Jackson Pathfinders is a group of volunteers whose goals are
to preserve open spaces in Jackson, New Jersey, wherever
to maintain existing trails in our parks, and
to contribute to a network of land preservation efforts
throughout the country.
To achieve these goals, Pathfinders have begun to identify,
map, mark, and maintain trails for walking, hiking, jogging,
bicycling, and equestrian activities on public - and where permitted -
Our vision is to encourage pride in our community and to gain
public support for preserving open space for future generations.
A Jackson Township Organization
Pathfinders is supported by the Jackson Town Council.
We operate under the direction of the Jackson
Recreation Department and work closely with the Town Council
in discussing future land acquisitions.
Jackson Pathfinders was started in the spring of
1999 by Ellen Repasy who organized a group of area residents who were
concerned about the increasing development in Jackson. Thanks to the
efforts of Ellen and Jackson Township's former Deputy Mayor Vicki
Rickabaugh, Pathfinders became recognized as a township organization
and were given an operating budget.
The following have been appointed to their positions by the Jackson Town Council. All positions are strictly volunteer in nature.
Funding for projects comes from grants, the township budget, and individual donations.
The term of officers is from March to March the following year.