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.

Click here to view photos from our previous events.








Banff Mountain Film Festival to benefit D&R Greenway on April 24th

Banff Mountain Film Festival
Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25
7 - 10:30 pm

At McCosh Hall, Room 10, Princeton University

Tickets: $15, available online via Princeton University
or at Blue Ridge Mountain Sports in the Princeton Shopping Center
Sponsored by Princeton University Outdoor Action Program and Blue Ridge Mountain Sports.

Click here for the film schedule and to watch the trailers.

Proceeds from Friday night's sales to be donated to D&R Greenway
on behalf of Blue Ridge Mountain Sports.

The Banff Mountain Film Festival combines amazing mountain and outdoor adventure sports films with an intermission free gear raffle. The award-winning films feature exotic landscapes and remote cultures and include climbing, mountaineering, mountain biking, kayaking, extreme skiing, and explorations of the natural world.

Princeton’s Blue Ridge Mountain Sports has designated D&R Greenway Land Trust as their selected non-profit for 2015, generously supporting their land preservation and creation of trails for the hiking public.


Earth Month Lecture

"Getting the Message Out About Climate Change: A Journalist's Perspective"
Tuesday, April 28
Doors open at 6:30 pm, Lecture begins at 7 pm
Speaker: Michael Lemonick, Writer at Large, Climate Central

Click here to RSVP

Michael Lemonick (source)

Michael will talk about his 25-year-plus career in writing about climate for TIME, Discover, Scientific American, and other publications, and about why people may finally be paying attention. Climate Central, Inc. is a Princeton-based nonprofit. Michael also writes for a wide range of print and online outlets, and has written six books.


Decoy Lecture

"A True American Art Form Decoy Lecture"
Friday, May 1
Doors open at 4 pm, Lecture begins at 4:30 pm
Speaker: Ben Heinemann, internationally acclaimed carver, teacher, and judge

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Ben Heinemann (source)

Experience Ben Heinemann's life-like decoys included in the Jay Vawter Decoy collection and learn why Ben wants to perpetuate the tradition of waterfowl decoy sculpture as the true American art form.


Cosmos Program

"From Deep Time to Deep Ecology: Stories of the Universe"
Tuesday, May 19
Doors open at 6:30 pm, Program begins at 7 pm
Speaker: Jennifer Morgan, International Lecturer

with Andor Carius, World Class Musician
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Jennifer Morgan (source)

Through Jennifer's storytelling, adults and children learn about the cosmos from the beginning of time. Performing in her star-covered robe in the voice of the universe, she will show all things are related.

International speaker, storyteller, teacher trainer, and founder/president of DeepTimeJourney.org, Jennifer is the award-winning author of the Universe Story Trilogy for children, used in classrooms around the world. It has been endorsed by scientists including Jane Goodall, Neil de Grasse Tyson, Gillian Knapp, Stephen Pacala, and others.


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


Walk the Trails In And Around Princeton

Visit Blue Ridge Mountain Sports [BRMS], at the Princeton Shopping Center or D&R
Three area women collaborated to publish, "WALK THE TRAILS IN AND AROUND PRINCETON." L-R: Maria Lindenfeldar, Sophie Glovier and Bentley Drezner enjoy a walk at Coventry Farm
Three women collaborated to publish a new trail guide bout places to walk in Princeton, NJ

Greenway Land Trust for a popular guide to area trails entitled, Walk the Trails In & Around Princeton.  This compact and trail guide, --covering 16 trails on preserved land in our region--, is now in its third printing.  It has sold over 1,100 copies.  Its profits are being divided among three local non-profits: D&R Greenway Land Trust, The Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association, and Friends of Princeton Open Space.   For further information, call 609-921-6078.   Walk the Trails In & Around Princeton has been available at BRMS since its launch.  Former manager, Scott Morris, asserts, “It is absolutely fitting that we should have it.  Being in the industry of the outdoors, we cater to people who hike trails in our region.  It’s in our interest, of course, to call attention both trails and preservation.  Frankly, we can’t keep the book in the store!”   D&R Greenway reports new visitors nearly every day to purchase Walk the Trails.  The particular artistry of this guide reflects the “deep connection with the natural world” of local free-lance photographer, Bentley Drezner.  Maria Lindenfelder designed the slender volume, which fits smoothly into a cargo pants pocket without hindering a hiker’s stride.  Images are in the form of postcards, which can be removed and mailed to convince others of the beauties of New Jersey.  Guide-Michelin-like icons reveal each walk’s duration, canine welcome, whether or not the trail is jog-stroller-friendly, and/or suitable for all ages.  Detailed maps accompany each preserved trail, courtesy of NJ Trails Association.

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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