Friends of Princeton Open Space Annual Meeting 2015


  • Talk by Shana S. Weber, Director, Office of Sustainability at Princeton University.

  • Walk through Mountain Lakes' Tusculum, lead by Adam Schellhammer, FOPOS' naturalist.

PRINCETON, NJ, March 23, 2015 — Shana S. Weber, Director, Office of Sustainability at Princeton University, will be the featured speaker at the 2015 annual meeting of the Friends of Princeton Open Space at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 19th. Her talk, “Sustainability Uncovered: The Gritty Underbelly of Meaningful Environmental Endeavors at Princeton University,” will focus on the unprecedented levels of sustainability and environmental stewardship integrated into the University’s current strategic planning and visioning process.

The meeting will take place at Mountain Lakes House, 57 Mountain Avenue in Princeton. Dr. Weber will speak after a brief business meeting at which new trustees will be elected. Refreshments will be served. A walk through Mountain Lakes and adjacent Tusculum led by FOPOS naturalist Adam Schellhammer will follow Dr. Weber’s talk.

The meeting is free and open to the public, but reservations are requested by April 15th; RSVP to Friends of Princeton Open Space, 609-921-2772.

Dr. Weber has coordinated Princeton University’s efforts in implementing cross-disciplinary and repeatable campus-based sustainable demonstration systems since 2006. Prior to joining Princeton University she was a founding director and faculty member for the Santa Clara University Environmental Studies Institute and a producer for a nationally-syndicated environmental radio talk show. Dr. Weber received a B.S. in Zoology from the Ohio State University and an MSES and Ph.D. in Environmental Science from the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Her past research areas include the intersection of climate change impacts and land use history, and population biology of culturally-significant wetland vegetation.

About Friends of Princeton Open Space Founded in 1969 to preserve open space in the face of development pressures, Friends of Princeton Open Space (FOPOS) is a non-profit organization that has helped to establish over 1,000 acres of parkland and a network of interconnecting trails that nearly circles Princeton. Through the contributions of hundreds of people in the community, FOPOS has helped to raise $4.5 million for the purchase and acquisition of easements on properties that might otherwise have been bulldozed for development. Mountain Lakes Preserve, Greenway Meadows, Coventry Farm, the Institute for Advanced Studies Lands, the Woodfield Reservation, Tusculum, Turning Basin Park, as well as the Ricciardi and All Saints tracts, are among the properties in Princeton preserved with the assistance of FOPOS.

Contact: Kathy Cook (609) 921-2772