Ocean County Makes Huge Purchase for the Future

"This environmental gem will now be preserved in its natural state forever,” ~ Ocean County Freeholder Director Virginia Haines

It is the largest "open space" purchase in Ocean County history and a fantastic addition for the County for the future. In a recent Jersey Shore Online article....The tract, comprising 7,923 acres along Lacey and Ocean townships, was purchased for $15.45 million. The money was paid for out of revenues from Ocean County's open space tax. The purchase includes the area of the Forked River Mountains.

“This is not only our largest tract to acquire under this program but also one of the most environmentally sensitive purchases we have made under our open space program.” ~ Ocean County Freeholder Director Virginia Haines

I think one of our greatest gifts we can give to our children is the preservation of open spaces, especially the beautiful places we have here at the Jersey Shore. I always support my tax dollars being used to "preserve" and support the "open spaces" here in Ocean County. If we don't save the land now, it won't be here tomorrow.

The land purchase was approved in September by the Ocean County Freeholders on the recommendation of the Ocean County Natural Lands Trust Fund Advisory Committee......Virginia Haines serves as liaison to the Ocean County Natural Lands Trust Fund.

How do YOU feel about preserving "Open Spaces" ?

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