Open Space Update!
Chris Christie Makes a Compromise with Legislators on Open Space!

The New Jersey Highlands Coalition would like to thank you all for your continued support in the ongoing battle for open space preservation.  We have an exciting update, that on Monday Chris Christie's administration made a compromise with legislators on open space funding allocations. 

The newly formulated bill, which will allow for 4% of Green Acres money to be passed to Blue Acres funding, will also allow for much needed money to be used immediately in meaningful preservation projects across the state.  The bill was passed in both the Senate and Assembly on Monday and just awaits the Governor's signature. 

This is a huge win for the environmental community and it couldn't have been done without your help.  We thank you for all that you do and will continue to update you on this exciting new development!    

​About the New Jersey Highlands Coalition

We represent a diverse network of organizations - small and large, local, regional, statewide and national - and individuals with the common goal to protect, enhance and restore the New Jersey Highlands and to preserve the quality and quantity of drinking water both for the 850,000 people in the Highlands as well as the more than 4.6 million people in Northern and Central New Jersey who depend on Highlands water. For more information visit our website:

Thank you for all of your support! 
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