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D&R Greenway Announces Portrait Honoring WWII Aviator and Historic Land Preservation Activist

February 12, 2020 ~ Flemington, NJ During a meeting of the Bridgewater Township Council, held virtually at 7:30pm on Thursday February 11, 2021, D&R Greenway Land Trust President & CEO Linda Mead and artist James Fiorentino paid tribute to the life, legacy and land preservation efforts of Lt. Col. Vaucher. Fiorentino also shared with the Bridgewater community Vaucher’s portrait, which he completed and shared with the 102 year-old WWII veteran and his family just days before his passing. “It was > Read More

D&R Greenway Announces Feature Article in The New York Times

Napoleon’s Brother Lived in N.J. Here’s What Happened to the Estate.   Jan. 31, 2021, 5:00 a.m. ET, The New York Times ~  The name Bonaparte brings to mind many locales: Corsica, Paris, Alexandria, Waterloo and, finally, St. Helena. New Jersey? Not so much. Napoleon, the French emperor, never stepped foot in the state, but New Jersey was home to another Bonaparte: Napoleon’s older brother, Joseph, who was once the king of Naples and then Spain. Bonaparte built a sumptuous > Read More

D&R Greenway Announces 10 Acres Preserved in Hopewell by Singh Family in Memory of Husband, Anil Singh

A Green Legacy was Created that Benefits Song Birds, Wildlife and All Who Live in the Stony Brook Watershed December 22, 2020, Princeton ~ In this season of gifts, a green legacy was created on December 18 that benefits song birds, wildlife and all who live in the Stony Brook watershed. D&R Greenway completed preservation of ten bucolic Hopewell, New Jersey acres. Property owner, Nutan Singh, achieved this milestone in memory of her husband, Anil Singh. He loved caring for this > Read More

D&R Greenway Announces New Land Preserved — 50-acre Sycamore Creek Farm in Hopewell

Newly Preserved Land Extends South of Woosamonsa Ridge Preserve December 28, 2020, Princeton ~ 50 acres of rolling farm fields and woodlands along Jacobs Creek permanently protected with conservation and public access easement.  As 2020 comes to an end, D&R Greenway Land Trust announces good news with permanent preservation of the 50-acre Sycamore Creek Farm, owned by Tony and Patti Cifelli, in Hopewell, New Jersey. A forest of majestic trees, a stone wall and Christmas fern adjoins acres of farm > Read More

D&R Greenway Releases New Video ‘Field of Dreams’ Featuring Babe Ruth’s Granddaughter

Watch What Babe Ruth Teaches About Getting Kids Outdoors Babe Ruth by James Fiorentino December 14, 2020, Princeton Grandparents and parents seeking holiday gifts for their Little Leaguers will be inspired by watching D&R Greenway’s latest video ‘Fields of Dreams’ featuring sports and the outdoors in the starring role. Linda Ruth Tosetti, granddaughter of legendary homerun hitter Babe Ruth, tells personal stories about the Babe’s early life and how he became motivated to become a baseball player.  Click HERE or > Read More

D&R Greenway Celebrates 10th Anniversary of St. Michaels Farm Preserve

10th Anniversary of St. Michaels Farm Preserve Proves Power of Land to Create Community Once upon a time, a large, brick Victorian orphanage presided over four hundred acres of expansive farm fields and richly forested land. From 1896 until 1973, children lived at and attended classes in St. Michael’s Orphanage and Industrial School in Hopewell, NJ.  After the orphanage closed, the land laid in wait of its fate. In fall of 2005, D&R Greenway President and CEO Linda Mead received > Read More

D&R Greenway Celebrates a Community Hero | The Vaucher Revolutionary Preserve at Steele’s Gap

Celebrating a Community Hero A new historically important preserve has been named for local WWII veteran Bob Vaucher (c). His family, including three children, gathered for a dedication at the Bridgewater Council meeting on the 75th VJ Day.   When World War II hero Bob Vaucher was not flying one of his 117 combat missions, he would sit with his comrades at night and talk about what they would do if they made it home.  Their commitment:  We will do > Read More

D&R Greenway Calling All Volunteers: Help Plant Trees & Shrubs on Open Space!

  Volunteers Needed! Help Plant Trees & Shrubs on Open Space! Plantings at each location will be spread out over four to five days, enabling volunteers to work with social distance, while being supervised by knowledgeable project leaders.   If you would like to participate, additional logistical information and sign-up forms can be found at the links below: October 1-5, new Koch Property adjacent to Cedar Ridge in Hopewell Learn more and sign up here. October 7-10, Cedar Ridge in Hopewell  Learn more and > Read More

D&R Greenway Land Trust Invites Public to Join in the Parade: Masquerade Parade 2020!

Princeton, NJ — September 22, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE D&R Greenway Land Trust Invites Public to Join in the Parade: Masquerade Parade 2020! 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Halloween Saturday, October 31; Rain Date: Sunday, November 1 Where ‘Floats’ are Stationary and Decorated Cars Parade through St. Michaels Farm Preserve  Princeton: ~ D&R Greenway’s response to COVID situations is to treat this crisis as an opportunity to engage the community on its preserves in new ways. Realizing that “Everyone loves > Read More

D&R Greenway Transitions Leadership of Urban Farm to New Local Nonprofit

Princeton, NJ — August 26, 2020 Mission Accomplished: Capital City Farm Grows into a Healthy, Vital Place — A New Life for Capital City Farm, Trenton’s Food Oasis Princeton: ~ D&R Greenway has permanently preserved over 30 farms in the Garden State, totaling 8,500 acres.  Yet there is something very special about the smallest of them all, the 2-acre Capital City Farm in Trenton. Too many city neighborhoods are “food deserts” without ready access to fresh food.  Once a trash-strewn lot, Capital City > Read More

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