Tag Archives: Conservation

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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Projects to Enhance the Future Trail Conference Headquarters

Energy This November, as the fall weather rolled in and leaves changed color, 10 500-ft. wells were drilled for the geothermal system that will heat and cool the building.  By circulating water through the 5,000-foot loop, the geothermal system will use … Continue reading

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Public Access to Black Rock Forest Expanded

By Georgette Weir, Trail Walker contributing editor In October, The Open Space Institute (OSI) joined with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey, and the Black Rock Forest Preserve (BRFP) in announcing the largest ever conservation easement in the … Continue reading

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Darlington’s New Look

Click here to see a GIF of Darlington’s progress over the last six months!

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Darlington Schoolhouse: A New Life for Old Windows

The Trail Conference is continuing to keep up with best practices for historic preservation as restoration moves forward at Darlington Schoolhouse. We have been able to keep the entire building intact, including salvaging the original rear windows for a new project.  … Continue reading

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Community Works Together to Aid in Darlington’s Conservation Project

This past Saturday, 25 volunteers joined Trail Conference staff members to spend a day of service at the Darlington Schoolhouse.  This event marked the first step in building a free-standing, dry stone wall that will demarcate the perimeter of the … Continue reading

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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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