Sip and Art - Portrait
Jun
1
to Jun 22

Sip and Art - Portrait

Join artist and art teacher Suzanne Montgomery for four Friday night lessons exploring portraits through drawing and painting. Lessons will be held at a private barn in Hardwick, NJ on Friday, June 1, 8 & 15, 22, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Donation: $60, all proceeds go directly towards RVC's efforts to preserve land. 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! 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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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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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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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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Plants of Pine Pond Preserve
Jul
15
10:00 AM10:00

Plants of Pine Pond Preserve

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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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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Butterfly Walk
Aug
4
10:00 AM10:00

Butterfly Walk

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

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.
Rain date, Sunday, August 5 (check RVC's website and Facebook for weather cancellations). Sign up here
 

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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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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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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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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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Sip and Art - Open Painting
Sep
14
to Oct 19

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 on
Friday, September 14, 21, 28 and October 5, 12, 19, 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
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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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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Moonlight Paddle at White Lake
May
29
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 @ 8:24 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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Hooked on Fishing not on Drugs - Spring Session (4/10-6/14)
Apr
10
to Jun 14

Hooked on Fishing not on Drugs - Spring Session (4/10-6/14)

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

Beginning April, RVC will offer a free weekly youth fishing program  known as “Hooked on Fishing not on Drugs (HOFNOD)”.  This community program offered to young teens, ages 10 - 15, will run April 10 - June 14 (Spring Session), every Tuesday and Thursday, 3:30 - 6:00 pm. North Warren Middle School students in need of transportation can use their bus passes to get to the location during school days. 

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Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs - Sign Up / Spring Session
Mar
13
to Apr 7

Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs - Sign Up / Spring Session

  • Ridge and Valley Conservancy (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Sign ups for RVC's Spring session (4/10-6/14) of its free, twice-weekly youth fishing program known as “Hooked on Fishing not on Drugs" (HOFNOD) will be held at RVC's office at 16 Main Street, in Blairstown on following dates:
Tuesday, March 13, 3:00 - 5:30 pm
Tuesday, March 27, 3:30 - 5:30 pm
Tuesday, April 3, 3:30 - 5:30 pm
Saturday, April 7, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Elaine Smithson, A Retrospective Photography Exhibit
Nov
25
10:00 AM10:00

Elaine Smithson, A Retrospective Photography Exhibit

Join us for the reception of "the Elaine Smithson, A Retrospective Photography Exhibit" during the "Jingle on Main" on Blairstown's Main Street.
Elaine Smithson is a principally self-taught photographer who attended both the University of Rochester and the Empire State College in Rochester, New York. She photographs exclusively in black and white, sometimes sepia toning or hand coloring her archival processed photographs. She enjoys working with the contrast, texture, and tonal qualities of the monochrome medium. As a fine arts photographer, she strives to communicate the enigmatic and the symbolic. She photographs what intrigues and inspires her. The photography exhibit will be on display until December 31.

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OKTOBERFEST at Limestone Ridge Preserve
Oct
8
1:00 PM13:00

OKTOBERFEST at Limestone Ridge Preserve

Bratwurst, Pork Roast, Knockwurst, Sauerkraut, Potato Salad, Hot Pretzels and More!!
Celebrate Oktoberfest and RVC’s 25th Anniversary at the Limestone Ridge Preserve in Blairstown. Experience authentic German food and craft beers by Manskirt, Hackettstown. Includes a guided hike of Limestone Ridge Preserve at 12:00 pm.
Music by Eric Kerssen, NJ’s Hardest Working Accordionist.

Tickets $35, includes food and one beer / ($30 for active members of Ridge and Valley Conservancy). Limited seating, Get your tickets here

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Hawk Watch at Raccoon Ridge
Sep
17
8:00 AM08:00

Hawk Watch at Raccoon Ridge

Join RVC Trustee & Naturalist Dennis Briede for a hike to the top of the Raccoon Ridge Hawk Watch. Raccoon Ridge is the premier spot to observe the migrating hawks that pass through northern NJ on their way south. This will be at the peak migration for broad-winged hawks. Every year at this time thousands of these hawks can be seen passing by the ridge. Sign up here

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Fall Yoga at White Lake (4 sessions)
Sep
10
to Oct 1

Fall Yoga at White Lake (4 sessions)

“First move well, then move often.” – Gray Cook
Join certified Yoga Teacher Kate McGuiness for a one hour, all levels Hatha Yoga class. Classes will be held on following dates: Sunday, September 10, 17, 24 and October 1, 8:30 am.  Using the beauty of nature as studio, practice basic yoga and sun salutations. All levels of experience are welcome. Wear comfortable clothing, bring water and a yoga mat. Donation $20, Sign up here

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Moonlight Paddle at White Lake
Sep
7
7:30 PM19:30

Moonlight Paddle at White Lake

Moonlight Paddle has been rescheduled from Wednesday, 9/6 to Thursday, 9/7! 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 @ 7:30pm). 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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A Mindful Walk
Aug
26
9:00 AM09:00

A Mindful Walk

Join certified Yoga Teacher Kate McGuiness for a 30 minute mindful walk at White Lake. The walk will begin with some gentle stretching and movement. This will be followed by an easy walk focused on connecting with the breath, the environment, and the moment. Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes. Meet at the parking lot of the barn at White Lake. Sign up here.

