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The Trust for Public Land and the Township of Voorhees announced today the purchase of Stafford Woods, which will add to the township's parkland and provide parking and a trailhead for the stagecoach trail that traverses Stafford Park.

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The Trust for Public Land is on track to finish by the beginning of September construction of a new community playground at Mount Vernon School, site of last summer's tragic shooting of four young people.

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The Trust for Public Land has reached an agreement to purchase 188 acres of land from the Order of St. Benedict of New Jersey that owns and manages Delbarton School and St. Mary's Abbey in Morris Township. The agreement is subject to the approval of the Abbey's local governing board, as well as higher ecclesiastical sign offs. The Monks have owned this property for more than 80 years.

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Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin & Associates (FMM&A) recently completed a brief statewide voter survey for The Trust for Public Land (TPL) and The Nature Conservancy in New Jersey to assess support for several proposals for funding open space, farmland and historic preservation programs in the state. Overall, the results showed strong support for several funding mechanisms, most notably a $800 million general obligation bond.

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The Trust for Public Land (TPL) announced today the protection of 112 acres through a purchase from the Sisters of Saint John the Baptist in Mendham Township, New Jersey. The $8.4 million purchase relieved the sisters of a large portion of land that they have owned for decades, but which had become more than they wanted to manage as the numbers in their order declined.

The Barnegat Bay 2020 report builds upon The Century Plan report (1995) which to date has led to the acquisition of almost 24,000 acres through-out the watershed. This report pulls together the regional stakeholders (local, state, and federal agencies, educational institutions, and other non-governmental organizations) to identify the most important remaining open space and to renew our commitment to its protection.

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The Trust for Public Land announced the conservation of ten acres in Marlton, which were added to Camp Creek Run. The deal also included a house that will be converted into a counseling center to target children considered "at risk," bringing them together with livestock and other animals, and introducing gardening as therapy.

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The Trust for Public Land (TPL) and Newark Mayor Cory Booker today broke ground at Nat Turner Park, beginning construction at what will be the largest city-owned park in Newark. TPL will transform the nine-acre lot, which has been underutilized since the city acquired it in the 1970s, into a safe, vibrant, well-used park that will serve the city, including nearly 7,000 neighborhood children. The $10 million construction project is expected to be complete by next summer.

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The Trust for Public Land, Mendham Borough, and the Schiff Natural Lands Trust announced today the acquisition of 107 acres adjacent to the Schiff Nature Preserve, the largest nonprofit nature preserve in Morris County. The newly acquired land will be known as the McVickers Brook Preserve, named for the Raritan River tributary, which flows through the property.

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The Trust for Public Land announced today the protection of 101 acres of open space in Upper Freehold and Allentown through a partnership with the State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Green Acres Program, Upper Freehold Township, Allentown Borough, Monmouth Conservation Foundation, Monmouth County, and private donors.

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