New Jersey is the first state predicted to reach “build-out”, according to a Rutgers University study. Our mission is increasingly urgent: To preserve and care for land, and inspire a conservation ethic, now and for the future. > Learn More
Our dedicated trustees express why they care about D&R Greenway’s mission.. > Learn More
A timeline shows the difference that D&R Greenway has made in our local communities and beyond. > Learn More
Our accomplished team of preservation professionals is recognized nationally, statewide and locally. > Learn More
Mission-themed art exhibitions in our Marie L. Matthews Art Gallery bring together significant and new artists to inspire thought and delight in nature. Our Olivia Rainbow children’s gallery presents the work of preservationists of tomorrow. > Learn More
A circa-1900 barn, once part of the General Robert Wood Johnson estate, repurposed and opened in 2006 as the Johnson Education Center. > Learn More
Rent Our Space
Single event rentals and Partner Memberships are available to non-profits, corporations, universities, public agencies and private organizations who rent our signature indoor and outdoor spaces for meetings, programs and special events. Learn More
You can make a real difference in conservation of New Jersey’s special places. D&R Greenway is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Donations are fully tax-deductible. We offer memorial and honorary gift recognition opportunities.
Your legacy can ensure a green future. Planned gifts, including bequests and charitable gift annuities that provide a lifetime income, may include recognition in our EverGreen Circle.
Corporations and local businesses show they care about the places where we live and work by supporting D&R Greenway. Find out how your business can participate, and learn which businesses have joined us in our mission.
Join us to ensure a healthy, diverse plant community. Transform your home, school or community garden into habitat. Our native shrubs, grasses and perennial flowers are available during the growing season from our Native Plant Nursery. > Learn More
Conservation Lands for Sale
Would you like to own a farm or property that contributes to conservation in our region? Find out about unique properties offered for sale through our Inaugural Revolving Land Fund. > Learn More
Our ever-changing themed art exhibitions offer art in diverse media, available to enjoy in your own home and office, and as gifts. Art sales support our land preservation and stewardship mission. > Learn More
View a selection of books available for purchase, with proceeds going to support the work of D&R Greenway. > Learn More
Now over 400 acres, the St. Michaels property, which was preserved in 2010 and expanded in 2017, is an expanse of farm fields and forests on the edge of Hopewell Borough. From many parts of this preserve the visitor has long views, lending the preserve a wonderful expansiveness which promotes a sense of well-being in anyone who walks its many farm roads and paths. From 1896 until 1973 this was the home of St. Michael’s Orphanage and Industrial School which was operated by the Catholic Diocese of Trenton. After the orphanage was closed, the building where the children lived and went to school was torn down and most of the land was leased to a local farmer. Before the diocese divested themselves of the property through development they offered one last chance for preservation if D&R Greenway could raise the funds to purchase the property. Over $11 million was raised, and in 2010 D&R Greenway succeeded in purchasing the land through a public/private partnership. It is now preserved as open space forever.
This audio trail is designed to help you give children ways to find a home in nature. Children for whom nature is a home have a place where they feel free to explore, to express themselves and to learn about the creatures, birds, rocks and water that share our planet. Explore the tour below!