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Reflection: The Meaning of Earth Day 2021

“People must feel that the natural world is important and valuable and beautiful and wonderful and an amazement and a pleasure.” David Attenborough Steward of the Earth Click above for David Attenborough’s 2021 New Year’s Message of Hope. Dear Friends, What a perfect time of year this is to celebrate the beauty and the importance of our life-sustaining Earth! Newly greened trees, the songs of birds, colorful flowers that make us smile, and the rejuvenation of farm fields–all of these > Read More

D&R Greenway Invites the Public to A Virtual International Celebration of Land Preservation

Join Us For An International Celebration of Land Preservation Virtual Gala – Sunday, May 16, 2021, 4:30 – 5:30 pm April 15, 2021 ~ Princeton, NJ ~ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The French Ambassador to the United States, Phillipe Etienne, will join D&R Greenway’s annual celebration of land preservation at its May 16th Virtual Gala from 4:30 – 5:30 pm.  The event will feature Point Breeze, the former estate of Joseph Napoleon Bonaparte, the exiled King of Spain.  Located in Bordentown, New Jersey, > Read More

D&R Greenway Land Trust Announces New Board Leadership

February 25, 2021 ~ Princeton, NJ As D&R Greenway celebrates its 315th property preserved since its founding in 1989, Peter J. Dawson of Pennington, owner of Leigh Visual Imaging Solutions, enthusiastically takes the reins as the new Chair of the Board of Trustees. Peter takes over from Co-Chairs Wendy Kvalheim of Princeton and Christopher DeGrezia, Esq. of Montgomery who completed their terms after a collective 18 years of volunteer service and leadership. Both former Chairs will continue to use their > Read More

Alan Hershey Recognized at New Jersey State Governor’s Jefferson Awards Ceremony

February 25, 2021 ~ Princeton, NJ D&R Greenway Land Trust congratulates Alan Hershey who was a Lifetime Service Award finalist at the virtual 2020 New Jersey State Governor’s Jefferson Awards Ceremony, presented by Multiplying Good.  The Jefferson Awards, initiated in 1972 by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Senator Robert Taft Jr. and Sam Beard, are considered to be the Nobel Prize for community and public service and are given at both local and national levels. The Lifetime Service Award recognizes an individual > Read More

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

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D&R Greenway Land Trust and Garden State Watercolor Society Art Exhibit

Reserved Timed Entries By Appointment Only In-Person Art Exhibit
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Oct 31

D&R Greenway Land Trust Masquerade Parade 2021

Noon - 5:00 pm
St. Michaels Farm Preserve off Princeton Avenue, Hopewell
Save the Date! 2021 Masquerade Parade Sunday, October 31, > Read More

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