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HUNTERDON COUNTY
DIVISION OF PARKS AND RECREATION

Department of Planning, Economic
Development and Land Use

 

MAILING ADDRES: PO Box 2900, Flemington, NJ 08822-2900

PHYSICAL ADDRESS: County Arboretum, 1020 Highway 31, Lebanon, NJ 08833

PHONE: 908-782-1158

FAX: 908-806-4057

EMAIL: parks@co.hunterdon.nj.us

DIRECTIONS TO THE COUNTY ARBORETUM

OFFICE HOURS: 8am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday

OUR STAFF:

 

ABOUT OUR VISITOR SERVICES DIVISION STAFF:

 

Laura Kroon Bush, Park NaturalistLAURA KROON BUSH, PARK NATURALIST

I have been working with the County since January 2009.  I grew up in Readington Township and now live in Franklin Township.  In my free time I enjoy hiking, biking, reading, crocheting, and volunteering.  Park programs I am involved with include public nature programs, Maple Sugaring, backpacking trips, nature clubs for kids, Tot Walks, Spring Volunteer Day, and Summer Nature Program.  Group programs I conduct are: Seasonal Nature Walk, Animal Clues, Amazing Adaptations, Incredible Insects, Birding, Pond/Stream Study, Plant Study, Batty About Bats Lecture, Birds of Hunterdon Lecture, Butterflies & Moths Lecture, Herptiles of Hunterdon Lecture, Mammals of Hunterdon Lecture, Mushrooms & Molds Lecture, Owls of Hunterdon Lecture, Raptors of Hunterdon Lecture, Trees of Hunterdon Lecture, Waterfowl of Hunterdon Lecture, Wildflower Folklore Lecture, Wildlife of Hunterdon Lecture, Woodpeckers of Hunterdon Lecture, Attracting Birds to Your Backyard Lecture, Animal Strategies, Reptiles Alive, Rocks and Minerals, Introduction to Birding, Skull Workshop, Nests & Eggs, Maple Sugar To Go, Recycling, and Composting for the Home. 

CONTACT LAURA

 

Patrick Eckard, Recreation LeaderPATRICK ECKARD, RECREATION LEADER

I have been working for the County since 2002 and have been with Parks since 2010.  I grew up in West Amwell and now live in Lambertville.  I have been an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) with the Lambertville-New Hope Ambulance & Rescue Squad for over 20 years.  In my free time I enjoy hiking, biking, helping people, and reading.  Park programs I am involved with include the Music Under the Stars Free Concert Series, recreation day trips to various locations, Canoeing, Recreation Walks, Adopt-A-Trail, and Public Lands Day.  I also offer all of the Outdoor Skills group programs, which are: Emergency Preparedness, CPR & First Aid Certification, Orienteering, Geocaching 101, Hiking Knowledge, Backpacking Knowledge, Camping Knowledge, Knife Safety, Camp Tools, Knot Tying, Fire Building, Outdoor Survival, Fishing Clinic, Bike Safety, Initiatives & Team Building, and Canoe Clinic.  The best part of my job is being able to go out into the parks and meet people and see them enjoying the parks. 

CONTACT PATRICK

 

Tom Sheppard, Chief Park NaturalistTOM SHEPPARD, CHIEF PARK NATURALIST

I have had the pleasure of working for Hunterdon County since 2000.  I am a life-long resident of the county with roots that date back to the first families to settle here.  Through the years I have worked with many individuals and schools, scout, and homeschool groups in offering a variety of interpretive and recreation programs.  While I am an avid birder and do travel to see the different species of the country, I do not consider myself a specialist in any one field.  Feel free to contact me to request any of the following interpretive programs: Seasonal Nature Walk, Animal Clues, Amazing Adaptations, Incredible Insects, Birding, Pond/Stream Study, Plant Study, Batty About Bats Lecture, Birds of Hunterdon Lecture, Co-Existing with Coyotes Lecture, Herptiles of Hunterdon Lecture, Mammals of Hunterdon Lecture, New Jersey Black Bears, Owls of Hunterdon Lecture, Planets of the Inner or Outer Solar System Lecture, Raptors of Hunterdon Lecture, Waterfowl of Hunterdon Lecture, Wildlife of Hunterdon Lecture, Woodpeckers of Hunterdon Lecture, Attracting Birds to Your Backyard Lecture, Animal Strategies, Reptiles Alive, Rocks and Minerals, Introduction to Birding, Skull Workshop, Scat & Tracks Workshop, Wings & Feathers Workshop, Physics in Nature, Recycling, Water Issues, and Composting for the Home.  I also offer a monthly Environmental Education for Homeschool Groups series, and welcome inquiries about the County Parks and questions regarding our wildlife. 

CONTACT TOM

 

Liz Briadwood Fulmer, Recreation Program CoordinatorLIZ BRAIDWOOD FULMER, RECREATION PROGRAM COORDINATOR

I grew up in Hunterdon County and I am proud to be a “Jersey Girl.”  Two of my passions are making baskets and being out-of-doors.  I enjoy working with my hands, being creative, and sharing what I know with others.  My skills and knowledge have been acquired as a Girl Scout, living on a farm growing up, homesteading in West Virginia, traveling around the U.S. and Europe, working as a professional basket maker and punch-list carpenter, holding a number of Boy Scout leadership titles while raising my two sons, and working for Parks since 2000.  My responsibilities at Parks include organizing Touch-A-Truck and co-leading our Earth Day Celebration.  I bring to you art instructors, fiber artists, history programs, and more.  I enjoy the adventure of visiting interesting places while running park van trips to experience history, art, and fun.  Being a jack of many programs and the master of basket making, I offer Basketry Workshops, Clay Workshops, Jewelry Workshops, Woodworking Workshops, Earth-Inspired Crafts, Hiking Knowledge, Camping Knowledge, Knife Safety, Camp Tools, Knot Tying, Fire Building, and Initiatives & Team Building.  Please contact me if you are interested in setting up a group program or offering a class here.  I’m able to tailor most programs to the needs of your group. 

CONTACT LIZ

 

 

 

 

PHYSICAL ADDRESS: Hunterdon County Arboretum, 1020 Highway 31, Lebanon, NJ 08833       MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 2900, Flemington, NJ 08822
PHONE: 908-782-1158       EMAIL: parks@co.hunterdon.nj.us

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