SANDY URGO RECEIVES GOVERNOR’S ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE AWARD

SANDY URGO RECEIVES GOVERNOR'S ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE AWARD The winners of the 19th Annual Governor's Environmental Excellence Awards were honored for various areas of environmental stewardship by theNew Jersey Department of Environmental Protection yesterday. Among the honorees recognized during the awards program…

The Weed-Eaters

It’s December and now that the colder weather is setting in, the goats that have called South Branch Preserve home since June have departed until next summer. Goats, you may ask? If you haven’t been out to South Branch Preserve,…

#GivingTuesday: Tis The Season To Be Thankful

We’ve arrived at the time of the year where thankfulness and expressing gratitude for one another comes front and center. For us at The Land Conservancy of New Jersey, there is a lot to be thankful for. To start, we…

Introducing City Green Farms At South Branch Preserve

We recently broke ground to a 12-acre farm at South Branch Preserve in Mount Olive, New Jersey. Although food production won’t happen in the immediate future, the brisk, autumn day was full of promise. Through a newly formed partnership with…

Two Farms Totaling 150-Acres Recently Preserved

We recently helped preserve farmland in the Highlands of New Jersey that total 150-acres of privately owned land. Why is farmland important? The preservation of farms helps anchor the farm economy. Not only does it ensure the continued availability of…

Birds Of A Feather Flock Together

It is autumn and cold. Leaves are turning color but unevenly before falling. Then, as I look out my back window, everything turns blacks. My yard is being invaded by a plague of common grackles, about 100 or so. They…

A Few Pennies Goes A Long Way

When I was a young child, a few pennies could go a long way. I have fond memories of getting more than my fair share from a selection of Razzles, Bazooka Joe bubble gum and Astro Pops from the corner…

How Big Is 3,414 Acres?

Nestled in the New Jersey Highlands sits 3,414 acres of watershed land which is a habitat to wildlife that is on New Jersey’s endangered species list. Bobcats, red-shouldered hawks and bald eagles. It boasts sixteen different mountaintops, nine ponds, more…

Geese May Safely Graze

Instinct is a strange thing. As the days in October start to get shorter and cooler, many of the birds found in New Jersey know it is time to fatten themselves for the long trip south to their wintering territories.…

Investors Bank Grants $5,000

On Thursday, September 20th, Investors Bank presented The Land Conservancy of New Jersey (TLC-NJ) with a grant of $5,000. David Epstein, President of TLC-NJ accepted this grant on behalf of the organization which was presented by Dinesh Jani, Branch Manager…