Hello Hilltoppers! Spring is here! We have a few announcements for you: Planting for Pollinators Webinar — TONIGHT / Thursday, May 4, 7pm Sponsored by the Caldwell Environmental Commission; you can register here: https://caldwell-nj.com/vertical/sites/%7B6BAC054F-223B-4082-A606-DE1D76D33F98%7D/uploads/2023_EARTH_DAY__KERWIN_SPEAKER.pdf Highlands Forest Regeneration — weekends of April 21 – April 28 We got 50 native shrubs and trees planted and protected — […]
Hilltoppers: Spring is here! We have an update for you, including some local events: 2023 Deer Program Results 59 deer removed from Hilltop; see County press release: https://essexcountynj.org/essex-county-executive-divincenzo-announces-results-of-the-annual-deer-management-program/ See our website for more information: https://www.hilltopconservancy.org/habitat/what-were-doing/reducing-the-deer-population/ Tree-planting East of Highlands Apartments — Fri / Sat / Sun, April 14- 16 (Friday pm, then 10am-1pm Saturday and Sunday) […]
Hello Hilltoppers! In spite of the snow flurries outside right now, spring is coming! We have a few upcoming events and an open space / recreation survey you might be interested in: Birding hike — Thursday, March 23rd, 8:30-11am Sponsored by NJ Audubon; registration is required: njaudubon.org/event/hilltop-reservation-7/ Led by our very own Dave Hall, Associate Naturalist and senior […]
Happy New Year Hilltoppers! We hope 2023 is a good year for all of us. With support from donors, members and volunteers we were able to accomplish the following in 2022: Planted, mulched and protected 100+ native trees and shrubs Prisoners Pond Forest Regeneration site Worked with the NJ Invasive Species Strike Team to map and eradicate high-priority […]
Attention: Essex County will be conducting its 2023 Deer Management Program during January and February. The Hilltop Reservation will be closed each Thursday (all day) during that time. See postcard with schedule (including South Mountain Reservation) below.