Open Space Preservation

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Public Notice for Open Space Application site visits for 2016 on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 8:30 A.M. convening at 30 Schuyler Place, Morristown.  All site visits will be held in closed session.

Public Notice is also given that the Morris County Open Space Committee will hold a meeting on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 6:00 P.M. at the Morris County Library, 30 East Hanover Avenue, Whippany, NJ. The purpose of the meeting is to hear applicant presentations for 2016 grant requests for Morris County Open Space trust funds.  The presentations will be held in closed session.  Public comment will be permitted at the beginning of the meeting.

2016 Applications Received

For the 2016 funding round, 6 applications requesting over $4.0 million were submitted to the Trust Fund by municipalities and non-profit organizations.

About Open Space Preservation

Under the municipal/qualified charitable conservancy category of Morris County’s Preservation Trust Fund, a 15-member committee annually reviews and makes recommendations to the Board of Chosen Freeholders on applications submitted by any of the 39 municipalities in the county as well as eligible land conservancies.

To date, 442 applications have been submitted since 1994, the first year the county began accepting applications, and 297 of those have been approved for funding (approximately 67%).