the RC/NWT and in associated civic engagement. When words and actions combine a hateful, spiteful environment slots into place and that is counter-productive to sustaining short and long term goals of the RCWT. Laughing over the issue exacerbates the now weakened link to community ownership. Such actions are outright "mean" and "spiteful". Frankly people who act in such ways are what the British call a "codswallop". If such folks act in such manner and fashion go back to kindergarten and learn the foundation of manners. Respect/Ethics/Responsibility/Accountability and Integrity are the very reasons of the community engagement process of the RCWT. We hold this bar high and we do not compromise on these principles.

John Anderson, Director Rancocas Creek Water Trail. 411 www.rcnwt.com

Rail 2 Trails 2 Kayaking, Paddle Down.

Posted on November 19, 2017 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Out paddling one passes under rail-road trestles. Heritage of the Rancocas Creek and Rail Transportation are tied together. Commerce, Recreation, Mail, Way stops to the Shore... A few references to some of the rail lines in the Rancocas Creek Watershed.

Thanks Kevin

Posted on November 18, 2017 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (0)

w help from lots of folks , some present, some not, kevin helped clear the burlington county canoe trail. mile 3.4 right below clarks canoe rental.   tip of the hat.... note to self.  bring life jackets..

Eco-Links Infographic Burlington County Maritime

Posted on November 17, 2017 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Infographic depcits Burlington County's Rancocas Creek Maritime Affairs.   Paddle down

NWT Application

Posted on November 14, 2017 at 6:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Want to thank everyone who is helping push the old camels nose under the tent.   Application was submitted. Areas such as Best Management Practices are included.  Also "beta" from Joe Laufer's presentation on Steam boating on the Rancocas is found by clicking this link.  An example of a BMP

Crossing a Ford

Posted on November 5, 2017 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (1)

Crossing a Ford


Back in the 1840's water carriers would go from town to town in Mexico's Highlands carrying by "world of mouth" issues of day. "Aquadores"...were considered the noblest of "vagabonds". Communications today somewhat the same but the internet and social media help "spread the word" on issues and concerns. Pathways roll w social media evolves much so like the nomination of the Rancocas Creek as a National Water Trail.


4 years of paddling and efforts, the application was submitted by the 03 Nov deadline. I am obliged and thanking-all who helped. W/o the hours of volunteers dissecting and putting together the application there would be no nomination. For all those who think that they have done nothing in support of the nomination rest assured the huge, giant jigsaw puzzle of the nomination has 1,000 pieces to fit. An old proverb says "crossing a ford" leads to further decisions. Indeed the ford is crossed. Crossed in good style and composed of elements of charm, free of animus.


More remains to be done. The nature of the application is such material can be added to the application as updates. Further resolutions of support, (formal and informal) agreements on rehabbing segments of the Rancocas Creek welcome, videos, adopt a creek events, frequent infographics, paddle excursions, end of the season party, etc... follow the evolution of the RC/NWT on social media and follow-up activities. We encourage all folks to be out and about. Paddling, hiking, wandering, touring, checking it all out, come visit the Rancocas Creek. "Wet-Wild-Wonderful".


Paddle down. www.rcnwt.com

NWT Application Submitted...Big Time Thank-You

Posted on November 3, 2017 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

W help and volunteers over a 4 year period the NWT application for the Rancocas Creek was submitted.   Tip of the Hat and a far reaching thank-you for all helped the process along.   Such as it should be today is meant for relaxing....LMAO.  The best part of the process, the exemplary position of the application and those involved is the commitment to action as defined by getting involved.   Every thing that one does helps the process.  There is no such things as can't when the energy of a small group of committed people take on a task.  A task made enduring and anchored by the common ground of multi-use activities on the Rancocas Creek.   Paddle down.  John Anderson, Director RCNWT

"Short Interlude" 2 Minute Video Infographic Released

Posted on October 31, 2017 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Release today of "Short Interlude".  

A 2 minute video infographic of the Rancocas Creek Water Trails  and multi-use activities. 

Many thanks and a "tip of the hat" goes out to all who have participated in bringing the infographic about. 

Check out the Video, Help Spread the Word.

3 rd application being prepped for submission.  

Early indicators by the NPS NWT folks are positive.

Paddle Down

London's Calling From a Far Away Town, Lennin Encamps to the N Branch

Posted on October 29, 2017 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Last weekend of October paddling.   Exemplary, Top-Notch. A few photos of folks paddling

Charlie Coar, Paddling Down

A Lull in the Storm, perfect time to get in an hour paddle on the N Branch

Last Nights Paddling Epic

Posted on October 27, 2017 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Note to self:  Check tides and rechek tides; make sure you don't leave keys behind in shuttle vehicle, always stay w the shuttle and don't paddle by the Village Idiot Brewing Company and local pizza joints around dinner time.   Thanks to Brian and Cathy...Lots of laughter, fun and games when paddling in the rain on a low tide against the current.  Paddle down  :-)

Hey Dittle Little and the Cow Jumped Over the Moon

Posted on October 25, 2017 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Unique for sure. Wanted to zap out an update of activities for the first part of October. Lots of folks on the Creek. Lots of activities. Tip of the hat to Bog Iron and folks for attacking the rehabilitation of the S Branch out at Vincentown.


Introduction RC/NWT presentation had out in Pemberton. Beta on N Branch Pemberton Adopt A Creek, Spring 2018 to be posted.


Exemplary. Delanco Rolling on the River presentation went the way of a battery losing charge and than free wheeling the discussion sans PPT. That crutch removed and very nice and informative public forum. Paul Schopp carried folks back in the past up the Creek into the headwaters. Beta on marl mines, tops. Followup questions on the RC/NWT well received.


State Park System working on issues to get Rancocas State Park Bluewater Trail map posted on-line. More to follow.


Last nights introduction of the RC/NWT in Willingboro resulted in a vibrant discourse w/ residents and others. There is an interest in such areas which are being unraveled. Info packets zapped over to Mt. Laurel and out into the Medford Lakes area of the Creek.


Beaver damage at Melpine mitigated. Posters were presented at the Burl Co Float Fest. Thumbs up all around on the Rancocas Creek.


While we have spot-on in keeping politics out of the Creek we do of course leverage politics for the Creek. Not just elected politics but also the politics of numerous organizations and people. :-) will see who retains an interest after the election?

Save a Tree, Eat Beaver

Posted on October 24, 2017 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

mitigating beaver damage on the rancocas creek tidewaters, rancocas state park bluewater trail, melpine landing

Post No Bills, Welcome to Mt. Holly

Posted on October 20, 2017 at 6:15 AM Comments comments (0)

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