Jackson Pathfinders Meeting Minutes

Municipal Building December 17, 2015

Meeting called to order at 7:30pm by Ken Beyer- Chairman.

Attendance: Gayle Baum, Mike Baum, Dan Green, Shari Kondrup, Ken Beyer, Karen Walzer, Barbara Usack, Bill Dudley, Zhao, Laura Stone, Frank Scotto, Tom Stevens, Pat Stevens

The minutes of the November meeting were approved.

Treasurer's report: Karen Walzer: Karen said the order for a new tablecloth and banner was submitted.

Corresponding Secretary / Membership: Dan Green: Dan sent out a reminder notice for the monthly meeting. He had one participant deletion due to a returned email.

Website & Facebook: Ken Beyer and Barbara Usack: Ken Beyer, the Pathfinders webmaster, is continuing the ongoing work of upgrading the website. Barbara Usack reported the Facebook page has 117 likes.

Forest Resource Education Center (FREC): Rick Dutko: There will be a winter Full Moon Hike on 1/22/16. The Backyard Forestry program continues on the second Thursday of each month at 7pm, registration is through the NJ Forestry Assoc. In addition, there are Saturday programs on the second Saturday of the month.

Bluebird Report: Laura Stone: Laura will be doing a bluebird talk for the March Backyard Forestry meeting at the FREC.

Grants: Karen Walzer, and Tom Stevens: Karen has found a grant that is available to the Jackson Environmental Commission. If we have a project in mind we can ask them about working together on it.

Bunker Hill Bogs:

NJCF Silver Stream Trail: A tree is still down on the trail and it will need a chain saw to remove it. Dan Green suggested asking the NJCF for help in beautifying the parking lot. There is no new information about a new stewardship agreement with NJCF.

Steve Kitay Living Trail: No new business.

New Business: Tom Stevens and Dan Green did a scouting trip to Colliers Mills / Reed Road Trail. Dan said the trail should be split into two separate trails and renamed on Google maps. Dan will lead the hike on the newly named West Colliers Mills trail. The trail is about 1.2 miles each way. There are 9 people pre-registered for the hike.

Dan Green suggested we do monthly hikes.

Meeting adjourned at 9:20 PM Minutes submitted by Pat Stevens