D&R Greenway Preserves

Cider Mill Preserve

Hunterdon County

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restoration project at Cider Mill Grasslands

The Cider Mill Grassland Preserve is an 90-acre property located in the heart of the agricultural landscape of the Amwell Valley.  The property slopes gently to the south, providing a view of the Sourland Mountain ridge.  The 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.  This grassland complex is a critical area for grassland birds and has been identified as a high priority for protection in several other conservation planning and assessments including the NJ State Wildlife Action Plan, the Endangered and Nongame Species Program Landscape Project, the Raritan Piedmont Wildlife Habitat Partnership Grassland Conservation Plan and the New Jersey Audubon Society Important Bird Area Program.  The property possesses breeding and foraging habitat for American kestrels, bobolinks, meadowlarks , grasshopper sparrows among other grassland species.  Wintering short-eared owls and northern harriers have also been observed foraging on or adjacent to the site.

“My wife and I own a home on Cider Mill Road. You cannot imagine how happy we are about the Cider Mill acquisition. Quite frankly, having that beautiful piece of property preserved is like winning the lottery for us! Thank you for all your super efforts and even better results.” -Michael Abadie (photographer)

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

Land Preserved
327 stories of preservation and 22,200+ protected Acres
Upcoming Events
Apr 25

Spring 2024 Native Plant Sale!!

Thursday, April 25 noon – 4 pm; Friday, April 26 noon – 3 pm; Saturday, April 27 9 am - noon
D&R Greenway, Native Plant Nursery, 1 Preservation Place, Princeton
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