At this year’s Pennington Day, Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space (FoHVOS) introduced its new “Preserve Passport,” offering passport holders an opportunity to explore Valley preserves and qualify to win prizes.
“The Preserve Passport directs people to FoHVOS preserves that are hidden gems throughout The Valley,” said Heidi Kahme, Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance Chair. “FoHVOS has partnered on Come Outside and Play since its inception and the Mount Rose Grand Opening is featured as this year’s COaP Preview Activity.”
How Preserve Passport works:
- Pick up a Preserve Passport for no-charge at Mercer County Library-Hopewell Branch, Hopewell Public Library, or Pennington Public Library, or download the passport online from www.fohvos.org.
- Visit the kiosk at three or more FoHVOS preserves and record the preserve code on the passport. (For more fun, do other passport activities!)
- Submit completed passports to the public library by September 1st to be entered in drawing for special prizes or bring to Mount Rose Grand Opening and get a free t-shirt.
Completed passports may also be submitted at the Valley libraries throughout the summer. Early Birds may bring completed passports to the June 3 Grand Opening of Mount Rose Preserve from 10:00am–1:00pm for a free t-shirt and be entered in the September drawing.
FoHVOS Executive Director Lisa Wolff added, “FoHVOS is pleased to join the Municipal Alliance and our local libraries with the Preserve Passport program to encourage residents to explore our beautiful Valley and enjoy surprises found in nature.”
About Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space (FoHVOS): FoHVOS is a nonprofit land trust that is dedicated to preserving the Valley’s character though open space and farmland preservation, and natural resource protection. Since our inception in 1987, we have partnered with private landowners, government and nonprofit organizations to preserve over 7,500 acres of open space and farmland.
*About Mount Rose Preserve: Mount Rose Preserve is owned and managed by New Jersey Conservation Foundation, Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space, Hopewell Township, and Mercer County. This land was preserved by these partners along with Hopewell Valley Citizen’s Group Inc., NJ Green Acres Program, Stony-Brook Millstone Watershed Association, Hopewell Borough, Pennington Borough, Friends of Princeton Open Space, D&R Greenway Land Trust, Lawrence Township, and Princeton.