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Blue Acres Floodplain Acquisitions

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The Green Acres, Farmland, Blue Acres, and Historic Preservation Bond Act of 2007 authorized $12 million for acquisition of lands in the floodways of the Delaware River, Passaic River or Raritan River, and their respective tributaries, for recreation and conservation purposes.  An additional $24 million was approved by the voters in the Green Acres, Water Supply and Floodplain Protection, and Farmland and Historic Preservation Bond Act of 2009.

Properties (including structures) that have been damaged by, or may be prone to incurring damage caused by, storms or storm-related flooding, or that may buffer or protect other lands from such damage, are eligible for acquisition.

All Blue Acres acquisitions must be from willing sellers.

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If you are a landowner interested in offering your land for sale to the State under the Blue Acres program, please complete and submit the Blue Acres Offer Application (English) (PDF) or Blue Acres Offer Application (Spanish) (PDF) and submit it to:

State of New Jersey
Department of Environmental Protection, Green Acres Program
Mail Code 501–01
P.O. Box 420
Trenton, NJ  08625–0420

You may wish to review our Frequently Asked Questions (English) or Frequently Asked Questions (Spanish) for more information.

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For information about conducting surveys for Blue Acres projects, please see our Blue Acres page on our Green Acres Survey Section site.

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Download the Blue Acres scope of work for appraisers for valuing flood-prone properties for acquisitions using NJDEP and FEMA grant funds from the
Green Acres appraisal page.

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If you have any questions regarding Blue Acres, please contact us at 609–940-4140.

For information about contract work related to Blue Acres restoration projects, please visit our Direct Purchase Authorization Projects page.

For other Green Acres questions, please see the staff directory.

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