2016 Honoree in the Public Private Partnership Awards for our Floodplain Protection and Blueway Design in Bergen County. The award honors and recognizes unique public private partnership programs that showcase innovative and practical approaches to, and notable successful examples of, government and private sector partnerships that achieve public benefits.
2015 New Jersey Section of the American Water Resources Association (NJAWRA) Excellence in Water Resources Protection and Planning Award for the “South Branch Preserve Ecological Restoration Project”.
2015 New Jersey Planning Officials’ Achievement in Planning Award.
2013 Garden State Green Award for an environmental non-profit organization whose activities and leadership have positively impacted environmental and/or green issues in New Jersey.
2013 Smart Growth Award from New Jersey Future for our work developing the Pompton Riverwalk project in Pequannock.
2012 Sustainable Raritan Award in the Public Access Category on behalf of the “South Branch Preserve Partnership” in tripling the size of the South Branch Preserve in 2011
2012 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Environmental Quality Award for the South Branch Preserve Project in Mount Olive Township
2009 The Conservancy was awarded Accreditation by the National Land Trust Accreditation Commission, signifying we meet the highest quality standards for protecting open space, upholding the public trust, and ensuring that our conservation efforts are permanent.
2007 Major William A. Welch Trail Partners Award from NY-NJ Trail Conference for significant assistance to the local hiking community
2005 Take Pride in America National Award from the U.S. Department of the Interior
2005 Honorable Mention for Land Preservation, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award, for our work in assisting the land conservation work of so many northern New Jersey towns.
2005 Governor’s Volunteer Award for Volunteer Administration/Management recognizing outstanding individuals for their spirit of service to make this state a better place for all people, awarded for administering and managing the Partners for Parks program.
2004 Volunteer Service Award from Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge for the significant contribution of 500 hours of volunteer service
1999 – 2004 Outstanding Volunteer Service Recognition from Morristown National Historical Park and Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge for contributing toward the conservation and management of natural resources.
2002 New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Watershed Management Award for the Clyde Potts Watershed preservation project
2002 Watershed Stewardship Award to the Partners for Parks program from the Whippany River Watershed Action Committee for public stewardship of natural resources and watershed habitat improvement.
2000 Volunteer Service Award to the Partners for Parks program from Morristown National Historical Park for dedicated services in assisting the park in preserving the natural resources of America’s treasures.
1999 AT&T Champions of the Environment Award from AT&T for promoting a spirit of community, diversity, and equal opportunity.
1998 Environmental Achievement Award from the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions for distinguished effort on behalf of New Jersey’s local environment.
1995 American Greenways DuPont Award for building the Farny Highlands Trails system
Citations, Proclamations, and Resolutions
2009 Certificate of Appreciation from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders for maintaining and monitoring Union County parks & trails
2007 World of Possibilities Award from Unity Learning Environments, Morristown
2006 Proclamation from the township of Rockaway for the many years of dedicated services the Conservancy has devoted to the Rockaway Township residents.
2006 Proclamation from the community of Florham Park to the valuable and generous contributions the Morris Land Conservancy Partners for Parks has demonstrated to ensure continued improvement and beautification to the Borough of Florham Park.
2006 Certificate of Commendation by the County of Bergen New jersey honoring Morris Land Conservancy’s 25 years of Land Preservation.
2006 Citation from Franck R. Lautenberg, United States Senator, State of New Jersey, for the Morris Land Conservancy’s 25 years of Land Preservation.
2004 Business Partner Award from Somerset County Association of Young Professionals for providing a community service day
2000 – 2004 Corporate Philanthropy Awards from the Stephen and Mary Birch Foundation, recognizing excellence in service and commitment to the community.
2003 Citation from Township of Livingston for work done by the Partners for Parks program and for the Conservancy’s overall efforts to preserve open space.
2003 Resolution by Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders for assistance in the creation of the newly acquired Rahway River Parkway, Rahway section, Michael S. Bezega Wetland Observation Area
2003 Acknowledgement of Donation for the Conservancy’s donation of land along the Wallkill River from the New Jersey Natural Lands Trust.
2003 Acknowledgement from Great Swamp National Refuge for the significant contribution and volunteer service of over 500 hours.
2002 Resolution of Appreciation from the New Jersey Legislature for 20 years of unwavering dedication to the preservation and stewardship of open space.
2001 Resolution of Appreciation from the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders for 20 years of outstanding achievements providing leadership and guidance to municipalities throughout northern New Jersey.
1999 Certificate of Appreciation from United States Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service for the leadership and support in the Great Swamp Partnership Visitor Facility Planning Initiative National Partnership for Reinventing Government for Morris Land Conservancy’s contribution to building a government that works better and costs less.
Acknowledgement from the New Jersey Natural Land Trust for the donation of Land in Ogdensburg, Sussex County by the Morris Land Conservancy.