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Open Space Applications – COVID-19 Update

To potential 2020 Municipal and Non-Profit applicants to the Morris County Open Space Program:

Due to the continually evolving COVID-19 situation, we are moving the deadline for the 2020 Open Space grant application back a month. The new deadline for applications and appraisals is 4:30 PM on Friday, July 10, 2020.

All application materials should be emailed to [email protected], with a duplicate hard copy mailed to:

Morris County Office of Planning & Preservation
30 Schuyler Place
P.O. Box 900
Morristown, NJ 07963

Please note the time of receipt of the digital application and appraisal will be considered the official time of submission of your application. No hand deliveries will be accepted.

If you are experiencing delays in obtaining any of the required application materials by the July 10 date, please notify me via [email protected] or phone 973-829-8134 and leave a message. I will return your call as soon as possible.

At this point, the Open Space Trust Fund Committee meeting dates for application review, site visits and final presentations are subject to change. Please continue to check the program website for updates.

Thank you and feel free to contact me with any questions on your application.

Barbara J. Murray, PP/AICP
Open Space Program Coordinator
[email protected]

About Open Space Preservation

Under the municipal/qualified charitable conservancy category of Morris County’s Preservation Trust Fund, a 15-member committee annually reviews and makes recommendations to the Board of Chosen Freeholders on applications submitted by any of the 39 municipalities in the county as well as eligible land conservancies.