Nature Conservancy, Partners Protect 477 Acres in Green Creek

Green Creek, Cape May NJ

CAPE MAY COUNTY HERALD – The Nature Conservancy, in partnership with the American Littoral Society, state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Green Acres Program, Ducks Unlimited, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Open Space Institute, closed on a 477-acre land parcel in Green Creek, the largest privately-owned property remaining on the Cape May Peninsula, on Dec. 21, 2017. The acquisition, which cost $1,332,500, was immediately turned over to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to be added to the Cape May National Wildlife Refuge.

“This is a particularly satisfying achievement because it is the culmination of more than 10 years of effort by many dedicated people and organizations,” stated Barbara Brummer, state director of The Nature Conservancy in New Jersey, in a release. Negotiations to protect the land from being developed or used for sand mining began with the original ownership group in 2005 …

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