Raising Awareness for Our Capital Project: Many Thanks to the Lions Club!

Saddle River Valley Lions Club

Saddle River Valley Lions Club

Thank you to the Saddle River Valley Lions Club for inviting the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference to discuss the adaptive reuse of the former Darlington Schoolhouse as a center for conservation service learning and a trails visitors center.

Even though the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference has been leasing space in Mahwah for 10 years, many people we encounter are unfamiliar with the organization and the work we do. But when you mention the iconic Darlington Schoolhouse, almost everyone knows of the building and its historic role in Bergen County. It piques their interest further as we dive into the details of our efforts to restore and renovate the notable building into our permanent headquarters. This project is bringing together diverse interests, including people who cherish the outdoors, hiking, biking, walking, historic preservation, local history community development, and civic engagement.

We would be delighted to speak at your service club or organization in the surrounding area of the TC Headquarters to raise awareness of the Trail Conference and to support our capital campaign. Please connect with me via email at jennifer@nynjtc.org or 201.512.9348 x24

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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