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Mount Arlington wins first-ever grant award

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Back in October 2016, the Borough of Mt. Arlington made an application to the Morris County Open Space Committee for a grant to purchase forested undeveloped land on the north side of Lake Rogerene.

Lake Rogerene – Mount Arlington

  • Applicant – Mount Arlington Borough
  • Located in Mount Arlington
  • 15.75 acres
  • Recommended grant: $400,000

Lake RogereneThis wooded property is located in the southwestern section of the borough, near Lake Rogerene and adjacent to preserved open space in neighboring Roxbury. The preserved land will serve as a key buffer in protecting the headwaters region of Drake’s Brook, a state-designated Category One stream that is a tributary to the Raritan River.

After acquisition and preservation, the borough will manage the property as a passive recreation site, with planned expansion of existing trails.

The freeholders will make their formal decision on the grant recommendations at the county governing board’s Monday, Nov. 21 meeting in Morristown.

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