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OCEAN COUNTY ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS
  • Alan W. Avery, Jr.
    (Chairman)
    Toms River
  • John Bacchione
    Berkeley
  • Edmund Bennett
    Brick
  • Paul C. Brush
    Toms River
  • Ronald Dancer
    Plumsted
  • William Fox
    Jackson
  • D'Arcy Green
    Bay Head
  • Terry O'Leary
    Berkeley
  • John P. Wnek
    Pine Beach

Acquired Properties

Ocean County Preserves Over 12,617 Acres
Since its inception in 1998, the Ocean County Natural Lands Trust Fund program has been actively pursuing and acquiring lands that are environmentally sensitive and rich in natural resources. As of April 2013, the program is now responsible for preserving over 12,617 Acres for the residents of Ocean County.

12,617 Acres preserved through the Natural Lands Trust Fund Program to date.

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Barnegat Township
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Rose Hill Estates Extension 147.0 Hamilton Road and Rose Hill Road 04/25/02   Barnegat
Barnegat Branch Rail-Trail 52.0 Rail R-O-W 10/30/02   Barnegat
Cloverdale Road Farm 80.01 Cloverdale Road 11/15/04 Cranberry and christmas tree operations Barnegat
Cloverdale Farm Ext. 2.19 Cloverdale Road 06/06/06 Adjacent to Cloverdale Farm Property Barnegat
Talamas 7.00 Tuckerton RR & Barnegat Blvd 06/08 Adjacent to Barnegat Sccr/Bsbll, County Park and Rose Hill Ext. Barnegat
Schmidt 3.30 Cloverdale Road 09/20/11 Near Cloverdale Farm County Park Barnegat
 
Beachwood Borough
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Pinewald Road 20.00 Pinewald Road, Spruce Street 03/04/09 Partnership w/ Beachwood Beachwood
Pinewald Road- Tyson 0.18 Rt 532 07/27/11 Inholding within 20-acre Pinewald Road property. Beachwood
Pinewald Extension (Lipton) 9.0 Pinewald Road 08/29/13 Includes donation from Beachwood Borough Beachwood
 
Berkeley Township
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Good Luck Point 363.0 Veeder, Bayview, Allen, Sloop Creek Rds 12/29/98   Berkeley
Roberts Avenue Marsh 7.1 Roberts & Bay View Ave 12/17/99   Berkeley
Trust for Public Land Toms River Divide 126.5 Garden State Parkway & Magnolia Lane 03/29/00 Partnership with TPL Berkeley
Lifetime Homes, Inc. 126.1 Veeder Lane 06/01/00   Berkeley
Berkeley Island West 18.2 Brennan Concourse 08/23/00   Berkeley
KGE 100.0 Pinewald-Keswick 02/20/01 Partnership w/GA, Pinelands Commission, and TPL Berkeley /Lacey
Sloop Creek Donation 5.70 Sloop Creek Road 12/30/04 Located directly adjacent to Lifetime Homes property, encumbered by wetlands Berkeley
Good Luck Point TPL Extension 209.71 Bayview Avenue 02/25/05 Partnered with TPL on acquisition Berkeley
Potters Creek 118.00 Eugene Fury Boulevard 11/30/06 Partnership with TPL, large area along Potters Creek Berkeley
Haines 400.00 Rt. 530 07/13/07 Davenport Branch w/ old bogs and swamp. Berkeley
Lumley 284.34 Rt 530 09/01/08 Western Berkeley Acq. Area. Adjacent to Audubon Property. Near Jakes Branch and TR Divide. Partner with NJ Lands Trust Berkeley
Lifetime Homes-Myers 0.14 Louis Ave, Aglesea Ave 12/31/09   Berkeley
Lifetime Homes-Smith 3.0 Sloop Creek Road 11/19/2010 Donation by Wallace and Camille Smith, adjacent to existing NLTF property, Life Time Homes-Myers Berkeley
Hopkins 33.62 County Rt 530 12/28/2010   Berkeley
 
