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We are excited to announce that Greater Newark Conservancy was chosen to be one of only 22 NJ nonprofits in New Jersey's Give Back Guide.  Using the Jersey Give Back Guide’s online Generosity Generator, individuals can choose from four categories — Community, Arts, Environment, and Newark — to learn about this year’s 22 recommended nonprofits, including the Conservancy in the Newark section.

The guide, and online Generosity Generator, make it simple and easy to give back to some pretty spectacular New Jersey nonprofits--including us!  All donations go directly to the organizations.

 

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Order Your Poinsettias Today!

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Urban Forester Program Manager

The Newark Youth Leadership Project (NYLP) is a year-round leadership and job training program. We are now accepting applications for our 6-week summer internship in 2015. Working as an NYLP intern at the Conservancy is an opportunity to gain valuable job skills, to have new exciting experiences, to learn about the environment, and to get ready for college. All interested Newark high school students with at least a 2.5 GPA are encouraged to apply. Interviews will be given on a first come, first served basis, so students must submit their applications as soon as possible to be considered. The deadline to apply is January 9, 2015.

Click here to download the  NYLP 2015 Summer Internship Application

2014  Fall Farm Stand Schedule and Locations
 

Greater Newark Conservancy, 32 Prince St., Broome St. side:
Tuesdays-Thursdays, 4--6pm

Court Street Farm, 138 Court St:
Tuesdays, 11am-3pm

Newark Beth Israel Hospital, 201 Lyons Ave:
Wednesdays, 11am-3pm 

PSE&G Plaza Farmer’s Market, 80 Park Place:
Thursdays, 11am-3pm

Hawthorne Hawks Healthy Harvest Farm, 446 Hawthorne Ave:
Saturdays, September 20, 10am-2pm



Greater Newark Conservancy promotes environmental stewardship to improve the quality of life in New Jersey's urban communities. Founded in 1987, the Conservancy has four program areas--environmental education, community greening and gardening, job training and advocacy for environmental justice.

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Greater Newark Conservancy is a proud member of Earth Share New Jersey. Click the logo below to find out how you can start a workplace giving campaign today.

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We are a part of a nationwide network of the world's most respected environmental and conservation organizations.


 

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Join us at a variety of programs offered at the Prudential Outdoor Learning Center and journey toward a life-long appreciation of living things and commitment to nature.

Greater Newark Conservancy brings the wonders of nature and the urban environment to life through interactive, hands-on activities throughout the year.

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Guess who's on the front page of the Star Ledger! If you haven't had a chance to read the article... Click here to read the full story.


Greater Newark Conservancy’s Urban Tree Farm Program in Newark, NJ is the subject of this brief 2013 film.  Generously funded by the Lower Passaic River Study Area Cooperating Parties Group, the Conservancy’s farms are being established to help reduce Newark’s carbon footprint, sequester ambient carbon dioxide in the surrounding neighborhoods and wards, and absorb stormwater runoff.  As the trees grow, they will provide a readily available source for new plantings in Newark, along streets and within public parks.  A job training component is part of the program, teaching ex-offender Newark residents the necessary skills that will enable them to seek employment in the growing arboriculture and nursery job industry.  The filmmaker, John Tokar, is a senior cinematography major at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.  Click on the link to watch the video.



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