Local Scenes
Kingston Greenways Association


Cause for celebration is the resurgence of the bald eagle population in our state. Conserve Wildlife Foundation has declared January the "Month of the Eagle," and published a beautiful e-book on this subject, accessible via this link: Bald Eagles in the Meadowlands and Beyond

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KGA ACTIVITIES AND OTHER EVENTS

FRIENDS OF PRINCETON NURSERY LANDS WALK:
      SIGNS OF LIFE ON A WINTER’S DAY


Saturday, February 21, 2015, 2 to 3:30 PM

Mapleton Preserve/D&R Canal State Park Headquarters, 145 Mapleton Road, Kingston



Witch Hazel at Mapleton Preserve--Photo by Anne Zeman

Join Karen Linder of the Friends of Princeton Nursery Lands for a walk through the fields of the Mapleton Preserve, looking for signs of life in the winter landscape, be they plants, animals or birds, or evidence of feeding, tracks or scat. It will probably be cold and it could be snowy or muddy, so dress for the weather, whatever it is. Hot chocolate will be served after the walk. It is free and all are welcome, but preregistration is requested! For more information and to register, call 609-683-0483.


RECENT EVENTS


KGA TRAILS DAY PROJECT

Saturday, June 7, 2014



To celebrate National Trails Day, volunteers cleared away a tree and other debris blocking the flow of Heathcote Brook under the old stone bridge in the Cook Natural Area.





It was a cool way to spend a warm day! Many thanks to our industrious crew.





KGA ANNUAL MEETING AND PROGRAM--
      NATURAL BEAUTY: SOMERSET COUNTY PARKS


Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Clifford Zink, award-winning historian, preservation consultant, and author, gave a presentation on the subject of his latest book, NATURAL BEAUTY: SOMERSET COUNTY PARKS. He traced the development of Somerset County’s park system from its roots in the County’s agricultural past through its evolution over nearly six decades into an organization utilizing creative public-private partnerships to preserve open space and serve more than 2,000,000 visitors and program participants annually.

Businessmen and political leaders worked tirelessly to establish the Somerset County Park Commission in 1956 by public referendum, and they adopted a visionary plan to preserve prime open space and provide excellent recreational opportunities for the public. Since that time, inspired public officials and professional staff have implemented and expanded the plan into a countywide network of 26 parks encompassing more than 13,500 acres.



Somerset County parks today include award-winning facilities like the Environmental Education and Equestrian Centers at Lord Stirling Park, the horticultural centers at Colonial Park and Leonard J. Buck Garden, the Torpey Athletic Center, and the Neshanic Valley Golf Course. The Parks also contain exceptional landscapes and natural areas like Natirar and Sourland Mountain Preserve, the largest county park in New Jersey.

To obtain a copy of NATURAL BEAUTY, please call 908 722-1200 ext. 236, or visit Somerset County Parks Commission




NATURE GALLERY

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