Rancocas Pathways, the Offical  Applicant  of
the Rancocas Creek National Water Trail, nomination
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Rancocas Pathways Inc.
Offical Applicant of the RCNWT nomination

Rancocas Pathways, a 501c3 organization dedicated 2 enhanced
 multi-use public access n promotes the nomination
 of a Rancocas Ceek
Water Trail through fun, recreation,
stewardship, exercise,
conservation and education.

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Paddle Notes 4 Year Round Paddling - Rancocas Creek Tidewaters

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Atlantic White Cedar Canopy Tours

Posted on October 16, 2017 at 7:20 AM Comments comments (0)

by special arrangement

double dawg day

Posted on October 8, 2017 at 7:25 AM Comments comments (0)

nice saturday.  all day event up at chesterfield harvest festival, followed by evening at mt. holly witches ball. tip of the hat all around. thanks megan for putting it together in chesterfield.  lots of discussions w folks about the RCRK and the possible West Jersey Heritage National Water Trail System.  Rocky Horror Pictire Show at the outdoor wall of the Village Idiot well attended at Mt. Holly's Witches Ball.  Tip of the hat to brian/arlene for paddling on down.  Lots of love and smiles all around.

Double Dawg Dawg Day

Posted on October 8, 2017 at 7:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Saturdat double dawg day.   Spent the day up at the chesterfield harvest fest.  Lots of people.  thinking how can one bring a tub of water w one to a community event that floats a kayak...lots of execellent discussions w folks on the RCRK and the possible West Jersey Heritage National Water Trail System.   Thanks megan for the top of the day. Touched base w jen and the folks at Fernbrook Farms Enviro Ctr. (the kids who helped clean melpine last summer)... Followed by the Witches Ball and Rocky Horror Picture Show Outdoor wall movie showing on the back wall of the Village Idiot Brewing.  Lots of folks at the viewing,  Tip of the hat to brian/arlene for holding a solid brace and a good time was had by all including de "smiling judge".

Pemberton N Branch Adopt a Creek 2018

Posted on September 28, 2017 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Priming the pump as it where...

NJ's Great Polygon of Green Activity Map

Posted on September 26, 2017 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (0)

NJ's Great Polygon of Green

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NJ's Great Polygon of Green, the nucleus of the Rancocas Creek Watershed, Rancocas State Park


U don't have to go to Montana

Posted on September 17, 2017 at 5:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Wild Rice, Wild Paddling, Wild Times

Posted on September 14, 2017 at 1:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Rancocas State Park Bluewater Trail Passport to Adventure-Wild Rice Tidal Marsh

10 Years from Now...West Jersey National Water Trail System ?

Posted on September 12, 2017 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (0)

OMFG does it ever stop....   LMAO   :-)  .   No it does not start.  Taking into account the heritage of the 3 creeks and their respective role in the growth of America and South Jersey the issue is in 10 years of less can there be a West Jersey National Water Trail System ?

What We Do

Posted on September 12, 2017 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

People ask what is we do to faciliate and manage the RC/NWT and the RSP Bluewater Trail.   Pathways involves the community in 4 major ways.:  

1. Ecology 

Pathways works to enhance access, protect, restore and manage water trails on the Rancocas Creek and along the RC Greenway.  Guided by citizens, business and agencies Pathways tackles the most pressing issues faces by the Rancocas Creek. 

2.  Greenway and Water Trail promotion

The RCrk Greenway is found mostly along the lower tidal reaches in an exemplary linear park.  Burl Co is looking to expand the Greenway the length of the Rancocas Creek.  Pathways believes that the Greenway can help assure multi-use along the RC water trails.  Promotion and awareness of the resource anchors this pillar of action for Pathways.

3.  Education/Awareness

RCrk Water Trails are rich, vibrant, dynamic learning laboratories.  Pathways encourages schools and community groups use the Creek as a natural outdoor classroom.  The RCrk Water Trails enables youth and adults, locals and visitors alike to experience the Creek through hands-on activity, kayak excursions and interpretative visits.  Promoting multi-use access faciliates learning.

