Marleny Franco


Founder of the Greater Newark Conservancy. Born in Colombia. In Newark from the 1980s-2000s, executive director of the Conservancy for many years. Previously director of the Rutgers Urban Gardening Program.

Photo credit Queer Newark.


Queer Newark

“On the Map” New York Times Aug 29, 1999

“Wards fruitful and multiplying” Star Ledger Jul 28, 1986

“Earth Week Observance” Star Ledger May 9, 1993