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Environmental Commission

 About the Commission

The Borough of Chatham Environmental Commission was formed in the 1970s as the Conservation Committee. The Borough of Chatham Environmental Commission is an advisory board created to help protect our natural resources. The Commission gathers information, communicates with other Borough agencies and the public, and sponsors projects to encourage the community to appreciate and enjoy our environment.

The Environmental Commission is concerned with all items on the New Jersey State Environmental Agenda: clean air; environmental quality; clean water; waste management; open space and wildlife preservation. The Environmental Commission meets on the second Wednesday of every month except August, at 8 PM at the Chatham Borough municipal building at 54 Fairmount Avenue. Residents are welcome and encouraged to attend Commission meetings, participate in or suggest Commission projects and share their concerns about our environment.

 


Regular meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in Borough Hall.  Meetings are open to the public and residents are always welcomed to attend. 


The business community is being encouraged to do its part in protecting the environment. Is your enterpise following established best practices? To learn more click on

The Environmental Commission presents its Eco-Friendly Business award annually. The Commission is currently seeking applications from interested businesses in the Borough of Chatham.  Please submit your request for consideration by October 15, 2020 via email.

The Environmental Commission is strongly opposed to the Pilgrims Pipeline Project. Certain of its members serve on the Pilgrims Pipeline Advisory Committee .

Past activities of the Chatham Borough Environmental Commission include:

  • Development of an Open Space Inventory, the first step in creation of an Open Space Plan to preserve lands for conservation and recreation.
  • Conducted plastic bags reduction program.

Ongoing activities of the Environmental Commission include:

  • Educating residents about our environment and how to protect it.
  • Anti-Idling Campaign.
  • Working with Sustainable Jersey to improve our environment.
  • Developing and maintaining nature trails along the Passaic River.
  • Preparing an update of the Borough Environmental Resources Inventory.
  • Maintaining contact with other planning and environmental committees, boards and groups in the Borough, Township and surrounding areas.

The Enviromental Commission is a member of:

  • Sustainable Jersey
  • Great Swamp Watershed Association
  • Morris Land Conservancy
  • Morris County Environmental Commissioner Network
  • Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions.

We attend seminars and training offered by various State, County and local groups relative to the environment.

The Commission also sponsors projects by volunteers to help clean up our environment. Past volunteer projects have included construction of bat houses for natural mosquito control; installation of bluebird houses in park areas; extension of the Passaic River Trail; and removal of debris from Days Brook.

2020 Environmental Commission Members

The Environmental Commission is made up of seven (7) Members appointed by the Mayor and serve a 3-year term.  The Council appoints two (2)  Alternate Members who serve a 2-year term. One Member must be a Planning Board Member. The Mayor designates the Chair.  N.J.S.A. 40:56A-1 and Ord. #2011-1

Regular Member

Benjamin Lampert

01/01/2018-12/31/2020

Regular Member

Patricia Soteropoulos

01/01/2018-12/31/2020

Regular Member-  Chair

Kate Murphy

01/01/2019-12/31/2021

Regular member-  Planning Board Liaison

Torri Van Wie

01/01/2020-12/31/2021

Regular Member

Philip Kagan

01/01/2019-12/31/2021

Regular Member

Rozella Clyde (Kevin Murphy)

01/27/2020-12/31/2021

Regular Member

Yana Doyle  (Len Resto)

01/01/2019-12/31/2021

st  Alternate

Joseph Treloar

01/01/2019-12/31/2021

nd  Alternate

Susan Robertson (Robert Muir)

01/01/2020-12/31/2021

Minutes Secretary

Liz Holler

 

Council Liaison

Jocelyn Mathiasen

Annual Appointment 2019, 2020

Council Liaison

Len Resto

Annual Appointment 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHATHAM BOROUGH GREEN TEAM VISION AND MISSION STATEMENTS 

VISION STATEMENT

Chatham Borough will be a safe and healthy community for people to live, work and grow across the generations.

MISSION STATEMENT

The Chatham Borough Green Team seeks to nurture, support, and sustain environmentally safe and healthy practices and products; to educate the public about sustainable activities and to maintain our Sustainable Jersey policies, practices and filing deadlines.

Adopted February 18, 2020

GREEN TEAM MEMBERS

 

First Name

Last Name

 

Rozella

Clyde

Chair

Sandra

Demakos

 

Ernie

Dorflinger

 

Yana

Doyle

 

Alessia

Fascina

 

Rachel

Goldberg

 

Seema

Husain

 

Maddie

Kaplan

 

Margie

Lowe

 

Elisabeth

McHugh

 

Kate

Murphy

 Vice Chair 

Janice

Piccolo

 

Marea

Pisani

 

Shazia

Razzaq

 

Len

Resto

 Council Liaison

Susie

Robertson

 

Patricia

Soteropoulos

 

Joseph

Treloar

 

Torri

Van Wie