Sip and Art - Open Painting
Sep
14
to Nov 30

Sip and Art - Open Painting

Join artist and art teacher Suzanne Montgomery for six Friday night lessons exploring topics of your choice through drawing and painting. Lessons will be held at a private barn in Hardwick, NJ. Lessons will be held every other Friday, beginning September 14, 28, October 12, 26, November 9 & 30 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.
Donation: $90, all proceeds go directly towards RVC's efforts to preserve land.
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Writing to Heal: Letting Nature Take its Course
Oct
14
10:30 AM10:30

Writing to Heal: Letting Nature Take its Course

We have all been affected by illness, death, divorce, or career change and there is nothing like a trip to the woods to energize the healing process. Writing to Heal is a writers workshop led by Margaret Schiller that liberally applies the balm of nature to our emotional wounds for healing through inspired writing. Sign up here

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Oktoberfest at Frelinghuysen Recreation Center
Sep
30
1:00 PM13:00

Oktoberfest at Frelinghuysen Recreation Center

Bratwurst, Sauerbraten, Schnitzel, Spaetzle, Potato Pancake, Sauerkraut, Applestrudel and more!
Support RVC’s efforts to preserve natural lands in your area by celebrating Oktoberfest at Frelinghuysen Recreational Center. Experience authentic German food by Stella G’s and craft beers by Manskirt, Hackettstown. Explore the nearby Gnome Hollow Preserve. Music by Eric Kerssen, NJ’s Hardest Working Accordionist. Ticket includes Oktoberfest buffet, guided hike and music. Must be over 21 years. Beer sold separately.
​​​​​​​Guided Hike with RVC Trustee Dennis Briede. Begins at 12 pm
Limited seating, get your tickets early! Buy Tickets HERE

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Moonlight Paddle at White Lake
Sep
24
7:00 PM19:00

Moonlight Paddle at White Lake

  • White Lake Natural Resource Area (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for a moonlight paddle on the placid waters of White Lake. The park will remain open during these hours for other park activities. This is a FREE event. (Moonrise @ 7:04 pm). A limited number of kayaks will be available on a first-come first-serve basis. Signing up for the event will not guarantee the availability of a kayak. Sign up here

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Bike Tour of RVC Preserves
Sep
9
9:00 AM09:00

Bike Tour of RVC Preserves

Explore Ridge and Valley Conservancy's preserves by bike. Meet at the White Lake barn at 9:00 am for a pre-ride safety check.  4 Track Bike - Hike - Hobby from Blairstown will be on site. Stop by at their station for a bike & helmet safety check.  Need air in your tires? They’ll have you covered.  Departure is at 10:00 am. RVC Vice President George Schaberg will lead you through a 15-mile loop starting at White Lake Park. Sign Up Here

For more information on 4 Track Bike - Hike - Hobby go to their website 4trackrr.com

 

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Sunday Fall Yoga at White Lake
Sep
9
to Oct 7

Sunday Fall Yoga at White Lake

  • White Lake Natural Resource Area (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join yoga teacher Kate McGuinness for an all-level weekly outdoor yoga class at White Lake. Classes take place on Sunday, September 9, 16, 23, 30 from 8:30 am to 9:30 am.
(Check RVC's website or Facebook for weather cancellations. A make up class in case of inclement weather is scheduled for October 7, 8:30 am) 
Donation for the 4-class series: $20. Sign up here

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Late Season Wildflowers
Sep
8
10:00 AM10:00

Late Season Wildflowers

  • White Lake Natural Resource Area (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

As summer winds down, nature sends us a last array of beautiful wildflowers to remember through the winter. Join RVC Trustee Sharon Wander on a ramble along the trails at White Lake Park to learn how to identify these colorful plants before autumn touches them with frost . Meet at the main parking lot on Rt. 521. Sign up here. Rain date September 9, check RVC's website and Facebook for weather cancellations.

