Firmenich Property Preserved
In July, Emily and Johan Firmenich worked with
Montgomery Friends of Open Space and D&R Greenway
X30 f/4.5 1/280sec ISO-100 28.4mm to preserve Mountain View Road’s last piece
of developable open space.
The property is half fields (prime agricultural soils of statewide importance)
and half forest. The woodlands support wildlife and protect the Cherry Run stream corridor.
Emily and Johan will be adding to the stands of native plants (such as milkweed fields that host threatened Monarch butterflies), and will create a tree nursery and native seed bank for the property.
Thank you to D&R Greenway’s partners in this preservation: State Agricultural Development Committee (SADC), Montgomery Friends of Open Space, Montgomery Township, and Somerset County.
“The SADC was pleased to participate in this partnership effort to preserve the Firmenich farm, which is an important addition to approximately 400 acres of preserved farmland directly surrounding it.”
– Douglas H. Fisher, Agriculture Secretary