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The Great Outdoors

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S: Hunterdon Land Trust Celebrating 15 Years

BC: The Hunterdon Land Trust at the Historic Dvoor Farm 111 Mine Street Flemington, NJ 08822 908.237.4582

FC: Celebrating 15 years of land preservation

1: Founded in 1996 the Hunterdon Land Trust is celebrating 15 years of preservation victories | 5,700+ acres protected | Clean Drinking Water | Protected Wildlife Habitat | Productive Family Farms | Protecting the places you love | Scenic Views | Hiking Trails | Local Food

2: The Historic Dvoor Farm Headquarters of the Hunterdon Land Trust | Preserved in 1999 42 acres | The Dvoor Farm in the 1930s

3: The Hunteron Land Trust Farmers' Market Supporting family farms and selling healthy, local food since 2007 | The Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers' Market at the Historic Dvoor Farm

4: The Mine Brook restoration reduces storm damage provides habitat for frogs, turtles and other water loving inhabitants | Mine Brook Restoration Project at the Historic Dvoor Farm

5: The Historic Dvoor Farm, continued a Haven for Wildlife | Red Tailed Hawk | Red Fox | Baltimore Oriole | Song Sparrow

6: Photo by Anthony Flamio | Photo by Dwight Hiscano | The Zega Lockatong Preserve Protected 2003 34 acres

7: The Zega Lockatong Preserve connects with the Wescott Preserve and Peters Property to form an unbroken 141 acres of preserved land | Mimi's Trail was created in 2006 to honor founding land trust member Mimi Upmeyer

8: Frenchtown Greenbelt Preserve Protected 2006 150 Acres | The Frenchtown Greenbelt was the largest undeveloped tract of land near Frenchtown and offers townies and visitors a chance to hike, birdwatch and relax. | Cedar and hardwood forests provide prime bird habitat for osprey, pileated woodpeckers and owls.

9: Kolonia Properties Protected 2007 and 2009 20 acres | Protecting water quality in the Holland Highlands. The Kolonia properties connect to the 100+ acre greenbelt on the southern shoulder of Musconetcong Mountain.

10: Quakertown Preserve | Bodine Woods 28 acres 2006 | Pfaltz Property 7 acres 2008

11: By removing an unstable dam and replanting native trees and shrubs, the Hunterdon Land Trust restored natural wetlands to the Quakertown Preserve The wetlands provide habitat for birds, turtles, frogs and other wildlife and reduce the threat of downstream flooding | Restoring the Quakertown Wetlands 2011

12: Bobolink Dairy and Bakehouse 2010 Preserving a 250 year tradition of family farming on Stamets Road 183 acres

13: Major Milestone!

14: Winnewald Day Camp Preserved 2010 19 acres | Children have connected to and learned about nature for 60 years at Winnewald Day Camp, which is now preserved for generations to come

15: Delaware River Stewardship Initiative | Partnering with the State of NJ to improve public access to state owned parkland along the Delaware River | Take a hike!

16: Horseshoe Bend Park Protected 2011 313 Acres | Hunterdon Land Trust and partners persevered for more than 10 years to protect this natural gem. | Photo by Dwight Hiscano

17: There were several threats of development, | but now this special place, which is rumored to be home to bald eagles, is preserved for all time. | Photo by Dwight Hiscano

18: Thank you for making the Hunterdon Land Trust's first 15 years such a success! | Our birthday wish is to preserve another 10,000 acres we all love in Hunterdon County that will... | protect our drinking water | preserve Hunterdon's sweeping views and natural beauty | make sure farms with great soils can keep growing local food

19: save our forests | safeguard wildife habitat | let us share the places we love with the people we love | Photos by Dwight Hiscano | Photo by Jill Dodds

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