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SOC 70th Anniversary Weekend Schedule

The 70th Anniversary of SOC will be a time to reflect on our shared history, engage in fun activities, enjoy good food, and sing around a campfire. Best of all, it will be a time to reunite with old friends,

Kiosk Update

A Gift from Friends The kiosk is delivered! We wanted to give our friends and members an opportunity to participate in the completion of the John J. Kirk Memorial Kiosk on Piney Point. The structure has been delivered and officers

Save the Date – SOC 70th Anniversary and Family Fun Weekend!

Our Annual Family Fun weekend, which is Saturday, October 12th  through Sunday, October 13th, is now two full days of activities. On Saturday, we will celebrate the 70-year history of the School of Conservation from the early days to the present.

Welcome our new officer!

Dear Friends, it is with great pleasure that we tell you, that your officers unanimously voted to have Mary Jane Davis join us as an Officer of the Friends of SOC (read her bio here). Her reliable participation in Friends events, combined

Legacy Trees update

Friends – We are happy to report that the last of your Legacy trees will be delivered to Piney Point next week. This means that our magical place will be on track for full restoration. This could not have happened

John Kirk’s Legacy

Dr. John J. Kirk passed away peacefully on the morning of September 2nd, 2017. On the evening of September 7th, Jerry Schierloh, Assistant Director of NJSOC under Dr. Kirk, gave a special tribute. The transcript follows. Gathering of Friends and Family

Spring Tree Planting 2017 Followup

Friends – We were so disappointed that the change in plans due to the weather meant that some of you were not able to join us for last week’s tree planting. Although Saturday’s weather was not quite as rainy as

Save the Dates!

It’s cold and snowy outside, but the Friends are busy making plans for the year ahead! Two events to make note of: Saturday, May 6: CCC TREE PLANTING The Friends will be planting your brand new Red Pine CCC Tree. Stay tuned

Family Fun Weekend 2016

Friends – Below is the preliminary schedule for the Family Fun Weekend of October 7-9, 2016 (Download PDF). Register now!

Piney Point Tree Planting Weekend

27 trees were planted on Piney Point on May 6-7, 2016. Twenty of these were Legacy Trees, purchased and donated by Friends members and other individuals in honor of loved ones and relevant concepts. The trees were planted by Friends

Family Fun Weekend 2015

The officers of the Friends of SOC: Shayne Russell, Abby Farber, Kerry Kirk Pflugh, Alberto Fernandez and Steve Weintraub would like to thank every one of you who have contributed, attended, and supported the (re)creation of the Friends and our