NEW YORK – New Jersey continues to work on initiatives related to the environment.
On this occasion, the State will invest more than $ 100 million in urban parks, playgrounds, open spaces and other projects to improve local parks, Governor Phil Murphy and Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Shawn M. MaTourette.
This investment is part of the program Green Acres Program and would establish new parks and expand existing ones. In addition, it would develop sports fields and play areas, improve access to waterways, create open spaces, develop resistance to flooding, and improve the management of land restoration for nature and public enjoyment.
New Jersey has more than 20 percent of its land dedicated to parks and wildlife, more than any other state in the continental United States.
“From our incredible investments of Green Acres from local parks, to our historic investments in restoring natural resources across the state, including Liberty State Park, our Administration has put its money where its heart is, ”said New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Shawn LaTourette. “With the vision and leadership of Governor Murphy, we are accelerating our work to put all New Jerseyans in touch with their environment, with a longstanding focus on those communities that have not shared the environmental benefits equally. of our great state. “
For this funding round of Green Acres Applicants are encouraged to develop projects that anticipate and address the impacts of climate change, promote long-term resilience goals, provide equitable and meaningful public access, and maximize social, environmental and health benefits to the public, particularly within overloaded communities.
To see the full list of places around the state to be invested with this plan visit this website.
To learn more about projects and visions related to climate change in the tri-state area visit this website.