Brick Township
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Brick Airport Tract 166.9 Drum Point, Cherry Quay, on Kettle Creek 12/08/98   Brick
Drum Point Road 17.8 Drum Point Road 08/02/00 Easement purchase/ Partnership with Brick Township and Izaak Walton League Brick
Kettle Creek 25.1 Hooper Avenue 02/01 Wetland mitigaton parcel (Donation) Brick
Havens Cove 35.00 Havens Cove Road & Atlantic Drive 03/31/09 Adjacent to Forsythe Refuge. Brick
Metedeconk North Branch 15.37 Lanes Mill Road 01/15/10 2,200 feet of Metedeconk included in property Brick
Beaton Pointe 9.64 Beverly Beach Road 07/06/11 Peninsula surrounded by Manasquan River. Partnership with Township. Brick
 
Eagleswood Township
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Westecunk Creek 126.00 Cox's Lane / Dock Ave 10/01/07 Adjacent to USF&WS property Eagleswood
 
Jackson Township
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Bowmans Bridge 142.0 Bowman's Bridge Road 12/01/00   Jackson
West Turkey Swamp (Phase I) 85.0 Wright-Debow Road, Hurley Road 03/16/01   Jackson
West Turkey Swamp (Phase II) 379.0 Wright-Debow Road, Hurley Road 11/29/01   Jackson
Bismark Road 74.6 Bismark Road 08/28/02   Jackson
T.R. Ridgeway Branch III 82.60 Rt. 571 01/05/04   Jackson
Toms River Headwaters 132.00 West Veterans Highway 05/25/04 NJ Pinelands Toms River corridor study area Jackson
Bowman Road River Corridor 239.00 Between Bowman and Grawtown Roads 05/23/05 NJ Pinelands Toms River corridor study area Jackson
West Turkey Swamp Addition 6.40 Bismarck Road, Leesville-Siloam Road 10/20/05   Jackson
Sarama Homes 10.90 Rt 571 03/01/08 TR Corridor Study Area. Partner DoD, Pinelands Jackson
Paglia 5.00 Rt 571 07/29/08 Near to TR Ridgeway II Jackson
Cassville Toms River Corridor 27.68 West Veterans Highway 09/26/08 Across W. Veterans Hwy from Jackson property Jackson
Commodore Pointe 25.48 W. Commodore Blvd 12/01/08 Partnership w/ Jackson Jackson
Jackson Land LLC 163.02 Route 571 06/10/09 Ridgeway Branch; Partnership DoD, Pinelands Jackson
Clayton Ridgeway 16.1 Route 571 08/23/10 Adjacent to 163-acres Jackson Land LLC property. Partnership with US Dept. of Defense and Pinelands Commission. Jackson
Toms River Headwaters Extension 35.0 West Veterans Hwy. 08/27/10 Adjacent to 132-acre TR Headwaters. Partnership with Pinelands Commission Jackson
TR Ridgeway V 5.79 Route 571 06/22/11 Adjacent to Paglia property. 50-50 partnership with the DoD. Jackson
Lin Ridgeway 13.5 Route 571, Ogden Lane 11/10/11 DOD partnership. Adjacent to Clayton Ridgeway. Along Ridgeway Bracnch of the Toms River Jackson
TPL Long Brook 400 Bowman Road 12/29/11 TPL, Pinelands Commission, DoD partnership. 400 acres to be acquired in fee, add'l 1400 acres to ahve restrictive easement from DoD. Jackson
Roanoke & Makor 1,172 Bowman Road,
Rt. 571, Rt. 528
12/29/11 DOD partnership. Adjacent to Patriots Park and NJ State FREC. Jackson
JoAnn Timbers LLC 20 Route 571, Lakehurst Rd 05/10/12 DoD partnership Jackson
  Diamond Road 127 Diamond Road, Cedar Swamp Road 10/10/12 Donation from Stavola Construction. Adjacent to West Turkey Swamp Park. Jackson
Maple Root River 75 Bowman Road 02/05/13 Adjacent to TPL Long Brook and Bowmand Road Properties. Partnerhsip with DoD and Pinelands Commission Jackson
Bismark Rd-Hess 54.32 Bismark Rd 03/8/13 Adjacent to West Turkey Swamp properties Jackson
TR Ridgeway Branch II 48.56 Route 571 10/15/13 DOD partnership. Adjacent to several NLTF properties; contains Ridgeway Branch of the Toms river. Jackson
Jackson Township - Approved for Acquisition
TPL Cedar Branch 294 Route 528 Approved for Acquisition Project managed by TPL and in partnership with State and Township. Jackson
Toms River North Branch II 37.19 South Hope Chapel Road Approved for Acquisition Donation from Jerald Develop Group. Along the Toms River Jackson
  Whitesville TR Corridor 105.5 Whitesville Rd, Grawtown Rd Approved for Acquisition Adjacent to Sette and I&G Farms (preserved farms) Jackson
 
