New Jersey Preserves Cumberland County's Sheppards Mill Property in $1.26 Million Deal

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has partnered with the Pennsylvania Natural Lands Trust and the Open Space Institute in order to acquire and preserve the 417-acre Girl Scouts of Central and Southern New Jersey’s Sheppards Mill property in Hopewell Township and Greenwich Township, Cumberland County for a total purchase of $1.26 million. The DEP contributed $1,028,000 towards the sale through it's Green Acres Program, which now allows the land to be open to the public for nature activities such as hiking and kayaking. Historically, the property has been used by the Girl Scouts of America as campgrounds for their scouts, with the association saying they are happy to be part of the process that will now allow everyone to enjoy the land for generations to come. To find out more about this acquisition to New Jersey's natural parks, you can read the full press release by visiting the DEP website at the link here. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has partnered with the Pennsylvania Natural Lands Trust and the Open Space Institute in order to acquire and preserve the 417-acre Girl Scouts of Central and Southern New Jersey’s Sheppards Mill property in Hopewell Township and Greenwich Township, Cumberland County for a total purchase of $1.26 million. The DEP contributed $1,028,000 towards the sale through it's Green Acres Program, which now allows the land to be open to the public for nature activities such as hiking and kayaking. Historically, the property has been used by the Girl Scouts of America as campgrounds for their scouts, with the association saying they are happy to be part of the process that will now allow everyone to enjoy the land for generations to come. To find out more about this acquisition to New Jersey's natural parks, you can read the full press release by visiting the DEP website at the link here.