We continue to make progress in our fight for fair and continued access to Wharton State Forest. A resolution wasn’t passed, but about 100 outdoor enthusiasts attended the Bass River town council meeting last night and spoke up for what they believe in. We went from the MAP being implemented with signs posted and roads blocked two months ago, to it being called a proposal, to it being marked as draft, to it being pulled off the Wharton State Forest webpage altogether. We cannot yet rest though, as we know that it took an incredible amount of pressure from the public to force the DEP to this position so far and we need to continue to maintain vigilance as the new plan is developed. Open Trails NJ will continue to stay involved, provide updates on progress and provide information on how you can help. Stay tuned and please remember to register with us here.