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For more than 20 years, The Trust for Public Land (TPL) has worked with local partners in New Jersey's Barnegat Bay watershed to conserve this nationally recognized refuge and recreation destination. This brochure summarizes our work in the area.

In the News

The Trust for Public Land today announced the purchase of a 242-acre wooded and wetlands property, one of the largest remaining unprotected bayfront properties on the west side of Barnegat Bay, in Lacey Township, Ocean County, N.J. In the next year the organization intends to transfer the property to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as an addition to the Barnegat Division of the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge.

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In the heart of the New Jersey Highlands, a 134-acre complex of hydrologically critical land has been protected from development. The Highlands are the primary drinking water source for half of New Jersey's residents.

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Nearly 63 acres of land once slated for development is instead being protected as public natural open space, The Trust for Public Land and the New Jersey Conservation Foundation announced today.

Press release

Five Barnegat Bay watershed projects were awarded grants, The Trust for Public Land announced today. The fifteenth annual Barnegat Bay Environmental Grant Fund (BBEGF) awarded recipients a total of $21,183 from a New Jersey state fund administered by The Trust for Public Land.

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The rebuilt Mount Vernon School playground in Newark's Vailsburg neighborhood has won the Excellence in Design Award from the New Jersey Recreation and Park Association (NJRPA).

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The first of two long-anticipated conservation projects within the Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge was completed today, The Trust for Public Land, Frankford Township, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, New Jersey Natural Lands Trust, and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced.

Press release

A vital addition to the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge was completed today, The Trust for Public Land and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced. To date TPL has acquired seven properties for the Refuge.

Press release

A private wooded property adjacent to New Jersey Audubon Society's Fulling Mill Sanctuary has been protected as public open space.

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Mayor Cory A. Booker will join the Central Ward's Springfield community, The Trust for Public Land, donors, and partners to celebrate the first of three planned renovations of eight-acre Jesse Allen Park.

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