Highlands Council awarded over $4.5 million for preservation projects

NJ Environment News, Highlands

CAROLE ANN DICTON / TAP INTO – The New Jersey Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council (Highlands Council) will be receiving a $4,675,000 grant from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) for preservation projects in the New Jersey Highlands region. This grant represents the largest single-year award ever made through the federal Highlands Conservation Act (HCA) grant program.

“As the most densely populated state in the nation, New Jersey’s natural resources are always at risk. This is especially true in the New Jersey Highlands, even with legislative protections in place,” says Carl Richko, Highlands Council Chairman.  “So we are thrilled to have been awarded these funds that will help ensure permanent protections.” …

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