Black River Greenway
Black River Greenway
The Black River Greenway is a region that includes parts of Hunterdon, Morris and Somerset counties. New Jersey Conservation Foundation and its conservation partners have preserved nearly 3,000 acres of land throughout the area, which is characterized by rolling open farms and dramatic dark forests. These lands are preserved for public access and to protect environmentally sensitive resources.
This 180-square mile area is named after the Black River (also known as the Lamington River), a tributary of the North Branch of the Raritan River. Holding some of the largest open spaces in the stretch between Manhattan and Philadelphia, the Black River Greenway faces tremendous development pressure. New Jersey Conservation Foundation and local land conservation groups, municipalities and counties in The Black River Greenway are partnering to identify and protect lands vital to our future.
Saving The Black River Greenway
New Jersey Conservation Foundation and conservation partners have responded to environmental concerns and development pressures facing the region by preserving nearly 3,000 acres over the last 40 years. Recently, New Jersey Conservation Foundation has helped preserve:
- 78 acres along Black River Road in Bedminster, including more than a mile of Lamington River frontage
- 37 acres on Fox Hill Road in Tewksbury Township
- 72 acres connecting Burnt Mills Park to River Road Park in Bedminster Township
- A 6-acre addition to the Upper Raritan Watershed Association’s Fox Hill Preserve on Fox Hill Road in Tewksbury
- An 86-acre farm along Spook Hollow Road in Bedminster
- A 67-acre farm along Lamington Road in Bedminster
Currently, New Jersey Conservation Foundation is working with partners to preserve the landmark 160-acre Hill & Dale Farm property along Hill & Dale and Rockaway Roads in Tewksbury Township.
To learn more about New Jersey Conservation Foundation’s preservation work in The Black River Greenway, please contact Beth Davisson, Black River Greenway Manager, at 1-888-LANDSAVE (1-888-526-3728) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Michele S. Byers,