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Take a Vacation, Help the Environment

Places in town to get back, and give back, to nature.

On Saturday, Montville Township sponsored a town-wide cleanup in conjunction with Earth Day. In case you missed the outing, here’s a list of places you can go in the township to enjoy mother nature and even give back if you are so inclined.

The Land Conservancy of New Jersey: Located on Boonton Avenue, just outside the Boonton town line, is a group working to preserve land and water resources and conserve open space, according to its website. Besides its environmental works, the conservancy is also home to the WildAcres preserve, a 44-acre swatch of land that includes public hiking trails with access to local wildlife. The conservancy accepts volunteers looking to help maintain the grounds, so feel free to stop in the office after a hike and pitch in.

: Montville Patch has written about this place a bunch, so if you haven’t been there yet, now makes for a perfect time. Located in Boonton, Montville and Kinnelon, this local branch of the Morris County Parks Commission features a number of hiking trails of varying difficulties and regularly offers programs for children and adults. Like the conservancy, Pyramid Mountain accepts volunteers looking to help keep the area natural.

Condurso’s Garden Center: Day trips are fine, but if you’d like to get back to nature without leaving your house, on River Road is a good place to start. According to its website, the center sells a collection of trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals, as well as a collection of indoor plants you could use to bring mother nature into your house.

Peter V. April 19, 2011 at 02:37 AM
What an incredible article!!! My wife and I just had a picnic in the park, then mother nature pissed on our heads with rain...so screw mother nature and giving back....DESTROY THE ENVIRONMENT!!!!!!!!!!!

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