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May 8, 2003

DEP Recognizes Outstanding Historic Preservation Efforts at the 13th Annual Preservation Awards Ceremony

TRENTON – The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Office of Historic Preservation and the N.J.
Historic Sites Council today recognized the steadfast efforts of nine individuals and groups working to preserve the state's valuable historic resources...

The New Jersey Historic Preservation Awards Program is held annually during National Preservation Week to increase public awareness of historic preservation; recognize projects of excellent quality and contributions by individuals, organizations and agencies; and acknowledge volunteer contributions to preserve historic resources. Created by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1971, this year’s National Historic Preservation week celebrates "Cities, Suburbs, and Countryside."

This year’s award recipients include (partial list):

Fort Mott, Restoration of the Range Finder Tower (Pennsville Township, Salem County)
The DEP, Division of Parks & Forestry received an award for the extensive restoration of the Southern Range Tower at Fort Mott State Park. The restored tower affords the public a unique opportunity to view and better understand this significant historic coastal fortification.

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