Commission Initiatives

Public Awareness

The Environmental Commission is hereby established for the protection, development and use of the natural resources within the Borough of High Bridge. This Commission has seven members that serve three-year terms.

Commission Established

Pursant to NJSA 40:56A-1, an Environmental Commission is hereby established for the protection, development or use of natural resources, including water resources within the Borough of High Bridge.

Meeting Times

The Environmental Commission meets the second Tuesday of every month from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m..

Members

  1. Linda DeMarzo; term expires 12/31/26
  2. Ann Willard; term expires 12/31/26
  3. Jeanie Baker; term expires 12/31/24
  4. Alan Mart, Planning Board liaison; term expires 12/31/24
  5. Lynn Hughes; term expires 12/31/25
  6. Diane Drude; term expires 12/31/25
  7. Eric Crespo; term expires 12/31/25

Alternates

  1. Coleen Conroy; term expires 12/31/26
  2. Mia Baldwin; term expires 12/31/24

Council Liaison for contact:

Curtis Nowell at cnowell@highbridge.org

Buy Fresh, Buy Local

Click here for a list of Farmer’s Markets, Farms, Farm Stands, CSAs:, and Businesses Selling/Promoting Local NJ Produce

Environmental Commission Brochure

For further information on the High Bridge Environmental Commission, please see the Environmental Commission’s brochure.

Commission Goals

Goal A-Public Awareness: Increase environmental awareness

Actions:

  1. Maintain an updated Environmental page on our town website and submit articles to Bridge
  2. Hold annual Arbor/Earth Day Activities
  3. Continue stormwater management public awareness through articles in the Bridge
  4. Continue anti-idling awareness
  5. Continue work with HART to become part of the Safe Routes to School Program
  6. 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 Street planters, Commons, Union Forge Park, Police Station, Tree Nursery garden areas
  3. Monitor park gazebos
  4. Continue actions to maintain “Wildlife Habitat Community” certification
  5. Support Springside Multipurpose Trail
  6. Write one article on the history of our “Open Spaces” – Springside Farm
  7. Implement weed control for Borough spaces

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 of sustainable green actions

Actions:

  1. Continue Green Team meetings and complete Sustainable Jersey certification actions at Bronze Level – Achieved, click here
  2. Continue to sponsor the annual “Caught Being Green” award
  3. Assist school with Sustainable School Actions

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

Actions:

  1. Organize town-wide Litter Clean Up Day
  2. Monitor solid waste/recycling program
  3. Organize and participate in the annual Raritan River Clean-Up Day
  4. Coordinate Clean Communities Grant Program

Public Awareness

In an effort to be an environmentally-responsible community, High Bridge endeavors to provide its residents with as much information as possible to help educate the community in ways to reduce pollution. Please click on the links below to learn more about the following topics:

Japanese Barberry

Japanese Knotweed

Spotted Lantern Fly

Emerald Ash Borer

Grass Clippings

Idling Information

Lead Poisoning Education

Proper Mulching Technique

Monarch Butterflies & Milkweed Plants

Storm Water Management

Wet Wipes Awareness

Water Conservation Information & Tips

 

TREX Plastic Film Recycling Program

Please click and read the following links for information about plastic recycling options:

What can be recycledWhat can’t be recycledTrex FAQ

Bin locations:

High Bridge Borough Hall VestibuleHigh Bridge Middle SchoolHigh Bridge Elementary School