OF LAND ACQUISITION (Acquisition of Land for Open Space and Recreational
County is one of only a handful of New Jersey Counties to establish an
Open Space Trust Fund for the acquisition of land and water areas for
regional parks. Active farmlands have recently been added to the eligibility
list for Trust funding. The County Park Acquisition Program is a model
program throughout the state and is recognized by a variety of conservation
foundations as an expeditious method for establishing regional parks and
open space in order to improve the quality of life for area residents.
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past several years, over $1 million has been set aside for land acquisition.
Over 500 acres of land have been targeted for acquisition using the Open
Space Trust Fund. In addition to responding to unique land offers or bargain
sales, the County can utilize their funds to augment State Green Acres