Tag Archives: D&R Greenway

The Good Earth

New York City’s newest park, Freshkills – site of the former garbage dump – will soon be covered with native plants. The seeds for the wildflowers are being grown at St. Michaels Preserve in Hopewell. When Olmsted and Vaux carved … 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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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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Wildness in our Midst

THIS time of year, New Jerseyans take to the hills of Vermont to drink in the fall foliage, or experience the silence of a region blanketed by snow. Gerald Lubeck makes the trip in reverse.  The New Jersey native who … Continue reading

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Splendor in the Grass

On a late summer day, standing before a wall-sized painting of an orangutan in their color-filled living room, Scott and Hella McVay look out the large glass expanse and lament the state of their garden. It has been a scorching … Continue reading

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Translating Nature

At last! Someone has finally found a use for knitting, that entanglement of yarn often used to create ill-fitting sweaters. Multimedia artist Joy Kreves uses knitting to create components for her wall-size installations — her fibrous masses look like a … Continue reading

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Everything Falls into Place

Every two years, the Rush Holt campaign commissions a local artist to design a fine art print, which becomes a poster for the campaign. This year’s print depicts original tile artwork of artist Katherine Hackl of Lambertville. Her magnificent tiles … Continue reading

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If a Tree Falls in the Forest…

It is tragic and sorrowful when a mighty old master tumbles to the ground, considering how many hundreds of years it took to reach that stature. Trees have so much to teach us. There is no man wiser than a … Continue reading

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