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.









Opportunities in Environmental Stewardship: The Value of Ecosystem Services

Thursday, October 30
6:30 - 8:30pm
at the Johnson Education Center

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Presented by Simon Levin,
George M. Moffett Professor of Biology, Princeton University

Simon Levin

The Annual Science Forum on Strategic Techniques & Innovations in Land Preservation & Stewardship is sponsored by John Rassweiler's family honoring his stewardship of New Jersey lands.

With our natural resources threatened by pipelines and development, this program will help us understand why they should be protected. Learn about economic ecosystem values provided by natural lands.

The Annual John H. Rassweiler Science Forum explores a cutting edge topic that impacts our natural world: the parallels between ecosystems and economic systems and implications for managing our environmental resources.

Dr. Simon Levin will convey his expertise on economic aspects of ecosystems, particularly their impact on management of our natural assets. Dr. Levin explains, "Evolution is not just about competition... It's also about cooperation and ways in which individual units work together to create higher order ecosystems that can tackle more complicated problems. These ecosystems provide a model for meeting business challenges of today."

Dr. Levin has been introduced as a man who has spent a lot of time thinking about how systems work in nature. This fact-filled lecture is applicable to the work of land managers and citizens who care about stewardship of our natural resources.


LA Has a River?: Reviving America's Most Famous Forgotten Waterway

Wednesday, November 5
6:30 - 8:30pm
Doors open at 6:30pm, Lecture 7:00 - 8:30pm, includes Q&A
at the Johnson Education Center

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Presented by Jenny Price,
Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor in the
Environment and Humanities, Lewis Center for the Arts and PEI

This lecture is presented in partnership with Princeton Environmental Institute

Jenny Price

Jenny Price will speak about the ambitious revitalization efforts on the concrete Los Angeles River -- their relevance to the water crisis, their importance for social justice, and the important role that artists are playing to make this huge project happen.


Sagamore Hill: The Roosevelt Summer White House

Friday, November 7
4:30 - 6pm
at the Johnson Education Center

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Special Lecture and Closing Reception for our People of Preservation art exhibit

Speaker: Kelly Fuhrmann, Sagamore Hill Superintendent

Sagamore Hill

Kelly Fuhrmann, the new Superintendent of Sagamore Hill, the "Summer White House" home of our 26th President Teddy Roosevelt, will speak about current renovations and the inspiration of this special place where significant events occurred.

The talk will be followed by a brief reception for our People of Preservation art exhibit that celebrates inspirational preservationists.


National Wildlife Federation's World of Birds, by Kim Kurki

Saturday, November 8
2 - 4pm
at the Johnson Education Center
Family Friendly event

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Kim Kurki

Kim Kurki, author of World of Birds, will read from her new book for adults and children. Books will be available for purchase with an opportunity for personalized signing
by the author.
Makes a great birthday or holiday gift!

Kirkus Reviews has described World of Birds as a smorgasbord of information about common backyard birds.

Visit the Johnson Education Center through November 21 to view a special exhibit of
book illustrations. 


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 new 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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