HISTORIAN AND PRESERVATION CONSULTANT CLIFFORD ZINK
TO SPEAK AT FRIENDS OF PRINCETON OPEN SPACE
ANNUAL MEETING ON APRIL 17TH
-- FOPOS Naturalist to Lead Walk Through Mountain Lakes, Tusculum
Following Meeting --
PRINCETON, NJ, March 21, 2016 – Historian and preservation consultant Clifford Zink will be the featured speaker at the 2016 annual meeting of the Friends of Princeton Open Space at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 17th. His talk, “A Splendid Spot: The Development and Evolution of Princeton’s Mountain Lakes ,“ will focus on the history of the ice company at Mountain Lakes and other events that led to its listing on the state and national Registers of Historic Places. It will include discussion of some of the fascinating discoveries during the recent dredging of the lakes and rehabilitation of the dams.
The meeting will take place at Mountain Lakes House, 57 Mountain Avenue in Princeton. Mr. Zink 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 Mr. Zink’s talk.
The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are requested by April 11th; RSVP to Friends of Princeton Open Space info@FOPOS.org or 609-921-2772.
Clifford Zink, a Princeton resident, is a preservation consultant specializing in architectural, industrial, and landscape history. He is the author of six books including histories of the Monmouth and Somerset County Park Systems.
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 theassistance of FOPOS. For additional information see: www.fopos.org
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Contact: FOPOS – 609-921-2772