WILD NEW JERSEY: South Brunswick Patch: Teamwork Saves Van Dyke Farm
South Brunswick Patch: Teamwork Saves Van Dyke Farm
Photo Credit: James Shackleford
Countless Board meetings, phone calls, emails from community members to politicians, interviews with Air America and newspaper reporters to a full article written by the New York Times. The most exposure we gained was making the 10 Most Endangered Historic Sites by Preservation New Jersey in 2006, which legitimized our efforts to preserve Van Dyke Farm. Unknown to us, people were paying attention to the efforts we put forth even at the Statehouse in Trenton.
The South Brunswick Township Council and Middlesex County eventually had to admit the property had historical value and was worth preservation. With all three groups finally agreeing on the historical value of this farm, it was time to approach the developer who held the property, Joseph Morris and the Pulda family.