“Tourne Wildflower Trail Photo Exhibit” to be held


BOONTON — The Rockaway Valley Garden Club will be holding a Tourne Wildflower Trail Photo Exhibit at the Boonton Township Municipal Building.  The Boonton Township Municipal Building is  located at 155 Powerville Road  and the exhibit is open weekdays from February 4 to February 15.  A special opening reception will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday, February 4.

The exhibit is open and is free to all. The exhibit titled “Connect with Nature” features photographs by local photographers taken on the Wildflower Trail.

The Wildflower Trail in the Tourne Morris County Park, Boonton Township, was established in 1961 and created and maintained by The Rockaway Valley Garden Club (RVGC) which has members from several Morris County towns including Boonton, Boonton Township, Denville, Mountain Lakes and Parsippany. The trail encompasses several habitats: dry and moist hillsides, stream banks, swamps and wetlands.  It is home to a variety of native woodland plants, which bloom throughout the seasons. Since 1998, a deer fence installed by the Morris County Park Commission has protected these fragile plants. RVGC volunteers plant new native flora each year and label them as they maintain the trails and remove invasive species and poison ivy. An informative kiosk, also maintained by the RVGC, welcomes visitors at the gate.

The Club offers guided tours of the Trail to school groups, scout troops, other garden clubs and community organizations as well as interested members of the community.

Information about the Trail and the Garden Club will be available at the Photo Exhibit.