The Rancocas Conservancy is pleased to announce that a long abandoned blueberry farm in Pemberton Township, Burlington County has been permanently preserved as open space. The new preserve will be named Bucks Cove Nature Preserve.
The 202-acre property is located between disconnected portions of the 33,647 acre Brendan T. Byrne State Forest, not far from Whitesbog Village. Importantly, the property contains extensive wetlands and the pristine water of Bucks Cove Run that feeds the North Branch of the Rancocas Creek. The Rancocas provides clean drinking water to millions of users in downstream communities which draw water from the Delaware River, notably Philadelphia, which has a major water intake just downstream of the mouth of the Rancocas.
Major financial assistance was provided by the Pinelands Commission, the Open Space Institute and the New Jersey Green Acres Program.