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Sunday, June 22, 2014

 


The Community Garden at South Branch Preserve

Now accepting applications for 2014

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The 6th Annual
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Monday, Sept. 15, 2014


 

 

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Richard M. Sargent, Jr. Internship Award Announced


We are pleased to announce that Greg Cooper of Morristown has been named the 2014 recipient of the Richard M. Sargent, Jr. Internship award. The award is named in memory of former Conservancy Trustee Dick Sargent. The internship was established with a generous gift from the Sargent family, as well as donations to a memorial fund in Mr. Sargent’s memory. The Richard M. Sargent, Jr. Internship makes it possible for The Land Conservancy to attract talented young college students each year to help accomplish its mission of preserving open space lands and protecting water resources in northern New Jersey, benefiting both the students and The Land Conservancy.

 

Check out this great story about Greg in the Daily Record!

 

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Success for the Preservation of the
Ramapo Mountain Conservation Area


The Land Conservancy of New Jersey, in partnership with Bergen County and the Bergen Save the Watershed Action Network (SWAN), has preserved the former Bascone property in the Ramapo Mountains of Mahwah Township. This 2.56 acre property is surrounded by the Ramapo Valley County Reservation in Mahwah Township and is one of the few remaining unpreserved in-holdings within the Reservation.

 

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31st Annual World Series of Birding

The "Highlands Hawks," the Conservancy’s birding team will participate in the 31st  Annual World Series of Birding on Saturday, May 10th. Armed with binoculars and spotting scopes, the team will have one objective in mind: to identify as many species of birds as possible in a 24-hour period. You can help sponsor our team -- with a pledge (pledge online here) of $1 or $2 or even .25 cents a bird. For more information please contact Barbara McCloskey at bmccloskey@tlc-nj.org or (973) 541-1010 x14.

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Paid Summer Internship Available

We have an internship position available for the summer of 2014.  The Internship is available for individuals interested in pursuing careers in land conservation and management, planning, and environmental studies. Undergraduate, graduate students, and Ph.D. candidates may apply.

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The Land Conservancy of New Jersey applies for renewal of its Land Trust Accreditation

We are pleased to announce we are applying for renewal of our accreditation with the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. Approved for accreditation in July 2009, the Commission recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting land for open space, recreation, watershed protection, and agricultural retention.  To learn more about the accreditation program or find out more about submitting a comment during the public comment period click here

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Christmas Tree Farm Preserved just in Time for the Holidays!

The Land Conservancy of New Jersey, in partnership with Sussex County and the Allison Family, has preserved the Wintergreen Christmas Tree Farm, a bucolic 130-acre property in the heart of Lafayette Township. A community treasure for 52 years as a Christmas tree farm and since the late 1700's as a dairy farm, residents and visitors can now count on the Wintergreen Christmas Tree Farm being a permanent part of our future.

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Honoring the Spirit of Volunteerism with the Rosalie Lavinthal Volunteer of the Year Award

Congratulations to Ron Duval and his colleagues from Lexus Eastern Area in Parsippany and the New York Regional office of Toyota Motor Sales of USA, in West Caldwell for being honored with the inaugural Rosalie Lavinthal Volunteer of the Year award! Thank you for your commitment, support, and dedication to the mission of The Land Conservancy of New Jersey.

See the story at NorthJersey.com
 

 

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Grand Opening of The Land Conservancy of New Jersey’s Community Garden at South Branch Preserve


On Tuesday, July 9, The Land Conservancy of New Jersey held the official grand opening of their Community Garden at South Branch Preserve in Mount Olive. In attendance at the event were nearly 60 individuals including officials from Mt. Olive Township, the Highlands Council, New Jersey Green Acres, The Land Conservancy and local gardeners.

 

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The Land Conservancy and Pequannock Township Receive State-Wide Recognition

The Land Conservancy of New Jersey is pleased to announce that the Pompton Riverwalk project in Pequannock Township, Morris County, has won a 2013 Smart Growth Award from New Jersey Future. As described by New Jersey Future, the Pompton Riverwalk is "a bold strategy to purchase properties subject to chronic flooding, enables residents to relocate out of harm's way and allows the town to create public space along its riverfront." This project won the "Innovative Land Preservation Strategy" award.

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  135 Different Bird Species Identified in Sussex County
  in 24 Hours!


The Land Conservancy’s team, the Highland Hawks, came in 2nd place in the LGA category (Limited Geographic Area) in the 30th Annual World Series of Birding! Sponsored yearly by the New Jersey Audubon Society, the event helps focus attention on New Jersey’s strategic importance to migrating birds and helps organizations like the Conservancy raise money to protect natural habitat.

