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Sweet Grass Season in the Torne Valley Medicine Garden

Posted on 13 November 2015 by Editor

Chuck Stead and Ramapo College students at the Torne Valley Medicine Garden braiding newly harvested ceremonial Sweet Grass.

Educator Chuck Stead with Ramapo College students at the Torne Valley Medicine Garden braiding newly harvested ceremonial Sweet Grass.

Add the fresh aroma of newly cut Sweet Grass to your list of good Fall things. Continue Reading

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Ford Motor Begins More Paint Sludge Cleanup In Torne Valley

Posted on 11 January 2015 by Editor

Arcadis began preparation for continuing remediation work in Torne Valley at the site of a former sand quarry. Torne Mountain is seen in the distance. / Photo by Geoff Welch

Arcadis began preparation for continuing environmental remediation work in Torne Valley at the site of a former sand quarry. Torne Mountain is seen in the distance. / Photo by Geoff Welch

Before Torne Valley was a Superfund site, parts of it were used as a sand quarry, with the sand deposits part of the valley’s natural aquifer — now classified by NY state as a principle aquifer and used as a major regional water supply. Back in the 1950s, pockets of the valley were dug through along Torne Brook for natural resources. Those sandy areas eventually became a graveyard for paint sludge brought in from the former Ford Motor Company plant in Mahwah, NJ.  Continue Reading

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A Bumpy Ramapo Bridge Gets Smoothed Over

Posted on 30 July 2014 by Editor

NY Department of Transportation contractors and crew repair worn road on the southbound lane of the Korean Memorial Highway Bridge in Hillburn, NY.

NY Department of Transportation contractors and crew repair worn road on the southbound lane of the Korean Memorial Highway Bridge in Hillburn, NY.

One of Western Ramapo’s bumpiest bridges has been given some TLC this week. The Korean War Memorial Highway Bridge carries Rt. 59 traffic over the Norfolk Southern Railroad in Hillburn, NY at the entrance to Torne Valley Road.  New York Department of Transporation contractors were working the last Tuesday and Wednesday of July cutting clean sections of concrete on the southbound lane. The end result is a smooth new section of bridge road. Continue Reading

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Torne Valley Medicine Garden

Posted on 09 June 2014 by Editor

Representative from the Ramapough Lenaape is given a gift from member of the Mohawk nation while Chuck Stead and Chris St. Lawrence look on. / Photo by Geoff Welch

Turtle clan Chief Vincent Mann from the Ramapough Lenaape is given a friendship gift while Chuck Stead and Chris St. Lawrence look on / Photo by Geoff Welch

The sun shone bright and hot Sunday as people from across Ramapo, and beyond, gathered to celebrate the huge new medicine garden in Torne Valley. Covering half an acre, the Ford Motor Company built a large, raw-post and fenced-in garden that will feature Sweet Grass for basketry and smudging as well as herbs and other native plants. Continue Reading

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A Medicine Garden Dedication And Recovery In Torne Valley

Posted on 06 June 2014 by Editor

Blunt Mountain mint, Pycnanthemum Muticum, transplanted from the Harmony Hall Herb Garden to the Saltbox Environmental Research Center in Torne Valley by volunteers Nathan and Angela.

Blunt Mountain mint, Pycnanthemum Muticum, transplanted from the Harmony Hall Herb Garden to the Saltbox Environmental Research Center in Torne Valley by volunteers Nathan and Angela.

The slow, steady work by hand and machine to clean up Torne Valley is bearing fruit. The story of how 55 gallon drums of paint sludge trucked from the long-closed Mahwah automobile factory and dumped in the valley are now legendary. Continue Reading

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12:00 pm Family Day @ Sloatsburg Community Pool
Family Day @ Sloatsburg Community Pool
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Family Day @ Sloatsburg Community Pool | Sloatsburg | New York | United States
Sloatsburg residents are invited to a day of pool fun and chill. It’s the annual Family Day at the Sloatsburg Community Pool, set for Sunday, July 9. The pool opens at noon. The afternoon is sponsored[...]
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If you’re interested in getting involved through the Sloatsburg Chamber of Commerce, well, get started Monday, July 10, at Characters at 7 p.m. Come out to join in on things Sloatsburg and around the area.[...]