Funded by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
Summer 2015—Bruno Associates requested funding from the NDJEP Green Acres Program and was awarded $550,000 in grants for Secaucus Town’s Downtown recreation acquisition . The Green Acres Program administers funds to local governments and nonprofit land trusts to obtain open space and develop parks throughout the state. These projects that are approved by the Garden State Preservation Trust (GSPT) sets aside millions to provide funds for developing parks and recreational facilities, local land acquisition projects, preserving land and protecting the environment along with its wildlife. The Town of Secaucus plans to use its awarded funds to purchase vacant land next to Buchmuller Park to protect the property from future development. Additionally, a community garden will be planted in the park and handled by the Secaucus Environmental Department.
For more information on the Green Acres Program and the success of the funded projects, please visit http://www.nj.gov/dep/greenacres/