Category Archives: Environment

Sanctuary in the Pine Barrens

New Jersey may be the most densely populated state, but it’s also home to the largest tract of undeveloped land between Florida and Maine. At 1.1 million acres and covering 1,875 miles, the New Jersey Pine Barrens occupies almost a … Continue reading

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Environmental Riches in New Jersey

OK, New Yorkers, I have one thing to say to you: What exit? Now that we have a park in our Garden State that is three times the size of your Central Park, we know you bridge-and-tunnel types will be … Continue reading

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Cultural Connections to the Land

In less than a quarter century, D&R Greenway Land Trust of Princeton has preserved more than 50,000 acres in the heart of the most densely populated state. To put this in perspective, all of Manhattan Island is just under 15,000 … Continue reading

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It’s Groundhog’s Day, Cats and Kittens

WHYY’s You Bet Your Garden host Mike McGrath will appear at Grounds For Sculpture Sunday, Feb. 5, at noon to talk about – what else? – composting! Learn why a compost bin filled with kitchen scraps will still be  a … Continue reading

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Essential Life

The scene is quintessential New Jersey: Criss-crossing ribbons of highway, graffiti-enhanced concrete pillars, coils of barbed wire atop a brick building in the distance, pizza boxes spilling out of metal barrels and bears roaming wild. Eating the pizza, in fact … Continue reading

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Textures and Trails

Diana Moore, curator at D&R Greenway Land Trust in Princeton, exhibited signs of a creative spirit at a young age. When her parents gave her holiday gifts  she spent hours inventing different ways to use the boxes those presents came … Continue reading

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What We Owe the Earth

Eve Ingalls is on an archaeological dig. She is examining the surface of the earth, and what we have done to it. Whether working in sculpture, paint, or drawing, she is redrawing the earth, with its scarred surfaces, showing us … Continue reading

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River of Life: Paddling Gets Into Your Soul

Every river has its stories, and the Delaware is no different. There’s the one about the logger Daniel Skinner who, in the 1760s, made an 80-foot raft of logs and set off from the Catskill Mountains to the shore of … Continue reading

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Walk with ‘Keeper of the Earth’

Poet, storyteller, novelist and short story writer Joseph Bruchac will walk the Scott and Hella McVay Poetry Trail at Greenway Meadows Park on Friday, April 15th, 4:30 pm. The walk will be followed by a reception and book signing at 6 … Continue reading

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Winging it with Birds and Bees

The mission of the D&R Greenway is preserving land, plain and simple. But it is the way in which watershed lands and large-scale landscapes are saved from development that makes all the difference. Since its founding in 1989, the Princeton-based … Continue reading

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