Egg Harbor Township Environmental
Goals for 2015
"Ever tried? Ever failed? No matter.
Try again. Fail again. Fail better"
Work on preparing a “significant” tree
inventory and developing the specifications which define
a significant tree.
Reinstitute public lectures/workshops to
promote environmental awareness. These may include
topics such as the use of fertilizer, weed control and
other products, rain barrel construction, benefits of
rain gardens, etc.
Work with the Planning Board in
strengthening existing environmental ordinances as well
as developing new ordinances to define and protect
significant trees. Encourage the implementation of ideas
from the Livable Communities Plan, such as Green Roads.
Promote the creation of a Shade Tree
Encourage the allotment of matching funds
required for the application of an ANJEC Smart Growth
grant which provides for a natural resource inventory.
Promote the development of natural
retention basins like the one on Veterans Avenue near
the Library. Replant the mowed area of the basin.
Arboretum and Nature Reserve
Continue to participate in the enhancement
and promotion of the park. Especially on projects in
conjunction with Eagle Academy students and with John
Jones and the Catawba Project students.
Continue to promote Arbor Day. This year
we plan to focus on public participation with the
significant tree inventory.
Continue to review plans, as required, to
ensure compliance with our Township ordinances.
Continue to work with Boy Scouts on Eagle
Scout Certification projects.
Promote our members participation in
appropriate clinics to increase their knowledge of
environmental issues which may affect EHT.
Publicize the Commission’s activities and
accomplishments in the Current, the Press, environmental
publications such as the ANJEC Quarterly Report, our
website and Facebook page, etc.
Participate in the EHT Community Pride Day
with Public Works.
Continue to work with NJ Audubon Society
member John Layton and the Township administration to
identify retention basins suitable for bluebird houses.
Nesting results for 2014:
Eastern Bluebirds 178 banded and fledged
Tree Swallows 16 fledged
House Wrens 9 fledged
Tufted Titmice 9 fledged
Chickadees 7 fledged