Wednesday, May 15, 2019

D&R Greenway Land Trust Trails to Table #2 Event: Dry Run Creek Walk; Nutts on Canal, Lambertville Meal supports D&R G Mission

D&R Greenway Land Trust invites the public to its

Trail-to-Table Walk
celebrating the land trust’s 30th year of preservation

WHEN: Sunday, May 19, from 3 to 5 p.m. Event will be held in sun or light rain.
WHERE
: Dry Run Creek Preserve in West Amwell
ADMISSION: free
Register by phone (609) 924-4646 or use volunteer@drgreenway.org
Registrants will receive e-mail Saturday concerning weather, directions and the like.  Wear sturdy shoes; long pants tucked into long socks; long-sleeved shirt; hat.  Water and insect repellant important. http://www.drgreenway.org


This walk will be paired with a meal at Nutts on the Canal, Lambertville. Eat there any time between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m.; say “D&R Greenway”, and the restaurant will donate 10% of your tab to the Land Trust’s preservation and stewardship mission. It is not necessary to participate in walk to support D&R Greenway with McNutts meal at any time that day. CEO/President Linda Mead and select D&R Greenway Staff and volunteers will be eating at McNutts immediately after guided walk. Public encouraged to join them. While walk is free, meal is at one’s own cost.

D&R Greenway’s President and CEO, Linda J. Mead, advises, “Come out and meet our new Assistant Director of Land Stewardship, Cindy Taylor. She and our new Director of Land Stewardship, Tina Nortas, have been busy, despite the weather of this challenging spring, preparing trails on our preserves for all of you. Deb Brockway, long-time trail-maintenance Volunteer, will be honored at this event. Our Trail-to-Table events are designed to convey key experiences of nature and of fellowship.  For this series, it is new and exciting that renowned regional restaurants are cooperating specifically with our mission to save New Jersey Land.”

Those who work behind-the-scenes on this project of nature and gastronomy are doing so “to encourage people get to know these natural treasures which are right in our own community, alongside like-minded participants of all ages,” asserts the catalytic Nancy Faherty, D&R Greenway Donor Relations, Education & Outreach.

D&R GREENWAY LAND TRUST IS IN ITS 30TH YEAR of preserving and protecting natural lands, farmlands and open spaces throughout central and southern New Jersey. Through continuous preservation and stewardship -- caring for land and easements to ensure they remain protected and ecologically healthy in perpetuity -- D&R Greenway nurtures a healthier and more diverse environment for people and wild species in seven counties. One of the first 10% of land trusts to be accredited by the national Land Trust Accreditation Commission, (and recently renewed), D&R Greenway’s mission is to preserve and care for land and inspire a conservation ethic, now and for the future.
Since its founding in 1989, D&R Greenway has permanently preserved more than 20,000 acres, an area 20 times the size of New York City’s Central Park, including 30 miles of trails open to the public. The Johnson Education Center, its circa-1900 restored barn at One Preservation Place, Princeton, has been D&R Greenway’s home since 2006. Through programs, art exhibits and related lectures, D&R Greenway inspires greater public commitment to safeguarding New Jersey land.