Thanks to the generosity of New Jersey Natural Gas, The Land Conservancy has a much-needed new truck for our Partners for Parks program. The truck will replace a well-used 20-year-old van that has reached the end of its lifespan.
The donated GMC Sierra is a high fuel efficiency hybrid pickup truck, which stays true to The Land Conservancy’s commitment to enhancing the environment. The truck will serve as a mobile storage vehicle to transfer necessary supplies, such as shovels, rakes, hoes, gloves, etc. for Partners for Parks projects, as well as to help us clean up and maintain remote properties we purchase.
Established in 1996, Partners for Parks is The Land Conservancy of New Jersey’s award-winning volunteer stewardship program. Partners for Parks puts teams of volunteers from area businesses to work on one-day stewardship projects. Through “hands-on” experience, the volunteers gain an understanding of the importance of preserving New Jersey’s natural landscapes and the effective impact of their work. This helps The Land Conservancy reach our objective to create stewards and informed advocates for these properties on the individual, community, and corporate levels.
Partners for Parks works with municipal, county, state, and federal land managers to arrange fun, challenging projects for volunteers of all abilities. Since its inception, 9,101 Partners for Parks volunteers have worked on 507 projects in 10 New Jersey counties and 55 towns.