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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]
Liberty state park, golf course and Craven Point

Protections for Liberty State Park fail amid billionaire’s push to expand golf course into...

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - An almost two-year effort to protect Liberty State Park from major development collapsed on Monday amid lobbying efforts [go to article]
Craigmor Farm, Oldwick

46 acres of historic farm preserved

NJ CONSERVATION FOUNDATION - More than 46 acres of the historic Craigmar Farm, in the same family since before the American Revolution, has been permanently preserved [go to article]
atlantic city, marsh, jersey shore

Editorial: Great Egg River, a stealth NJ national park, gets more protection

PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - If the millions of drivers crossing the Garden State Parkway bridge between Atlantic and Cape May counties look west, they’ll see the big end [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]
new jersey farmland

Scramble for funds as more money allotted to preserve open space, farmland in NJ

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - For the first time in years, the state has a bigger pot of money to fund open space and farmland preservation, a fact that has set off [go to article]
bobcat

Barrier to bobcats: Conservancy groups purchase land to protect habitat

NEW JERSEY HERALD - The Ridge and Valley Conservancy has teamed up with the Nature Conservacy to purchase 84 acres of intact forest in Hardwick and Blairstown [go to article]
new jersey environment, liberty state park, jersey city

Builders eye Jersey City’s Liberty State Park for development

CRAIN'S / BLOOMBERG - Lady Liberty, raising her torch above New York Harbor, welcomes the world’s poor. Below that flame, New Jersey may make [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]

NJ towns, groups receive state Green Acres funds for parks, open space

MIKE DEAK / MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - The state has given Central Jersey municipalities and nonprofits an early Christmas present by approving [go to article]

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