Lacey Township
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KGE 100.0 Pinewald-Keswick 12/20/01 Partnership w/GA, Pinelands Commission, and TPL Berkeley/ Lacey
Johnson-Forked River Mt. Area 715.90 Route 532 07/31/03 Partnership with TNC and FRMC Incorporated FRM South Property Ocean / Lacey
Frazee Forked River Mtns. 218.45 Rt. 532 05/16/05 Located next to Johnson Property, NJCF, Wells Mills, and NJDEP land Ocean / Lacey
Laurel Harbor 25.94 Cedar Drive 05/03/06   Lacey
Whiting Station South 46.5 Lacey Road 01/19/07 Located in Lacey and Manchester Twps. Lacey / Manchester
Interboro 472.82* Route 532 11/19/09 26.2 acres south of Route 532 acquired fee simple by Ocean County.The remainder is in NJCF ownership w/ Ocean County easement. (*Acres within Lacey Twp. Total acreage=616.7) Lacey / Ocean
Martone 73 Lacey Road 12/31/09 Adjacent to Whiting Station South Lacey
Eugene Johnson at Lacey 84.71 Lacey Road 06/10/11 Adjacent to the Forked River Mountain Coalition’s Oak Leaf Preserve Lacey
 
Lakewood Township
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Theibault 1.73 Ridge Avenue 09/20/07 Near Ocean County Park Lakewood
Lakewood Township - Approved for Acquisition
Crystal Lake Preserve 171.25 Ridgeway & Whitesville Roads Approved for Acquisition Municipal land and paper streets to be donated. County will pursue private lots. Lakewood
 
Little Egg Harbor Township
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Playhouse Drive 41.9 Radio Road & E. Playhouse Dr. 12/23/99   Little Egg Harbor
The Sanctuary 128.0 Radio Road 01/04/00   Little Egg Harbor
LEHT Park Extension 180.3 Nugentown Road 08/31/00   Little Egg Harbor
Nugentown Site 27.0 Nugentown & Giffordtown 09/13/01   Little Egg Harbor
Harbor Group TPL Partnership 783.90 Rt. 539 & GSP 12/09/04   Little Egg Harbor
Freedom Fields Park Connection 2.15 Nugentown Road 04/22/05   Little Egg Harbor
Osborn Island 46.0 Radio Road, Ocean Blvd. 03/02/10 Partnership with Little Egg Harbor Township Little Egg Harbor
Oasis Estates 80.0 Burton Drive, Thomas Avenue 11/15/10 Partnership with Little Egg Harbor Township Little Egg Harbor
NJCF - Levinson Tract 75.14 Route 539 06/05/12 Adjacent to Harbor Group Tract. Donation from NJ Conservation Foundation from the Estate of Jacob Levinson. Little Egg Harbor
Griffith- Proposed Rutgers Sanctuary 15.3 Great Bay Blvd 06/15/12 Adjacent to JCNERR, Rutgers partnership. Property located along Tuckers Creek, where Rutgers has research interests. Little Egg Harbor
 
Long Beach Township
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High Bar Harbor 7.0 Auburn Road 06/30/03 Partnership with TPL and High Bar Harbor Taxpayers Association Long Beach Twp
 
