News

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 […]

Projects

Prisoners Pond Update

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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 […]

Projects

Prisoners Pond Reforestation Project

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The Hilltop Conservancy is leading an effort to restore the forest east of Prisoner’s Pond in Verona. Prisoner’s Pond is located just off White Rock Road immediately adjacent to the upper ball field parking lot (“Freedom Field”). This spring-fed pond is the only year-round water source in the Hilltop Reservation and currently supports birds, mammals, […]

Events

Prelude to a Cure 5K

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The Hilltop will be hosting our 3rd annual Prelude to a Cure trail walk / run. The race will start at the Reservation’s western entrance, at the end Courter Lane in North Caldwell. Registration begins at 8am. Help support the fight against lung cancer while experiencing one of Essex County’s hidden gems, the Hilltop Reservation. […]