The annual open space grant applications in Monmouth County are about to be reviewed by the Board of Chosen Freeholders, as municipalities compete for a portion of the allotted $2 million.
The deadline for submitting a matching fund grant application is Sept. 18 and the winners will be announced in December, funded through the Monmouth County Open Space Trust Fund.
“The freeholders are proud to be a part of successful municipal park projects,” said Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone. “In the first ten years of the program, 46 towns have participated in 132 different projects.”
In June 2012, Aberdeen Township was able to purchase over 20 acres of land near the Old Bridge border that will be preserved as a passive recreation park using a $250,000 grant from Monmouth County's Open Space Funds.
What other pieces of land would Matawan and Aberdeen residents prefer to preserve?