Manchester Township
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Pine Lake 17.8 Route 571 08/31/01   Manchester
Holly Acres 26.2 Steiner & Madoc Roads 06/28/02   Manchester
T.R. Ridgeway Branch 35.18 Rt. 571, and 547 07/23/04 NJ Pinelands Toms River corridor study area Manchester
Whiting Station South 46.5 Lacey Road 01/19/07 Located in Lacey and Manchester Twps. Lacey / Manchester
Ciba Manchester 24.40 Northampton Boulevard 08/06/07 Easement plus 17.4 acre donation w/street vacation Manchester
Knox property 3.82 Rt. 530 12/21/10 Donation property on Route 70, border of Toms River and Manchester. Toms River main stem runs through property. Manchester / Toms River
Whiting Station South Ext. property 4.44 Lacey Road 08/02/11 Adjacent to Whiting Station South and Martone properties. Manchester / Toms River
Toms River North Branch (Stavola) 85 Whitesville Road (Rt. 571) 10/10/12 Donation from Stavola. Adjacent to Holly Acres property in Manchester and both Toms River and Manchester parcels. Contains a mile-long stretch of the Toms River. Manchester / Toms River
 
Ocean Township
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Knots Landing, Inc. 11.93 Bryant Road, Pennsylvania Ave., Vessel Road 02/16/01   Ocean
Lighthouse Drive 58.0 Lighthouse Drive 09/19/02 Partnership w/ Ocean Twp. Ocean
Johnson-Forked River Mt. Area 715.90 Rt. 532 07/31/03 Partnership with TNC and FRMC Incorporated FRM South Property Ocean / Lacey
Frazee Forked River Mtns. 218.45 Rt. 532 05/16/05 Located next to Johnson Property, NJCF, Wells Mills, and NJDEP land Ocean / Lacey
Dock Avenue 5.86 Dock Avenue, Bay Parkway 06/08/06 Easement purchase/Partnership Ocean Twp. Ocean
Spodofora 19.05 Pancoast Road 02/12/08 FRM area, adjacent to Horner Ocean
M&R Associates 44.22 Pancoast Road 06/11/09 Adjacent to Spodofora, Horner and Daniels Ocean
Horner 877 Adjacent to Wells Mills Park 09/14/09 Next to Wells Mills. Partnership PCF, Green Acres Ocean
Interboro 143.9* Route 532 11/19/09 26.2 acres south of Route 532 acquired fee simple by Ocean County.The remainder is in NJCF ownership w/ Ocean County easement. (*Acres within Ocean Twp. Total acreage=616.7) Ocean / Lacey
Barnegat Hills 268.23 Pancoast Road 03/08/11 Adjacent to Boy Scout camp and Horner property. Partnership with the Pinelands Commission Ocean
Honey Hollow 67.2 Route 532 03/02/12 Adjacent to Township land. Site of old cranberry bog operation, with scenic Waretown Creek flowing through. One of the most recently targeted sites by the Trust for Public Lands Barnegat Bay 2020 plan. Ocean
  Forked River Mountains-
Laneg / Bott
19.5 Route 532 12/14/12 Adjacent to Forked River Mountains-Frazee. Ocean
  Urquhart / Bott 11.46 Route 532 04/30/13 Adjacent to Ocean County Vo-tech Waretown. Partnership 100% funding from Pinelands Commission Ocean
 
Plumsted Township
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Coastal Divide I 22.9 Plum Ridge Drive 12/22/99   Plumsted
Coastal Divide II 59.4 Sanders Lane 11/15/00   Plumsted
Coastal Divide III 30.3 Tower Road; Oak Leaf Road 04/30/02 Partnership with Plumsted and Green Acres Plumsted
Pinehurst Preservation Area 55.5 Route 539, Route 528 04/30/02 Partnership with Plumsted and Green Acres Plumsted
Goldman 23.00 Rt 539 01/01/08 Partnership w/ Plumsted PIG Plumsted
Nash 57.46 Long Swamp Road 02/29/08 Partnership w/ Plumsted for PIG grant. Plumsted
Downs 20.39 Brynmore Road 07/18/08 Adjacent to Preserved Farms. Barred owl habitat Plumsted
Kavas 30.38 Route 539 11/9/09 Adjacent to Grant farm and other preserved farms. Unique woodlands to Ocean County include Beech trees. Plumsted
Long Swamp 121 Long Swamp Road 01/26/10 50% Cost Share DoD. Jumping Brook flows through property. Plumsted
Jumping Brook 99 Long Swamp Road 06/23/10 Three branches of Jumping Brook. Former FPP application. 50% Cost Share DoD Plumsted
Jantorno 21.12 Off of Route 539 08/31/10 Adjacent to the Kavas property and preserved farmland. Unique soils to Ocean County Plumsted
 
