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Arboretum

Big Tree Registry

If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. 

But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen. 

 ~Henry David Thoreau


 

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Egg Harbor Township

Environmental Commission

One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abidith for ever

Ecclesiastes 1:4

 

 

Natural Art Exhibit

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At the E.H.T. Nature Reserve

Arboretum (School House Road)

 

Experience Works of Nature

Meet Local Artists

 

 

Friday 5 PM to 7 and Saturday 10 AM to 12

September 2nd and 3rd

 

 

Hosted by the E.H.T. Environmental Commission

For information call (609) 927-6656

 

The Egg Harbor Township Environmental Commission was established by ordinance consistent with state laws creating environmental commissions. The Commission is comprised of seven members (one of whom is also a member of the Planning Board), plus several ex-officio members. 

Egg Harbor Township is located in Atlantic County, New Jersey and consists of approximately 68 square miles.  Roughly one half of the Township lies within the Pinelands National Preserve, with 100% of that area designated for high density growth.  The other half lies within the Coastal Area Facilities Review Act (CAFRA) and is considered environmentally sensitive.

The role of the Commission is to study, evaluate, and make recommendations to the Township Committee and the Planning Board regarding local environmental issues, including (but not limited to) the following topics:

  • Clean water resources

  • Energy conservation and renewable energy resources

  • Air, noise, and light pollution

  • Preservation and use of parks and other open spaces

  • Land use

  • Protection of flora, fauna, soil and landscape throughout the Township.

In addition, they review the potential effects of applications before the Planning and the Zoning Boards. The Commission also provides environmental information to residents.

The Environmental Commission is committed to sustainability, a policy incorporating economic responsibility, environmental stewardship, and equitable, just social benefits into municipal decision-making.

The Commission maintains the Egg Harbor Township Arboretum & Nature Center.

The Commission also gives out yearly awards for:

Excellence in Commercial Landscaping

Individual Environmental Achievement

This site is for information only and in no way reflects or espouses any official policy or regulation of Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey. 

All pictures on this site taken by Janis Hetrick in Egg Harbor Township, NJ

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New Jersey State League of Municipalities

2006 Innovation in Governance Award

Egg Harbor Township Arboretum and Nature Center

Solar Well & Composting Toilet Project


Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC)

2006 New Jersey Environmental Achievement Award

Egg Harbor Township Arboretum and Nature Center

Solar Well & Composting Toilet Project


Atlantic Audubon Society 2006 Conservation Award

Janis Hetrick


Egg Harbor Township Arboretum and Nature Center

Monarch Way station 1913


2007 New Jersey Association of School Administrators

Exemplary Partnership Award

Eagle Academy and Egg Harbor Township Environmental Commission


2008 New Jersey School Board Association

School Leaders Award

 “No Child Left Inside”

Eagle Academy and Egg Harbor Township Environmental Commission


2010 New Jersey Birding and Wildlife Trails

"Pine Barrens and Beyond"

"Birders' Gamble"

Egg Harbor Township Arboretum & Nature Center


2014 Bluebird, Journal of the North American Bluebird Society
Spring, Vol. 36, No. 2
"If You Build It They Will Adapt"
John Layton
Bluebird Results

2015 Achievements

Goals for 2016

Archives

Retention Basin Bluebirds

Eagle Academy Projects

Eagle Scout Projects

 

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That beautiful season the Summer! 
Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; 
And the landscape 
Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood.
-  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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