Montville Township, Morris County, New Jersey
16 acres and growing
Waughaw Mountain is located west of I-287; east of Turkey Mountain; and south of Surprise Lake.
To preserve the forested ridges along I-287, Morris Co. and Palisades Interstate Park Commission have begun the creation of a Waughaw Mtn.Ramapo Greenway. The County's initial 16-acre purchase on Waughaw Mountain. is expected to increase to 100+ acres by year's end. Waughaw links Pyramid Mtn. and I-287, contains Valhalla Hemlock Glen and Montville's Towaco Valley Aquifer and has spectacular NYC views.
Kinnelon activist Lucy Meyers conceived and promoted the project.
(Source: The Highlands Coalition’s quarterly newsletter "High Grounds" Fall 2003 published by the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC); http://www.highlandscoalition.org/highground.htm)
Towaco Valley Aquifer, Montville Township, Morris County, New Jersey
David and Nathan Mandelbaum were owners of the Bonneview Farm.
Purchase of this land was one of the first land purchases within the Towaco Valley Aquifer, a sole source of drinking water supply for the entire Montville Township.
The Morris Land Conservancy helped the town with their successful application for Morris County grant funding.