Preservation Makes Dreams Come True

July 27th, 2018

Every property preserved by D&R Greenway comes with its own story. Part of D&R Greenway’s work to inspire a conservation ethic comes from our knowledge that there are many different paths that people follow to preserving and caring for the land. Every once in a while a truly special opportunity presents itself for preservation to make someone’s dreams come true.


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2018 National Trails System Conference

July 23rd, 2018

Greetings, National Trails System Communication Leads! 

To encourage young adults to become more involved in the National Trails System multiple agencies will fund a scholarships for young leaders to attend the 2018 National Trails System Conference. Young adult participants will be an active part of the dialogue about outreach and the future of these trails. Selected participants should come ready to explore, learn, and engage!

Topics will include, though are not limited to;…[Read More]

Save Yorktown!

June 18th, 2018

The Threat: An unprotected 50-acre parcel of land on the Yorktown battlefield and surrounded by the Colonial National Historical Park, has been zoned and platted for a subdivision of 100 houses. This enormous subdivision would be named “Battlefield Bluffs” for its historical significance, but its construction would completely destroy the integrity of this sector of the battlefield.

Archaeological fieldwork has been conducted on only a very small portion of the parcel to date. Experts tell us it is highly likely that important artifacts,…[Read More]

Help Preserve Bridgewater’s 36-Acre Wemple Farmstead!

June 11th, 2018

Bridgewater’s 36-acre Wemple/Lang property is an important local treasure. This historic land on Foothill and Steele Gap Roads sits along routes taken by George Washington’s Continental Army throughout the American Revolution. It later was the home of William Lester Wemple, a noted public official in the early 20th century. Today the land is owned by Steven Lang, who has received subdivision approval for 15 residential lots. Mr. Lang has given us a unique opportunity to permanently preserve this land if we can raise the necessary funds by June 6,…[Read More]

Nicole Yancey Appointed to Serve Three-Year W3R-US Board Term

June 11th, 2018

W3R-US Chair Kim Burdick recently appointed Nicole Guggenheim Yancey of Yorktown, VA to serve a three-year term on the board of directors. She is Honorary Counsel of France in Virginia, Emerita. She has been actively involved with the work of W3R-US for many years and was the originator of Yorktown Days.

Yancey is a recipient of the French Legion of Honor, a prestigious award – founded in 1802 by Napoleon Bonaparte – that’s handed out to only about 3,000 French citizens annually….[Read More]

Heroes of Fishkill Event

May 26th, 2018

On Saturday, May 26, 2018, historic preservation groups held the Second Annual Heroes of Fishkill event commemorating the town’s Revolutionary War patriots.  This year’s gathering, with an estimated 75 attendees, featured presentations on Revolutionary War medicine, the Colonial families of Fishkill, and LaFayette’s travel through Fishkill in May 1780, a talk given by Dr. Robert A. Selig, Historian and Consultant to the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail.

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W3R-US Holds Annual Meeting in New Castle, Delaware on April 27 and 28, 2018

April 27th, 2018

Congratulations to the new officers: Kim Burdick (DE) – Chair. Larry Abell (MD) – Treasurer and Jennifer Carver (VA) – Corresponding Secretary

The following new board members were elected to serve three-year terms:

Kevin Vincent (DC/Northern VA)
Ellen Moyer (MD)
Julie Diddell (NY)
Jeff Canning (NY)
Isabel Evelein, Honorary Counsel of France, Harford CN

The following board members were re-elected to three-year terms:

Kathy Faulks (NJ)
Denise Dennis (PA)
Veronica Eid (DE)
Alan Hoffman,…[Read More]

Memorial for Former Treasurer Carl Nittinger (1947-2018)

April 25th, 2018

Carl Edward Nittinger, age 71, of Salem NJ (formerly of Haddonfield) passed away on January 17, 2018, at Penn Hospice in Philadelphia PA. He is survived by his sisters, Virginia Merkel of Media PA and Louise Stotz of Palm Coast FL.

Carl graduated from Haddonfield Memorial High School in 1964 and received a B.A. in Church Music from the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University in 1968. He studied Choir Training and Organ Accompaniment at the college of St….[Read More]

W3R-US News

June 9th, 2017

The new W3R-US website is launched! Take a moment to navigate the interactive map, read the historic summaries, and learn more about the organization!

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