Environmental Commission


  • 7:00 pm
  • Second Wednesday of each month
View the Environmental Commission's calendar for more information.


  • Chris Garrick, Chair
    Term expires: December 2021
  • Joan Osborne
    Term expires: December 2022
  • Nicholas F. Huszar
    Term expires: December 2021
  • Michael Poland
    Term expires: December 2023
  • CJ Longo
    Term expires: December 2023
  • Jerold Blustein
    Term expires: December 2022
  • Lisa Doud
    Term expires: December 2022
  • Peter Postorino, Alternate 1
    Term expires: December 2021
  • Stephen Dobbins, Alternate 2
    Term expires: December 2022
The Environmental Commission members consist of:
  • Seven members with three year terms (one member must be a Planning Board member)
  • Two alternates with two year terms


The commission was established for the protection, development, or use of natural resources, including water resources, located within the territorial limits of the Township. In order to carry out these purposes, the commission shall have the following powers:
  • Acting as the coordinating agency for the community on conservation matters and a liaison between local conservation needs and regional, county, state, and federal agencies administering to those needs
  • Advertising, preparing, printing, and distributing books, maps, charts, plans, and pamphlets, which in its judgment it deems necessary for its purposes
  • Conducting research into the possible use of the open areas of the Township
  • It shall keep an index of all open areas publicly or privately owned, including open marsh lands, swamps, and other wetlands, in order to obtain information on the proper use of such areas
  • Managing donated or purchased lands for conservation purposes and operating conservation programs
  • Planning, implementing, and informing the public about local conservation programs
  • Promoting the conservation and development of the natural resources of the Township
  • Recommending to the Planning Board plans and programs for inclusion in a Township Master Plan and the development and use of such open areas