BOONTON, NJ - The Land Conservancy of New Jersey is looking for individuals and local businesses to support their Partners for Parks program during Earth Day week. Volunteers are needed on Tuesday, April 23 or Wednesday, April 24 at the Land Conservancy’s Montville headquarters, Wild Acres Preserve, 19 Boonton Avenue.

Volunteer groups will help with a spring clean-up at the 44-acre Headquarters that is also a Montville township park. Gardening tools, work gloves and light refreshments will be available to those who attend.

Earth Day, founded April 21st, 1970, is now considered a global event, and it is believed that more than 1 billion people in 192 countries will take part in what is the largest civic-focused day of action worldwide.

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Partners for Parks, The Land Conservancy’s corporate and civic volunteer program provides one day customized community service projects to enhance parks and open space lands throughout northern New Jersey.

Any businesses or corporations interested in a Partners for Park project for their employees, whether during Earth Week or another date, email bmccloskey@tlc-nj.org, call (973)541-1010 x14 or visit our website at tlc-nj.org/partners-for-parks/.

Founded in 1981, The Land Conservancy of New Jersey is a non-profit member-supported organization dedicated to preserving and protecting New Jersey’s vital natural lands and drinking water resources. It is working to inspire and empower individuals and communities to take action to save the land that is important to New Jersey. To date, The Land Conservancy has helped preserve over 27,000 acres and helped towns receive more than $235 million for their land preservation projects. It has worked in 100 municipalities in 13 counties, benefiting millions of people who live in, work in, or visit New Jersey.

Accredited by the National Land Trust Accreditation Commission in 2009, The Land Conservancy meets the highest quality standards for protecting open space, upholding the public trust, and ensuring that our conservation efforts are permanent.