Sustainable Lawrence Archive:

MERCER GREEN FEST

Thank you to all of you for your hard work. The Mercer Green Fest was a success. We have 1,100 visitors during the event. Ms. Amy was fantastic, the wildlife show by the Eyes of the Wild was amassing the kids are parents were fascinating by the presentation of the Wallaby, The Grand Falloons  were fantastic with their act on recycling. The speakers were great also.

The names of the group picture from left to right are Joanne Mullowney from Ewing Green Team, Christine Symington from Princeton, Teresita Bastides-Heron and  Pam Mount from Sustainable Lawrence and Lawrence Environmental Resources & Sustainability Green Advisory Committee,  Joann Held from Hopewell Valley Green Team, Gary Fournier from East Windsor Clean Communities Advisory Committee, Mike Hornsby from West Windsor Environmental Commission, and Mike Winka from Sustainable Lawrence.

MERCER GREEN FEST

TAKE A WALK IN THE BIG WOODS

This is just a reminder for the Big Woods Walk at Rider University this Friday afternoon at 3 pm at the tennis courts. More details and a campus map are linked off of this website: http://www.rider.edu/events/big-woods-walk/2017/04/21

There’s a chance of thunderstorms currently in the afternoon. If necessary, the event will move indoors to the auditorium in Sweigart Hall (rm 115).
Regardless of whether we’re indoors or outside, I have planned a program that will highlight the connections of this woods to Aldo Leopold with short presentations by Rider U. Faculty.
Big Woods Walk Program:
3:00 Congregate for walk at tennis courts (those arriving by car can park at the adjacent lot). Awarding of best Sustainability Studies Internship Paper sponsored by Springer-Nature donation.
3:05 Stop #1: Dan Druckenbrod and Dennis Waters (Lawrence Township Historian) provide overview on Leopold, his hand-drawn map, and the Johnson Trolley line.
3:15 Stop #2: Dan Druckenbrod discusses Leopold’s interest in skunk cabbage, which is present along the creek (Time permitting).
3:25 Stop #3: Mary Leck discusses how the forest has changed since it was first used for classes in the 1970s
3:35 Stop #4: Dan Druckenbrod discusses ages of older trees in the Big Woods. Brooke Hunter reads a Leopold quote about Big Woods and a quote from Good Oak essay.
3:45 Stop #5: Dan Garro discusses Leopold’s environmental ethics and/or policy
3:55 Walk ends


Hope you can join us!
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