2008 Achievements

New Projects

  • Applied for a grant in conjunction with Eagle Academy for the creation of a web site dedicated to the Egg Harbor Township Arboretum & Nature Center  
  • Worked on strengthening and upgrading our environmental ordinances in conjunction with Planning Board and Livable Communities
  • Explored the creation of a demonstration Rain Garden by attending workshop and establishing relationship with interested EHT teachers
  • Applied to become part of NJDEP Water Conservation Pilot Program and EHT was chosen as one of five communities to participate

 Ongoing Projects


  • Continued to work with Eagle Academy on  implementing the “No Child Left Inside” curriculum with the first seminar held on site in the Spring
  • Received 2008 New Jersey School Board Associations’ School Leaders Award in conjunction with Eagle Academy  for “No Child Left Inside” project
  • Completed the WHIP garden by adding 99 trees and shrubs, completing that grant
  • Received certification as an official Monarch Butterfly Way station
  • Continued to develop the Meditation Garden by adding a path and plants
  • Rebuilt the storage shed and started construction on another one
  • Planted an additional 50-75 trees and shrubs donated by Fresh Cut Lawn Service

 Arbor Day

  • Continued to promote and organize the poster contest
  • Presented first individual Environmental Achievement Award to John Layton and his Retention Basin Bluebird Project
  • Presented Excellence in Commercial Landscaping Award to Bellevue Properties


  • Continued to review plans, as required, to ensure compliance with our township ordinances
  • Continued to work with Boy Scouts on Eagle Scout Certification programs, adding a weather resistant bulletin board and flyer box to Arboretum
  • Increased our members’ awareness and knowledge of environmental concerns affecting Egg Harbor Township by participating in Rain Garden workshop
  • Continued to publicize the Commissions activities and accomplishments in the Current, the Press and various environmental publications such as the ANJEC Quarterly Report
  • Participated in EHT’s Clean Communities Day with Public Works
  • Continued to work with NJ Audubon Society member John Layton and Township Administration to identify retention basins suitable for bluebird houses.  EHT is part of the Birdhouse Network and statistics are reported to Cornell Lab of Ornithology

The Bluebird Project















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