Egg Harbor Township Environmental Commission

Goals for 2011

"Ever tried? Ever failed? No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better"

Samuel Beckett


New Projects

  • Promote better use of township’s open space, marking trails in the Temple Tract Trail System
  • Begin work to get EHT certified by Sustainable Jersey
  • Begin work on running trail

Ongoing Projects

  • Continue to work with NJDEP Water Conservation Pilot Program; this project  has been extended beyond its initial 3 years
  • Continue to work with planning board on strengthening and upgrading our environmental ordinances
  • Continue to repair damage as we can to ongoing vandalism


  • Maintain grounds, cutting grass and watering as needed
  • Complete solar project by adding outside electric outlets
  • Establish security system
  • Establish nice signage for the various Eagle Scout projects at the Arboretum, we hope as an Eagle Scout project

Arbor Day

  • Continue to promote Arbor Day


  • Continue to review plans, as required, to ensure compliance with our township ordinances
  • Continue to work with Boy Scouts on Eagle Scout Certification programs
  • Increase our members’ awareness and knowledge of environmental concerns effecting Egg Harbor Township by participating in appropriate, new workshops etc
  • Continue to publicize the Commissions activities and accomplishments in the Current, the Press and various environmental publications such as the ANJEC Quarterly Report, etc.
  • Participate in EHT’s Clean Communities Day with Public Works
  • Continue to present Environmental Achievement Awards to a township businesses for exceptional landscaping
  • Continue to work with NJ Audubon Society member John Layton and Township Administration to identify retention basins suitable for bluebird houses














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