D&R Greenway Land Trust

Public Programs, Exhibitions & Events

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See current art exhibitions at the
Marie L. Matthews and Olivia Rainbow galleries at the Johnson Education Center

For directions to the Johnson Education Center, please click here.



Decoy Lecture


Decoys and the Abbott Marshlands: Timeline from Craft to Art

Wednesday, May 17, 7 pm, doors open 6:30

Three presenters will speak about woodcarving, waterfowl, and where to see them. Speakers include: Ron Kobli, owner, Decoys and Wildlife Gallery, Jay Vawter, Curator - Vawter Decoy Collection, and Charles Leck, Ph.D.

RSVP at 609-924-4646 or rsvp@drgreenway.org


Invasive Species Lecture

What Are Invasive Plant Species? How are they impacting Princeton’s Open Space? What can we do to manage them?

Sponsored by D&R Greenway Land Trust, Friends of Princeton Open Space & the Princeton Environmental Commission

Monday, May 22, 7 pm, at the Princeton Public Library

Join Mike Van Clef of the New Jersey Invasive Species Strike Team to hear the results of a study of existing and emergent invasives in Princeton’s open space as well as an overview of the ecological health of the preserved land in Princeton. Learn about the resolution recently passed by the Princeton Council to encourage the use of native plants and discourage the use of invasives.

A panel of experts will be available to discuss ways to get involved with identifying and eradicating invasive plants and to offer advice to homeowners seeking to find native alternatives for their gardens.

Panelists will include Emily Blackman, Land Protection Associate and Native Nursery Manager, D&R Greenway Land Trust and Jeff Geist, Naturalist at Friends of Princeton Open Space.

Dance for Life


Dance for Life: A Ballet of Healing and Nature 

June 4 at the Grounds For Sculpture

 D&R Greenway is partnering with the Princeton YWCA's Breast Cancer Resource Center and RWJ University Hospital Hamilton to promote healing through nature. 

D&R Greenway's Linda Mead invites you to join her at Dance for Life: Personal Stories of Triumph. A portion of the proceeds will help create an interactive "healing trail" for people to integrate nature and the outdoors into their healing journey.

Tickets are $100 and include admission to Grounds For Sculpture, the performance and a reception. Performances are at 2:30 and 4:30 with limited seating. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 609.249.7527 or visit www.rwjuhhfoundation.org.

NJ Trails Association / D&R Greenway / Princeton Photography Club photography project

Calling all photographers!

Photographs of our state’s preserved trails are requested by a partnership of the New Jersey Trails Association (NJTA), D&R Greenway Land Trust and Princeton Photography Club (PPC). We're looking for photographs of the trails that appear on the New Jersey Trails Association website. Beginning immediately, effective seasonal photographs are called for to fill an increasing need for knowledge of nature trails in our region.  The pictures will appear, with credit, on the NJTrails association web-site, as well as in D&R Greenway’s electronic and print releases and newsletters.

Please visit njtrails.org for trail information.
For an updated chart detailing photographic needs please visit
the Princeton Photography Club website

Submission Requirements:

  1. Images are to be 4x6 (vertical or horizontal) at 150 pixel/inch in JPEG format
  2. The file name should include the photographer's first initial and last name, the property name and photo number. (Example: R_Grant_Carson_Road_Woods_1)
  3. Photographers should submit digital high resolution JPEG images via email to: ppcnjtrails@gmail.com
  4. Only the property name is to be noted in the subject line
  5. In the body of the email list:
    1. The photographer's name
    2. Photo number with subject description (name of trail, animal, plant, etc...) and date image taken
      1. Examples:
        1. Photo 1 Red Fox Kit 4/27/2014
        2. Photo 2 View from Peach Orchard 4/26/2014
  1. A limit of four photos per submission is requested
  2. There are no age or residency restrictions

Questions regarding the submission requirements should be sent to Richard Grant at: ppcnjtrails@gmail.com

Landowner Forum: Creating a Meadow in Your Own Backyard

If you were unable to attend the talk, or you would just like the presenters' slides for reference, we are providing some of them here in PDF form:

"Residential Habitat Restoration: A Focus on Meadows" by Diana Raichel,
Conservation Biologist

"The conservation and ecology of native bees" by Dan Cariveau, Rutgers Postdoctoral Research Associate

(Please be patient when downloading these files. They are very large.)


Video of George Dyson on Princeton's Christopher Robin -
Oswald Veblen and the Six Hundred-Acre Woods

Did you miss George Dyson's talk on March 21, 2013 at the Johnson Education Center? You can watch it online below:


Video credit: Kurt Tazelaar and Sally Curtis


Video of Professor Kenneth Hiltner on "From Shakespeare's London to Urban Gardening - The Literature of Human's Relationship with the Land"

Filmed at the Johnson Education Center on April 4, 2013.


Video credit: Kurt Tazelaar and Sally Curtis


David Allen Sibley guided D&R Greenway supporters on an early morning bird walk through the Hamilton - Trenton - Bordentown Marsh
Author David Allen Sibley guided a group of bird watchers through the Marsh


Partner Programs

  • D&R Greenway Land Trust and Princeton Environmental Institute
  • D&R Greenway Land Trust and Garden State Preservation Trust
  • Princeton Township Polling Location
  • Ann Reeves Foundation
  • D&R Greenway Land Trust and Mercer County Green Table
  • Sustainable Education
  • Bat Conservation International
    Native plants can be incorporated into all size properties.
    See D&R Greenway's Native Plant Nursery
    Arrowwood Viburnum Dantatum

Community Organizations and Meetings

  • Contemporary Garden Club
  • Community Without Walls - House III
  • Garden State Preservation Trust
  • Housing Initiative of Princeton
  • Isles
  • Mercer County Master Gardeners
  • Montgomery Friends of Open Space
  • Nathanael Greene Fellowship - Montgomery Township Schools
  • New Jersey Trails Association
  • Princeton Artists Alliance
  • Princeton Garden Club
  • New Jersey School-Age Children's Care Coalition
  • Princeton Photography Club
  • Princeton Pro-Musica
  • Princeton Singers
  • Princeton, Trenton & Stony Brook Garden Clubs
  • Rhododendron Society
  • Wheaton College Alumni Art Show

Corporate Programs

  • Glenmede Trust
  • Mercer County Bar Association
  • PNC advisors


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