We are seeking your comments! Sourland Conservancy and the Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum are applying to the State of New Jersey Green Acres Program for a grant to help fund the acquisition of the True Farmstead, at 183 Hollow Road, Skillman, NJ, as a historical, natural, and recreational resource. We want to hear your comments about this project! Please click the link below and complete a very brief survey.

Sourland Events

The Sourland Mountain Festival

Saturday, July 15th, 3-8:30 pm, Rain or Shine, Unionville Vineyards, (9 Rocktown Rd, Ringoes, NJ  08551)

Enjoy the best local music, food, beverages, activities, and crafts. Celebrating its 18th year, the five and 1/2-hour festival will host history, critters, wildlife and outdoor activities with a beautiful view (especially at sunset) of farming fields on the Sourland Mountain. VIP Experience will be available from The Ryland Inn, Whitehouse Station. Discounted advance-sale tickets are available online NOW for Adults, Youngsters (12-18); Children under 12 are Free. Visit www.SourlandMountainFest.com to learn more and to purchase your tickets.

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Stream monitoring participants
Stream School in partnership with The Watershed Institute

Wednesday, May 3 through Saturday, May 20, 2023

This is an intensive course to become a certified stream monitor. After finishing the course and passing an exam, you will be certified! You and other certified volunteers will then become the “Sourland Stream Stewards”.

Virtual Sessions, 6:00-8:00pm

  • Wed, May 3: Overview and Intro to Field Sampling
  • Thu, May 4: Habitat Assessment
  • Fri, May 5: Macroinvertebrate ID

In-Person Field Sessions, 9:30am-4:00pm

  • Sat, May 6: Field Training
  • Sat, May 20: Field Accreditation and ID Testing

If interested, let us know by filling out this form. We highly recommend joining our introduction to stream monitoring before taking Stream School. Please reach out Stewards@Sourland.org with any questions.

Sourland Member Strawberry Social

Somewhere in the Sourlands

We will be hosting Sourland members this spring to celebrate the season and feast on wild strawberries. Become a member or renew your membership to join us.

Solo Biker Background Sourland Spectacular
Sourland Spectacular

Saturday, September 9th at The Watershed Institute

Save the Date for the 12th annual Sourland Spectacular cycling rally! Routes will begin and end at The Watershed Institute. All are welcome to participate and enjoy natural beauty, fresh air, and fun to “Save the Sourlands.” Visit https://www.sourlandspectacular.com/ for more information.

ACT (Ash Crisis Team) Tree Sale

October 14, 2023

Over one million trees in our beautiful Sourland forest will die within the next few years. That’s twenty percent of all trees – in our gorgeous public parks and preserves, in our yard, and probably in yours. If you’re not already treating every ash tree – and continuing to do so – it will almost certainly perish. In some areas (including Baldpate Mountain), the total tree loss will be much higher. This will be devastating – to all of the humans and animals who depend on the forest to provide clean water, food, and shelter.


Sourland Train Station Series will be back this fall!

The Sourland Conservancy will host our annual education series this fall. We have some great speakers lined up including a SSAAM update, St. Michaels’s Farm Preserve, Cemeteries, Trains, Shad fishing, native plants, and more! The series will kick off on September 22nd and run through November on Thursdays at 7PM.

Registration for the next three Train Station Talks is open now! Register here, and save the date for November’s talks. 

Sourland Mountain Festival

July 15, 2023

The Sourland Mountain Festival is a once-a-year opportunity to enjoy great, live music in the scenic beauty of the Sourlands.

While you’re there, learn about the Sourland Conservancy’s dedicated work to protect the region’s important ecological resources, history and culture.

It’s a really great way to celebrate the Sourlands and support the mission of the Sourland Conservancy!

Sourland Spectacular

September 10, 2022

At your own pace September 11-18, 2022

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