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Mission Statement

Preserve and enhance the 2,110-acre South Mountain Reservation (SMR) in Essex County, New Jersey, including its trails, infrastructure and natural beauty. Promote the responsible use of the Reservation and environmental awareness through free hikes, activities, educational programs and public service efforts, including advising local government agencies, and channeling public opinion to them, and overseeing projects. Partners with the Essex County Park System and allied organizations in support of the above objectives.


The Conservancy depends entirely on volunteers to achieve its mission of preserving, enhancing, and promoting the Reservation. Our volunteers come from all walks of life, and are of all ages, skills and abilities. What we share in common is an appreciation for the treasure of the Reservation, and a willingness to insure it's healthy survival. The Conservancy plans, organizes and runs several group and individual volunteer efforts that involve planting and forest regeneration, hiking trail maintenance and construction, and litter removal.



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Would you recommend South Mountain Conservancy?

by Andrew J. (March 25, 2015)
SMC runs as a lean charity. Primarily, work provided by our volunteers is our greatest asset. We do request donations to keep all our efforts underway. Trails, meadows and preservation have been accomplished in the South Mountain Reservation by a multitude of individuals and civic groups we partner with. Please come out and join one of our efforts, we know the Reservation will benefit and expect you as an individual will benefit by providing the gift of your time and effort.