Your Environmental Commission
Who are we?
We are your neighbors – we live in Manalapan and volunteer to help our municipal government protect the environment and natural resources in our town.
What do we do?
· Review development plants to identify potential environmental concerns
· Evaluate environmental problems and offer solutions
· Educate residents about ways to protect the local environment
· Help integrate environmental policies into local plans and projects
· Propose ordinances to protect the environment
· Advocate for planned open space protection
· Work to increase recycling rates
When do we meet?
We meet the third Monday of the month at 7:30pm in Town Hall
What are some recent projects?
· Creation of a demonstration garden to teach how plants can be used to help prevent non-point source pollution in our local waterways
· Creation of a Monarch Butterfly Waystation at the Rec Center to help save the endangered migration of the Monarch butterfly.
· Creation of display for Town Hall about recycling
· Production of MTTN television show called “Green Matters in Manalapan” to educated residents on a variety of issues such as recycling, composting, energy conservation, and Monarch Butterflies.
· Created a brochure for residents that explains the purpose of and regulations related to Conservation Easements
· Advocated for the collection of recycling once per week in Manalapan
· Increased road signs to help residents locate the recycling drop off center
· Assisted Clark Mills School with its Going Green campaign
· Launched “Back to Tap” campaign to educate residents about the benefits of using reusable bottles for drinking water including the creation of an educational exhibit in partnership with a teacher and students at Taylor Mills School.
· Received a $15,000 grant from ANJEC to plan walking and biking trails in Manalapan.
· 2012 Environmental Achievement Award from ANJEC for creation of a traveling exhibit about disposable plastic water bottles.
· 2010 Environmental Achievement Award from ANJEC for creation of the television series, “Green Matters in Manalapan.”
· Recognized by Mayor for creation of Monarch Butterfly Garden
· Mayoral Proclamation for creation of educational display about disposable plastic bottles.
- Jenine Tankoos, Chairperson
- Daniel Weinshenker, Secretary
- Stephen Resnick
- Pat Eisemann
- Kyle Dunleavy
- Scott Meyers
- Barry Jacobson
- Sue Schoenfeld
- Rachel Dawn Davis
· Herb Lazar
Commissioners and other volunteers after planting a Monarch Waystation at the Rec Center. If you would like to learn about how you can be a part of the Monarch Watch program please click here for information.