Bee A One-Day Volunteer for Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space

What do bees, art, triangles, native plants and 3 local landmarks all have in common? Nothing yet! Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space (FoHVOS) are seeking volunteers to help with a 3-part/1-day art-meets-nature installation.

This “Summer Triangle” project is an initiative of Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space (“FoHVOS”), a Hopewell Valley nonprofit land trust dedicated to preserving Hopewell Valley’s character though open space and farmland preservation and natural resource protection.

Last July, MercerMe wrote about the 3 existing installations (article: “It’s Hip to Bee Triangle: Ecological Art by FoHVOS”), marked by triangular fenced areas, featuring unusual organic formations in the middle, inspired by the asterism (pattern of stars) of the same name, and create a beautifully protected habitat for native bees.

“It is ‘ecological art’ — sculptural art that that has a collaboratively educational and scientific value,”  explained artist Ruth Jourjine, FoHVOS board member, long-time volunteer, and nature-lover.

On Monday, May 18 (with May 19, rain date), FoHVOS along with volunteers will be installing three new Summer Triangles and native plant gardens. At 9:30am start time, the group will meet and install the triangle and plant a garden at Alliger Park, proceed to Pennington Senior Center and then finish the tour at Hopewell Borough Train Station Park. Please note that there may be a change in date due to rain conditions.

Registration required. Contact or 609-730-1560. For more info about the project, visit You can follow the progress and events on their Facebook page or check out their website

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