October 11, 2017 Share

Bloomberg Employees to Help D&R Greenway Fulfill Mission of Land Preservation

Employees at Bloomberg L. P. are not afraid to get their feet wet or their hands dirty.  As a Business Partner in Preservation to D&R Greenway Land Trust since 2002, Bloomberg employees have worked on trail maintenance at Cider Mill Preserve, reforestation and transplanting of seedlings at the Native Plant Nursery at the Johnson Education Center, planting milkweed at Greenway Meadows Park, clean ups at the D&R Canal and helping establish Capital City Farm in Trenton.

“Bloomberg’s employees have made by a significant difference through the volunteer work they do on our properties,” says D&R Greenway President & CEO Linda Mead. “Bloomberg understands how creating places where residents benefit from clean air and water, outdoor recreational opportunities and healthful environments—all in the most densely populated state—is so important to our community’s well-being. This kind of commitment from the business community fuels our work to create publicly accessible trails, native wildlife habitat and fresh produce that everyone can enjoy.”

“When you get an opportunity to help a great organization like D&R Greenway while being outside—by the nature of our work, our employees spend a great deal of time behind a desk or computer—it creates a win-win situation,” says Dennis Jordan who works with Bloomberg’s global philanthropy and engagement team. “Through Bloomberg founder Michael Bloomberg’s generosity, Bloomberg employees volunteer their time to help strengthen local communities and improve the quality of life. We support D&R Greenway because it is an environmental organization in our local community that does fantastic work and we have a great longstanding relationship. ”

Deb Kilmer, manager of D&R Greenway’s Business Partners in Preservation program, invites other businesses to contact her to learn how they can support the mission and reap the benefits of business partnership. She can be reached at dkilmer@drgreenway.org or 609-924-4646 ext. 132.

Visit D&R Greenway Land Trust at the Johnson Education Center, 1 Preservation Place, Princeton, to learn more about protected lands you can enjoy in central New Jersey and how you can become involved in preserving Land for Life. www.drgreenway.org

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D&R GREENWAY LAND TRUST IS IN ITS 29TH YEAR of preserving and protecting natural lands, farmlands and open spaces throughout central and southern New Jersey. Through continuous preservation and stewardship — caring for land and easements to ensure they remain protected and ecologically healthy in perpetuity — D&R Greenway nurtures a healthier and more diverse environment for people and wild species in seven counties. Accredited by the national Land Trust Accreditation Commission, D&R Greenway’s mission is to preserve and care for land and inspire a conservation ethic, now and for the future. Since its founding in 1989, D&R Greenway has permanently preserved more than 20,000 acres, an area 20 times the size of New York City’s Central Park, including 30 miles of trails open to the public.

The Johnson Education Center, a circa 1900 restored barn at One Preservation Place, Princeton, is D&R Greenway’s home. Through programs, art exhibits and related lectures, D&R Greenway inspires greater public commitment to safeguarding land.