Tag Archives: Conservation

“Stay Away from the Woods”: Countering the Idea that Nature Is Unsafe for Our Kids

By Hank Osborn, Senior Program Coordinator What messages are our children receiving about exploring the outdoors, and how will they affect future efforts to protect our environment? My wife and I try to get our young ones outside as much … Continue reading

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Bird Count at Closter Nature Center Reveals More Than a Dozen Species

By Steve Kelman, Trail Walker Contributor On what may prove to be one the coldest days of this winter season, a small group of birding enthusiasts gathered at the cabin in front of the Closter Nature Center to take part … Continue reading

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Registration Now Open for April 15-17 Dry Stone Wall Workshop at Trail Conference Headquarters

Registration is now open for the first of two freestanding dry stone wall workshop weekends scheduled to take place at Trail Conference Headquarters in Mahwah, N.J, this spring. These workshops, held in partnership with The Stone Trust from Dummerston, Vt., will take place at our new … Continue reading

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New York-New Jersey Trail Conference Opens New Headquarters at Darlington Schoolhouse

By Jennifer Easterbrook, Membership and Development Manager, and Alice Luddington-Cantor, Trail Conference Volunteer A new chapter in the Trail Conference’s 94-year history begins April 7, when a ribbon-cutting ceremony completes the move into the new headquarters at the Darlington Schoolhouse … Continue reading

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Ceremony Marks Start of New Life for Darlington Schoolhouse

  We hope you were able to join us April 7 at our new headquarters for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.  If not, follow the link to access a great recap of the event as reported in The Record: Former Darlington Schoolhouse begins new life … Continue reading

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Making a Grand Entrance at Our New Headquarters

By Zak Parkin, Darlington Schoolhouse Crew Member Greetings Wilderness Enthusiasts, I am reporting from the frontlines of the Darlington Schoolhouse in Mahwah, NJ, where Project Manager Kevin Simpson, Kevin Stamey, Joe Knight, and I have been battling the elements to … Continue reading

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Finding William Morris in the Darlington Schoolhouse Project: Arts and Crafts Architecture, Historical Preservation and Ecosophy

It should come as no surprise that medievalist David Kopp has taken great interest in the Trail Conference’s future headquarters at the historic Darlington Schoolhouse.  The original building, completed in 1891, captivates visitors for its beauty, its historical value, its … Continue reading

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