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DEFENSE COMMUNITIES 360

Pentagon, Local Agencies Spend $7.5M to Protect Joint Base MDL

  • July 14, 2011
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A national conservation organization has put together a three-way deal to preserve 1,800 acres of land at the end of a runway at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst that will serve to protect the New Jersey installation from neighboring development.

Under the agreement forged by the Trust for Public Land, Ocean County and the New Jersey Pinelands Commission will pay $4.6 million for 400 acres of a parcel owned by a mining company, reported Toms River Patch. The Defense Department will pay $3 million for the development rights on the remaining 1,400 acres, allowing the company to continue to own and mine the land.

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