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D&R Greenway Gala
May 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm$130
The D&R Greenway Land Trust will begin formally celebrating its 30th anniversary, recognizing seven trail-blazers who have contributed significantly to the preservation of more than 20,000 acres of New Jersey land, in seven counties. The public is invited to its annual Greenway Gala Garden Party, Saturday, May 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. Libations and hors d’oeuvres will be served in Meredith’s Garden for Inspiration, alongside the 1900 vintage barn, – the Johnson Education Center. Garden party attire and footwear are suggested. The 2019 Donald B. Jones Conservation Award will honor Alan Hershey for 30 years of service as a dedicated champion, trail builder and former Chair of the Board of Trustees. Special preservation awards will be given to Brendan Burns, David Stempien and Bob Vaucher for preserving land rich in Revolutionary history, along the Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail in Bridgewater. Beverly Mills and Elaine and John Buck will receive awards for raising current awareness, through their book and presentations, of significant stories of diverse communities from earliest days in the Sourland Mountains. The Inspiration Award is being granted to Margee Harper, Greenway Star and former trustee, particularly instrumental in preserving Princeton’s Greenway Meadows park. Purchase tickets by May 3 at $130 per person at www.drgreenway.org, or 609.924.4646.
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