Environmental Commission


COMMUNITY FORESTRY MANAGEMENT PLAN

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. 

TREES OF HOLLAND

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.

2019 ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION MEMBERS

• Michael Keady - 12/31/2019
• Raymond Note - 12/31/2019
• Jerry Bowers - 12/31/2020
• Ted Harwick - 12/31/2020
• Dwight Pederson - 12/31/2021
• Susan Meacham - 12/31/2021
• David Harrison - 12/31/2021

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


Members:
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.

2019 STORMWATER COMMITTEE:

Michael Keady
Rick Schrack
Secretary: Maria Elena Jennette Kozak

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

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Michael Keady
Chair
Maria Elena Jennette Kozak
EC Secretary

Meetings 1st Wednesday of the Month