Free Tree Seedlings
  • 9AM-12PM
  • SAT, 22 APR 2017

In coordination with the Environmental Commission’s Road Side Cleanup Day, the Harding Land Trust is pleased to offer Harding residents the opportunity to adopt up to 5 free 2-4′ high bare root tree seedlings.

Distribution will take place on Saturday April 22nd from 9am-12pm at the Harding Township Municipal Building, 21 Blue Mill Road. If interested, please call the Harding Land Trust at 973-267-2515. Please join us to help keep Harding clean and beautiful!

Harding Land Trust Annual Meeting
  • 6:30PM
  • THU, 6 APR 2017

Please join the Harding Land Trust for their Annual Meeting on Thursday, April 6th at the New Vernon Fire House.

Bill Kibler, Director of Policy for Raritan Headwaters Association, will be the guest speaker. The program is entitled, “Ground and Groundwater: How Land Use Effects Water Quality in Northern New Jersey”.

Bill will provide some practical advice for homeowners on how to protect our local water quality. Dessert and wine will be served at 6:30 followed by the business meeting and guest speaker at 7:00 p.m. Please R.S.V.P. by calling 973-267-2515.

Second Annual “Celebrate Harding” Photo Contest
  • FRI, 1 SEP 2017

The second annual “Celebrate Harding Photo Contest”, sponsored by the Kemmerer Library and the Harding Land Trust, will be held in September 2017!

Harding students in grades K-12, at any school, will be invited to participate.

Details to follow.

Assessing Forest Health in NJ
  • 7:00PM
  • WED, 8 MAR 2017

Join Dr. Jay F. Kelly, Associate Professor of Biology and Environmental Science at Raritan Community College, to learn about:

  • New Jersey forest health and trends
  • The impact of deer and invasive plant species
  • The food web for pollinators, birds, and other local wildlife provided by native trees and plants
  • Why non-native plants often don’t feed wildlife
  • How citizens can help ensure their community’s forest ecological health

Dr. Kelly’s fascinating presentation, based on multiple forest studies in the Raritan watershed, is oriented to home owners, municipal officials, and citizens involved with land use policy.

Refreshments and Q&A after the presentation.

Register here for free!

Sponsored by Harding Township Environmental Commission, Great Swamp Watershed Association, Kemmerer Library, and Harding Land Trust

2017 Harding Land Trust House Tour
  • MON, 5 JUN 2017

The Harding Land Trust is pleased to invite you to our biennial house tour on June 5, 2017. Tickets will be available in April. Please contact or call 973-267-2515 for more information.

Evening with the Raptor Trust
  • 6-7:30PM
  • THU, 13 OCT 2016

Students in grades K-8, with a parent, are invited to join us at the Kemmerer Library on Thursday, October 13 from 6:00-7:30pm for a Raptor Trust Program which includes:

  • Live owl presentation
  • Raptor talk
  • Show and tell
  • Prizes
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Get to know some of the species of hawks and owls that are common residents in New Jersey and find out how important they are to the natural world we all share.

Space is limited and registration is required.

Preference is given to Harding Land Trust Campout registrants in 2015 and/or 2016. To register, please email Cindy Rice.

This event is sponsored by The Kemmerer Library and the Harding Land Trust.

Calling All Kids! Camp with HLT at Primrose Farm!
  • SAT, 10 SEP 2016

The Harding Land Trust welcomes you to CAMP OUT on September 10th, 2016. We welcome all Harding children from the ages of 6 to 12 years old and a parent to camp out with us at Primrose Farm. Leave your phone, boom box, electric toothbrush and large screen TV at home. On this camp out, we will listen to the music of the insects, taste a fire pit meal and watch a cosmic light show. The camp out will be held on Saturday, June 4th at 4 p.m. to breakfast on Sunday September 11th.

Activities will include a scavenger hunt, wiffle ball, s’more roasting, flashlight tag, story time and more. Please bring a tent, sleeping bag, change of clothes, flashlight, one gallon of water per person, mud boots and insect repellent. The land trust will provide dinner, breakfast and entertainment.

The fee is $10 per child, $15 per adult. Please RSVP by September 7th to Space is limited.

Please share this flier with your friends around Harding Township!

In the event of rain, the event will be cancelled and fees refunded.

