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Hudson Farms open space preservation

State, conservation groups pay $5.1M to preserve 2,200 acres at Hudson Farms

BRUCE A. SCRUTON / NJ HERALD - The state Department of Environmental Protection, working with other groups, has purchased conservation easements for more than 2,200 acres [go to article]
new jersey farmland preservation

GSPT approves farmland, historic preservation funds

GARDEN STATE PRESERVATION TRUST - The board of the Garden State Preservation Trust (GSPT) approved $22 million to fund Farmland Preservation Program [go to article]
Mcguire-Lakehurst Military Base

PFAS levels at NJ base 24,000 times higher than proposed federal standard – study

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Water sources at New Jersey’s Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst contained levels of toxic PFAS chemicals that were up to 24,000 times higher [go to article]
Pinelands, Thompson-Wright brook

442 acres preserved in the heart of the Pine Barrens

NJ CONSERVATION FOUNDATION - A former cranberry farm in Burlington County, owned by the same family since the Civil War, has been permanently preserved as open space [go to article]
oil in water, pollution

Does NJ need stormwater utilities to stem polluted runoff and flooding?

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Until the state and towns begin addressing pollution caused by stormwater runoff, New Jersey will be hard-pressed [go to article]
water drop

Editorial: NJ shows nation how to get toxic chemical out of drinking water

PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - Usually it’s not a bad idea to let the federal government set the allowable standards for toxic substances in the nation’s water [go to article]
Delaware Bayshore, New Jersey

Wide range of groups gather to talk about protecting Delaware Watershed

MICHELLE BRUNETTI POST / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - Rodale Institute’s Diana Martin traveled from her company headquarters in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, to be [go to article]
Milford, Delaware River

Hunterdon County proposes Milford riverfront open space preservation to aid tourism

NJ.COM - Hunterdon County is working with the State Green Acres program and Milford Borough on a project that would result in the county's first park [go to article]

At this high-tech farm, the boss is an AI-powered algorithm

AKI ITO / BLOOMBERG - Each morning when she gets to work at Bowery Farming Inc., Katie Morich changes into a clean uniform, puts on a hairnet and cleans her hands [go to article]
new jersey, vertical farm, newark

Generation of farmers use alternative techniques to grow crops

JOANNA GAGIS / NJTV NEWS - When our founders coined the term “The Garden State”, they likely didn’t envision trays of plants and artificial light. But these have [go to article/video]

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