Hillsdale Environmental Commission

Natural Resource and Preservation Hillsdale, NJ

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Beechwood Cleanup

The Pascack Bible Church cleaned up and refreshed the hiking trails around Beechwood Park on June 9th and the trails have never looked better!

Thank you to all the hard working volunteers who gave their time and energy to keep one of our parks in prime shape for the upcoming summer season. We are so lucky to have such an extraordinary group of people with such energy and dedication.

We would like to take this opportunity thank them all for donating their time and energy to make our park cleaner and more attractive for everyone!


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Beechwood Clean up

Beechwood Park, Hillsdale (June 3, 2017)

Thanks to the hard work of volunteers from the Pascack Bible Church and donations from Kuiken Brothers, Beechwood Park in Hillsdale has a bright refreshed look and is ready for summer! Hillsdale residents can now enjoy hiking on the freshly cleared, mulched trails and then relax for a quiet lunch using the rebuilt picnic tables as a result of a clean up done on June 3rd.

The event, sponsored by the Hillsdale Environmental Commission, is becoming a tradition. Frank Pizzella, Hillsdale Councilman and Environmental Commission Liaison, was quick to point out that this is what makes Hillsdale unique.

“It is wonderful to see the community pull together for a project like this. It is a beautiful day with special people making our community a better place. Couldn’t be nicer!”

The volunteers from Pascack Bible Church included over 50 adult and youth congregation members, some of whom also helped with planning and preparing food for the event.

Donations of the lumber used for repairs came from the efforts of Jeff Henig at Kuiken Brothers.



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Trust Fund for Beechwood Trails Established


The Environmental Commission would like to thank our lead partners MEVO, Gary Kuhl, John Stepe, Ed Sneickus, United Methodist Church and the Hillsdale residents who came out on our June workdays to help rebuild the Beechwood Trails. Thank you as well to the Mayor and Council for their support, as well as to our DPW supervisor. The supplies for the project were funded by a generous grant from ANJEC (Association of NJ Environmental Commissions).

The borough has established a trust fund for donations to fund future repair work. To donate please drop off or mail checks made out to the Borough of Hillsdale – Beechwood Trails.

To stay informed of future repair efforts, or other Environmental Commission initiatives, please join our email list at http://www.hillsdaleec.org. We meet at Borough Hall on the 2nd Thursday of the month, and welcome resident collaboration and partnership with local organizations.

Beechwood Trail Guide.pdf