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For over 54 years, Green Acres has stood as one of the state’s most popular and trusted programs, preserving hundreds of thousands of acres from High Point to Cape May. These lands belong to the public, New Jersey citizens, who have voted time and again to fund Green Acres parks, forests and trails.
But this public trust is now in danger of being eroded, as the state weighs a proposal to sell off 80 acres of preserved land in Millville, Cumberland County, so it can be developed for industrial use.
At a recent public hearing in Trenton, citizens lined up to urge the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to reject its proposed “diversion” of the property, which is part of the state’s Menantico Ponds Wildlife Management Area.