History

Founded in 2006 in response to residents’ concern about overdevelopment and its impact on Wyckoff’s quality of life, members of the Friends of Wyckoff have gathered nearly 4,000 signatures on petitions concerning quality-of-life issues.

Join us so that we can continue to improve the quality of life in Wyckoff and protect our local environment. Friends members receive our quarterly newsletter by mail.

Among our accomplishments are:

  • leading the campaign to establish of Wyckoff’s open space municipal trust fund, which qualifies our town for additional state, county and private grants for open space
  • raising awareness of environmental issues including open space preservation, zoning ordinance enforcement, development, traffic, and stormwater management
  • distributing more than 900 trees in the community
  • working with local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts to replace lost canopy trees on Wyckoff Avenue
  • fundraising to pay for expert witnesses and legal advice regarding the Boulder Run and ravine projects
  • organizing four educational seminars on the open space grant process, global warming, and energy conservation over the last year
  • sponsoring training for citizens interested in serving on environmental and shade tree commissions
  • organizing successful electronics recycling drives

Wyckoff News Archives

Wyckoff Purchases Russell Farms in April, 2012

Friends of Wyckoff is pleased to have had a significant role in initiating the Open Space Trust Fund, which significantly helped in the purchase of Russell Farms. We are also happy that public officials from both the county and state levels supported this purchase for Wyckoff.

The Open Space Trust Fund gives Wyckoff homeowners control over our quality of life and our property values. These five acres will now not only become a park, it will represent the early farming life so prevalent in Wyckoff for 200 years. It’s nice to know that this land will now be preserved for Wyckoff’s future generations.

Thanks to everyone who signed the petition in 2006 to put the Open space question on the November ballot and again in 2011 to renew the Open Space Trust Fund. This purchase would not have happened were it not for your support.

 

 

More News from Our Archives

Friends donates a composter to Coolidge School

Friends of Wyckoff donated a composter and a check in the amount of $60 toward a new batch of red wiggler worms – an essential component for successful composting – to Coolidge School in Wyckoff. more

Planning Board votes yes to Master Plan 2010

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Read the Master Plan Open Space and Recreation Plan

Friends and Eisenhower electronics recycling drive a huge success-next drive set for May 16, 2009

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See Who is Planting The Seedlings!

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Friends sponsors Washington School Idle-Free Zone Campaign

Letter to parents  Contest details

Friends of Wyckoff give $1,000 grant for environmental education to Eisenhower School

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