22 Jun: Smith Bill To Appropriate $15 Million For Farmland Preservation In The Highlands Approved

TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Senator Bob Smith which would appropriate $15 million for farmland preservation in the Highlands region was unanimously approved by the Senate today.

“For the Highlands Water Protection Act to be successful, we need to make a substantial public investment into land preservation in the region,” said Senator Smith. “It’s not enough that we declare certain sensitive watershed lands as off-limits to development. We need to put our money where our mouths, and hearts, are, to truly protect this valuable water supply from contamination and pollution brought on by overdevelopment.”