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The Dunham Trail, named in honor of Dr. Ann Dunham, follows along the Ho-Ho-Kus Brook between Grove Street and Spring Avenue.
About the Ridgewood Wildscape Association
The Ridgewood Wildscape Association was formed in 1976 as a living memorial to Dr. Ann Dunham, who was a Ridgewood resident for 60 years and a nature consultant for the public schools.
The purposes of the Association are:1. to promote, in cooperation with the Village of Ridgewood and the Board of Education, the preservation and maintenance of undeveloped Village-owned land;
2. to provide nature education services and enjoyment for all Village residents and friends;
3. to act as guardians of the undeveloped areas in the Village by encouraging residents to use the "wild" areas for birding, picnics and walks, and to experience the varied flora and fauna in each area in order to understand the value of open space.
SATURDAY, OCT 15 (note the day change from our regular Sunday cleanups) from 1-3PM we are once again heading to Gypsy Pond, but from a different angle!
We will be approaching the pond via the dead end at McKinley Place. Specific directions will follow as we get closer to the event. This is a little steeper access, but gets us to the far end of Gypsy, towards the dam at King's Pond.
We will then be cleaning up from that point to the far end of King's Pond, an area we have not previously done. More later, of course, but …
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Spring, 2012 - The RWA brochure includes photographs, descriptions and maps of each of its wildscape areas.
Free copies of the brochure are available at these locations:Lester Stable, Village Hall or by contacting us.
Join the Ridgewood Department of Parks and Recreation and the Ridgewood Wildscape association as we celebrate the Centennial of the National Park Service. Locally we will celebrate the centennial of the National Park Service with a guided tour of our municipal Ridgewood Parklands and areas together. Appreciate the beauty of nature, learn to identify local flora and fauna, and explore the simple treasures that each of our community park properties has to offer.
There are two tour times available; the first is at 1:00 pm and the second is at 2:30 pm. For those individuals registered, the mini bus will be leaving from the Stable parking lot and will visit several of the village parklands including: Graydon Park, Maple Park, North Road Park, Kings Pond Park, Gypsy Pond Park, Pleasant Park, Grove Park, Twinney Pond Park, Dunham Trail, Irene Habrenickel Family Park, and Schedler Property.
Experienced naturalist and President of the RWA Andy Antista will tour and present educational information at each individual site. It is the hope that through this experience, residents “will assist in the preservation and maintenance of these undeveloped lands, act as guardians of this property by utilizing the “wild” areas for building, nature walks and study, and better come to understand the value of open space and share this enjoyment with others.”
To register for this free offering kindly visit the Ridgewood Parks and Recreation website (link below), visit the office at the Stable or call 201-670-5560. A donation to the Ridgewood Wildscape Association (link below) is gladly welcomed. Visit their website for further information about our wildscape areas and how to become involved.
Please click on the link below to visit the Archives.
The Ridgewood Wildscape Associationreleases descriptive brochure
Celebrate Centennial of National Park Service in Ridgewood
Become a member of the RWAand help support its efforts ...
To join, please send a $5.00 annual family membership fee to:
139 Liberty Street
Ridgewood, N. J. 07450