October 18, 1987 |
During a work session following the Voorhees Township Committee meeting Tuesday night, the committee met with Stephen Samost, a principal in DevCorp, which plans to develop a 125-acre tract off Gibbsboro-Kresson Road. They met because the committee had learned earlier this month that its application for $866,150 in Green Acres funds to purchase a 94-acre tract in the area has been approved by the state Department of Environmental Protection. The land the township hopes to purchase with the state money is a part of the plot Devcorp plans to develop.
February 3, 1998 |
The second-largest state forest in New Jersey will grow by another 2,345 acres, thanks to a state Green Acres grant. Officials from the township, Burlington County, the state Department of Environmental Protection, and the Pinelands Commission announced the purchase of Pine Barrens land, for the purpose of adding it to Lebanon State Forest, at a news conference held at the Whitesbog Village General Store. Lebanon is second only to Wharton State Forest in acreage. State officials described the new Lebanon acreage, purchased from American Home Products, as significant, although there have been larger open-space sites purchased through Green Acres funds.
October 17, 1990 |
The West Deptford Township Committee is expected to vote tomorrow to apply to the state for Green Acres money to purchase about 50 acres of the 1,150- acre Tenneco Inc. tract for use as recreation space. Also, an official with Green Acres said the state would be considering purchasing an additional piece of the tract for use as a state park. A report on the feasibility of such a purchase could be available by next summer, said Jeanne Donlon, chief of the Bureau of State Land Acquisition.
January 19, 2013 |
ESTELL MANOR, N.J. - Standing in a nearly 5,000-acre former game preserve owned for generations by 13 families, his own among them, Stewart Keener was finding it difficult to part Thursday with its nesting bald eagles, meandering streams, and a quiet so pronounced it's almost deafening. "It's hard for us to let go, Keener, 47, of Philadelphia, said. "This is so unique here. " Minutes earlier, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection had formally announced acquisition of the parcel and a smaller adjacent one through its Green Acres land-preservation program.
August 29, 2012 |
Gov. Christie is not known as a connoisseur of fine art, but days before leaving for the GOP convention, his office quietly intervened to stop the state environmental agency from carrying out the controversial demolition of a groundbreaking work of public art. The action ensures that Athena Tacha's 1985 spiraling, place-specific sculpture, Green Acres, will remain a focal point of the plaza at the Department of Environmental Protection headquarters...
April 27, 1995 |
Counties and towns throughout the state became a little bit greener yesterday as Gov. Whitman called for $85.9 million in aid to create parks and preserve historic lands through the Green Acres program. The awards must be appropriated by the state legislature, where approval is virtually certain, officials said. The awards would deplete the funds remaining from a $345 million Green Acres bond issue in 1992. A new bond issue, totaling $310 million, is expected to be presented to voters on the November ballot.
November 14, 1993 |
After putting its plans to expand the Dingletown sports complex on hold for three years, Shamong is set to add 60 acres to the park. The 46-square-mile township, which lies entirely in the Pine Barrens, will receive a $150,000 loan from the state Green Acres fund to lease 60 acres of the Wharton State Forest tract, part of which abuts the complex on Forked Neck Road, formerly Dingletown Road. "Available land is very scarce here in Shamong because we're in the Pine Barrens, which precludes development of much of our land," Township Committeeman David Matchett said.
August 18, 1996 |
As a member of the borough's environmental commission, Wayne Tarus is always looking to protect open green space. "We don't have a park in this town other than the ball field. We have nothing for passive recreation - fishing, hiking, camping - stuff like that," Tarus said. But that may soon change. As Tarus sees it, the Camden County Parks Department's proposal to buy a Boy Scout camp with state Green Acres funding for use as a county park would kill two birds with one stone: It would bail out the financially strapped Boy Scouts and preserve some open space in an area where green pastures are being increasingly eaten up by tracts of new houses.
January 28, 1993 |
The council's controversial agreement with a land-development firm to relocate Deptford's four Little League baseball fields violates state regulations, a state environmental official said yesterday. "I'm certain that (the agreement is) going to change," said David K. Smith, the Green Acres compliance supervisor who met with township officials yesterday. The agreement is not an exchange of land worth equal amounts - a Green Acres requirement. As a result, Smith said, an expected $400,000 profit for Deptford and the entire deal are probably out of the question.
August 4, 2012 |
It's rare for anyone to say something nice about a government bureaucracy, never mind devote a work of art to its accomplishments. That alone makes Athena Tacha's Green Acres sculpture at the Trenton headquarters of New Jersey's Department of Environmental Protection something special. Tacha designed the piece for the DEP's outdoor courtyard after winning a state-run competition in 1985 and named it after the well-regarded Green Acres land conservation program. Part sculpture, part plaza, it provides a quiet spot where employees can sit and escape the daily grind of enforcing regulations that protect the state's air, water, and land.