Jacob Gruber, a senior at Pingry School in Basking Ridge, chose RHA to fulfill his 10 hour community service responsibility. Since starting in May of 2017 he has dedicated 27 hours to RHA and continues to return to Fairview Farm to work on a variety of land stewarship projects.

Working under the guidance of RHA Land Projects Manager George Schaberg, Jacob says of his experience, “I first came to Raritan Headwaters in the spring of 2017, and have been primarily volunteering in Land Stewardship. What’s great about Raritan Headwaters is that they offer so many opportunities to get involved, catering to all interests. Whether you like to get dirty or not, all of the time and effort spent goes towards the preservation of nature. At first, I had limited knowledge on Land Stewardship, but I’ve been taught a multitude of skills that I’ve applied to tasks outside of the organization. Raritan Headwaters is a special place to volunteer, as you will learn more about yourself while simultaneously helping the environment.”