MAHWAH, NJ (May 9, 2018)—The Open Space Institute (OSI) today announces the permanent protection of an 18-acre property in northwestern Bergen County. Upon conserving the property, OSI conveyed the scenic acreage to the county as a new addition to the Ramapo Valley County Reservation. The property will preserve critical habitat and be used for science education by nearby Ramapo College.
The newly-protected property, purchased for $1,350,000, consists of wetlands and open fields with views of the Ramapo Mountains. Funding was provided by the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders through a grant from the Bergen County Preservation Trust. The Reservation is located less than a half mile from Ramapo College, and is used by students for environmental-science based field projects.