One of MCF's most recent accomplishments, the preservation of Flemer Entities (previously Princeton Nursuries) represents the largest tract of land perserved in Monmouth County -- over 1,200 acres in Upper Freehold Township.
Middletown Township .34 acres Completed 1987
In MCF’s 10th Anniversary year, the historic Bowne House, located in the Leonardo section of Middletown, was purchased in an effort to preserve one of Monmouth County’s oldest homes. With the help of Mr. and Mrs. Sorenson, MCF placed a conservation easement on the property and exterior of the house to assure that the historic value of the house would be preserved.
MCF assisted project partners in the acquisition of this property. The preservation of this site met the goals of both communities and provided a greenbelt and scenic vista between the historic village of Allentown and the surrounding municipality.
Middletown Township 15 acres
The preservation of this scenic and ecologically significant waterfront property located at the confluence of the Navesink River and Swimming River will prevent future development and allow for permanent public access to the water.
Middletown Township 25 acres Completed 2011
This beautiful property with a historic house and significant conservation value was a wonderful example of a private and public partnership. MCF worked with IMPACT/Oasis, a non-profit group interesting in establishing a group home for young adults with autism, NY/NJ Baykeeper, Green Acres and Middletown to preserve this environmentally sensitive site. IMPACT/Oasis purchased the house and the surrounding acreage and the Township retained ownership of the remainder for a park.
Wall Township 36 acres
The Agricultural Easement on this farm assisted in sustaining the overall environmental integrity of the area for generations to come.
Also known as Ellis Easement and formerly known as the Aulde House, Fairway Farm today is a breathtaking horse farm located in the Navesink area of Middletown. A conservation easement protecting this property was donated to MCF by the late Anne Haskell Ellis in her last will and testament. The preservation of the Farm, featuring scenic views of the Navesink River, ensures that the property will continue to serve as an important reminder of the rural and farming heritage of Monmouth County.
Manasquan Borough 65 acres Completed 1995
MCF assisted the Monmouth County Park System with the acquisition of this property, the last undeveloped tract on the Manasquan Inlet. Fisherman’s Cove is a great place to fish, walk on the beach, or go sunbathing.
Middletown Township 40 acres Completed 2005
MCF led the efforts to preserve this beautiful waterfront property located on the environmentally sensitive Claypit Creek. The property was preserved through a partnership with the Monmouth County Park System, Green Acres and Middletown. This property has become a beautiful addition to Hartshorne Woods Park and is known as the Claypit Creek extension.
Upper Freehold Township 41 acres Completed 1980
This historic mill site was donated to the Monmouth County Park System via MCF by Edward and Joanne Mullen. The structures at Walnford, rich with history, date back to the 1800’s and reveal much about the changing culture and economy of the region during the last three centuries. Walnford is the centerpiece of the 1,500 acre Crosswicks Creek Greenway which forms a narrow corridor of land around Crosswicks Creek.
HOLLY CREST FARM
Middletown Township 37 acres Completed 2008
MCF purchased an agricultural easement on Holly Crest Farm with the assistance of the State Agriculture Development Committee and the Monmouth County Agricultural Development Board. This scenic horse farm, which is now in the Farmland Preservation Program, is located in the Locust section of Middletown and was the first preserved farm in the Town. The farm is contiguous to Huber Woods Park and is identified as an environmentally sensitive area.
HUBER WOODS PARK
Middletown Township 255 acres Completed 1985
Huber Woods Park, owned by the Monmouth County Park System, was established in 1974 with a 103-acre gift of land from the Huber Family and the J.M. Huber Corporation. In 1985, MCF assisted with the acquisitions of additional land. This park is located in MCF”s Navesink Highlands Greenway and overlooks the Navesink River.
Middletown Township 84 acres Completed 1992
MCF placed a conservation easement on this property located on McClees Creek in the Navesink Highlands Greenway in order to protect valuable wetlands and floodplain areas, to prevent a 14 lot subdivision and to preserve the character of the surrounding area. MCF created a unique scheme allowing the property to be developed with a substantially lower number of estate lots, limiting development to a total of four houses.
Wall Township 25 acres Completed 1994
MCF assisted Wall Township with the acquisition of this property located on Hurley Pond for use as a Township park.
Through the years 1983 to 1999 Richard Scudder and his wife Elizabeth donated conservation easements to MCF on 91 acres in the Navesink section of Middletown. The predominately wooded property is contiguous to Huber Woods Park with clearings and trails for hiking and horseback riding. In 2007, Mr. Scudder donated 64 acres of his eased land to the New Jersey Audubon Society for use as a nature preserve.