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Open Space

NJ Green Acres

Trust approves $15 million for Green Acres land acquisitions and flood property buyouts

GARDEN STATE PRESERVATION TRUST - The board of the Garden State Preservation Trust today approved $15.3 million in funding for the State Office of Green Acres [go to article]
Schaeffer Farm, Salem County

81 acres preserved in Salem County

NJ CONSERVATION FOUNDATION - David Schaeffer was born and raised in Salem County and loves the area’s agricultural character and way of life [go to article]
Barrett's Run restoration, Hopewell NJ

Barrett’s Run project in Hopewell protects waterway, restores habitat

CHERYL VOSBURG / GREENSMITH / NJ ENVIRONMENT NEWS - The “Barrett’s Run Grassland Restoration” project is a 7.5 acre example of planning and collaboration [go to article]
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The unique history of Petty’s Island

MICHAEL HILL / NJTV NEWS - In the Delaware River off Camden sits Petty’s Island. You can call it treasure island, too [go to article]
new jersey farmland preservation

$31M in farmland and historic preservation grants advance

NJ KEEP IT GREEN – The momentum of New Jersey’s open space preservation program continued Tuesday when the Garden State Preservation Trust [go to article]
marina boats

Murphy kills Liberty State Park marina proposal

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - A controversial proposal to build a high-end marina in a tranquil area of Liberty State Park has been shot down by Gov. Phil Murphy's [go to article]

Lawmakers ink constitutionally mandated increase in open-space funding

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Assembly lawmakers gave final approval on Monday to nine bills that will provide $230 million in constitutionally mandated [go to article]
Hackensack River, NJ Environment News

The Meadowlands: How a dumping ground became an environmental gem

JOHN C. ENSSLIN / NORTHJERSEY.COM - The Meadowlands are one of New Jersey’s great natural wonders. Embedded into one of the most populated areas [go to article]
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]
farm, new jerseyvideo

NJ takes steps to keep farmland in the family

BRENDA FLANAGAN / NJTV NEWS – Frenchtown farmer Ryan Kocsis raises hay. He’s worked the fields since his teens, but always on leased land [go to article]

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