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Green Acres Success Stories

photoGreen Acres purchases land to protect environmentally sensitive open space, water resources and other significant natural and historical open space. Land purchased by Green Acres becomes part of the statewide system of parks and forests, wildlife management areas and natural areas. To date, more than 1.2 million acres of open space and farmland have been preserved in communities across the State. To learn more about recent additions to New Jersey's open space select from the following:

Through the Local Assistance Program, Green Acres provides funding to county and municipal governments, and nonprofit organizations to acquire land for open space and parks. To learn more about recent Green Acres assisted acquisitions select from the following:

Green Acres is committed to providing parks and outdoor recreation facilities, urban wildlife preserves, and quality open spaces in our cities, suburbs and other developed communities throughout the State. To further this goal, Green Acres provides assistance to local governments and nonprofit organizations to develop parks and outdoor recreation facilities in their communities. To learn more about recent Green Acres assisted development projects select from the following:

Be sure to read about our currently featured Success Story

Other success stories can be found in our State acquisition sites archive and our Local/Nonprofit acquisition sites archive.


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