This great news just in from Beth Styler Barry, Executive Director of the Musconetcong Watershed Association, a partner with NJTU working together on watershed issues related to the Musconetcong River and its watershed:

"Last night, the Warren County Board of Chosen Freeholders voted to fund a portion of the acquisition (along with NJ DEP Green Acres and Farmland Preservation (SADC) and New Jersey Audubon Society) of a 350 acre property in Warren County. This property is located on both sides of Point Mountain Road and fronts on Route 57 near Anderson Road. Those of you who have ever hiked Point Mountain with the MWA have heard me speak of the project and its potential impact.

"There was a plan before the Mansfield Township Planning Board that would have allowed the construction of 540 homes, downsized from an original proposal of 760, on this property. In my opinion, the preservation of this property removes a great threat to the health of the Musconetcong River and I thank Bob Resker Administrator of the Warren County Board of Land Preservation for his perseverance over the past four YEARS and his continued recognition that the preservation of land along the river needs to be given the highest priority when it becomes available for preservation."