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Prescribed Burn at Cider Mill Helps to Promote Healthy Grasslands!

A note about our long-term restoration project at Cider Mill Grasslands

The Cider Mill Grasslands are being renovated to improve pollinator, butterfly and bird habitat. Invasive plant species are throughout the fields and will be treated with herbicides over the weekend of May 29th. Stewardship staff will continue to closely monitor the preserve for invasive plant species and there will be further herbicide treatments in July and September. Following the initial treatment, the fields will be seeded with native, warm season grasses including little bluestem, big bluestem, and purpletop along with a cover crop of Virginia wild rye. This will provide better forage and shelter for wildlife over the long-term.

The 90-acre Cider Mill Grassland Preserve is part of the NJ Natural Heritage Program’s designated “Amwell Valley Grassland Macrosite” which totals approximately 1,593 acres and is considered a prime example of agricultural grasslands in New Jersey.


 

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BACKGROUND

D&R Greenway Land Trust, an accredited nonprofit, has saved over 22,000+ acres of New Jersey land since its founding in 1989.  Preserving land for life and creating public trails grants everyone the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors. The land trust’s preserved farms and community gardens provide local organic food for our neighbors—including those most in need. D&R Greenway’s strategic land conservation and stewardship combat climate change, protect wildlife, and ensures clean drinking water for future generations. D&R Greenway’s mission is connecting land with people from all walks of life.

D&R Greenway’s Johnson Education Center, home to its art galleries in Princeton, is currently closed to ensure health and safety due to COVID.  Our outdoor trails and labyrinth are open. Visit our Facebook and Instagram pages and www.drgreenway.org to learn about the organization’s latest news and virtual programs. D&R Greenway Land Trust, One Preservation Place, Princeton NJ 08540.  The best way to reach D&R Greenway staff is by sending an e-mail to info@drgreenway.org or by calling D&R Greenway at 609-578-7470.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Mission: To Preserve & Care for Land and Inspire a Conservation Ethic, Now and Forever

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Upcoming Events
Sep 15

Fall 2022 Native Plant Sale!!

Thursday, Sept 15 noon – 3 pm; Friday, Sept 16 3 pm – 5 pm; Saturday, September 17 9 am - noon
D&R Greenway, Native Plant Nursery, 1 Preservation Place, Princeton
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