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More land added to Sourland Mountain Preserve

MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM – A Feb. 9 closing was held on 58.25 acres of land being deeded to the Somerset County Open Space Preservation Program.

Located at the intersection of Pleasant View Road and Route 601 in Montgomery Township, the property was purchased from owner W. Bryce Thompson IV for $1,980,704. Montgomery Township has agreed to contribute 30 percent of the purchase price towards the county’s acquisition of the property from its Open Space Trust Fund.

“This is another win for the environment in Montgomery,” said Somerset County Freeholder Mark Caliguire, county open space liaison. “The preservation of this property and other open agricultural land along the lower flanks and foothills of the Sourland Mountain are important. In addition to creating a transition between suburban development and the pristine environment of the Sourland Mountain, they allow for the creation of habitat for many grassland bird species …

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