Updates from the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut Highlands

Archive for March, 2007

Feds’ $1.98M allocated to preserve Highlands

Monday, March 26th, 2007 Posted in | No Comments »

Monday, March 26, 2007 By Jan Barry The Record Call it a down payment. That's how legislators and environmental activists see the $1.98 million for preservation of the water-generating Highlands that the federal government allocated last week. "It's a good beginning. This opens ...

Region will receive $1.98M in aid

Friday, March 23rd, 2007 Posted in | No Comments »

Friday, March 23, 2007 By Jan Barry The Record The federal government is providing $1.98 million for Highlands open-space preservation this year. The catch is that it has to be split among four states -- leaving about $500,000 for New Jersey. Even ...

Federal funds may help save Sherman, Great Swamp lands

Friday, March 23rd, 2007 Posted in | No Comments »

Evan Brandt, ebrandt@pottsmerc.com Pottstown Mercury Preservation of more than 2,000 acres of woodlands in the Oley Hills moved closer to reality when, for the first time, the federal government released funds for projects in the Highlands. The Highlands are a 2 ...

Conservationists say $1.98M federal funding for Highlands is a good start

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007 Posted in | No Comments »

Thursday, March 22, 2007 By Laura lncalcaterra The Journal News Conservationists yesterday praised and criticized the federal government's $1.98 million allotment for the purchase and preservation of parcels throughout the Highlands. The allotment marks the first time since the Highlands Conservation Act ...

Feds approve $2M for Highlands Act: Money for conservation will be split between 4 states

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007 Posted in | No Comments »

Wednesday, March 21, 2007 By Lawrence Ragonese Star-Ledger Staff The U.S. Department of the Interior has agreed to release $2 million this year for Highlands conservation land purchases in four Northeastern states, including New Jersey, it was announced last night by ...

Highlands Conservation Act Funded for the First Time

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007 Posted in | No Comments »

(Washington, DC) Yesterday, the administration and Congress took a critical step in fulfilling the promise of the Highlands Conservation Act.  Last night, the Department of the Interior acknowledged that it was releasing $2 million in funds for the Highlands ...