Open Space Preservation

Open Space Logo2016 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%).