D&R Greenway Land Trust
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D&R Greenway Land Trust is responsible for the stewardship and monitoring of approximately 100 properties under ownership and easement. We have developed management plans and monitor our properties throughout the year. Conservation easements are monitored annually. We care for the plants, animals and habitats on our preserved lands through good stewardship management. D&R Greenway holds landowner stewardship forums to showcase stewardship techniques and management practices. D&R Greenway welcomes involvement from local citizens and community groups in caring for our preserved lands. If you have an interest in helping on stewardship projects please call 609.924.4646 or email volunteer@drgreenway.org.

Top Photo: Volunteers creating a level path surface for a trail that goes along the side of a hill. Bottom Photo: Volunteers learn about controlling invasive plants that can take over woodlands.
Volunteers working on Wednesday mornings out on D&R Greenway lands



Weekend Trail Volunteers: D&R Greenway’s preservation vision includes trails and open spaces where people enjoy the natural world. Trails are built and maintained to provide people with safe and appropriate access to preserved lands. Trail crews work on Sundays from September through May. Participants learn how to read the land and specific techniques of ‘human-scale’ engineering.


Wednesday Morning Volunteer Crew: Emily Blackman leads volunteers from 9am-12pm on most Wednesdays.  They work on trail building, trail maintenance, and ecological restoration of the Greenway-owned preserves.  This crew works on several different sites in the course of a year and volunteers learn to identify native and alien invasive plants, the dynamics of the natural world and the pleasure of working on a good cause with like-minded people. 







D&R Greenway is a partner of the NJ Invasive Species Strike Team.

Stewardship of Preserved Lands

Top photo: flowering dogwood tree being planted by D&R Greenway Nursery volunteer, Tim Patrick-Miller and children from the Johnson Park School. Bottom photo: a group of volunteers who work in nearly all weather conditions to build trails in the Sourlands and throughout central New Jersey.
A tree planting project at Rosedale Road Woods with children from Johnson Park School.  Top right photo:  Bridge building atthe Rockhopper Trail in west Amwell Township, Hunterdon County
Trail volunteers out building a bridge

Preserving the land is just the first step. Each parcel that has been preserved and in D&R Greenway ownership or management requires care and nurturing. Stewardship often includes trail building, ecological restoration, educational outreach, and tree planting.

Left photo: Volunteers working on a trail network near Lambertville sponsored by D&R Greenway Land Trust. Click here to learn more about how to help build trails and discover great hiking trails! Right photo: Sixth grade students conduct stream monitoring in the Stony Brook on a warm spring day.

Trail volunteers working atRockhopper Trail Stream monitoring with a sixth grade science class


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