The Hanson Park Conservancy (HPC) is pleased to announce the Jan Lilien Education Fund, which will provide educational programs on sustainability and environmental awareness. The Jan Lilien Education Fund was made possible by donations in memory of the late Jan Lilien of Cranford.
HPC’s Jan Lilien Education Fund plans a series of events and programs to address sustainability and environmental awareness. Topics will include measures citizens can take on their properties and throughout the community.
Some programs under consideration involve:
● the benefits of trees
● native plants
● sustainable gardening techniques
There will also be programs geared towards children to introduce them to sustainability and reinforce what they are learning in the classroom through outdoor activities.
The Conservancy will coordinate with the Cranford Environmental Commission, The Cranford Green team, and other township organizations to bring environmental awareness to children and adults.
HPC would like to express extreme gratitude to the family and friends of Jan Lilien. Jan was the former Executive Director of the YWCA of Union County and a tireless advocate for social justice issues.
Living close to Hanson Park, Jan, and her husband, Richard W. Brown, spent many hours enjoying the park, and it became a special place for her and her family. Through more than one hundred seventy-three donations in her memory, HPC purchased two new benches and funded Educational Programs through the new fund. In addition, Jan’s living memorial will include planting a Forest Pansy Redbud tree and improvements to the park’s triangular garden.
Jan Lilien Educational Fund Programs
"If you plant it, they will come"
Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 7pm at the Community Center
Speaker Randi Eckel will discuss the importance of supporting our native wildlife within our gardens
"Growing great garlic"
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 7pm at the Community Center
Speaker Lesley Parness will cover soil preparation, planting instructions, care, harvesting tips and more.
to the Jan Lilien Education Fund
Hanson Park is located at 38 Springfield Ave, Cranford, NJ
Hanson Park Conservancy is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization
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Township of Cranford
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