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2016 Trail Construction Grant Recommendations

The Trail Program Advisory Committee presented their recommendations to the Board of Chosen Freeholders on November 21.  The Board of Chosen Freeholders will act on their recommendations at their meeting on December 14.

2016 Open Space Trust Fund Awards

The Open Space Trust Fund Committee presented their recommendations to the Board of Chosen Freeholders on November 9.  The Board of Chosen Freeholders approved their recommendations at their meeting on November 21.

NJ Department of Environmental Protection Green Acres Program Funding Available

The Christie Administration is making $67.4 million in Department of Environmental Protection Green Acres program funding available for open space, recreation and stewardship projects across the state. Learn more about this funding.

New Census Bureau 2015 American Community Survey Data Released

The Census Bureau has released its 2015 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-Year Estimates for geographic areas with a population of 65,000 or more.  The 2015 ACS includes estimates for various topics including income, educational attainment, housing and transportation.  Highlights include:

  • Among all counties in New Jersey, Morris County had the highest median family income at $125,586, the highest per capita income at $51,241 and the second highest median household income at $101,661.
  • At $433,400, Morris County had the second highest median housing value among all counties in New Jersey.
  • Morris County ranked second of New Jersey counties for the percentage of its population over age 25 with a bachelor’s degree or higher at 51.4%.

Updates pertaining to these topics have been posted to the Data and Statistics page of this website.

FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps Website Launched

Morris County has launched a website to inform and assist municipal officials and property owners as they begin the process of reviewing the flood hazard maps provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).  Visit morriscountynj.gov/planning/firms.