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Eagle Scout plans a Bird Information Kiosk at the Arboretum

Eric Martone, a Life Scout of Troop 68 in Berkeley Heights, NJ, has kicked off his project to build a Bird Information Kiosk near the Children’s Garden at Wagner Farm Arboretum. The plans for the kiosk call for a shingled roof to cover the information board that will house Information on the Birds sighted at the Arboretum. There will be solid floor under the kiosk installed with paver stones. Paver stones are available to Donors for personalization, engraved with Donor names or a message.

Bird at WFAFSeveral bird species make their home in the gardens, nearby trails, woods and structures. The kiosk will be positioned near the entry to the Township Trails that run along the Arboretum. And since the Arboretum is a favorite spot for local Birders and Visitors, they can stop at the kiosk to get bird sighting information.

Eric Matrone has chosen the Bird Information Kiosk project at the Arboretum as his Eagle Scout project, a major scout project that benefits the community.

Wagner Farm Arboretum is excited about this project because it meets the Arboretum’s Mission supporting a suburban conservancy and learning center. This kiosk will be an educational and entertaining addition as Birders share their information and sightings. Having this kiosk at the Arboretum gives visitors the awareness of the birds that make Warren Township their home. The information will help visitors understand the bird habitats which will hopefully lead to finding or creating opportunities to protect the birds’ environment.

Won’t you please get involved at this early stage of the project? Donate to the funds needed to build the Kiosk. Use this FORM to send in your donation which will be memorialized with your name or message. The goal is to start the project this Spring 2015, and we need your donations for the materials now! If you have questions about the project, please contact Eric Matrone [email protected]. Click here for the Project Description. Or you may send an email to Wagner Farm Arboretum Office Manager Mary [email protected] .

For more info on Birding near Wagner Farm Arboretum: http://ebird.org/content/nj/news/birding-glenhurst-meadows-warren-somerset-county-by-jonathan-klizas/

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Wells Fargo Donates $5,000 to Wagner Farm Arboretum

Wells Fargo and WFA Dec 2014Richard Zangara, the Branch Manager of Wells Fargo Advisors on Mount Bethel Road, presents the Trustees of the Wagner Farm Arboretum with a check for $5,000.  The funds help support the Arboretums efforts to bring educational programs to the children and residents of Warren and its surrounding towns.

The generous donation was a result of a successful Run/Walk event held on September 21, 2014 sponsored by Wells Fargo. Many locals participated in the run which looped around Warren Township, starting and ending at the Arboretum. This was the first Run event held to benefit the Arboretum’s fundraising efforts. The Arboretum hopes to hold another Run/Walk like this in the future. Pictured here (L to R): Rich Zangara (Wells Fargo Branch Manager and WFA Trustee), Jonathan Jeans (WFA Vice-President), Lisa Young (WFA Trustee), Karen Manner (WFA Trustee), Bill Apgar (WFA Trustee), Ernie Cottrill (WFA Trustee).

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 Wagner Farm Arboretum is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization
supporting a natural suburban learning center