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The Heritage Partnership is a collaborative effort, led by Preservation New Jersey, of state and local agencies and nonprofit organizations that are developing and implementing solutions to problems of preservation and stewardship of historic sites and cultural resources located on publicly preserved open space and farmland.
The Partnership is composed of groups committed to the preservation of the built and natural environment. The Partnership is developing policy initiatives, building public awareness, and providing direct local assistance to groups and local governments seeking to become stewards of historic and cultural resources on publicly preserved farmland and open space statewide.
Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation President David Grant recently wrote: "We especially appreciate the fact that The Heritage Partnership views historic preservation as fitting hand in hand with the conservation of open space. In fact, we believe as you do that preservation puts a human and cultural face on open space preservation. We are proud to support your efforts to serve as a resource to local officials and local citizen groups to assist in preservation and stewardship."
The members of the Partnership recognize that several critical issues are created because of inadequate planning and poor policy implementation:
In response, the Partnership is working to:
Through education and outreach, the Partnership encourages more effective stewardship programs meaningfully incorporated into smart growth strategies and we provide direct support for groups dealing with issues of natural and cultural resource protection. If you would like to be a partner in the Heritage Partnership or would like more information about its work, please contact Preservation NJ at 609-392-6409.