Summer Train Station Series slated

Programs begin June 28

   The Sourland Planning Council’s “Summer 2013 Train Station Series” will present a program of Sourlands-inspired educational and cultural events at the Hopewell Railroad Station, Railroad Place, Hopewell. Admission is free to the public.
   Time is 7-9 p.m. First-come, first-seated, so arrive early. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.
   June 28 — Sourlands Perspectives: History, Geology and on Two Wheels — A slideshow of Sourlands geology and history will be presented by Andrea Bonette, Sourland Planning Council (SPC) trustee and past president. “Climbing Through Life,” a reading and book-signing by Michael Heffler, SPC trustee, writer and cyclist.
   Aug. 2 — Open Space Map of the Sourlands — Witness the unveiling of a newly created Open Space Map of the Sourland region that shows the preservation status of all land parcels in the Sourlands. Created to enable SPC and various land trusts to see the big picture when setting priorities and considering properties for land preservation.
   Aug. 15 — Film showing: “The Central Park Effect” — Amazing wildlife footage capturing the dazzling natural world of NYC’s Central Park.
   Aug. 22 — Native Landscapes and Deer — Find out how overabundant deer are harming native plants and wildlife, and then learn about a dozen or so beautiful native plants that are deer resistant. Presented by Jared Rosenbaum, SPC trustee and Plant Stewardship Index coordinator at Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve.
   Sept. 15 — Swallow Hill Alpaca Farm Field Trip — Join us for a tour of Pat and John Flanagan’s hillside farm; meet the alpacas, experience spinning and weaving first hand. (This event will not be held at the station; meet at 2 p.m., Swallow Hill Farm, 583 Montgomery Road, Hillsborough).
   Contact director@sourland.org with questions. The Sourland Planning Council is a nonprofit organization working to protect the ecological integrity, historical resources and special character of the Sourland Mountain region. Visit: www.sourland.org.