Borough of High Bridge ~ 97 West Main Street, High Bridge, NJ ~ Phone: 908.638.6455 ~ Fax: 908-638-9374

Borough Hall Business Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

2016 Goals

Goal A-Public Awareness: Increase environmental awareness

Actions:   

  1. Maintain updated Environmental page on our town web site and submit articles to Bridge
  2. Hold annual Arbor/Earth Day Activities
  3.  Participate in Community Day
  4. Continue storm water management public awareness through articles in the Bridge
  5. Create anti-idling awareness (new)
  6. Work with HART to become part of the Safe Routes to School Program
  7. Revitalize the Natural Garden / Rain Barrel exhibit
  8. Sponsor school environmental awareness assemblies

   Goal B-Open Space: Promote public awareness and use of open space and monitor and enhance borough owned property

Actions:

  1. Remove trash from woodlands and open space areas and monitor easement areas
  2. Maintain Main St. planters and Commons, Union Forge Park, and Police Station garden areas
  3. Monitor park gazebos and repair as necessary
  4. Continue actions to maintain “Wildlife Habitat Community” certification
  5. Continue garden grant enhancements to the parking lot behind the mini park and Commons Park
  6. Continue to support the creation of Multi-purpose Trails to connect our greenways
  7. Work with artist to complete parking lot mural

Goal C-Borough Trees: Monitor and promote borough trees

Actions:

  1. Identify areas in need of trees and apply for tree grants
  2. Pursue Tree City re-certification

Goal D-Environmental Green Efforts: Promote and provide public awareness to sustainable green actions

Actions:

  1. Continue Green Team meetings and complete Sustainable Jersey certification actions towards Silver Level
  2. Continue to sponsor annual “Caught Being Green” award
  3. Assist school with Sustainable School Actions (new)

Goal E-Solid Waste and Recycling: Monitor and promote environmentally responsible solid waste and recycling

Actions:

  1. Organize Electronics Recycling Event
  2. Organize Rigid Plastic Event
  3. Organize town-wide Litter Clean Up Day
  4. Organize a Document Paper Shredding Event
  5. Coordinate Clean Communities Grant Program
  6. Monitor solid waste / recycling program
  7. Organize and participate in the annual Raritan River Clean Up Day