Stafford Township
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Oak Road Partnership 53.58 Oak Road, Katydid Drive, Doc Kramer Blvd 04/01/04 Costshare w/Stafford 50/50 Stafford
Route 72, Stafford / Manahawkin Marsh 93.17 Rt. 72 11/14/05 Partnership with TPL, Stafford, Federal, and County NLTF Stafford
Route 72 Stafford Ext. /Manahawkin Marsh Extension 27.67 Bay Avenue 12/13/05 Adjacent to Route 72 Stafford Property Stafford
Route 9 Stafford III 8.40 Rt. 9, & Hilliard 12/29/05   Stafford
Route 9 Stafford 7.11 Hwy 9 North 01/04/06 Borders Wildlife Refuge and old railroad right of way Stafford
Route 72 West Associates 58.49 Route 72 11/28/06 Includes 37 acre Stafford donation Stafford
Campbell Property 369.04 Rt. 72 04/25/07 Adjacent to Scalzo property and State property Stafford
Labin 5.76 Rt. 72 07/20/07 Partnership with Stafford Stafford
Manahawkin Marsh Inholding 2.55 Marsha Drive 09/26/07   Stafford
Route 9 Stafford II 11.40 Route 9 09/29/08 Near other Route 9 Stafford properties Stafford
Mary Bell Road West 25.6 Mary Bell Road, Ranch Blvd. 09/30/09   Stafford
Mary Bell Road 18.4 Mary Bell Road 12/31/09   Stafford
Manahawkin Marsh Ext II 3.24 Pennsylvania Ave, Mill Creek Road 09/26/11 Donation Stafford
Stafford Township - Approved for Acquisition
  Manahawkin Baptist 24 Hillard Blvd, Rt 9 Approved for Acquisition Adjacent to Rt 9 Stafford Property. Stafford
 
Toms River Township
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Trust for Public Land Tilton Point 61.9 Cattus Island Blvd & Pickwick Drive 11/05/99 Partnership with TPL Toms River
Route 571 15.4 Indian Head Road (Route 571) 11/17/00   Toms River
Green Island 13.0 West Green Island Road 04/18/01   Toms River
Sixth Avenue Nomination 1.1 Sixth Avenue-Fisher Blvd 02/06/02 Donation Toms River
Weiner Homes 115.0 Bay Ave and Church Road 08/19/02 Partnership with Toms River Toms River
Green Island II 8.2 Kettle Creek Road 10/08/04   Toms River
Tilton Point Inholding 1.00 Pickwick Drive 11/09/04 Parcel surrounded by the NLTF Tilton Pt. Property Toms River
JAMM 65.00 Fisher Blvd. and Hooper Ave. 09/15/05 Partnership with Toms River Township Toms River
Silver Bay Watershed 26.70 Fisher Blvd/Hooper Ave. 03/09/06 Toms River acquired adjacent parcel. Next to JAMM. Toms River
Knox property 3.82 Rt. 530 12/21/2010 Donation property on Route 70, border of Toms River and Manchester, Toms River main stem runs through Manchester / Toms River
Toms River North Branch (Stavola) 85 Whitesville Road (Rt. 571) 10/10/12 Donation from Stavola. Adjacent to Holly Acres property in Manchester and both Toms River and Manchester parcels. Contains a mile-long stretch of the Toms River. Manchester / Toms River
 
Tuckerton
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Tuckerton Lake 28.7 Nugentown Road and First Avenue 06/14/07   Tuckerton
 

 

     

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