Harding Open Space Trust Committee


The Harding Open Space Trust Committee will advise and support the Township Committee on activities that make effective use of the Open Space Trust Fund, to finance the acquisition of lands for the preservation of open space, the protection of natural resources, and to cooperate in the function of purchase or restoration of designated historic structures, all as envisioned by the Township Master Plan.


Listing files in 'Open Space Trust Committee Documents'

Open Space Criteria:

  • Viewscape, visibility to public and gateway
  • Linkages to other preserved properties
  • Water resource protection value
  • Other environmental resource protection
  • Public access, equestrian trails, hiking
  • Funding options and availability of funds
  • Likelihood of development

HOST Management Plans:

     *  Dear Management Plan click here.

     *  Gatehouse Management Plan click here.

     *  Kemble Tract Management Plan click here.

     *  Von Zuben Management Plan click here.

     *  Waterman Management Plan click here.




Name     Term  Position
Tom MacCowatt - Chair 12/31/2019 Member at Large
Loren Pfeiffer - Vice Chair 12/31/2018 Member at Large
Deborah Apruzese 12/31/2017 Environmental Commission Representative 
Madelyn Devine
12/31/2017 HLT Representative
David Dietz
12/31/2017 Planning Board Representative
Jane Reilly
12/31/2017 Shade Tree Representative
Mare Olsen
12/31/2018 Member at Large
Julia Somers 12/31/2019 Member at Large

Tim Jones

12/31/2017 Township Committee Representative
Aric Rosenbaum
12/31/2018 Member at Large
Gail W. McKane 12/31/2017 Township Administrator
Nic Platt
12/31/2017 Mayors Designee


Additional Links

Contact Information

Lisa Sharp
Board Secretary
(973) 267-8000 ext. 1968