4.  Outreach

Pathways creates events (Adopt a Creek, Clean-Op's Paddle Downs and other) and activities to draw people and involve people to the Rancocas Creek.   Pathways engages and empowers a robust involvement by facilitating community inter-actions r/t development of the Water Trails and restoration of and on the RCrk. 

Outdoor Wall Movie Mt. Holly Saturday Evening

Posted on September 7, 2017 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

RSP Bluewater Trail Community Supported Agriculture Sales

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Heads Up Market 4 Community Supported Agriculture Sales

Folks always seem to ask how it the Rancocas State Park water trail is funded. Keeping that in mind programs and kayak livery excursions are complemented w Fruit and Vegetable Sales of the Rancocas Creek's Watershed Fernwood Springs Farms. Exemplary, vibrant produce, grown on fertile sandy loam soil w/ ground water recharged supported by an Atlantic White Cedar Swamp.

Fernwood Springs Farms, 70 years of farming, locally.

Donations from produce sales compliment development and publication of a laminated water-proof water trail guide, cover water trail insurance, guides program development/outreach and supports building a cadre of volunteers. While grant $$$ is available for such areas RP use principles of free-market environmentalism to anchor enhanced public access and promote water quality. The RC/NWT designation nomination advances w/ targeted intent to submit round 3 submission the first part of November.

Sometimes temptations bite when sorting melons...Paddle down, wet, wild, wonderful.Jersey Fresh Melons

Zap back a note here for expressions of interests to purchase. Free local Rancocas Valley delivery. Help spread the word.



Labor Day Paddling

Posted on September 5, 2017 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Labor Day Paddling on de Bluewater Trail.   Multi-use for sure.  Top o the Hat to all who paddled.  lots of folks back home say getting i's the easy way, nothing like the local paddling being tops.  Exemplary time was had by all, even the boats that had to slow down for paddlers.

Melpine Landing Open Labor Day Paddle Down

Posted on September 4, 2017 at 5:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Rancocas Creek N Branch Fresh-Water Mussel Survey

Posted on August 31, 2017 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Volunteers welcome to attend and participate in the N Branch Fresh Water Mussel Survey. 

Survey to run down the Burlington County Parks Canoe Trail.  Birmingham Angle to Smithville.  Locations named to faciliate locations of fresh-water mussels.   These places names are not official names. Coorespond to Creek Water Trail Miles and man-made features along the N Branch.   always open for suggestions

Many Thanks and Apprecitation to Adopt a Creek Participants

Posted on August 28, 2017 at 5:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Many thanks and apprecitation to all the folks who came out and helped enhance acces and water quality on the Rancocas Creek tidewaters.  Saturday night outdoor wall movie (thumbs up Vince at Village Idiot Brewing Company), Sunday sprucing up the Oxbow Channel and into Rancocas State Park.   Connecting people, commerce, community and the Creek.  Paddle down.

Thanks from the Red Barn Crossing

Posted on August 26, 2017 at 11:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Hey now and a paddle down at the Red Barn Crossing.... Thanks for all the folks who showed up and helped make the wall movie a enjoyable fun time by all. Future outside all movies to follow. Tip o the hat to Vince, the Village Idiot Brewing Company,

Robins Nest who evening of cool, creek front jazz wafted down the Oxbow and Hedi for the awesome sound system. Indeed we heard it squeal like a pig and complimentary dueling banjos. Cold beer from the Brewing Company. Paddle down. A/A/B,

Downstream Sunday, RNC Bringing Nature Home Kayak Raffle

Posted on August 25, 2017 at 6:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Hey now check out whats going on downstream.  Nature Center Music and Craft Festival, Kayak Raffle

Adopt a Creek

Posted on August 21, 2017 at 10:20 PM Comments comments (0)