November 6, 2023Reading Time: 2 minutes
On October 24, 2023, the Bergen County Open Space Trust Fund celebrated its 25th anniversary. A gathering of officials was held in Hackensack at the County offices to review the accomplishments and honor those volunteers involved with the Bergen County Open Space Trust Fund.
Among the volunteers honored were Architects League members John S. Cohen, AIA, Matthew Wolchko, AIA, and William J. Martin, AIA. Certificates of Commendation were presented from both the County Executive and the Board of County Commissioners.
The Trust Fund is divided into programs, one of which is the Bergen County Historic Preservation Advisory Board.
Matt Wolchko, AIA, is currently the Chair of the Bergen County Historic Preservation Advisory Board and Bill Martin, AIA, has been a volunteer member for 14 years.
The Bergen County Historic Preservation Advisory Board is responsible for advising the county government on all matters related to historic preservation and for providing support and resources to local governments and organizations working to preserve Bergen County’s historic heritage.
The purpose of the Bergen County New Jersey Open Space Trust Fund is to preserve and protect open space, farmland, and historic resources for the benefit of current and future generations. The Trust Fund provides grants to municipalities, qualified non-profit organizations, and Bergen County to acquire land for conservation and recreation purposes, to develop new or rehabilitate existing park facilities, and to preserve historic resources. The Trust Fund has been instrumental in preserving over 22,000 acres of open space in Bergen County, including forests, wetlands, meadows, and farmland. The Trust Fund has also helped to develop and improve parks and recreation facilities throughout the county.
Congratulations to our members!
By Stacey Ruhle Kliesch, AIA, AIA NJ Advocacy Consultant | Posted in Architects League of Northern New Jersey, Historic Resources | Tagged: #bchpab, #bergencountyhistoricpreservation, #johnscohenaia, #MatthewwolchkoAIA, HistoricPreservation, WilliamJMartinAIA | Comments (0)
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