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One Hundred Acres Preserved in West Milford Township

We are pleased to announce the preservation of the former Apple Acres property in West Milford Township. Consisting of 103 acres of forests and fields along Union Valley Road, West Milford Township closed on this property following a multi-year effort to purchase the land for recreation and open space. Bounded by state parklands and preserved watershed lands, this property will continue local and regional efforts to preserve land for the protection and enhancement of our public water supplies.

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IN THE PRESS:

"Innovative" Pompton Riverwalk Wins Recognition

Read the story in the Daily Record about this award winning project.

 

Garden Plots Open in Mount Olive

The Daily Record reports on our new Community Garden! (click to page 2)
 

 

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Linz Farm Preserved in Frelinghuysen Township
 
The Land Conservancy of New Jersey is pleased to announce the recent preservation of the 122 acre Linz Farm in Frelinghuysen Township with the addition of the Linz Farm, there are now 1,780 acres, ensuring a permanent agricultural legacy in the Township.
 
“The Township of Frelinghuysen is please to add another valuable piece of farmland to its preservation effort,” stated Charlie Schaffer, Chairman of the Frelinghuysen Township Farmland Preservation Committee.

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Two Properties Added to South Branch Preserve

We are pleased to announce the preservation of two properties, totaling 18 acres, expanding our South Branch Preserve in Mt. Olive Township. These are the fifth and sixth properties to be added to the Preserve since its establishment in 2010. Purchased in partnership with the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority, these properties adjoin the South Section of the Preserve located at the end of Shop Lane and its intersection of River Road in the Township.

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Community Gardening at South Branch Preserve!

A $10,000 grant from Sustainable Jersey will help us establish a community garden at our South Branch Preserve! Soon, fencing, a shed, and a parking area will be installed. The garden will be located at the entrance of the South Branch Preserve on Wolfe Road (near its intersection with Route 46 East).

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98 Acres Preserved in Lafayette for Open Space and Recreation!

The Township of Lafayette is pleased to announce the preservation of the Lawler Property along Warbasse Junction Road, approximately one-quarter mile south of its junction with Route 94.  Purchased in partnership with the State of New Jersey and Sussex County, this stunning 98 acre property has been protected for open space and recreation purposes.  The Township will own and manage 45 acres for recreation, while the remaining 53 acres, including a small portion in Andover Township, will be owned by the State of New Jersey as an addition to the state-owned Hyper Humus Wildlife Management Area and Sussex Branch Trail. 

 

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Conservancy Awards Two Scholarships to New Jersey’s Young Environmental Leaders

The Land Conservancy of New Jersey is pleased to announce their 2012 Scholarship recipients. Samantha Apgar, a graduate of Madison High School, was awarded the Russell W. Myers Scholarship and Stephanie Rivera of Rockaway was awarded the Rogers Family Scholarship. The Conservancy grants two awards yearly to outstanding New Jersey college students studying in an environmental field. Each student received $7,750. Since 1984, $179,000 has been awarded to 44 deserving college students by the Conservancy, helping to develop New Jersey’s future environmental leaders.

 

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Montville Township Preserves 36 Acres
for Recreation and Open Space


Montville Township, working with The Land Conservancy of New Jersey, recently purchased and preserved 36 acres along River Road in the Township.  Known simply as "Market Place" the Township of Montville acquired this undeveloped property for open space and recreation.  The Township intends to utilize the property for hiking and flood storage protection for local residents. River Road has been identified in the 2011 Open Space and Recreation Plan as a proposed bicycle route in the southern part of the municipality, this property would provide a quiet respite for riders along this scenic road across from the Knoll West County Club in neighboring Parsippany-Troy Hills Township. The Robert Lazar Middle School is located diagonally across from the northeastern corner of the property.  
 

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Twelve Acres Preserved in the
“Heart of the Farny Highlands”


The Land Conservancy of New Jersey has purchased the 12-acre "Heart of the Farny Highlands" property in Rockaway Township from Lynne Timothy with funds provided by the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority and Morris County Park Commission. The property is surrounded by more than 8,000 acres of public parkland, including the 1,250-acre property preserved in 2006 which is now part of Morris County’s Silas Condict Park. The 1,250-acre property was purchased in a collaboration between the Park Commission, The Land Conservancy, New Jersey Green Acres and Kinnelon Borough. The Heart of the Farny Highlands property will be owned and managed by the Park Commission.

 

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