Frelinghuysen Township updates its Open Space and Recreation Plan
The Township of Frelinghuysen has received a $5,000
matching grant from the Association of NJ Environmental Commissions (ANJEC)
to help finance the updating of their 2006 Open Space and Recreation Plan.
Funded by Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, this Sustainable Jersey Planning
Grant has helped the municipality with the process of comprehensive planning
to create livable and environmentally sustainable communities.
The Project Team has re-examined the township’s needs
and goals, as well as established priorities and strategies for continued
future preservation. The Plan is intended to serve as a guide, providing
broad-based policies and concepts for achieving open space preservation
goals that use a variety of funding sources. The updated Plan replaces
the 2006 version that is incorporated in the Frelinghuysen Master Plan. This
Open Space and Recreation Plan was submitted to the State of NJ
Department of Environmental Protection and was approved. Having an approved plan
will enable the Township to apply for maximum funding from Green Acres to
assist with future open space acquisitions.
The Project Team includes representatives from the Open
Space Committee, Environmental Commission, Recreation Committee, Planning
Board, Township Committee, and a resident historian. This team has worked
with The Land Conservancy of NJ and a representative from ANJEC.
Open Space and
Recreation Plan 2012 update
The Frelinghuysen Open Space Committee and
Environmental Commission have begun
a Resource Library
at town hall. Residents may borrow books and DVDs for a
two-week period, on topics such as: choosing native plants for your garden,
how native plants attract wildlife, identifying invasive plants and trees,
and some information on moving from oil to other fuel sources. We hope
these materials will a helpful source of information a and ideas for you.
Open Space Committee Members
David Boynton II - Chair, Wendy Buttgereit -
Vice Chair, Daniel Carson, Martin
Connor, Alan DeCarolis, Frank Desiderio and Pamela Brady - Secretary.
Meeting Minutes for the Open Space Committee and Farmland
Preservation Committee are listed jointly, as they sometimes meet together.
Read minutes here>>
Open Space and Recreation Plan:
2012 Open Space and Recreation Plan
2006 Open Space and Recreation Plan
Pages 1-30 (1.3MB)
Pages 31-60 (704KB)
Pages 61-90 (3.7MB)
Pages 91-120 (2.9MB)
Pages 121-135 (166kB)
To create the Open Space Committee (4.6MB)
To create an Open Space and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund (2.9MB)
Hikes with the Open Space Committee
Learn more about the the recreation areas within our township
by joining the Open Space Committee on their annual hike.
Websites related to "open space" in our community,