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State of New Jersey
Department of Environmental Protection
Green Acres Program
P.O. Box 420
Mail Code 401-07B
Trenton, NJ 08625-0420


Physical Location:

State of New Jersey
Department of Environmental Protection
Green Acres Program
401 East State Street, 7th Floor
Trenton, New Jersey 08625

Phone (609) 984–0500
Fax (609) 984–0608


Directions to our office

 

Program Administration

Local and Nonprofit Assistance Bureau

  • Provides funding and technical assistance to municipal and county governments and nonprofit conservation organizations to acquire land for recreation and conservation purposes and to develop outdoor recreational facilities
  • Administers the Tax Exemption Program, which provides property tax relief to qualified nonprofit organizations that open their land to the public for recreation and conservation purposes

State Land Acquisition Bureau

  • Purchases land directly from landowners for recreation and conservation purposes. These lands become part of the statewide system of parks, forests, wildlife management areas, and preserves.
  • Handles donations of land to the State
  • Administers the Blue Acres funding for acquisition of land in floodplains to reduce repetitive flooding

Legal Services & Stewardship Bureau

  • Green Acres' former Office of Legal Services and Stewardship is now part of the Department's new Office of Transactions and Public Land Administration, with a new website to go along with its new name. Please visit OTPLA online for information on the new office.

Planning & Information Management Bureau

  • Maintains the State open space Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • Assists in open space and recreation planning
  • Performs Preliminary Site Assessments for State and reviews Preliminary Assessments performed by partners
  • Reviews survey information
  • Oversees fiscal operations
  • Provides data management services
  • Administers the Recreational Trails Program

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Program Administration

Martha Sullivan Sapp, Director
  (609) 984–0500

 

BUREAU STAFF CONTACTS


Local and Nonprofit Assistance

(609) 984–0500
 
State Land Acquisition

Fawn Z. McGee, Chief
(609) 322–9587


Green Acres Contact List
For general questions, please email GreenAcres@dep.nj.gov

County
Contact for
STATE ACQUISITION
Contact for
LOCAL/NONPROFIT
acquisition projects
(entire county, unless noted)
Contact for LOCAL/NONPROFIT
park development
and stewardship projects
(entire county, unless noted)
Contact for
LOCAL/NONPROFIT
Post-Funding Compliance
Atlantic Allie Brody
Kerry Owen

Bruce Bechtloff (Atlantic City)
Allie Brody

Bruce Bechtloff (Atlantic City)
Bruce Bechtloff Jessica Patterson
Bergen Amy Sumoski Amy Sumoski Amy Sumoski Maude Snyder
Burlington Kerry Owen
Allie Brody
Jessy Muttathil Cecile Murphy Kevin Appelget
Camden Jessy Muttathil Jessy Muttathil

Cecile Murphy (Camden City)
Cecile Murphy Jessica Patterson
Cape May Jessy Muttathil Jessy Muttathil Bruce Bechtloff Jessica Patterson
Cumberland Jessy Muttathil Jessy Muttathil Bruce Bechtloff Maude Snyder
Essex Kelly Christopher

Amy Sumoski (Newark projects)
Kelly Christopher

Amy Sumoski (Newark projects)
Kelly Christopher

Amy Sumoski (Newark projects)
Adam Taylor
Gloucester Allie Brody
Kerry Owen
Allie Brody Bruce Bechtloff Maude Snyder
Hudson Phillip Collins Phillip Collins Phillip Collins Maude Snyder
Hunterdon Kerry Owen
Kimberly Testa
Kerry Owen Kelly Christopher Kevin Appelget
Mercer Renee Jones

Phillip Collins (Trenton)
Renee Jones
Kathy Minniear

Phillip Collins (Trenton)
Phillip Collins Maude Snyder
Middlesex Renee Jones
Kimberly Testa
Renee Jones
Kathy Minniear

Cecile Murphy (Carteret, New Brunswick, Perth Amboy)
Cecile Murphy Adam Taylor
Monmouth Kathy Minniear
Kimberly Testa
Kathy Minniear

Cecile Murphy (Asbury Park, Long Branch)
Kelly Christopher Jessica Patterson
Morris Jamie Carpenter
Lee Clark
Jamie Carpenter
Lee Clark
Kelly Christopher Adam Taylor
Ocean Kathy Minniear
Kerry Owen
Kathy Minniear Bruce Bechtloff Kevin Appelget
Passaic Jamie Carpenter
Lee Clark

Kelly Christopher (Clifton City, Passaic City)
Amy Sumoski (Paterson City)
Amy Sumoski

Kelly Christopher (Clifton City, Passaic City)
Kelly Christopher

Amy Sumoski (Paterson City)
Adam Taylor
Salem Jessy Muttathil Jessy Muttathil Bruce Bechtloff Maude Snyder
Somerset Kimberly Testa
Renee Jones
Kimberly Testa Kelly Christopher Jessica Patterson
Sussex Jamie Carpenter
Larry Fink
Lee Clark
Jamie Carpenter
Lee Clark
Kelly Christopher Kevin Appelget
Union Bruce Bechtloff Bruce Bechtloff Bruce Bechtloff Adam Taylor
Warren Kimberly Testa
Jamie Carpenter
Larry Fink
Kimberly Testa

Kelly Christopher (Phillipsburg)
Kelly Christopher Kevin Appelget

 

Pinelands Acquisitions – Lands of Limited Practical Use

NOTE: No new applications for this Program are currently being accepted. To sell your land to the NJDEP Green Acres Program, please complete a regular Application for Sale of Real Estate to NJDEP Green Acres.

Appraisal Review Section

Please contact your acquisition project manager from the listing above.


Tax Exempt Program

Cherylynn Cooke, Coordinator
(609) 322–9710
 
Recreational Trails Program

Mackenzie Piggott, Coordinator
(609) 322-9723

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Planning and Information Management

(609) 984–0500

Mark Ashton, PLS, Standard Scope of Survey Services
Wendy Lathrop, PLS, CFM, Standard Scope of Survey Services
Michael Buriani, Preliminary Assessments

Geographic Information Section

John Thomas, Team Leader GIS Mapping
Sharon Cost, GIS Mapping
Ed Eckels, GIS Mapping
Joanne McCarthy, GIS Mapping


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