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River Resource Center

River Talk: Lost Stories of Local Lime Kilns

Throughout both the forests and developed areas of northern New Jersey, forgotten stone structures exist as hidden reminders of the intentional engineering of past generations.

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River Talk: Lost Stories of Local Lime Kilns
River Talk: Lost Stories of Local Lime Kilns

Time & Location

Sep 12, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

River Resource Center, 10 Maple Ave, Asbury, NJ 08802, USA

About the event

Lost Stories of Local Lime Kilns is a talk born from the youthful curiosities of presenter Henry Skirbst.  Throughout both the forests and developed areas of northern New Jersey, forgotten stone structures exist as hidden reminders of the intentional engineering of past generations.  Slowly disappearing through neglect and development, they reflect a time when people were intimately connected to local land and water for sustenance.  Today, we are largely disconnected from the very resources that sustain our daily lives.  Join this talk to discover this inextricable connection so easily overlooked, ignored, and forgotten in today's modern culture.

About the Speaker:

Passionate about science, local history, and the outdoors, Henry Skirbst is a teacher, author, and presenter.  Earning a BS in Environmental Science from Stockton University and a Masters in Geography from Rutgers, he has worked as a hydrogeologist, park ranger with the NPS, and research assistant with the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife.  For the last 30 years, Henry has been a middle-school science teacher and during that time has authored and published a number of books related to the history and resources of New Jersey.  He enjoys sharing his passions with interested groups around the state.

Parking for this in-person River Talk is available at our River Resource Center, located at 10 Maple Ave., Asbury, NJ 08802, as well as across the street at our historic Asbury Mill, located at 476 Old Main St., Asbury, NJ 08802.  Space is limited for this event, so registration is required.  Please only register one person at a time.

If you have questions, please contact Ryan Jiorle, Community Engagement Manager for the MWA, at ryan@musconetcong.org, or call our office at (908) 537-7060.

Photo credit: Charlie Fineran

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