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Sourland Conservancy Winter Programs

Registration is now open for Sourland Conservancy’s Winter Sowing Workshop. Join us to learn how to build a mini greenhouse using a repurposed milk jug! This easy winter sowing method is inexpensive – and ideal for many native plants (or early-season garden vegetables)!

Admission is free but space is limited. Click here to register. Donations to cover the cost of materials will be gratefully accepted. 

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. 

ACT (Ash Crisis Team) Tree Sale

October 15, 2022

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.


Solo Biker Background Sourland Spectacular
Sourland Spectacular

Saturday, September 10th through September 17, 2022

Kickoff on September 10th and self-paced cycling and hiking September 11-17th. All are welcome to participate and enjoy natural beauty, fresh air, and fun to “Save the Sourlands.” Visit for more information.

Spring Stream Taster Workshop

Thursday, May 5th, 7-8 pm & Sunday, May 15th, 10 AM- 12 PM

The Sourland Conservancy is partnering with the NJ Watershed Ambassadors, Stevie Ader, to host an introduction to stream monitoring workshops! The workshop will have two parts — one virtual and one held outdoors, where volunteers will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in stream monitoring. In each session, volunteers will learn about the importance of water quality, how water health is impacting the Sourlands and how to monitor stream health.

Sign up here.

Stream monitoring participants
Stream School in partnership with The Watershed Institute

Wednesday, May 11 through Saturday, May 21, 2022

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 11: Overview and Intro to Field Sampling
  • Thu, May 12: Habitat Assessment
  • Fri, May 13: Macroinvertebrate ID

In-Person Field Sessions, 9:30am-3:30pm

  • Sat, May 14: Field Training
  • Sat, May 21: 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 with any questions.

Sourland Member Strawberry Social

June 12, 2022 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.

Sourland Mountain Festival Pop-up at Hopewell Theater’s Parklet
Save The Date June 16
Learn more about the Sourland Mountain Festival in cooperation with Hopewell Theater’s Pop-up Music and Beer Garden.
Details TBA.
Crowd Sourland Music Festival
The Sourland Mountain Festival

Saturday, July 23rd, 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 17th 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 will be available Online soon for Adults, Youngsters (12-18); Children under 12 are Free. Visit to learn more.

Sourland Mountain Festival

July 23, 2022

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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