of Hunterdon, Morris and Somerset Counties
The Black River Greenway is a region that includes parts of Hunterdon,
Morris and Somerset counties. New Jersey Conservation Foundation
and its conservation partners have preserved nearly 3,000 acres
of land throughout the area, which is characterized by rolling open
farms and dramatic dark forests. These lands are preserved for public access and to protect environmentally sensitive resources.
This 180-square mile area is named after the Black River (also
known as the Lamington River), a tributary of the North Branch of
the Raritan River. Holding some of the largest open spaces in the
stretch between Manhattan and Philadelphia, the Black River Greenway
faces tremendous development pressure. New Jersey Conservation Foundation and local land conservation
groups, municipalities and counties in The Black River Greenway
are partnering to identify and protect lands vital to our future.
|Saving The Black River Greenway
New Jersey Conservation Foundation and conservation partners have
responded to environmental concerns and development pressures facing
the region by preserving nearly 3,000 acres over the last 40 years.
Recently, New Jersey Conservation Foundation has helped preserve:
- 78 acres along Black River Road in Bedminster, including more
than a mile of Lamington River frontage
- 37 acres on Fox Hill Road in Tewksbury Township
- 72 acres connecting Burnt Mills Park to River Road Park in Bedminster
- A 6-acre addition to the Upper Raritan Watershed Association 's Fox Hill Preserve on Fox Hill Road in Tewksbury
- An 86-acre farm along Spook Hollow Road in Bedminster
- A 67-acre farm along Lamington Road in Bedminster
Currently, New Jersey Conservation Foundation is working with partners to preserve the landmark 160-acre Hill & Dale Farm property along Hill & Dale and Rockaway Roads in Tewksbury Township.
View brochure describing our campaign to raise funds for the preservation of the Hill & Dale property >
To learn more about New Jersey Conservation Foundation's preservation
work in The Black River Greenway, please contact Beth Davisson,
Black River Greenway Manager, at 1-888-LANDSAVE (1-888-526-3728)