Tag Archives: open space preservation

Dec 07 2017

HLT Spreads Holiday Cheer With
Christmas Tree Farm Preservation

The Hunterdon Land Trust is helping spread a little holiday cheer with the preservation of the 127-acre Charlie Brown Christmas Tree Farm in Holland Township.

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Oct 03 2017

HLT Celebrates 21st Anniversary

Hunterdon Land Trust turns 21 this week.

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Aug 16 2017

Dvoor Farm Event Was For the Birds!

The Dvoor Farm “is well on its way to being a wonderful natural oasis…”

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Jul 17 2017

The Latest Buzz on the Pollinator Meadow at the Quakertown Preserve

The pollinator meadow at the Quakertown Preserve continues to hum with life.

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Mar 29 2017

Stick Your Neck Out and Help a Turtle

Why did the turtle cross the road? We may never reach a definitive answer, but one thing we know for sure is that close encounters with cars are one of the foremost threats to turtle populations.

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Mar 16 2016

HLT Preserves Farm That Was Haven To WWII Orphan and Church Retreat

By the time the four-year-old girl arrived at the Kingwood farm in 1941, she had faced more horrors than most people endure in a lifetime.

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Aug 18 2015

Farmers’ Market Features Games, Info
For Children on Healthy Eating

This week’s Farmers’ Market focuses on encouraging children to eat healthy. We also welcome a new vendor.

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Oct 24 2014

New HLT Interactive Map Lets All Share County’s Best Places

The Hunterdon Land Trust’s interactive community map takes one of the world’s oldest forms of recreation – a walk in the woods – and adds a new twist.

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Aug 20 2012

Explore Hunterdon, Hiking Day at the Farmers’ Market August 26

Join us at the Hunterdon Land Trust’s Farmers’ Market at the Historic Dvoor Farm for a special say highlighting hiking on Sunday, August 26, 9 am to 1 pm. We’re very lucky to live in a county with so many parks and so much preserved land. The variety of hikes, from an easy stroll to a challenging work out, and the different types of terrain you can find here in Hunterdon are a real gift.

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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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