The Sourland Conservancy presents: Talk of the Sourlands
- September 14, 2023 – Barbara DiLorenzo: “Sketching the Sourlands” (Titusville Presbyterian Church)
- October 12, 2023 – Mike Bellaus: “Deer Management in the Sourlands” (Duke Farms)
- November 18, 2023 – Gregory Wojtera: “Falcons – Masters of the Skies” (New Hope, PA)
- January 11, 2024 – Jane McKinley: “Poetry of the Sourlands” (Titusville Presbyterian Church)
- February 8, 2024 – Donnetta Johnson, SSAAM Executive Director: “The African American’s Deep Connection to the Land – Stewardship and Conflict” (Titusville Presbyterian Church)
Be sure to join our mailing list to be the first to know when the Sourland Speaker Series will start!
Just a Walk: Rainbow Hill
Stay tuned for the 2024 hike schedule!
Fall Tree Sale & Plant Swap
October 8, 2023 at Duke Farms Market
October 14, 2023 at the Sourland Conservancy office
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. One of the best ways to help the Sourlands is by transitioning your mowed lawn to a beautiful native garden. Planting native trees, shrubs, and flowers in your yard will help you save time, money, and the planet!
Transform your lawn with our annual tree kit sale! The biodiversity kit was designed for areas with moist soil, as they are common in floodplains and streambanks. A limited quantity is available. The kit includes:
1 Black Willow (Salix nigra)
2 White meadowsweet (Spiraea latifolia)
*Sourland Conservancy Members Only* 3 Sweet Scented Joe-Pye (Eupatorium purpureum)
New Perennial Bed Design (Courtesy of Pensive Weeds)
Order your kit at any time and pick it up at the Sourland Conservancy office (83 Princeton Ave., Hopewell) on Saturday, October 14th any time between 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Available while supplies last.
Saturday, September 9th at The Watershed Institute
Thank you to everyone who attended 12th annual Sourland Spectacular cycling rally! Check out the photos from this years event and stay tuned to learn more about next years Sourland Spectacular. Routes will began and ended 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.
The Sourland Mountain Festival
Saturday, July 15th, 3-8:30 pm, Rain or Shine, Unionville Vineyards, (9 Rocktown Rd, Ringoes, NJ 08551)
We had the best time at the Sourland Mountain Fest! We enjoyed the best local music, food, beverages, activities, and crafts. Celebrating its 18th year, the five and 1/2-hour festival hosted history, critters, wildlife, and outdoor activities with a beautiful view (especially at sunset) of farming fields on the Sourland Mountain. Visit www.SourlandMountainFest.com to learn more and check out the photo gallery!
Sourland Member Strawberry Social
Hopewell Borough Park
Thank you to all the Sourland Conservancy members who attended the annual Strawberry Member Social on Sunday, June 11th! We picked delectable native strawberries, learned about sustainable foraging, met our fellow Sourland Conservancy members, and ate delicious ice cream from The Bent Spoon!
Check out some photos from the event, below!
Wednesday, May 3 through Saturday, May 20, 2023
Thank you to all who attended this year’s intensive course to become certified stream monitors! We had a blast visiting preserves all over the Sourlands with you to assess the health of the streams.
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!
September 9, 2023
The Sourland Spectacular is back, celebrating its 12th consecutive year on September 9 at 7am!
The event at the Watershed Institute on September 9th will feature both staggered starts and lunches. Riders may begin when they would like between 7:00–10:00am in order to complete their route in time for lunch.
The $50 early bird entry fee (plus processing) until August 15th for the September 9th event includes lunch, arm warmers, and rest stops with snacks.