D&R Greenway Land Trust

Public Programs, Exhibitions & Events

List of current events

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See current art exhibitions at the
Marie L. Matthews and Olivia Rainbow galleries at the Johnson Education Center

For directions to the Johnson Education Center, please click here.



The Future of Energy in Our Region 


Framing the Future: "The Future of Energy in Our Region"

co-sponsored by Green Hour Radio

Tuesday, May 24, at the Johnson Education Center, 1 Preservation Place, Princeton.

Assemblyman Dr. Andrew Zwicker, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory; Thomas Leyden, Vice President, Energy Storage Deployment, SunEdison; and Steve Corneli, an independent advisor on clean energy innovation, policies and strategies, will discuss how our electric power sector is transforming to meet the challenges of climate change and to embrace the promise of emerging technologies.

Doors open 6:30 p.m.; program 7 p.m.

Light refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP by calling 609-924-4646 rsvp@drgreenway.org

Exploring Birds and Nature


Exploring Birds and Nature as a Treasure Hunt
Saturday, June 11, 1-3 pm
Barn at St. Michaels Farm Preserve

As part of Hopewell Valley Come Outside & Play, D&R Greenway will host author and illustrator of “National Wildlife Federation’s World of Birds” Kim Kurki, who will present an interactive program showing how nature is full of treasures to be discovered, especially birds that can be seen and heard. She will share her collection of natural artifacts, such as nests, eggs, feathers and surprises. There will be a fun craft activity and a hike around the preserve, where 85 species of birds have been counted. For families with elementary and middle school-age children.

rsvp@drgreenway.org or 609-924-4646


Community Day Music Festival


Community Day Music Festival Celebrates 125th Anniversary of Hopewell

Saturday, June 18, 4-11 pm at St. Michaels Farm Preserve

Free family events, including children’s music and crafts, Amazon bounce house, self-guided tours and nature events. Musicians include Bob Steeler and the Strange Rovers, Danielia Cotton, Gwynne Alden, Castle Lane, and Thomas Wesley Stern.

For additional information, visit www.hopewellblockparty.org

Healthy Landscaping


Healthy Landscaping: Delight Your Birds, Bees and Butterflies
Tuesday, June 21, 7-8:30 pm
Johnson Education Center

Learn about Sustainable Landscaping for your home and garden.
Pepper DeTuro, President of Woodwinds: Partners in Ecology, will define what a sustainable approach to landscaping is and recommend proper horticultural practices applicable in this climate zone. He will explain how his specially formulated “Worm Compost Tea” can be used to fertilize plants.

Judith Robinson, Certified Organic Landscape Designer and D&R Greenway Education and Outreach Manager, will discuss correct methods and applications of mulch, and Emily Blackman, Manager of D&R Greenway Native Plant Nursery and Land Protection Associate, will discuss the relationship between native plants and wildlife.

rsvp@drgreenway.org or 609-924-4646


Exploring the Stony Brook at Greenway Meadows Park


Exploring the Stony Brook at Greenway Meadows Park
Wednesday, July 6 (rain date: July 7), picnic 5:30 pm, walk 6:30 pm
Johnson Education Center

Eat on the terrace before embarking on an exploratory walk with Jeff Hoagland, Education Director, Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association. Adults and children alike will search for and learn about creatures that live in the stream and are dependent upon clean water for survival. Water shoes/boots are recommended for wading into the water. For the entire family—bring your own picnic, beverages and dessert will be provided.

Suggested donation $5 person; register at rsvp@drgreenway.org  or 609-924-4646

NJ Trails Association / D&R Greenway / Princeton Photography Club photography project

Calling all photographers!

Photographs of our state’s preserved trails are requested by a partnership of the New Jersey Trails Association (NJTA), D&R Greenway Land Trust and Princeton Photography Club (PPC). We're looking for photographs of the trails that appear on the New Jersey Trails Association website. Beginning immediately, effective seasonal photographs are called for to fill an increasing need for knowledge of nature trails in our region.  The pictures will appear, with credit, on the NJTrails association web-site, as well as in D&R Greenway’s electronic and print releases and newsletters.

