MOTH NIGHT!

When: August 21st 8:30 pm - 11pm
Meet: Jonathan’s Woods Parking Lot on Old Beach Glen Rd. Rockaway, NJ

Parking and accommodations are limited we recommend you RSVP in advance. 

Price: $5/person $15/family recommended donation pay in cash at the event .

Questions: Call Mike (973) 479-7816

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2021 EVENTS

Working to protect, enhance and expand

Jonathan's Woods.

Located in Denville, New Jersey

Jonathan’s Woods has become a community asset. People from many of the surrounding towns hike, bike, walk dogs, even ride horses on the trails. The wildflowers and migratory birds in the spring are a magnet for garden clubs and birders.

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SECRETS OF THE FOREST

When: June 5th, 8am - 11 am

A wonderful group attended the Secrets of the Forest Walk where we talked about the ecological history of Jonathon Woods and that forests are social, cooperative creatures connected through underground mycorrhizal networks.

For more in-depth information on the subject check out:

Suzanne Simard: Mother Trees and the Social Forest

https://longnow.org/seminars/02021/jun/15/mother-trees-and-social-forest/

Intelligent Trees

Trees talk, know family ties and care for their young? Is this too fantastic to be true? German forester Peter Wohlleben ('The Hidden Life of Trees') and scientist Suzanne Simard (The University of British Columbia, Canada) have been observing and investigating the communication between trees over decades. And their findings are most astounding.

https://www.amazon.com/Intelligent-Trees-Peter-Wohlleben/dp/B01LWIEY4F

DRAGONFLY WALK

When: July 17th 9am - 11am
Meet: Jonathan’s Woods Parking Lot on Old Beach Glen Rd. Rockaway, NJ

Questions: Call Mike (973) 479-7816

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HELLO!

We are a not-for-profit conservation organization and land trust based in Denville, New Jersey. Our mission is to protect the wetlands, woodlands and potable water supplies throughout the Beaver Brook watershed in Denville, Rockaway and Boonton Townships. We identify and support land acquisition, provide site stewardship and offer public education programs.

DID YOU KNOW?

635 ACRES

OF OPEN SPACE

To date POWWW in partnership with NJ Fish and Wildlife, the Morris County Park Commission, the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority (MCMUA), Denville Township and Green Acres has acquired 635 acres of open space that will be preserved in perpetuity for passive recreation

POWWW creates and maintains trails within Jonathon's Woods through diverse habitats.

The hiking trails and forest at Jonathan’s Woods provide a direct connection to the 3,000+ acres of open space of Wildcat Ridge WMA in Rockaway Township, creating a vital greenway for wildlife.

15+MILES

OF TRAILS

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PURPLE TRAIL / BIRDERS LOOP
Starting from the kiosk at Jonathan's Woods parking lot off Old Beach Glen Road, Rockaway the trail crosses the former Pines, now an 18-acre open habitat in the state of ecological succession. It then enters into the remaining pine forest with the Beaver Brook wetland skirting the forest to the right before crossing the White Trail.
Mileage: 1 mile

WHITE TRAIL

Starting from the Jonathan's Woods parking lot off Old Beach Glen Road, Rockaway, the wide trail ( formally Ford Road ) crosses the lower section of Jonathan's Woods ending at the Ford Road entrance. About 1/2 mile in on the trail you can pick up the Red Trail just past a stream that crosses the trail.

Mileage: 1 mile

RED TRAIL

The red trail travels upslope along a babbling brook and through an upland deciduous forest before dropping down into the historic Hog Pen.

Mileage: 3 miles

RED WHITE TRAIL

Starting from the end of Hillcrest Drive in Denville NJ the Red White trail travels along the ridge top before joining the Red Trail.

Mileage: .5 miles

ORANGE TRAIL

The orange trail begins within Jonathan's Woods off the red trail. The trail crosses Old Beach Glen Road and travels through the Sasso tract, over the Eagle Scout bridge and terminates at Meriden Road. Across Meriden Road is the start of the Blue Trail that is part of the Wildcat Ridge Wildlife Management Area.

Mileage: 1.75 miles