The Greater Culver Lake Watershed is filled with rich forests, stunning mountain vistas, meadows, and beautiful lakes. We are dedicated to preserving these cherished landscapes. Every acre we conserve benefits both our community and the environment. Green open spaces improve mental health and well-being, boost local economies through tourism, improve our drinking water, and protect vital habitats for plants and animals.
The Foundation is currently working to create the “Culver Brook Preserve and the Culver Brook Preserve East,” 268 acres of public open space made up of a former golf course and 173 wooded acres on Ridge Road across the street. Thanks to a grant from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection submitted on behalf of the Foundation by the Wallkill River Management Group, stewardship for these preserves is assured once both properties are acquired. Future plans include significant reforestation, walking paths, parking areas, bird watching platforms, and pollinator meadows. It will be a community destination for public enjoyment and will safeguard the natural beauty of Sussex County.
The existence of the Culver Brook Preserve is only possible through the generous donations of our direct supporters and grants from the Green Acres Fund, Open Spaces Fund, and from private foundations that enable the Foundation to undertake land preservation projects like this.
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