Sourland Conservancy Calendar of upcoming events.
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Connecting Kids with Nature
April 11, 7:00 - 8:30pm, Hopewell Train Station Talk: Over the course of just three generations, we have observed a dramatic change in childhood. Children are spending more time scheduled in structured activities and “on screens,” leaving little time for unstructured play in nature. This has led to physical and psychological impacts on children’s health and overall well-being. Sharing images and statistics, Nicole Langdo will explain why getting children outside is crucial, now more than ever, and just how easy it is to do so!
April 13, 10:00am - 12:00pm, Thompson Preserve, Walk: Connect your children with nature on this creative family hike led by Nicole Langdo. Bugs and critters, flowers and rocks, fairies and elves: imagine what can be discovered in a morning outdoors?
Suitable for children ages 3 and up, accompanied by parent or guardian.
Saturday March 30, 9:30a-12pm
Learn to identify native trees and shrubs in winter, and help us to protect the next generation of forest plants from deer. First we'll search for and learn about young native woody plants in the dormant forest, then we'll build quick, affordable wire hoop fences to protect the saplings we find.Learn skills that can be used in your backyard or local projects. You'll also learn more about our Baldpate restoration site, where Sourland Stewards leaders have been at work assessing, planning, monitoring, and implementing an ambitious ecological restoration. Like what you see? This class is also an opportunity to get to know the site and the group and a chance to join the project! Presented by SC Stewardship Advisor, Jared Rosenbaum. Space is limited. Registration is required.
Eastern Bus Tour
April 13, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Experience the magic and rich history of the Sourlands, an unspoiled landscape of forested ridges, pastoral farms, and a special refuge for heroes, patriots, artists and, yes, even ghosts!
Tour the famed Lindbergh home, inside and out! Enjoy the Sourlands in the springtime. Learn the legends and lore of your own backyard paradise, home to numerous unique animals and plants. Learn about the Sourland Mountain environment and heritage -- and how to protect this special place for future generations.
Roots for Rivers Plantings
Celebrate Earth Day by helping to plant 1,500 native trees and shrubs to restore habitat and protect the clean water in the Sourlands. No experience necessary - beginners welcome!
This project is funded by a 2019 Roots for Rivers Reforestation Grant from The Watershed Institute and The Nature Conservancy.Thanks to project partners, Mercer County, the Mercer County Park Commission (MCPC) and the Americorps NJ Watershed Program.
Sourland Mountain Festival
June 22, 3:00 - 10:00pm
Hillsborough Golf & Country Club: Enjoy the best local music, food, beverages, activities, and crafts. Celebrating its 16th year, the seven-hour festival will host more history, critters, wildlife and outdoor activities with a spectacular view of the Sourland Mountain. Discounted tickets on sale now: Adult $20 ($30 at the gate); Young People (12-18) $10; Children under 12, free.
Volunteers needed! Help save the Sourlands, see the show for free, meet new friends AND score a cool tee!