5000 Acres acquired in Atlantic County by Environmental Protection Agency

13 families who had generational ownership of  a former game preserve said goodbye to their legacy. The NJ Department of Environmental Protection acquired the 5,000 plus acre tract of land for 9.7 million dollars.

Although 500 homes could have been built on this land, the woodlands will be preserved as part of a green belt through central Atlantic County.

The Green Acres Program was started in 1961 and now preserves over 650,000 acres of open space in New Jersey.

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/local/20130118_N_J__Green_Acres_program_buys_nearly_5_000-acre_preserve_in_Atlantic_County_for__9_7_million.html

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