New Jersey Conservation Foundation is committed to helping promote discussion, networking and knowledge sharing among land trusts, grassroots groups and other nonprofits involved in land preservation and stewardship.
The New Jersey Land Trust Network meets throughout the year for presentations and discussions on various topics including policy, fundraising, mapping, membership and board development, and best practices. The Land Trust Network is a program of the New Jersey Conservation Foundation, supported by the Victoria Foundation.
10:00 am - noon
NJ Conservation Foundation
170 Longview Road, Far Hills, NJ 07931
The State Green Acres Program manages a program that offers property tax exemption to certain nonprofit organizations that own natural open space property in New Jersey and are willing to open their private land to the public for recreation and conservation purposes.
Larry Fink, Northwest Team member from the State Green Acres Program,
will describe the process, eligibility requirements, and information needed from nonprofit landowners to enroll land in the program.
Marie Newell, Acquisition Project Coordinator for New Jersey Conservation Foundation, manages the enrollment process for over 20,000 acres owned by the Foundation. She will share practical information about the resources needed by the nonprofit to engage in the process.
Tim Morris, New Jersey Conservation Foundation's Director of Stewardship, will share examples of how the program impacts stewardship activities and decisions.
This is a great opportunity to get questions asked about the tax exemption process and obtain practical advice and tips for success.
Let me know if you'd like to participate via phone and/or WebEx.
FEBRUARY 6: Meadows Management Workshop with Duke Farms
MARCH 6: NJ Land Conservation Conference, Trenton
FEBRUARY: Marketing Plans 101 with Professor Matt Weber, Rutgers University
APRIL: Storytelling/Writing Workshop with the Dodge Foundation
MAY: Creative Placemaking
JUNE: Pipelines in New Jersey: Facts and Procedures
JULY: Watershed Institute 2015-2016 Grant Program Workshop
SEPTEMBER: Building Relationships with Funders (Panel)
OCTOBER: Nonprofits & Lobbying: Rules & Restrictions with the Pro Bono Partnership
NOVEMBER: Volunteer (and Intern?) Management
DECEMBER: Wetlands Management (WITH NJRPA)
Other Topics to be Scheduled:
- Historic Preservation Buyers Roundtable
- Roundtables for ...
- Mapping Staff & volunteers
- Technology Staff & volunteers
- Administration personnel
- Development staff & volunteers
Events provided in partnership with the Watershed Institute of the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
Share your issues and topics!
Please contact Laura Szwak at firstname.lastname@example.org or 908-234-1225 ext. 117 to suggest program ideas. Also, if you would like to host a Land Trust Network meeting, please let Laura know.