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Call for Volunteer Stewards!

In honor of National Invasive Species Awareness Week, the Friends of Princeton Open Space (FOPOS) would like to announce additional Volunteer Stewardship Sessions at the Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve in Princeton, NJ. Volunteers will work under the guidance of our Natural Resource Manager, Anna Corichi, to identify and remove invasive plants from our Woodlands and Lake Shore. Following removal efforts, we will plant these areas with native species. Volunteer stewards will walk away with plant ID and management skills that can be used at their own homes! Email Anna at info@fopos.org to sign up!

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Land Stewardship Sessions

Love the outdoors? We do too. If you have an interest in working with our Natural Resources Manager on a Saturday, or really any day of the week, please email Anna Corichi at info@fopos.org with VOLUNTEER in the subject line. What does a volunteer do? Tap here to find out!

Looking to step out of the office? Join us for a Lunch Hour Stewardship Session at the Mountain Lakes Preserve! Email Anna at info@fopos.org with VOLUNTEER in the subject line.

Looking to step out of the office? Join us for a Lunch Hour Stewardship Session at the Mountain Lakes Preserve! Email Anna at info@fopos.org with VOLUNTEER in the subject line.

Welcoming our new Natural Resources Manager

Wombat surveillance, Snowy Mountains ‘The Snowies’, Australia

Wombat surveillance, Snowy Mountains ‘The Snowies’, Australia

We are excited to welcome Anna Corichi as our new Natural Resources Manager as of December, 2018.  Anna is a restoration ecologist and New Jersey native, with experience in the redesign, restoration and management of landscapes that have been negatively impacted by invasive species and other factors.  Anna comes to us from the private sector, having worked for an ecologically focused landscape design/build company from its founding in 2014. Anna is skilled in ecological monitoring and surveying for pests such as the emerald ash borer, as well as in managing affected forest areas.  She received her B.S. from Oberlin College with majors in Biology and Environmental Studies, and during her studies worked with the National Parks and Wildlife agency in Cairns, Australia studying wombats and other herbivores! Anna is looking forward to working on our 18-acre forest restoration project on the west side of Mountain Lake.

If you are interested in volunteering with Anna and FOPOS, please email info@fopos.org.

Many invasive plants, such as this Japanese honeysuckle  (Lonicera japonica) , have a photosynthetic advantage over our native trees and shrubs. While most native plants are dormant, this invasive vine continues to produce and store energy throughout the winter season.

Many invasive plants, such as this Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica), have a photosynthetic advantage over our native trees and shrubs. While most native plants are dormant, this invasive vine continues to produce and store energy throughout the winter season.