Egg Harbor Township Environmental Commission


Achievements for 2013


New Projects

  • Promote better use of Township’s open space. Worked with the Scullville Park Ad Hoc Committee to enhance the EHT Nature Reserve. For example: marking trails in the Nature Reserve and then mapping them for visitor use.


Ongoing Projects

·         Continued to work with planning board on strengthening and upgrading our environmental ordinances, especially those for tree preservation and commercial landscaping, and implementing some of the ideas from the Livable Communities Plan.

·         Continued to promote the creation of a Shade Tree Commission and the application for ANJEC Smart Growth grant for a natural resource inventory.

Arbor Day

  • Continued to promote Arbor Day 2013.


  • Continued to review plans, as required, to ensure compliance with our township ordinances
  • Continued to work with Boy Scouts on Eagle Scout Certification programs
  • Increased our members’ awareness and knowledge of environmental concerns effecting Egg Harbor Township by participating in appropriate, new workshops etc
  • Continued to work with NJ Audubon Society member John Layton and Township Administration to identify retention basins suitable for bluebird houses.

Bird count of fledglings for 2013:

154 Eastern bluebirds banded and fledged, 15 house wrens, 9 tree swallows, 12 chickadees, 11 titmice.









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