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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Hilltop Prisoner’s Pond Forest Restoration Project has made significant progress towards its first phase objectives. A dedicated group of volunteers has cleared approximately 1 acre of invasive plant species, primarily bush honeysuckle. These woody-stemmed large shrubs/small trees were so thick one could not walk more than a few feet. Now, most of the aforementioned […]
Read about the Essex County project in North Caldwell that will create a new dog park adjacent to the Hilltop.