Free Trees from the Harding Land Trust
  • 8-10AM
  • SAT, 7 MAY 2016

The Harding Land Trust is pleased to offer Harding Residents the opportunity to adopt up to 5 free 2-4′ high bare root tree seedlings. Distribution will take place on Saturday May 7th from 8am-10am at 110 Harter Road. If interested please call the Harding Land Trust at 973-267-2515.

HLT Annual Meeting: April 21st
  • 6:30PM
  • THU, 21 APR 2016

Please join the Harding Land Trust for our Annual Meeting on Thursday April 21st at the New Vernon Firehouse. This year we will feature 2 speakers: Larry Weaner and Chris Yates. Guest speaker Larry Weaner will speak about practical ways to create dynamic and stunning long-lived meadows for properties large and small, and guest speaker Chris Yates will speak about beekeeping in Harding!

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Larry Weaner is Founder of Larry Weaner Landscape Associates, a consulting firm . He has been creating native landscapes since 1977. His firm has a national reputation for combining ecological restoration with the traditions of garden design. The firm’s work has received numerous awards, been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Garden Design, and Landscape Architecture Magazine, among other publications, and been included on tours with The Garden Conservancy, The Cultural Landscape Foundation, and the American Horticultural Society. Larry lectures actively throughout the U.S., and in 1990, he founded New Directions in the American Landscape, a conference series with a national following.

Chris Yates is a member of the Harding Township Committee and strong supporter of open space and sustainable landscape practice. He bottles honey harvested in Harding Township under the brand The Bare Bee. Chris also offers hand-made small batch balms, lotions and creams and honey candies.

The meeting will begin at 7:00pm. Drinks and dessert will be served at 6:30pm. Non-members are welcome to attend, however, we kindly request a voluntary contribution to our stewardship fund or that you become a member. Registration is required. Please call us at 973-267-2515 or email Cindy Rice at​

Share your snowman with HLT!

Calling all Kids!

Build a snowman to share with the Harding Land Trust!

If it snows, lets have some fun!

Please be creative and build a snowman. Email a photo to

We will post your photos on our Instagram for all to enjoy.

Have fun and stay safe in the snow!

Harding Land Trust House Tour
  • MON, 1 JUN 2015
The Harding Land Trust is pleased to invite you to our biennial house tour. Tickets are currently available for sale. Please contact or call 973-267-2515 for more information.
Harding Land Trust Annual Meeting
  • 7:00 PM
  • THU, 16 APR 2015

Please join the Harding Land Trust for our Annual Meeting on Thursday April 16th at the New Vernon Firehouse. Our guest speaker Dr. Michael Van Clef will speak about invasive species control for the homeowner and native species for gardens and landscapes.

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Dr. Van Clef is President of Ecological Solutions, a consulting business with over 40 clients. His clients include non-profit conservation groups, as well as local and federal government agencies. Dr. Van Clef is also the former Director of Science and Stewardship for the Nature Conservancy.

Please join us as we kick off the start of our 25th Anniversary! The meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. Drinks and dessert will be served. For more information please call us at 973-267-2515.

Harding Land Trust Fall Festival
  • 12:30 - 4:30
  • SUN, 19 OCT 2014

Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the fall! Bluegrass Music By West Circle Drive. Square Dancing, Pony Rides, & Games for Kids!

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$10 to park, all other entertainment included. Food will be available for sale. Contact (973) 267-2515 for more information.

(In the event of inclement weather, event will be cancelled. There is no rain date at this time.)

Margetts Field Loan Retirement
  • 2 – 6 PM
  • SUN, 20 OCT 2013
Harding Township Invites You to Celebrate the Retirement of the 20-Year Loan to Purchase Margetts Field for Open Space with an Outdoor Bluegrass Concert.
Public Open Space Presentation
  • 7PM
  • WED, 6 JUN 2012
Harding Open Space Trust Committee is holding a special public meeting. There will be a presentation about the opportunity for our town to preserve a portion of the beautiful Frelinghuysen Property.
Great Swamp Scavenger Hunt
  • 9AM – 6PM
  • SAT, 19 MAY 2012
Check in and pick up your Scavenger Hunt Clue Kit. Visit as many places around the Great Swamp Watershed as you like. Return to the Kitchell Pond Pavillion for free food and prizes.
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