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Jul 19, 2019 2:16 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Bideawee Celebrates Receipt Of Pine Barrens Credits On Friday

Bideawee volunteer Geraldine Johnson with Darla, a three-month-old puppy available for adoption. VALERIE GORDON
Jul 22, 2019 9:31 AM

Members of the Central Pine Barrens Commission met at Bideawee in Westhampton on Friday to celebrate the transfer of development rights, which have over the years, helped to preserve more than 2,000 acres of the Pine Barrens Core Preservation Area.

The transfer of development rights allows property owners to expand or develop a property that wouldn’t otherwise be developable in exchange for preserving another parcel of equal or greater value in the Pine Barrens.

Bideawee received 13.36 credits on Friday and celebrated the commission’s landmark accomplishment.

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