Founded in 1969, we are a non-profit, tax-exempt organization devoted to the following:
In Princeton: Acquiring open space for preservation, protecting natural resources, maintaining and extending trails and providing environmental education.
In the Princeton Region: Working with other groups to support efforts to preserve and protect open space and the environment.
Since its founding, Friends of Princeton Open Space has helped to establish over 1,000 acres of parkland and a network of trails that nearly encircles Princeton. Through the contributions of hundreds of people in the community, FOPOS has helped to raise $4.5 million for the purchase of land and acquisition of easements on properties that might have been bulldozed for development. In addition to property acquisition, FOPOS also leads in land stewardship, from creating and maintaining hiking trails, including boardwalks and footbridges, to the removal of invasive species and the replanting of native varieties. FOPOS also sponsors a number of community programs and activities, including nature walks and educational workshops.
To learn more, get involved as a volunteer, or make a contribution to Friends of Princeton Open Space, please contact us at email@example.com or call us at 609 921-2772.