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NJ Land Trust Network meetingNew Jersey Conservation Foundation is committed to helping promote 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.


             Telling Effective Stories...

to inspire more people and raise more money


Thursday, September 24

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Classroom at the Dodge Foundation

14 Maple Avenue

Morristown, NJ  07960




The Storytelling for Change workshop will help give you the tools you need to start telling stories that will engage and inspire your community. During this full day workshop you will learn from seasoned trainers and storytellers Judy Anderson and Vanessa Chase.


Upon completion, you will:

  • Clarify the connection of stories to your work and organization’s mission
  • Learn how to identify and tell a compelling story of change
  • Identify who your target audiences are for stronger engagement and how storytelling (and what kind of stories) might help
  • Know how to find and collect a great story
  • Create a simple storytelling plan for getting your stories and message out in the community

Fee:  $20


Thanks to the Land Trust Alliance for sponsoring and bringing this workshop to NJ. 





OCTOBER 22 Creative Placemaking with the Center for Creative Placmaking, 9:30-2:30, Duke Farms, Hillsborough.  Maximum 30 participants.  Fee:  $25


NOVEMBER:    Chainsaw Trainings, Game of Logging instructor Kevin Snyder 

Level 2:  Storm Damage/Downed Trees, October 29, 8-4, location to be determined.   Prerequisite is completion of Level 1. 

Level 1:  Basic Use and Safety of Chainsaws, October 30, 8-4, Franklin Parker Preserve, Chatsworth, NJ. 

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


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


RSVP for above programs to Laura

(; 908-234-1225x117). 


Other Topics to be Scheduled:

  • Historic Preservation Buyers Roundtable
  • Roundtables for ...
    • Mapping Staff & volunteers
    • Technology Staff & volunteers
    • Administration personnel
    • Development staff & volunteers


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 August 27, 2015






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