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Open Space

Crystal Springs Preserve, Highlands, wetlands

New law simplifies how state allocates funds to preserve open space

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Gov. Phil Murphy has signed a bipartisan bill that determines how the state will allocate constitutionally dedicated funds [go to article]
New Jersey meadowlands

What if New Jersey’s Meadowlands were a national park?

KARRIE JACOBS / CURBED NEW YORK - When you take a southbound train from New York’s Penn Station, a small miracle happens. After you emerge from the dark [go to article]
Seaside Heights, Jersey Shore

Feds subpoena documents in Seaside Heights carousel-for-beach swap

STEVE STRUNSKY / NJ.COM - Federal prosecutors have subpoenaed documents from Seaside Heights involving the controversial swap of 1.3 acres of public beach property [go to article]

Trust board approves $188 million for parks, farms, historic sites

GARDEN STATE PRESERVATION TRUST - The board of the Garden State Preservation Trust approved $188 million for a vast array of projects to acquire or develop facilities [go to article]
Forked River Mountains, Ocean County, NJ

Mountains in Ocean County? Yep. And 8,000 acres are being preserved for $15M

STEVE STRUNSKY / NJ.COM - In what environmentalists say is one of New Jersey’s biggest open space acquisitions in recent memory, Ocean County announced it had closed [go to article]
Farm, New Jersey Environment News

Hunterdon County preserves 500 more acres of farmland

MIKE DEAK / USA TODAY -Seven Hunterdon County farms, totaling 494 acres, will be preserved after the county purchased the development [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]
new jersey environment news, open space preservation

Grants will preserve 230 acres in Hunterdon County

NJ.COM / HUNTERDON COUNTY - The Hunterdon County Freeholders, at their April 3 meeting, approved the preservation of 230 acres of open space in four communities [go to article]
NJ Green Acres

$15.7 million approved for land preservation

GARDEN STATE PRESERVATION TRUST - The board of the Garden State Preservation Trust today approved $15.7 million in funding for the State Office of Green Acres [go to article]
Green Creek, Cape May NJ

Nature Conservancy, Partners Protect 477 Acres in Green Creek

CAPE MAY COUNTY HERALD - The Nature Conservancy, in partnership with the American Littoral Society, state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Green Acres [go to article]

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