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The Dunham Trail, named in honor of Dr. Ann Dunham, follows along the Ho-Ho-Kus Brook between Grove Street and Spring Avenue.
About the Ridgewood Wildscape Association
The Ridgewood Wildscape Association was formed in 1976 as a living memorial to Dr. Ann Dunham, who was a Ridgewood resident for 60 years and a nature consultant for the public schools.
The purposes of the Association are:1. to promote, in cooperation with the Village of Ridgewood and the Board of Education, the preservation and maintenance of undeveloped Village-owned land;
2. to provide nature education services and enjoyment for all Village residents and friends;
3. to act as guardians of the undeveloped areas in the Village by encouraging residents to use the "wild" areas for birding, picnics and walks, and to experience the varied flora and fauna in each area in order to understand the value of open space.
We have sad news: our dear friend, and the
President and co-Founder of the Ridgewood
Wildscape Association, Andy Antista, passed away.
Andy had been fighting liver cancer for over two
years. In spite of this, he kept as busy as he always
was: teaching driver ed, volunteering, enjoying his
time on Cape Cod, and being with his family.
You may have noticed that he was not as active as
he used to be, to lead us, to teach us. But he was
interested in preserving our open spaces and
working to improve King's Pond towards the very
He died at home, and his loving wife Sandy was
with him every moment.
News and Events
Spring, 2012 - The RWA brochure includes photographs, descriptions and maps of each of its wildscape areas.
Free copies of the brochure are available at these locations:Lester Stable, Village Hall or by contacting us.
Please click on the link below to visit the Archives.
The Ridgewood Wildscape Associationreleases descriptive brochure
Become a member of the RWAand help support its efforts ...
To join, please send a $5.00 annual family membership fee to:
139 Liberty Street
Ridgewood, N. J. 07450