Darlington Schoolhouse Wins Adaptive Use Award from Bergen County

Historic Preservation

First row, left to right: Joan Voss, Chairwoman of Bergen County Freeholders; Jennifer Easterbrook of the Trail Conference; Steven Tanelli, Vice Chair of Bergen County Freeholders; and John Hogan Bergen County Clerk. Second Row: Trail Conference volunteers Pasquale Marcotullio and Pete Heckler Third Row: Chris Connolly, Board Chair of the Trail Conference

On May 7, the Bergen County Freeholders hosted an awards ceremony at the Zion Church honoring people and places throughout Bergen County.  The Trail Conference was among 10 recipients presented with Preservation Awards during the public program, receiving the 2015 Bergen County Historic Preservation Award for the outstanding restoration of Mahwah’s Darlington Schoolhouse in the “For Adaptive Use” category.

The Darlington project was described in the event program thusly: “The 1891 Darlington Schoolhouse, already adaptively and actively used by the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, may be the project that exhibited the most progress from start to finish in the history of Bergen County and New Jersey State grants.”

About Trail Walker

Since 1920, the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference has partnered with parks to create, protect, and promote a network of more than 2,100 miles of public trails in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan region. The Trail Conference organizes volunteer service projects that keep these trails open, safe, and enjoyable for the public. We publish maps and books that guide public use of these trails. The Trail Conference is a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization with a membership of 10,000 individuals and 100 clubs with a combined membership of 100,000 active, outdoor-loving people.
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