Jul 06 2011

Partnership Key to Preserving ‘Local Jewel’


Partnership Key to Preserving ‘Local Jewel’

A 313-acre park for hikers, horseback riders, mountain bikers, bird watchers and other outdoor lovers was dedicated today, Wednesday, July 6, at a ribbon-cutting ceremony off Horseshoe Bend Road.

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Jun 30 2011

A Lesson from the Land


A Lesson from the Land

There is a saying that we protect what we love and we love what we know. Those of us concerned for the future of New Jersey’s unique and special landscapes should share the places we know and love with the people we know and love.

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Jun 29 2011

Legislation Concerns NJ Wine Growers


Legislation Concerns NJ Wine Growers

Our friends at Villa Milagro Vineyards have alerted us to a bill before the NJ legislature that will have far-reaching consequences for New Jersey’s wine growers. Learn more about this urgent issue and how to contact your representatives here. The bill may come up for a vote today, so don’t wait.

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Jun 10 2011

Quakertown Wetlands Restoration


About two dozen volunteers joined Land Trust staff members to assist with a major wetlands restoration project at our Quakertown Preserve in Franklin Township.

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Jun 04 2011

Preserving a Place for Children


Bob Jones, the owner of Clinton area Winnewald Day Camp, has donated a conservation easement on his property to the Hunterdon Land Trust. The donation ensures that the land that decades of campers, counselors and parents have grown to love will be protected for generations to come. The 2011 season will mark the camp’s 60th year.

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Jun 01 2011

Explore Lockatong Creek with Friends and Family


Explore Lockatong Creek with Friends and Family

The Hunterdon Land Trust invites you to a “Day on the Land”, a community event to welcome visitors to the land trust’s Lockatong Preserve in Delaware Township and to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the nonprofit land preservation organization.

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Apr 29 2011

Pepper Meets a Wolf … Sort Of


Are there wolves at the Dvoor Farm? I wish! Wolves haven’t been seen in these parts for many years. I am currently the only representative of the canine species in residence at the farm. But it looks like there may be Wolf Trees at the Dvoor Farm, which doesn’t impress me nearly as much as seeing a real life wolf would, but the humans here seem pretty excited about it. I just feign interest and stay close in the hopes they will drop some food on the floor in all their exuberance. (This actually happens more than you’d think. The best was when some girl scouts came by, here’s me at snack time waiting for the goodies to come my way) …

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Feb 15 2011

Farmers’ Market Benefits Local Economy


The Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers’ Market contributes to both healthy meals and a healthy local economy, according to a study conducted by the nonprofit organization. Using a survey tool specifically designed to measure the impact of public markets on local economies the land trust found a total economic benefit of over $2.6 million during its 28 week, 2010 market …

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Jan 03 2011

A Remarkable Year for the Land Trust


Happy new year to all our friends and supporters. With your help, the Land Trust has had a banner year. In early 2010 the Dvoor Farm was listed on the National and NJ Register of Historic Places, and, as of two weeks ago, we moved our offices into the farmhouse. Our farmers’ market had record attendance; it was featured in the NJN series “NJ Fresh,” and the NJ Secretary of Agriculture visited for a press event. Most significant of all, our numerous preservation projects (including a 130-acre farm …

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Jan 01 2011

Land Trust Moves into Historic Farmhouse


The Hunterdon Land Trust is starting 2011 in a new location. The Land Trust moved its offices to the Historic Dvoor Farm on the Route 12 Circle in Raritan Township, site of the organization’s Farmers’ Market. The farm was acquired by the Land Trust in 1999 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2010. The Georgian-style stone farmhouse was built in 1798 …

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