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Ways to Give That Protect Natural Areas

New Jersey is the most densely populated state in the country, with an average of 1,185 people per square mile,
13 times the national average (based on 2010 census data). Your gift to D&R Greenway Land Trust will support our ongoing land preservation and stewardship efforts and provide us with the resources and flexibility we depend on to rescue natural areas and watershed lands from the threat of imminent development.



Donate Now Yes! I would like to join D&R Greenway Land Trust in preserving open space in New Jersey. Please click the 'Donate' button to make a secure credit card donation online.

You may also make a gift by telephone using your credit card (Visa or MasterCard) - call 609.924.4646. Donate by mailing a check or your credit card (Visa or MasterCard) information to: D&R Greenway Land Trust, One Preservation Place, Princeton, NJ 08540.


Buy a unique book to support D&R Greenway's mission

Plant Local: Do-It-Yourself Native Plant Gardens, by Jared Rosenbaum

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There is a craft to creating landscapes that sustain nature and enhance our sense of place. It links us deeply to our local natural world, through the cultivation of native plants and the creation of wildlife habitat.

Our homes can include communities of wild birds, beautiful pollinators, intricate wildflowers, fruiting shrubs, healing herbs, and the many other unseen organisms that together sustain biodiversity at a time when all wild beings are threatened with losing their habitats.

If we expand our notion of natural habitats to include our front and back yards, our homes become habitats as well. The next time you walk in the “wilderness”, the wild will be more like home, because your home will be more like the wild.

Written by Jared Rosenbaum and informed by the land stewardship and native plant nursery that are part of D&R Greenway Land Trust’s work, Plant Local is a guide to native plant gardening through do-it-yourself projects based on the ecology of our region.

Profits from the sale of the book benefit D&R Greenway's ongoing land preservation and stewardship mission. Purchase a copy online today for $25 per book (includes sales tax, postage and handling). Alternatively, you may stop by D&R Greenway Land Trust during the business days (M-F) and purchase a copy for $20. Thanks for your support!

 

Walk the Trails In and Around Princeton, by Sophie Glovier

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Did you know that right here, in the center of the most densely populated state in our nation, there are thousands of acres of preserved open space? Nestled among the many homes, corporate office parks and busy roads, there are miles and miles of trails to enjoy.

Walk The Trails In and Around Princeton will serve as your guide to these beautiful, but often hidden places. Sized to fit in your back pocket, Walk The Trails In and Around Princeton features detailed instructions and trail maps for sixteen walks through our local parks and preserves. It also contains sixteen beautiful full color postcards and many other stunning photographs of our local open space.

Walk the Trails In and Around Princeton was created by author, Sophie Glovier, photographer, Bentley Drezner and book designer, Maria Lindenfeldar. It was printed by Enviroprint of Bound Brook, New Jersey, using soy inks on sustainable papers. Profits from the sale of the book benefit trail construction and maintenance and stewardship of preserved lands at D&R Greenway Land Trust and other local land trusts.

Profits from the sale of the book benefit D&R Greenway's ongoing land preservation and stewardship mission. Purchase a copy online today for $25 per book (includes sales tax, postage and handling). Alternatively, you may stop by D&R Greenway Land Trust during the business days (M-F) and purchase a copy for $20. Thanks for your support!

 

Roadside Geology of New Jersey, by David P. Harper

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From the glacially scoured quartzite ridge that hosts the Appalachian Trail to the spectacular columnar basalt of Orange Mountain, New Jersey packs a boatload of geology into a small area. Its nineteenth-century marl pits were the birthplace of American vertebrate paleontology, bog iron deposits in the Pinelands were used to produce cannonballs for the Revolutionary War, world-famous fluorescent minerals are found with zinc deposits in the Franklin Marble, and the coastal plain sediments contain convincing evidence of the meteorite impact that killed the dinosaurs.

This absorbing book opens with an overview of the state's geologic history and proceeds with 13 road guides that unearth the stories behind the state's rocks, sediments, and barrier islands. More than just a guide, Roadside Geology of New Jersey is chock-full of insightful discussions on such timely topics as sea level rise, climate change, and uranium mining. Get the scoop on why so much sand moves during superstorms such as Hurricane Sandy, and learn about more than a century of efforts to stabilize the beaches along the Jersey Shore.

Profits from the sale of the book benefit D&R Greenway's ongoing land preservation and stewardship mission. Purchase a copy online today for $30 per book (includes sales tax, postage and handling). Thanks for your support! *Note: This book will be available for shipping after Thanksgiving.

 

Climbing Through Life: A Collection of Hilly Vignettes, by Michael Heffler

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Michael Heffler's first book, Climbing Through Life - a Collection of Hilly Vignettes captures what Albert Einstein expressed: "Life is like riding a bicycle - in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving." Or as cyclists on his rides say: "You only get to the prettiest places by climbing hills."

Michael captures the idea of living where you live, invoking an appreciation for beauty and a sense of place - to keep the pretty part of NJ a place that provides great cycling, living and creative outlets. His writing explores ways to grow by experiencing and better understanding the substance of relationships with others and the environment.

Michael Heffler is a cyclist, a husband, a father, an author and a ride leader. He is currently working on a program to align local cycling clubs with local open space organizations. He worked in technology for over 30 years, is published and holds a patent. A graduate of Rutgers University and University of Massachusetts at Amherst, he lives with his wife, Carol, in Lambertville, NJ.

To purchase your discounted copy of Climbing Through Life: A Collection of Hilly Vignettes, click here and use the discount code HR4B5CYH to get $0.99 off.

Profits from the sale of the book benefit D&R Greenway's ongoing land preservation and stewardship mission. Thanks for your support!




Please consider making an additional gift toward D&R Greenway Land Trust's Revolving Land Fund. D&R Greenway's professional staff will sit down and discuss the specific wishes of our donors. To arrange an appointment, please contact Leslie Potter, Director of Development, at 609.924.4646, ext. 121.

Please consider supporting the ongoing management on preserved lands, which we call Stewardship.

D&R Greenway Land Trust is the lead organization responsible for New Jersey Trails Association. Donations will help provide more trail guides, Geographical Information System (GIS) maps and data for access on-line.
Please specify this donation in the memo line.

Please consider making an additional gift to D&R Greenway Land Trust's Johnson Education Center. For information on naming opportunities at the Johnson Education Center, click here.

Make a gift in memory of a loved one or to honor a friend.

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