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Moonlight Paddle at White Lake
Aug
26
8:00 PM20:00

Moonlight Paddle at White Lake

Join us for a moonlight paddle on the placid waters of White Lake. The park will remain open during these hours for other park activities. This is a FREE event. (Moonrise @ 8:03 pm). A limited number of kayaks will be available on a first-come first-serve basis. Signing up for the event will not guarantee the availability of a kayak. Sign up here

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Butterfly Walk
Aug
5
10:00 AM10:00

Butterfly Walk

Join RVC Trustee Sharon Wander and her husband Wade, to explore the amazing profusion of insect life to be found in high summer in the flower-filled meadows of the White Lake Preserve.
Because butterflies don't like rain, the walk will take place on its planned rain date on Sunday, August 5  Sign up here
 

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Moonlight Paddle at White Lake
Jul
27
8:00 PM20:00

Moonlight Paddle at White Lake

Join us for a moonlight paddle on the placid waters of White Lake. The park will remain open during these hours for other park activities. This is a FREE event. (Moonrise @ 8:19 pm). A limited number of kayaks will be available on a first-come first-serve basis. Signing up for the event will not guarantee the availability of a kayak. Sign up here

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Plants of Pine Pond Preserve CANCELLED due to weather.
Jul
15
10:00 AM10:00

Plants of Pine Pond Preserve CANCELLED due to weather.

Today’s plant walk is cancelled due to weather. Join botanist Jared Rosenbaum on a hike at the stunning RVC Pine Pond Preserve, where a sheer dolomite cliff over a sinkhole pond harbors a magnificent mature forest and a number of unusual and rare plant species. We'll discuss plant ecology, stewardship, and lore while immersing in a truly unique habitat. Hike is moderately challenging, with a few scrambles over fallen trees and the like.
We will meet at the Frankford Municipal Building, 151 Route 206, Augusta, NJ. Sign up here

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Sunday Summer Yoga at White Lake
Jul
8
to Aug 5

Sunday Summer Yoga at White Lake

  • White Lake Natural Resource Area (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join yoga teacher Kate McGuinness for an all-level weekly outdoor yoga class at White Lake. 
Classes take place on Sunday, July 8, 15, 22, 29 from 8:30 am to 9:30 am. (Check RVC's website or Facebook for weather cancellations. A make up class in case of inclement weather is scheduled for August 5, 8:30 am.) Donation for the 4-class series: $20. Sign up here

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Sip and Art - Landscapes
Jun
29
to Aug 3

Sip and Art - Landscapes

Join artist and art teacher Suzanne Montgomery for six Friday night lessons exploring landscapes through drawing and painting. Lessons will be held at a private barn in Hardwick, NJ every Friday, June 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27 and August 3, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Donation: $90, all proceeds go directly towards RVC's efforts to preserve land. Sign up here

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Moonlight Paddle at White Lake
Jun
28
8:30 PM20:30

Moonlight Paddle at White Lake

Join us for a moonlight paddle on the placid waters of White Lake. The park will remain open during these hours for other park activities. This is a FREE event. (Moonrise @ 8:55 pm). A limited number of kayaks will be available on a first-come first-serve basis. Signing up for the event will not guarantee the availability of a kayak. Sign up here.

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Volunteer with Us! Morris Canal Trail Clearing
Jun
23
10:00 AM10:00

Volunteer with Us! Morris Canal Trail Clearing

Join RVC stewards and help us  clear the canal trail  at Mount Rascal Park, Old Allamuchy Road, Hackettstown, NJ. Wear long pants and shirts and apply tick protection.

Parking: There is room for about 5-6 cars on Old Allamuchy Road (behind Cochran Funeral Home). Additional street parking along that road closer to Rt 517 if needed.Old Allamuchy Road, Hackettstown. Sign up here

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Sunday Spring Yoga at White Lake
Jun
3
to Jul 1

Sunday Spring Yoga at White Lake

  • White Lake Natural Resource Area (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join yoga teacher Kate McGuinness for an all-level weekly outdoor yoga class at White Lake.  Classes take place on Sunday, June 3, 10, 17 and 24 from 8:30 am to 9:30 am. (Check RVC's website or Facebook for weather cancellations. A make up class in case of inclement weather is scheduled for July 1, 8:30 am)
Donation for the 4-class series: $20. Sign up here

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Volunteer with Us !
Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

Volunteer with Us !

Join RVC stewards and help us with a variety of tasks such as trail clearing, trimming and invasive species removal at one of our preserves.
Meet at the White Lake Barn parking lot at the corner of Stillwater Rd and Spring Valley in Hardwick, NJ. Wear long sleeves, pants and gloves. Tools will be provided. Sign up here

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