The Open Space Institute protects scenic, natural and historic landscapes to provide public enjoyment, conserve habitat and working lands, and sustain communities. Founded in 1974, OSI has grown from its original focus on the Hudson Valley to become a national conservation leader, having helped to protect 2.3 million acres across the eastern United States and Canada. The Open Space Institute has played a pivotal role in catalyzing New Jersey’s highest conservation priorities for over 16 years. Our work has spanned the Highlands, the Pinelands and the Bayshore, and accelerated the protection of farms, forests, and local parkland.

New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition (NJBWC)

The New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition, the only state-wide advocacy organization for bicyclists and pedestrians, works for a more livable, equitable and sustainable New Jersey where streets may be safely used and enjoyed by all. We are dedicated to protecting the rights and safety of New Jersey bicyclists and walkers, promoting access to safe streets, trails and greenways for all users, and connecting communities with smarter active transportation systems.

9/11 National Memorial Trail

The September 11th National Memorial Trail is a 1,300-mile system of trails and roadways that links the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York City, the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, and the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The route serves as a symbol of resiliency and character and as a tribute to the fallen heroes who perished on September 11, 2001, and the many heroes who have committed themselves to the response for their country.