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Volunteers needed to plant 575 trees at Yards Creek Preserve in Blaristown Twp

BLAIRSTOWN TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) — The Land Conservancy of New Jersey is looking for volunteers to help plant trees at their Yards Creek Preserve in Blairstown Township.

As part of the restoration work at their Yards Creek Preserve, the group needs volunteers to plant 575 trees in six areas that are being reforesting.

“This is a big job, but it will be a rewarding experience,” the group said.

This project will not only help protect the tributary of the Paulinskill River on this property, but also the larger Delaware River Watershed, which provides drinking water for 13.3 million people, the group said.

Volunteers are needed Wednesday, Sept. 30; Thursday, Oct. 1; Monday, Oct. 5; and Tuesday, Oct. 6 from 9:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m. and will meet at 71 Stony Brook Road, Blairstown NJ 07825.

Volunteers should dress in outdoor attire and hiking boots are strongly encouraged (no sneakers). Gloves and tools will be provided.

Other details:

  • There are no bathroom facilities on site.
  • Please bring water to hydrate. We will have some with us but always good to bring, in case.
  • The first day, lunch will be provided with a quick ride to eat lunch offsite and use bathroom facilities.  It will be outdoors and social distancing appropriate.
  • For other planting days, please bring your own lunch unless otherwise advised.

Please sign up by emailing and indicate which days you are available.

The Land Conservancy of New Jersey preserves land and water resources, conserves open space, and inspires and empowers individuals and communities to protect our natural land and environment.


Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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