Please visit njtrails.org for trail information.
For an updated chart detailing photographic needs please visit
the Princeton Photography Club website

Submission Requirements:

  1. Images are to be 4x6 (vertical or horizontal) at 150 pixel/inch in JPEG format
  2. The file name should include the photographer's first initial and last name, the property name and photo number. (Example: R_Grant_Carson_Road_Woods_1)
  3. Photographers should submit digital high resolution JPEG images via email to: ppcnjtrails@gmail.com
  4. Only the property name is to be noted in the subject line
  5. In the body of the email list:
    1. The photographer's name
    2. Photo number with subject description (name of trail, animal, plant, etc...) and date image taken
      1. Examples:
        1. Photo 1 Red Fox Kit 4/27/2014
        2. Photo 2 View from Peach Orchard 4/26/2014
  1. A limit of four photos per submission is requested
  2. There are no age or residency restrictions

Questions regarding the submission requirements should be sent to Richard Grant at: ppcnjtrails@gmail.com

Landowner Forum: Creating a Meadow in Your Own Backyard

If you were unable to attend the talk, or you would just like the presenters' slides for reference, we are providing some of them here in PDF form:

"Residential Habitat Restoration: A Focus on Meadows" by Diana Raichel,
Conservation Biologist

"The conservation and ecology of native bees" by Dan Cariveau, Rutgers Postdoctoral Research Associate

(Please be patient when downloading these files. They are very large.)


Video of George Dyson on Princeton's Christopher Robin -
Oswald Veblen and the Six Hundred-Acre Woods

Did you miss George Dyson's talk on March 21, 2013 at the Johnson Education Center? You can watch it online below:


Video credit: Kurt Tazelaar and Sally Curtis


Video of Professor Kenneth Hiltner on "From Shakespeare's London to Urban Gardening - The Literature of Human's Relationship with the Land"

Filmed at the Johnson Education Center on April 4, 2013.


Video credit: Kurt Tazelaar and Sally Curtis


Walk the Trails In And Around Princeton

Visit Blue Ridge Mountain Sports [BRMS], at the Princeton Shopping Center or D&R
Three area women collaborated to publish, "WALK THE TRAILS IN AND AROUND PRINCETON." L-R: Maria Lindenfeldar, Sophie Glovier and Bentley Drezner enjoy a walk at Coventry Farm
Three women collaborated to publish a new trail guide bout places to walk in Princeton, NJ

Greenway Land Trust for a popular guide to area trails entitled, Walk the Trails In & Around Princeton.  This compact and trail guide, --covering 16 trails on preserved land in our region--, is now in its third printing.  It has sold over 1,100 copies.  Its profits are being divided among three local non-profits: D&R Greenway Land Trust, The Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association, and Friends of Princeton Open Space.   For further information, call 609-921-6078.   Walk the Trails In & Around Princeton has been available at BRMS since its launch.  Former manager, Scott Morris, asserts, “It is absolutely fitting that we should have it.  Being in the industry of the outdoors, we cater to people who hike trails in our region.  It’s in our interest, of course, to call attention both trails and preservation.  Frankly, we can’t keep the book in the store!”   D&R Greenway reports new visitors nearly every day to purchase Walk the Trails.  The particular artistry of this guide reflects the “deep connection with the natural world” of local free-lance photographer, Bentley Drezner.  Maria Lindenfelder designed the slender volume, which fits smoothly into a cargo pants pocket without hindering a hiker’s stride.  Images are in the form of postcards, which can be removed and mailed to convince others of the beauties of New Jersey.  Guide-Michelin-like icons reveal each walk’s duration, canine welcome, whether or not the trail is jog-stroller-friendly, and/or suitable for all ages.  Detailed maps accompany each preserved trail, courtesy of NJ Trails Association.

David Allen Sibley guided D&R Greenway supporters on an early morning bird walk through the Hamilton - Trenton - Bordentown Marsh
Author David Allen Sibley guided a group of bird watchers through the Marsh


Partner Programs

  • D&R Greenway Land Trust and Princeton Environmental Institute
  • D&R Greenway Land Trust and Garden State Preservation Trust
  • Princeton Township Polling Location
  • Ann Reeves Foundation
  • D&R Greenway Land Trust and Mercer County Green Table
  • Sustainable Education
  • Bat Conservation International
    Native plants can be incorporated into all size properties.
    See D&R Greenway's Native Plant Nursery
    Arrowwood Viburnum Dantatum

Community Organizations and Meetings

  • Contemporary Garden Club
  • Community Without Walls - House III
  • Garden State Preservation Trust
  • Housing Initiative of Princeton
  • Isles
  • Mercer County Master Gardeners
  • Montgomery Friends of Open Space
  • Nathanael Greene Fellowship - Montgomery Township Schools
  • New Jersey Trails Association
  • Princeton Artists Alliance
  • Princeton Garden Club
  • New Jersey School-Age Children's Care Coalition
  • Princeton Photography Club
  • Princeton Pro-Musica
  • Princeton Singers
  • Princeton, Trenton & Stony Brook Garden Clubs
  • Rhododendron Society
  • Wheaton College Alumni Art Show

Corporate Programs

  • Glenmede Trust
  • Mercer County Bar Association
  • PNC advisors


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