Here is a good one, from The Daily Record:
money, which was approved by the county freeholders Wednesday and was
based upon the recommendations of the county’s Open Space Trust Fund
Committee, will go toward 12 projects that are located in 11 towns,
according to a prepared statement from the county.
largest grant award, $2,880,000, will go to the nonprofit Harding Land
Trust for nearly 70 acres of property in Harding known as Primrose, said
Freeholder Ann Grossi, liaison to the Preservation Trust.
property contains wetlands, important watershed lands adjacent to both
Primrose Brook and the Passaic River and endangered species habitat,”
Grossi said. According to the Harding Land Trust, the property will be
managed to maintain and enhance wildlife habitat and water quality and
to provide opportunities for passive recreation, including hiking.
grant totaling $2.3 million was awarded to Long Hill to acquire 71.4
acres of property at the northwest intersection of Morristown and Valley
roads. Known as Central Park, the township plans to maintain nature
trails, picnic areas, and walking and bicycle trails throughout the
tract, with portions of the property also being used for active
recreational fields, the statement said.
of the smallest projects approved by the freeholders was the fifth
phase of the Pompton Riverwalk in Pequannock, the statement said.
township will receive a $988,000 grant to purchase the land portion of
six properties totaling 1.2 acres on the Pompton River as a continuation
of a long-term project to recover riparian buffers and flood mitigation
along the river.
first four phases of this project were funded with assistance from the
county open space program, and most of the properties in these phases
are now preserved,” Grossi said. “This latest acquisition will fill in
the gaps between existing preserved lands, and further Pequannock’s goal
of creating a linear park along the Pompton River.”
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