Highlands Council to protect 13 priority preservation properties

NJ Environment News, Highlands

INSIDER NJ – At its January 17 meeting, the New Jersey Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council (Highlands Council) approved $2.6 million in funding to complete several preservation projects through its Open Space Partnership Funding Program (OSP). Once completed, the projects will result in the permanent protection of 677 acres, with a total value of $5.8 million, in the New Jersey Highlands.

“Preservation is the only way to ensure permanent protection of vital natural resources,” says Highlands Council Chairman Carl Richko. “The Highlands Council is pleased to be able to provide this funding to our county, municipal and nonprofit partners to help them complete projects that they have prioritized for their communities.” …

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