• Hilltop Conservancy Seeks Volunteers For Next Restoration Project

    UPDATE: Because rain is in the forecast for Monday, the work session has been shifted to Tuesday, June 11. Next Monday, June 10, from 5 to 7 p.m., the Hilltop Conservancy will be cutting logs, big branches...

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  • Hilltop Volunteers Plant 80 Trees

    On Saturday April 27, 35 volunteers planted 80 trees on a one-acre plot next to Prisoner’s Pond. The planting on Verona’s Hilltop Reservation marked the successful first phase of a five-year five-acre forest regeneration project. For the...

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  • Plant Trees At Prisoner’s Pond This Weekend

    The Hilltop Conservancy’s forest regeneration efforts are going to take a big step forward this weekend–with some help from the community.  The Conservancy is going to be planting 80 trees on the hillside near Prisoner’s Pond (above...

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  • Liberating Prisoner’s Pond–And Reviving The Hilltop’s Forest

    It’s likely that most Verona residents do not know about the pond adjacent to the White Rock Road athletic fields.  The spring-fed pond is the only year-round standing water in the Hilltop Reservation and it has fish,...

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  • Letter: We Must Still Manage Our Deer Population

    To the Editor: Essex County has concluded its 2019 deer management program in the Hilltop Reservation, removing 99 deer from this 284-acre nature preserve. Forest ecologists and wildlife biologists recommend a target deer density of about 20...

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  • Give Local On Giving Tuesday

    Veronans are very giving people. We give jackets to warm California wildfire victims we don’t know, simply because a fellow Veronan calls on us to do so. We give to support a Verona veteran’s effort to change...

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  • Grasshopper Kids Bike Race Moves To New Course In August

    The Hilltop Grasshopper, a mountain bike race for elementary and middle school children,  is moving to a new location this August. The race, which was originally held near the Mountain Avenue field in North Caldwell, will now...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • On Giving Tuesday, Ways To Give Local

    Today is #GivingTuesday, and while many in Verona have undoubtedly made plans to give to favorite charities all over the country, there are also opportunities for philanthropy right here at home. There are ways to give money,...

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  • Hilltop Meadow, Reborn

    The small meadow at the southern end of Verona’s Hilltop Reservation doesn’t look like much right now. But the mere fact that it exists at all is something of a miracle. More than 100 years ago, the...

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  • On #GivingTuesday, Give Local

    It’s #GivingTuesday, a day to help others through donations of money, time and support, and a reminder that our lives should be as much (or more) about helping this time of year as they are about getting...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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