July 2017 Events 

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Sussex Chapter North Chapter Bergen Passaic Chapter Highland Park Chapter Hunterdon Chapter Union Chapter West Central Chapter Rancocas Nature Center Chapter Jersey Shore Chapter Delaware Bayshores Chapter Southeast Chapter Other Events

Sussex Chapter

To be announced



Our Sussex Chapter meets the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm. The location is the Sussex-Wantage Library, 69 Route 639, Wantage NJ 07461.

For more information contact Cynthia sussex@npsnj.org


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North Chapter

To be announced



For more information contact Peter Birnbaum north@npsnj.org


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Bergen Passaic Chapter

Upcoming Events

Friday, July 7: Field trip to WildRidge Farm, grower of native plants. The tour begins at 11:00 and last approximately 1 ½ hours. We will see the native plantings on the farm, including the meadow, permaculture rows, and wildflower gardens. We will also tour the nursery, talk over some interesting species, and discuss growing methods. We will depart from Bergen County at 9:30.If you want to carpool, email   elasil@optonline.net

Summer and early fall work days will be held on the following dates. Mark your calendars; sign-up urls are coming soon: 
Sunday, July 9, 9:00 am: https://www.nynjtc.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=5997
Sunday, August 13, 9:00 am: https://www.nynjtc.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=5998
Sunday, Sept 24, 1:00 pm: https://www.nynjtc.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=5999


All chapter meetings will take place on the second Wednesday of the month at the Headquarters of the NY-NJ Trail Conference 

The Headquarters of the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference is located at 600 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah (not Oakland, there's a similar address there). The building is located between Ramapo College and Ramapo County Reservation park.


Trail Conference headquarters are located on Route 202, Ramapo Valley Road, in Mahwah, just north of Ramapo Valley County Reservation and opposite the turnoff for Darlington Road. The parking lot is small, but overflow parking is available next door at the Ramapo County Reservation with a short walk through the woods. This parking and trail are NOT lighted, so attendees should bring a flashlight, carpool, or arrive early to park near the building. The path from the reserve parking lot to the trail center begins just to the left of the "do not enter" sign.

Beginning around July 3, Rt. 202 will be closed north of the Schoolhouse. Traffic detour signs will be posted by the Department of Transportation. Cars coming from the north (Route 17) should follow exit signs for MacArthur Avenue to Darlington Avenue. Cars coming from the south (Rt. 202) will not be affected.


The co-leaders are Tom Bender, Josie Ko, and Elaine Silverstein.

They can be reached at:bergenpassaic@npsnj.org


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Highland Park Chapter

Greetings Everyone,

This month's chapter meeting will be postponed until Tuesday August 8 at 7pm. We will have a native plant swap and tour of Highland Park Native Plant Reserve. For your convenience we will gather at the picnic table inside the main entrance off the parking lot. You won't have to carry your native plant offerings so far. This also places us in the heart of the HPNPR. Remember, you don't have to bring a plant to get one. We will meet at 7pm to take advantage of daylight. Please label your plants with the common and scientific names. If it rains, we will move to the Environmental Education Center. A map can be found click here for a map. Hope to see you soon, Mary and Belinda



Our meetings are held at the Eugene Young Environmental Education Center, 20 River Road at 7:30pm. click here for a map

For more information contact Mary at highlandpark@npsnj.org.


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Hunterdon Chapter

To be announced



Everyone is invited - you do not have to be a Hunterdon resident. Share this information with any others who may be interested. The program is free. All our meetings will be at the Hunterdon Medical Center auditorium and at 7:00 unless noted otherwise.  

More information: hunterdon@npsnj.org

Chapter contact is Cinny MacGonagle cmacgonagle@yahoo.com

Find out how this chapter has been supporting native plants: About Hunterdon Chapter


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To be announced



Chapter leader: Michael Brennan

For more information contact union@npsnj.org


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West Central Chapter

To be announced



We meet at the New Jersey Plainsboro Audubon Preserve at 80 Scotts Corner Road, Plainsboro, NJ.

Directions to the Preserve can be found at www.njaudubon.org/SectionCenters/SectionPlainsboro/Directions.aspx

I look forward to meeting all of you.

Judith Robinson

For more information contact westcentraljersey@npsnj.org.



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Rancocas Nature Center Chapter

To be announced



For more information contact rancocas@npsnj.org.



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Jersey Shore Chapter

SAVE THE DATE for the July 11 meeting (note change in meeting day).

Join the Jersey Shore Chapter for BYO brown bag picnic supper at Cattus Island County Park in Toms River.

Meet us at the picnic tables by the Nature Center at 5:30pm.

At 6:30 we will enjoy a 45 minute presentation by Park Naturalist Jason Hoger. Jason will provide us with a tour of the newly renovated Nature Center, the new exhibits, the butterfly garden, the Center's "green wall" (the first indoor native plant green wall in Ocean County!) and the 3 new raised beds containing native seaside plants, native bog plants, and vegetables grown by the Nature Center staff to feed their turtles.

NO RSVP required, all are welcome.

We will have a special event in August! See August events.

Kind regards, Jersey Shore Chapter Co-leaders
Mary Judge, Karen Walzer, Pam Almeida and Becky Laboy


Dear Jersey Shore Chapter members and native plant enthusiasts, as a reminder, the Jersey Shore Chapter meets on the first Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8:00pm.

Jersey Shore Chapter Co-leaders,
Mary Judge, Karen Walzer, Pam Almeida and Becky Laboy

For more information: email:jerseyshore@npsnj.org


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Delaware Bayshores Chapter

Del-Bay 2017 Calendar: click here


Don't Forget 

There will be more botany previews and updates for the upcoming 2017 calendar year programs and activities of interest for the Delaware Bayshore members.

Our meetings are held on the first Monday of the month from September 2016 - June 2017 except for holidays (they will be the following Monday). the location is the Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts 22 N. High Street, Millville, NJ 08332

Hope to see you soon,
Julie, Doris, Lynn, Karla and Joe  

For more information:email:debayshores@npsnj.org


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Southeast Chapter

We are excited about our local NPSNJ chapter that serves native plant enthusiasts in Atlantic County and Cape May County as well as anyone from areas west or north who would like to join us. We hold eight evening meetings a year on the 3rd Monday of the month (September, October, November, February, March, April, May, and June). We are delighted that Stockton University's Sustainability Program – specifically the Campus Farm Native Plant Project – is sponsoring us and making it possible for us to have meetings in an easily-accessible location and a comfortable setting with the necessary "smart room" equipment.

To be announced




Directions to B-125:

Park in Parking Lot #1 or #2 and bear right walking down the hill, following the signs to Alton Auditorium. Enter the A-D Building by the main doors (will be on your left, across from the Arts & Sciences Building). Go upstairs one flight: B-wing is the first side-corridor upstairs, directly across from the upstairs entry to Alton Auditorium. Room B-125 will be on your right after you step into that wing.

If you would like to be updated with details about our future meetings, please contact Jesse Connor at:  southeast@npsnj.org.  (Contacting this site will put you on the list for monthly meeting information, field trip info, and timely updates.)

Jesse Connor, Jack Connor, Barbara Fiedler, and Steve Fiedler

For more information, contact Jesse Connor at email: southeast@npsnj.org


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Other Announcements

To be announced



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