A small but dedicated group of residents met with the Village Manager in the Spring of 2011 to discuss the poor condition of the Village's parks and other green areas within the Village. It was determined that because of budget cuts, the parks were not being maintained to the level that they had been in the past.
We formulated our mission statement, put together our formal by-laws, confirmed our status with the State of New Jersey and applied for 501(c)(3) status with the Internal Revenue Service. With the blessing of the Village Council, we had our Kick-Off event in October 2012. We have completed many projects within the Village and look forward to enhancing even more of the parks in the future.
The Conservancy is always looking for volunteers to work with us, whether it is fundraising, weeding or just being part of a team to help us keep Ridgewood beautiful. Please e-mail us your areas of interest and fields of expertise to: firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!