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New Jersey Conservation Foundation is committed to helpingpromote discussion, networking and knowledge sharing among land trusts, grassroots groups and other nonprofits involved in land preservation and stewardship.

The New Jersey Land Trust Network meets throughout the year for presentations and discussions on various topics including policy, fundraising, mapping, membership and board development, and best practices. The Land Trust Network is a program of the New Jersey Conservation Foundation, supported by Victoria Foundation.

Thanks to volunteer Carolann Clark who designed the logo for the NJ Land Trust Network.  To learn more about her work, contact



          Creative Placemaking* Workshop



                                                                       Photo by Dan Jeffrey                                  Photo by Lauren


                                             Thursday, October 22

                                                9:30 am - 2:30 pm

                                                     Duke Farm

                                             1112 Duke Parkway West

                                               Hillsborough, NJ  08844


*Placemaking = A process that engages the community to participate in creating spaces that contribute to people's health, happiness, and well being.



Enjoy this interactive, non-traditional workshop about how to engage the public and introduce land conservation to a larger community.  Suzanne Ishee, Executive Director, and Stuart Koperweis, Vice President of The Center for Creative Placemakingwill provide the basics of creative placemaking approaches with emphasis on engaging non-traditional and cross-cultural groups.  The workshop format will include presentation, group discussion and practical application. Participants will receive a workbook where the ideas from the workshop can be recorded and customized to each organization.  Workshop size limited to 30 attendees.


Fee:  $25  (Lunch included!)


                  Chainsaw Trainings


Level 1:  Basic Use and Safety of Chainsaw Use

October 30, 8-4, Franklin Parker Preserve, Chatsworth, NJ

(7 slots available)

Level 2:  Felling Storm Damaged/Downed Trees

October 29, 8-4, NJCF land in Washington Township, Warren County

Prerequisite is completion of Level 1.

(2 slots available)


Instructor for both sessions is Kevin Snyder from Game of Logging. 

Maximum 10 people for each class.  Must have own chainsaw and safety equipment.   Fee:  $100





DECEMBER 3: Natural Lands Stewardship:  Wetlands Management with the NJ Recreation & Park Association, 9:00-3:30, Rutgers Ecocomplex, Bordentown.   Fee:  $20. 


 Until our online registration system is set up, please

RSVP for above programs to Laura

(; 908-234-1225x117). 


Most events offered in partnership with the Watershed Institute

of the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association


Share your issues and topics!


Please contact Laura Szwak ( or 908-234-1225 ext. 117) to suggest program or topic ideas.  Also, if you would like to host a Land Trust Network meeting, please let Laura know.



Updated September 29, 2015






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