New Jersey preserves over and above 5,000 acres in Atlantic County

The agreement gives assistance to relate over and above 56,000 acres of prevailing state wildlife management extents, and more thousands of supplementary county parkland’s acres.

The Green Acres program of the state is currently buying the land property from Lenape Farms and HBH Associates.  The land property borders Route 50 in Estell Manor.

According to the Environmental Protection Department, the acquisition safeguards the headwaters of Steven’s Creek, Gibson’s Creek and Mill Creek, which are branches to Great Egg Harbor River.

The said property gives surroundings for the barred owl, northern pine snake, Pine Barrens tree frog, Cooper’s hawk, timber rattlesnake, Cope’s gray tree frog, bald eagle, red-headed woodpecker and diamondback terrapin.

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