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HUNTERDON COUNTY
Division of
Parks and Recreation

Department of Land Use and Facilities Management

Hunterdon County Division of Parks and Recreation
PO Box 2900, Flemington, NJ 08822-2900
Physical Address: County Arboretum, 1020 Highway 31, Lebanon, NJ 08833
Phone: 908-782-1158 * Fax: 908-806-4057
parks@co.hunterdon.nj.us


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STAFF:

ABOUT OUR VISITOR SERVICES DIVISION STAFF:

 

LAURA KROON, PARK NATURALIST

I have been working with the County as a Park Naturalist since January 2009.  I grew up in Readington Township and now live in Franklin Township.  In my free time I enjoy hiking, reading, crocheting, and volunteering.  Park programs I am involved with include public nature programs, Maple Sugaring, backpacking trips, nature clubs for kids, Invasive Plant Pull, and Summer Nature Program.  Group programs I conduct are: Seasonal Nature Walk, Animal Clues, Amazing Adaptations, Incredible Insects, Plant Study, Birding, Pond/Stream Study, Beaver Walk, Initiatives & Team Building, Batty About Bats Lecture, Birds of Hunterdon Lecture, Butterflies & Moths Lecture, Herptiles of Hunterdon Lecture, Mammals of Hunterdon Lecture, Magical Mushrooms Mischievous Molds Lecture, Owls of Hunterdon Lecture, Raptors of Hunterdon Lecture, Wildflower Folklore Lecture, Wildlife of Hunterdon Lecture, Attracting Birds to Your Backyard Lecture, Animal Strategies, Reptiles Alive, Rocks and Minerals, Introduction to Birding, Skull Workshop, Nests & Eggs, Maple Sugar To Go, Recycling, and Composting for the Home.  I also offer a monthly Environmental Education for Homeschool Groups series. 

CONTACT LAURA

 

PATRICK ECKARD, RECREATION LEADER

I have been working for the County since 2002 and have been with Parks since 2010.  I grew up in West Amwell and now live in Lambertville.  I have been an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) with the Lambertville-New Hope Ambulance & Rescue Squad for about 20 years.  In my free time I enjoy hiking, biking, helping people, and reading.  Park programs I am involved with include the Music Under the Stars Free Concert Series, recreation day trips to various locations, Canoeing, Recreation Walks, Adopt-A-Trail, and Public Lands Day.  I also offer all of the Outdoor Skills group programs, which are: Emergency Preparedness, Outdoor Survival, Orienteering, Hiking Knowledge, Backpacking Knowledge, Camping Knowledge, Knot Tying, Fire Building, Knife Safety, Camp Tools, Canoe Clinic, Fishing Clinic, Bike Safety, and Initiatives & Team Building.  The best part of my job is being able to go out into the parks and meet people and see them enjoying the parks. 

CONTACT PATRICK

 

Tom Sheppard, Chief Park NaturalistTOM SHEPPARD, CHIEF PARK NATURALIST

I have had the pleasure of working for Hunterdon County since 2000.  I am a life-long resident of the county with roots that date back to the first families to settle here.  Through the years I have worked with many individuals and school, scout, and homeschool groups in offering a variety of interpretive and recreation programs.  While I am an avid birder and do travel to see the different species of the country, I do not consider myself a specialist in any one field.  Feel free to contact me to request any of the following interpretive programs: Seasonal Nature Walk, Animal Clues, Amazing Adaptations, Incredible Insects, Plant Study, Birding, Pond/Stream Study, Initiatives & Team Building, Batty About Bats Lecture, Birds of Hunterdon Lecture, Herptiles of Hunterdon Lecture, Mammals of Hunterdon Lecture, Owls of Hunterdon Lecture, Planets of the Solar System Lecture, Raptors of Hunterdon Lecture, Wildlife of Hunterdon Lecture, Attracting Birds to Your Backyard Lecture, Animal Strategies, Reptiles Alive, Rocks and Minerals, Introduction to Birding, Skull Workshop, Scat & Tracks Workshop, Wings & Feathers Workshop, Recycling, Water Issues, and Composting for the Home.  I also offer a monthly Environmental Education for Homeschool Groups series, and welcome inquiries about the County Parks and questions regarding our wildlife. 

CONTACT TOM

 

Liz Briadwood Fulmer, Recreation Program CoordinatorLIZ BRAIDWOOD FULMER,
RECREATION PROGRAM COORDINATOR

I grew up in Hunterdon County and I am proud to be a “Jersey Girl”. Two of my passions are making baskets and being out-of-doors.  I enjoy working with my hands, being creative, and sharing what I know with others.  My skills and knowledge have been acquired as a Girl Scout living on a farm growing up, homesteading in West Virginia, traveling around the U.S. and Europe, working as a professional basketmaker and punch-list carpenter, holding a number of Boy Scout leadership titles while raising my two sons, and working for Parks since 2000.  My responsibilities at Parks include organizing Touch-A-Truck and co-leading our Earth Day Celebration.  I’ve spearheaded the Creative Scarecrow program.  I bring to you art instructors, fiber artists, history programs, and more.  I enjoy the adventure of visiting interesting places while running park van trips to experience history, art, and fun.  Being a jack of many programs and the master of basket making, I offer Earth-Inspired Crafts, Creating with Clay, Woodworking, Camping Skills, Knife Safety, Beginner Carving, Knot Tying, Lashing, and Basketry workshops.  Please contact me if you are interested in setting up a group program or offering a class here. I’m able to tailor most programs to the needs of your group. 

CONTACT LIZ