Environmental Commission


  • 7:00 pm
  • Second Wednesday of each month

View the Environmental Commission's calendar for more information.


  • Lisa Doud, Chair
    Term expires: December 2025
  • Helen Bayne
    Term expires: December 2024
  • Gerald Bayne
    Term expires: December 2025
  • Nicholas F. Huszar
    Term expires: December 2024
  • Michael Poland
    Term expires: December 2023
  • Jerry Barron
    Term expires: December 2025
  • Matthew Withers
    Term expires: December 2023
  • Jeffrey Alfano, Alternate 1
    Term expires: December 2023
  • Philip DiBenedetto, Alternate 2
    Term expires: December 2024
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