Local Scenes
Kingston Greenways Association


Cause for celebration is the resurgence of the bald eagle population in our state. Conserve Wildlife Foundation has declared January the "Month of the Eagle," and published a beautiful e-book on this subject, accessible via this link: Bald Eagles in the Meadowlands and Beyond

You may wish to the click on the icon at the upper right with four arrows pointing outward to switch to presentation mode for easier viewing.

SAVE THE DATES!

KGA EARTH DAY CLEANUP

Saturday, April 18, 2015

     Morning session: 9 to 11 AM, Laurel Avenue and vicinuty of      Rockingham Historic Site

     Afternoon session: 2 to 4 PM, Cook Natural Area, and areas adjacent      to Mapleton, Division, Heathcote, and Ridge Roads




KGA ACTIVITIES AND OTHER EVENTS


PRINCETON ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL

March 19th to 29th, 2015

Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, 609-924-9529.

For a complete listing of films and discussions, please visit:
Princeton Environmental Film Festival



RECENT EVENTS


KGA TRAILS DAY PROJECT

Saturday, June 7, 2014



To celebrate National Trails Day, volunteers cleared away a tree and other debris blocking the flow of Heathcote Brook under the old stone bridge in the Cook Natural Area.





It was a cool way to spend a warm day! Many thanks to our industrious crew.





KGA ANNUAL MEETING AND PROGRAM--
      NATURAL BEAUTY: SOMERSET COUNTY PARKS


Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Clifford Zink, award-winning historian, preservation consultant, and author, gave a presentation on the subject of his latest book, NATURAL BEAUTY: SOMERSET COUNTY PARKS. He traced the development of Somerset County’s park system from its roots in the County’s agricultural past through its evolution over nearly six decades into an organization utilizing creative public-private partnerships to preserve open space and serve more than 2,000,000 visitors and program participants annually.

Businessmen and political leaders worked tirelessly to establish the Somerset County Park Commission in 1956 by public referendum, and they adopted a visionary plan to preserve prime open space and provide excellent recreational opportunities for the public. Since that time, inspired public officials and professional staff have implemented and expanded the plan into a countywide network of 26 parks encompassing more than 13,500 acres.



Somerset County parks today include award-winning facilities like the Environmental Education and Equestrian Centers at Lord Stirling Park, the horticultural centers at Colonial Park and Leonard J. Buck Garden, the Torpey Athletic Center, and the Neshanic Valley Golf Course. The Parks also contain exceptional landscapes and natural areas like Natirar and Sourland Mountain Preserve, the largest county park in New Jersey.

To obtain a copy of NATURAL BEAUTY, please call 908 722-1200 ext. 236, or visit Somerset County Parks Commission




NATURE GALLERY

Does a tree grow in Kingston that you would like to honor? Now you can nominate it to KGA's brand new Kingston Tree Registry.

Tree Nomination Form