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RESOURCES FOR SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPING AND LAWN CARE

The Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space (FoHVOS) has established Residential Community Conservation to support the natural diversity of our native plants and wildlife. The service provides Hopewell Valley homeowners guidance in implementing sound ecological stewardship practices. It is free to FoHVOS members of all levels.

Invasive Species
Overview: http://www.nj.gov/dep/njisc/index.htm
Volunteer with the FoHVOS New Jersey Invasive Species Strike Team: https://www.fohvos.info/invasive-species-strike-team/

Deer Resistant Plants
List of Deer Resistant Plants: http://njaes.rutgers.edu/deerresistance/

Gardening
“You Bet Your Garden” with Mike McGrath: https://www.wlvt.org/television/you-bet-your-garden/
Master Gardeners of Mercer County: http://mercer.njaes.rutgers.edu/gardenindex.html
Helpline Number: 609-989-6853

Eco-Friendly Gardening Tips: https://www.ucsusa.org/resources/climate-friendly-gardener

GROUNDWATER MONITORING PROGRAM (HPW TWP)

The Township of Hopewell, Mercer County retained M2 Associates in May 2000 to conduct an evaluation of the groundwater resources of the Township. The Township of Hopewell requested the groundwater resource evaluation because of the primary source of drinking water for Township residents is groundwater. Water is supplied to these residents from individual wells completed in fractured bedrock aquifers.

Read the report here: http://www.hopewelltwp.org/311/GroundwaterStream-Monitoring