Tag Archives: Darlington Schoolhouse

Help Us Secure Darlington’s Future

Darlington Schoolhouse is changing every day as local construction workers install cedar shingles on the roof, dig wells outside for the geothermal heating/cooling system, and begin plastering the interior walls of the addition out back. Anyone driving by on Rt. … 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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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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