Monday, August 4, 2014
Legislation to advance open space funding passed the state Assembly today by an overwhelming margin. The Assembly voted 58 to 9, with one abstention, in favor of a measure to allow voters to decide on funding for preserving parks, open space, farmland, historic sites and flood-prone lands. According to the NJ Conservation Foundation , without the Assembly's critical bipartisan vote, there would have been no chance of renewed land preservation funding for another year.
Established in 1960, New Jersey Conservation Foundation is a private, not-for-profit organization. Our mission is to preserve New Jersey's land and natural resources for the benefit of all. Through acquisition, stewardship, advocacy and partnerships, we save land, manage environmental resources, promote strong land use policies, and forge alliances in order to permanently protect open space, farms and urban parks all over New Jersey.