January 9, 2013, Thursday 7:00 pm
The Ship Inn, 61 Bridge Street, Milford, NJ 08848
Event Leader: Susan Schirmer at [masked]
MOVIE: Sourlands: Stories from the fight for sustainability
Description: Between New York City and Philadelphia, there is a forest that has survived the bulldozers of development. The locals call this place the “The Sourlands”. It is from this stronghold of green that local award-winning journalist Jared Flesher weaves a tale of ecology, energy and agriculture. A rampaging deer herd, invasive plants and wholesale habitat destruction threaten the local ecosystem. Farmers in the surrounding valley battle against high land prices, high property taxes, and increasingly erratic weather patterns. A group of local engineers searches for new ways to save energy and stop global warming. Pay close attention, and the challenges facing this community look a lot like the challenges facing ecosystems, farmers and energy visionaries everywhere. To help support the continued work of environmental director Jared Flesher, a $5 donation is requested but not mandatory. http://www.sourlands.com 2012 - 78 min
DINNER: The Ship Inn is New Jersey’s First Brew Pub. It has a friendly atmosphere 2 blocks from the Delaware River. Seating overlooks the beautiful Harehokake Creek. Enjoy craft-brewed ales and British-inspired foods with locally sourced and ecologically responsible ingredients. The menu includes pasta, beef, chicken, seafood, and vegetarian entrees, as well as sandwiches, burgers, salads and British inspired appetizers. The Ship is pleased to offer separate billing. http://www.britishbrewpub.com/
FREE Parking: On the street or across the road in the church parking lot.
Seating limited to 20 reservations. If you must cancel please notify me ASAP so the restaurant can accommodate our group.
We will be joined by members from the Lehigh Valley Sierra Club.
You do not need to be a Sierra Club member to attend.
Stunningly beautiful film about the struggles of the 4,000 acre Sourland Mountain Preserve which stretches southwest across Hillsborough and Montgomery Townships through southern Hunterdon and northern Mercer counties to the Delaware River. I plan to lead a hike there later this year.... probably June. Learn more: http://www.somersetcountyparks.org/parksfacilities/sourland/sourlandmtpreserve.html