Tag Archives: Bergen County

Be a Part of Our Conservation Effort at Darlington!

  Saturday, May 3 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 600 Ramapo Valley Rd. Mahwah, NJ 07430 Stop by at your convenience!  Join us as we take our first step in building a free standing, dry stone wall at the Darlington Schoolhouse … Continue reading

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Local Cub Scout Troop Seeks to Earn the World Conservation Award at Darlington

A local Mahwah Cub Scout troop, seeking to earn the World Conservation Award, visited the Darlington Schoolhouse on Wednesday to learn the Trail Conference’s contributions to environmental conservation at our new headquarters. The Cub Scout World Conservation Award is designed … Continue reading

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Creation of Grzybowski Preserve Underway at Darlington Schoolhouse

The Riparian Restoration Landscape and Wood Turtle Habitat at Darlington Schoolhouse has been formally renamed the Grzybowski Preserve in honor of Edward Gryzbowski and his sister Janet. Under the guidance of the newly appointed environmental sculptor, George Trakas, the Grzybowski … Continue reading

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Trail Conference Awarded Grant to Help Fund Darlington’s Roof

The Fred J. Brotherton Charitable Foundation awarded the Trail Conference an $8,000 grant to help renovate and adaptively reuse the Darlington Schoolhouse. This historic preservation grant will provide the ventilation framework for a new roof, which will consist of wooden … Continue reading

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Darlington Schoolhouse: New Use for Discarded Material

During the transformation of the Darlington Schoolhouse into the Trail Conference’s future headquarters, only a small amount of the existing building will change. The Trail Conference is conscious of preserving as much of the existing material as possible while creating … Continue reading

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Renowned Environmental Sculptor Will Design Darlington’s Landscape

George Trakas*, world renowned environmental sculptor, and the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference announced today that Mr. Trakas will design the landscaping at the future headquarters of the Trail Conference at the Darlington Schoolhouse. The Schoolhouse is a jewel of … Continue reading

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Start Spreading the Darlington Schoolhouse News

Here’s a roundup of recent headlines about the restoration and repurposing of the Darlington Schoolhouse as the new Trail Conference headquarters: THE RECORD: Mahwah’s Darlington Schoolhouse in final phase of renovations By Allison Pries – Staff Writer  NorthJersey.com: NY-NJ Trail Conference starts construction … Continue reading

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Construction Work Begins at Darlington Schoolhouse

On Feb. 1, construction work began on the restoration and repurposing of Darlington Schoolhouse as the new Trail Conference headquarters. Employees of Mahwah-based LaBarbiera Custom Homes, a division of VHI Builders, began interior renovations by grading and spreading gravel over ground-level crawl space and … Continue reading

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Wild Friends in Need

The Darlington Schoolhouse is located in a hiker’s paradise, offering the perfect backdrop of the scenic Ramapo Mountains, home to a vast population of native wildlife and plants. Located 1,000 feet from a popular Bergen County trailhead at Ramapo Reservation, … Continue reading

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Trail Conference Headquarters Naming Opportunity: Giving Each Room Meaning and Inspiration

Our values of conservation, volunteerism, and education rank among the primary reasons that our supporters make the Trail Conference a priority. Some of our closest friends have chosen to make a one-time legacy naming gift to permanently support the Trail … Continue reading

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