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Invasive Plant Workshop – Sunday May 26, 10am-1pm

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Hello everyone:  last September, we held an Invasive Plant Workshop in the Hilltop Reservation that introduced non-native species, discussed the threat they pose to our natural spaces, and described methods for controlling them. Essex County and the NJ Invasive Species Strike Team have agreed to offer another workshop this spring, Sunday May 26th, from 10am-1pm.  We’ll first […]

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4th Annual Trail Hike – Saturday, May 11, 2019

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In Memory of Pat “Gramgee” Glennon. Please note the new format this year (see attached). Come out and support Prelude to a Cure and join Brian Glennon on a 3 mile trail hike through the Hilltop. Event will begin at the North Caldwell entrance, Courter Lane (near the Essex County Dog Park).

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Prisoner’s Pond Tree Planting – Help Needed!

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Help us plant new trees! April 26 – 28, 9am – 3pm In preparation for our first tree planting, eighty holes have been dug. We expect the trees, a variety of natives species, to be delivered in late April.  We need your help to get them in the ground!  The holes will need to be […]

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Annual Letter and Appeal for Membership Dues

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Happy New Year Hilltoppers!  We hope 2019 brings you all that you wish for and more! Friends and volunteers of the Hilltop Conservancy accomplished much in 2018: Launched a new website, blast email system, and Facebook page Implemented some major trail improvements and repairs, Continued to eradicate high-priority invasives, and Kicked off a new project […]

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Calling all Master Gardeners!

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The Conservancy has been working with the Rutgers Master Gardeners program to have the Hilltop Reservation listed as a Master Gardeners work site.  This means a local Master Gardener will be nominated as “coordinator” for the Master Gardener volunteers who want to work on one of many Hilltop habitat restoration projects, and hours worked on […]

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Prisoners Pond Project Gets Help From Caldwell Scout Troop 6

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On Saturday July 7, a group of Scouts from Caldwell Troop 6 helped move a large volume of logs, branches and cut brush in the northern section of the site that is currently choked with Japanese Knotweed, a particularly challenging invasive species to eradicate.  With the recent cutting of brush and felling of dead ash […]