D&R Greenway Land Trust

D&R Greenway Land Trust is central New Jersey’s non-profit land preservation organization, founded in 1989 through the collaboration and vision of four organizations: the Stony Brook – Millstone Watershed Association, Friends of Princeton Open Space, Regional Planning Partnership, and the Delaware & Raritan Canal Commission. Founders, including Jim Amon, Rosemary Blair, Dennis Davidson, Sam Hamill, and Bob Johnston, realized that our region’s open space was threatened with extinction. Their vision of an organization dedicated to the preservation of our remaining natural areas led to the creation of this small grassroots organization that completed the first nonprofit acquisition using Green Acres funds in 1992. Originally named Delaware & Raritan Greenway, we changed our name in 2004 to better reflect our preservation work as a Land Trust, and to account for the expansion of our work beyond our traditional focus along the Delaware & Raritan Canal.

We permanently preserve watershed lands and large-scale landscapes, thereby preventing the loss of open space to development. Our operating region consists of over 1,500 square miles, encompassing portions of the Delaware, Raritan and Millstone River watersheds and the Delaware & Raritan Canal. This includes all of Mercer County and parts of Hunterdon, Somerset, Middlesex, Burlington and Monmouth counties. We have a staff of 7 full-time and 5 part-time professionals.

D&R Greenway Land Trust's mission is to:
•Preserve and protect a permanent network of natural lands and open spaces, creating the conditions for a healthy and diverse environment to flourish
•Provide the public with appropriate access to these areas, encouraging active lifestyles and a greater appreciation of the natural world
•Inspire a conservation ethic promoting policies, educational programs and partnerships that result in a public commitment to land preservation

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Contact D&R Greenway Land Trust

James C. Amon
Director of Stewardship
1 Preservation Place
Johnson Education Center
Princeton, New Jersey  08540
Phone: (609) 924-4646
Fax: (609) 924-5577


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • New Jersey

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