DEP TO HOLD WORKSHOPS TO HELP
LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AND NONPROFITS OBTAIN OPEN SPACE ACQUISITION
(05/104) TRENTON -- The New Jersey Department
of Environmental Protection (DEP) Green Acres Program and the
Environmental Infrastructure Financing Program will hold six informational
workshops in August and September to guide municipal and county
officials and nonprofit organizations through the state-funding
Topics to be discussed at the workshops include Green Acres Funding
for Land Preservation and Park Development, Elements of a Land
Transaction, Stewardship Issues, Historic Preservation Trust Funding
and the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Financing Program
During the workshops, DEP will encourage municipal and county
government applicants who have a project with a water quality
benefit to apply to the EIFP for acquisition funds. The EIFP is
a partnership between the DEP and the NJ Environmental Infrastructure
Trust (Trust). The EIFP provides low-cost financing to municipal,
county, and other local government units as well as to water purveyors
for the construction of wastewater, drinking water and stormwater
or nonpoint source pollution management projects, including open
space acquisition that provides a water quality benefit.
This year's workshops are scheduled for:
- August 3 at the Holland Activity Center at Tatum Park, Middletown,
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- August 9 at the Haggerty Education Center at Frelinghuysen
Arboretum, Morristown, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- August 17 at the State House Welcome Center, Trenton, 9 a.m.
to 3 p.m.
- August 24 at the Appel Farm Arts and Music Center, Elmer,
9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- September 13 at the Battleship New Jersey, Camden, 9 a.m.
to 3 p.m.
- September 20 at the Atlantic City Convention Center, Atlantic
City, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Pre-registration is required for all workshops. There is a registration
fee, which covers materials, lunch and refreshments, of $25 per
person and $20 for each additional member from the same municipality