CREDIT: Ari Kaufman
Nov 05

Watershed Watch: Vote YES on 2

Credit: S. Reynolds

A setting winter sun illuminates the Great Oak at Primrose Farm. This 113-acre tract was protected and preserved with funds from New Jersey’s Green Acres program. Credit: S. Reynolds

Public question #2 on New Jersey’s November 4 election ballot passed with nearly 65% of voters approving the measure.

Green Acres, Blue Acres, and other statewide open space programs will now be funded over the long term through a reallocation of corporate tax revenue, rather than a series of temporary bond measures.

This is a genuine victory for an electorate that has clearly demonstrated support for open space initiatives for more than 50 years. That it was accomplished without raising taxes only adds to its significance.

NJ Keep It Green’s Vote YES on 2 public information campaign deserves much of the credit for clearly communicating the benefits of reallocation and rallying voter support.

Thanks to the generous support of our members and friends, GSWA is proud to say that we were able to contribute more than $6,000 to Vote YES on 2.

Thank you for helping us make such a difference in our beloved state of New Jersey!