Program Funding

Both the Farmland and Open Space Preservation Programs are funded partially through grants administered by the NJ State Agriculture Development Committee and the New Jersey Green Acres Program.

Gloucester County also uses a voter-supported County Open Space Tax for land preservation acquisitions. Gloucester County voters over the years have approved a $0.04 supplement to the fund, indicating their support of the County's land preservation program and improvements to the County's current open space properties.

In addition, the Board of County Commissioners has passed a number of bond acts over the years as needed to supplement the County fund. By implementing this proactive tactic, County residents are ensured of the continuation of our rich and thriving agricultural heritage.