SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Commission Chair Alyson Weber informed the Commission that she has just about completed the budget which will be submitted to the Township Business Administrator Ziad Shehady. It includes the cost of operating an apiary. For those not familiar with the term it signifies a place where bees are kept, a beehive.

Some frustration was expressed that signage has not been procured for the anti-idling ordinance that was passed by the Township Committee. It was decided that the sign should come through the Department of Public Works. Robert Beotcher has been contacted. These signs are expected to be displayed in front of all the school buildings in Springfield. Attempts to get the word out by other means have not been successful.

Most were very happy with the Environmental Commission’s participation in the Fall Festival. One member expressed the desire to have a more interactive experience next year. A suggestion was made to plant seeds or possibly make an art project out of recycled paper.

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Plans are underway for the Quarry walk this Fall. A possible date is November 17th. Details to follow. 

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