Nov
23
to Dec 15

Photo Contest: Give Thanks For Nature

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November 23 is also the kick-off of the Friends of Princeton Open Space annual Give Thanks for Nature Photo Contest. Professional and amateur photographers alike, are encouraged to take their best shot of all that the Mountain Lakes Preserve has to offer, and submit a photo for a chance to win nature-themed prizes.

Files must be in JPG format. Any aspect ratio is acceptable, but please size the file so that the longest dimension is 1500 pixels and set the quality to “high.” Filenames MUST include photographer's name and name of image: JoeSmith-Oak tree.jpg. In order to ensure anonymous judging, please include no signatures or watermarks that would reveal the name of the photographer on the photo itself. Entries must be submitted by midnight, December 15, 2018, via email to info@fopos.org, with “Photo Contest” in the subject line.

Winners will be contacted by January 15, 2019. The photographer retains full copyright to his or her images. However, participation in the contest requires the contestant to give Friends of Princeton Open Space permission to use the photographs without compensation on the website as well as in news releases which may appear in print or on third party websites for the purpose of publicizing the contest. Friends of Princeton Open Space will always include the photographer's name when using a photograph for any purpose. A special thanks to REI for donating the prizes for contest winners!

For questions, please contact info@fopos.org.

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Nov
23
1:00 PM13:00

#OptOutside with Friends of Princeton Open Space

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Join us for our annual #OptOutside event at the Mountain Lakes House in the Billy Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve, 57 Mountain Avenue, Princeton.

OptOutside is a movement to encourage people to spend time in nature rather than crowded stores Black Friday shopping the day after Thanksgiving. The community is invited to the Mountain Lakes House to enjoy nature-themed art activities, live music, cider and snacks from 1:00PM to 3:00PM. Trail maps will be available for walks and hikes before or after the event. All ages are welcome to this free, rain or shine event.

While this event is free, please pre-register via Eventbrite.com to help us plan for attendance. There is no need to print your ticket. 

November 23 is also the kick-off of the Friends of Princeton Open Space annual Give Thanks for Nature Photo Contest. Professional and amateur photographers alike, are encouraged to take their best shot of all that the Mountain Lakes Preserve has to offer, and submit a photo for a chance to win nature-themed prizes.

Files must be in JPG format. Any aspect ratio is acceptable, but please size the file so that the longest dimension is 1500 pixels and set the quality to “high.” Filenames MUST include photographer's name and name of image: JoeSmith-Oak tree.jpg. In order to ensure anonymous judging, please include no signatures or watermarks that would reveal the name of the photographer on the photo itself. Entries must be submitted by midnight, December 15, 2018, via email to info@fopos.org, with “Photo Contest” in the subject line.

Winners will be contacted by January 15, 2019. The photographer retains full copyright to his or her images. However, participation in the contest requires the contestant to give Friends of Princeton Open Space permission to use the photographs without compensation on the website as well as in news releases which may appear in print or on third party websites for the purpose of publicizing the contest. Friends of Princeton Open Space will always include the photographer's name when using a photograph for any purpose.

For more information about FOPOS, please visit fopos.org. For those interested in volunteer opportunities or questions about the event or photo contest, please contact info@fopos.org.

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Dec
16
1:00 PM13:00

Holiday Open House

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As you enjoy the miles of wooded trails in the Billy Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve, Friends of Princeton Open Space invites you to their annual Holiday Open House at the Mountain Lakes House to warm up with cider, treats and a holiday themed art activity. Stop in anytime between 1PM and 3PM. This family-friendly event is free and open to everyone.

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A Taste of Spring: An Event to Benefit Friends of Princeton Open Space
May
19
3:00 PM15:00

A Taste of Spring: An Event to Benefit Friends of Princeton Open Space

Tour a private Princeton garden landscaped with native plants and learn about sustainable gardening from guest speaker Holly Grace Nelson, Landscape Architect, in a casual barn setting.  In addition, FOPOS Natural Resource Manager Jeff Geist will speak about the current project to restore native plants and trees at the Billy Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve, and lead a walk there afterward. Rain Date: Sunday, May 20. 

$25 FOPOS Members/$50 Non-Members*

Wine, craft beer and light hors d’oeuvres will be served at the barn.

Confirmed guests will receive location and parking information for the private home/garden.

*Individual membership in Friends of Princeton Open Space is available from $25.  If you would like to join in advance of the event, please visit fopos.org or send your check for membership along with the event fee.

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FOPOS Annual Meeting
Apr
15
3:00 PM15:00

FOPOS Annual Meeting

The meeting will be held at 3 p.m. at Mountain Lakes House in the Billy Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve, 57 Mountain Avenue. Trustees will be elected and FOPOS Natural Resources Manager Jeff Geist will lead a trail walk, followed by refreshments. 

At the our annual meeting on Sunday, April 15, Mark Brownlee of ArcheWild will address the topic with “Investing in our Land: Deriving Real Economic Value for Ourselves and our Community.” Brownlee, principal and head ecologist of the ecological restoration company and native plant nursery, will outline the options for maintaining the parcels that remain, while possibly realizing some financial benefit

Admission is free and all are welcome. RSVP at info@fopos.org or call (609) 921-2772.

View the original article by Anne Levin from Princeton Town Topics here.

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