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Sip and Art Soirees
Aug
25
to Nov 17

Sip and Art Soirees

Classes will be held on:
Friday's, August 25, September 8 & 22, October 6 & 20, November 3 & 17
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Under the guidance of established artist Suzanne Montgomery, you will learn how to use a variety of mediums.
Longtime member and supporter Chris Hepburn has kindly offered her barn in Hardwick, New Jersey as art studio; a perfect backdrop for creating nature themed work of arts.
Donation: $105 (all proceeds will go towards RVC's efforts to preserve land)
Art materials are not included. A list of materials needed will be discussed in the first class. For the first class bring only willow charcoal, erasers and a sketch pad. Directions to the barn in Hardwick NJ  will be sent to participants prior to class.  Limited to 12 participants. Sign up here

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Moonlight Paddle at White Lake
Aug
6
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 @ 7:30pm). 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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A Mindful Walk
Jul
22
9:00 AM09:00

A Mindful Walk

Join RVC Development Director and certified Yoga Teacher Susi Tilley for a 30 minute mindful walk at White Lake. The walk will begin with some gentle stretching and movement. This will be followed by an easy walk focused on connecting with the breath, the environment, and the moment. Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes. Meet at the parking lot of the barn at White Lake. Sign up here

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Summer Yoga at White Lake (4 sessions)
Jul
2
to Jul 23

Summer Yoga at White Lake (4 sessions)

“First move well, then move often.” – Gray Cook
Join certified Yoga Teacher Kate McGuiness for a one hour, all levels Hatha Yoga class. Using the beauty of nature as studio, practice basic yoga and sun salutations. All levels of experience are welcome. Wear comfortable clothing, bring water and a yoga mat.  Classes will be held on following dates: Sunday, July 9, 16, 23, 30, 8:30 am. $20 Donation. Sign up here

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A Mindful Walk
Jun
24
9:00 AM09:00

A Mindful Walk

Join certified Yoga Teacher Kate McGuiness for a 30 minute mindful walk at White Lake. The walk will begin with some gentle stretching and movement. This will be followed by an easy walk focused on connecting with the breath, the environment, and the moment. Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes. Meet at the parking lot of the barn at White Lake. Sign up here.

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Trail Day at White Lake
Jun
10
1:00 PM13:00

Trail Day at White Lake

For the second year in a row, The Warren County Health Department, the Warren County Department of Land Preservation and Ridge and Valley Conservancy are celebrating Trail Day, part of the grant funded project "Choose Healthy - Warren County". Guided meadow walks with naturalist Dennis Briede at 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm, and FREE intro to kayaking at 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm. Those interested in the kayaking class can sign up upon arrival on a first-come first-served basis. The event is open to anyone; families and pets are welcome, and there will be a first aid station on site.

Rain date June 11. More information to follow.

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HORIZONS IN NATURE - Art & Poetry
Jun
4
3:00 PM15:00

HORIZONS IN NATURE - Art & Poetry

Horizons in Nature - Art & Poetry
Supporters of Ridge and Valley Conservancy will gather to honor the efforts of the past 25 years and focus on the future with a retrospective Art & Poetry Show. The event will take place at the Vass House Barn, set on the historic Vass Farmstead in Hardwick, NJ, from 3:00 - 6:00 pm.
Art students from surrounding colleges and schools will join with established artists and poets to present readings and share their visions of the area’s natural environment. Included in the program will be award winning Poet, Robert Carnevale, and nationally known Photographer, Douglas Peterson. Local artists and writers will round out the exhibit along with work from Paulinskill River Photography and student work. 

 

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Spring Yoga at White Lake (4 sessions)
Jun
4
to Jun 25

Spring Yoga at White Lake (4 sessions)

“First move well, then move often.” – Gray Cook
Join certified Yoga Teacher Kate McGuiness for a one hour, all levels Hatha Yoga class. Using the beauty of nature as studio, practice basic yoga and sun salutations. Classes will be held on following dates: Sunday, June 4, 11, 18 and 25, 8:30 am. All levels of experience are welcome. Wear comfortable clothing, bring water and a yoga mat.  $20 Donation, sign up here

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Bird Walk around White Lake
May
28
8:00 AM08:00

Bird Walk around White Lake

Join Trustee RVC Sharon Wander at the height of songbird migration to see (and hear!) the colorful visiting and breeding birds that thrive in the many hospitable habitats around White Lake. Wear good walking shoes. This is a FREE event.  (Photo of an Indigo Bunting). Event will be held weather permitting. Please check our website or Facebook for weather cancellations.
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A Mindful Walk
May
27
9:00 AM09:00

A Mindful Walk

Join certified Yoga Teacher Kate McGuiness for a 30 minute mindful walk at White Lake. The walk will begin with some gentle stretching and movement. This will be followed by an easy walk focused on connecting with the breath, the environment, and the moment. Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes. Meet at the parking lot of the barn at White Lake. Sign up here.

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