Tag Archives: conservation

Dec 19 2012

Protect the places you love….and get Pepper a Treat!


Protect the places you love….and get Pepper a Treat!

Now is the best time to make a donation to the Hunterdon Land Trust. If your gift is received by Friday, December 21st the impact of your gift will be doubled thanks to The Stover Foundation’s “Early Bird” $5,000 match challenge!

Your gift will work twice as hard to protect the farms, forests and fields of Hunterdon County, and for each gift we get we’ll give Pepper a treat (and let her know it’s from you!)

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Oct 05 2012

Capturing Hunterdon’s Scenic Beauty with Dwight Hiscano


Capturing Hunterdon’s Scenic Beauty with Dwight Hiscano

Grab your camera and join the Hunterdon Land Trust and noted Nature Photographer Dwight Hiscano to celebrate the scenic beauty of Hunterdon County

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Aug 20 2012

61 Acre Farm Preserved in East Amwell


61 Acre Farm Preserved in East Amwell

East Amwell Township is a rural haven tucked away in the southeast corner of Hunterdon County. The township has worked for many years to make East Amwell a place where farming comes first. That commitment has paid off, and the township is home to many preserved farms, including a 61 acre farm on Wertsville Road recently preserved by the township with the help of the Hunterdon Land Trust.

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Jul 09 2012

Guest Post by Michael Heffler Cycling and Open Space – A Natural Alignment


Lately I’ve been educating myself on the open space around Lambertville.  A major reason that I moved to Lambertville was to get away from the ever- growing traffic and population in the suburbs.   If someone had asked me “Do you enjoy the open space around here?”  Up until recently I would have said: “I don’t know.”  That answer, like my youthful one, was out of ignorance.  The concept of open space wasn’t one I was familiar with.  As much as I appreciated seeing them, the farms, the woods and fields were just there.   For someone who has led rides with titles like “More animals than cars”, you would think that the preserved land in this area would be something I knew about.  The area is beautiful.  There are scenic vistas, open fields, and forests. More open space means less traffic, less traffic means more enjoyable cycling.  It took a while for me to find out that open space organizations are working to make sure this area retains its beauty and rural character. I’m not sure that ignorance is bliss but I am sure that knowledge provides the ability to appreciate our blessings and act wisely.   I have never heard a cyclist say: “If only there was more traffic where we cycle!”  More open space creates better cycling.  I’ve cycled in France, Italy, the Berkshires and Oregon the last few years.  Each time I came home, I realized our area is just as beautiful.  We can help keep it this way. There are problems in the world that don’t impact most of us directly and there are problems that affect us.  We don’t always know what we can do to solve some difficult problems like a broken tax system and climate change.  There are other problems we have to solve, like paying the bills. Keeping our area beautiful, for our selves and our children, is a problem with a ready solution, much like taking care of our health and the health of our families.  With some action and forethought, we can all contribute to preserving open space.  There are local open space organizations whose staff and volunteers steward the open space and keep our area beautiful.  This work benefits everyone, but it’s mostly invisible to us.  When open space gets developed we notice.  Developed land tends to stay developed. There is a natural alignment between open space and the enjoyment of cycling.  Giving your support to the local open space organizations is a great way to make sure we keep the area beautiful.  Support your local open space organizations.  It’s a great way to make sure you continue to live in a place where you want to keep pedaling.  See you on the road!

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Jan 01 2012

58 Acres of Critical Watershed Protected in Lebanon Township


Fisher property is a beautiful and ecologically significant tract of land.

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Aug 15 2011

The Places and People We Love


Together, we can create a community with abundant clean water and fresh air, where healthy food is grown at local farms and everyone can enjoy open spaces and beautiful landscapes. For me, it’s a commitment I gladly undertake – to protect the places I love for the people I love.

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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 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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