Fun to explore and hike, but pubic access isn't easy.
Flanders County Park isn't an official name, but it best describes an area between the David A. Sarnoff Pine Barrens Preserve and Maple Swamp County Park. Just south of the Flanders Firehouse, was protected as a critical resource area. Though it has several possible access points, none are appealing. What follows below is a quick review of the reasons why, and a call for action.
recently updated: 04 /27/2022
Quality Parks is doing more to stop tick bites by revealing who is doing what where, from existing park conditions to park resources taking action.
The Stories They Tell Us - At the PJ Farmers Market
A young man reached down for his golf ball in the rough and ticks swarmed up his arm. He ran home and jumped in his swimming pool. These were lone star tick nymphs, during late summer. Irrigated golf courses add more moisture to the grounds. Tick populations thrive in moister conditions.
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