Environmental Commission


Trees in Holland Township contribute importantly to our quality of life. The town has over 7224 acres classified as forest resource, as well many road side and public trees. This plan establishes a five year plan to care for this environmental treasure.
This plan was funded by a state grant. Significant grants are available for plan programs. Money comes from “Treasure Our Trees” license plates, state and federal sources. Click HERE to read more
If you have questions or would like to participate in the plan, speak to an Environmental Commission member.



A program was started to label trees at the Riegel Ridge Community Center and town park. The plaque labels include common and scientific names and a QR code.  The QR code when accessed with a smart phone, or other photo capable device, refers to a website page which contains videos and other information specific to that tree species.  A map page may be selected which has the location of all labeled trees and can be used as a guide to find the next tree. A link to selected reference material is also provided.  All information can be accessed through the QR code on the tree, or from this town website. This will help you plan your visit or review afterward.  In the future more trees and tree information will be added. Click here for Trees of Holland.

Stream Survey along Miller Park Road

Environmental Commission member, Dwight Pederson and AmeriCorps NJ Watershed Ambassador Program representative Fairfax Hutter performed a stream survey along Miller Park Road using a net to collect life from the creek bed. The water surveyed is part of the Harihokake Creek. Lots of aquatic insects were cataloged. Results are shared with the NJ DEP and consulted for permit requests along the stream.dwight


• Michael Keady - 12/31/2019
• Raymond Note - 12/31/2019
• Jerry Bowers - 12/31/2020
• Ted Harwick - 12/31/2020
• Dwight Pederson - 12/31/2018
• Susan Meacham - 12/31/2018
• David Harrison - 12/31/2018

Chairperson: Michael Keady
Secretary: Maria Elena Jennette Kozak
Planning Board Liaison: Michael Keady
Township Committee Liaison Robert Thurgarland
Assistant Liaison Ray Krov
Recycling Liaision – Ray Krov
Volunteer Consultant - Henry Gore
Member Emeritus -  Henry Gore


Seven members appointed by the Mayor for three year terms, one of whom shall be a member of the Planning Board and all regular members shall be residents of the Township of Holland.


Click here for agendas and minutes

2018 Meeting Dates


Michael Keady
Jerry Bowers
Secretary: Maria Elena Jennette Kozak

The Holland Township Environmental Commission (EC) and the Hunterdon Land Trust (HLT) recently collaborated on an effort to blaze/color-code trails on approximately 150 acres of preserved land in the Township. The properties are located between Shire Rd. and Andersen Rd., and can be accessed at the Green Acres/“Thomas Saeger Preserve” signs between 150 and 200 Shire Rd—Map shown below.

The network of trails was created, and is maintained, by the Jersey Off-Road Biking Association (JORBA) in cooperation with the HLT. The public is invited to visit the preserved properties and to hike the trails. Just be certain to dress appropriately, and to be careful as you enjoy these unspoiled pieces of our township.

Click here for Map

Holland Township Environmental Commission

Thanks to the supportive efforts of a NJDEP Trail Grant and The Hunterdon County Division of Parks and Recreation,
the Holland Township Environmental Commission is pleased to announce that the Holland Park Trails are open and all are welcome to walk the trail.   (Click here for the map

Posters in PDF format. Click on the image you wish to open.

litter poster  carwash  petwaste

oilspill  fertilizing



Natural Resource Inventory - March 2007

1: Introduction
2: Climate, Meteorology and Air Quality
3: Physiography, Topography and Geology
4: Soils
5: Ground Water
Part 1
Part 2
6: Surface Water
Part 1
          Part 2

7: Biological Resources
Part 1
          Part 2
Open Space & Farmland
9: Historic Resources
10: Regional Relationships
11: Appendices:
Appendix A
          Appendix B
          Appendix C


Arsenic Information - - http://www.state.nj.us/dep/dsr/arsenic/guide.htm

Be Bear Aware

Pet Waste Pollutes Our Waters

NJ Water Shed Brochure

Storm Water Management

Stormwater Structures & Mosquitoes

NJ Department of Enviromental Protection

Musconetcong Watershed Association

Sierra Club of New Jersey

Hunterdon Land Trust

NJ Highlands Coalition

Hunterdon County Farmland Preservation Program

Hunterdon Land Trust Alliance

U.S. Department of Environmental Protection (EPA)

New Jersey Clean Energy Program

NJ Environmental Federation

New Jersey Conservation Foundation

The Nature Conservancy

The Native Plant Society of New Jersey




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