A big congratulations to Mrs. Ford's Class at Atlantis Prep for winning our Kids for Conservation Contest with their beautiful rendition of the water cycle! The program was funded, in part, with a Franklin Parker Conservation Excellence grant given by New Jersey Conservation Foundation.
MCF purchased an agriculture easement on this 35 acre farm in Middletown Township with the help of the State Agriculture Development Committee and the Monmouth County Agricultural Development Board. The donation of a conservation easement on the remaining 6 acres of the farm from the Gimbel Family ensures that the property will forever remain as farmland and open space. The Gimbel tract is not only valuable to our farm community, but it also falls within the Foundation’s Navesink Highlands Greenway project area, which stretches from the shores of Atlantic Highlands to the inlets of the Navesink River and the farm landscapes of the Chapel Hill section of Middletown Township.