Springfield Environmental Commission Meeting May 15, 2017

Environmental Commission Credits: Ellen Dickson

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - A record number of volunteers worked on Clean Communities Day according to Allyson Miller Chair of the Environmental Commission.  She said 114 volunteers registered, but more than that had volunteered. 

She said she was particularly pleased with the addition of Sandmeier field as a clean up site. Even though it is Board of Education property and not a park, it was an active site for cleanup.

At the other side of the spectrum was Henshaw. It will be removed from the list for clean up since the park was impeccable.  There was no litter. 

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A problem was noted at Laurel Park. A scout troop pulled out two truckloads of garbage. A question was asked “Is there anything we can do about a neighbor's dumping?"  Someone said, "He works in construction.” It was suggested that if the person were caught they should be ticketed by the Township.

The Art contest for the Environmental Commission generated an unprecedented amount of interest. Awards were given out at the last Township Committee meeting.  It was noted there had never been such a large crowd at the Township Hall.

Allyson Miller reported that all the Community Garden plots have been taken.  In other business it was mentioned that the Pilgrim Pipeline organizers are expected to return to Township Hall to request that the Township Committee members sign the resolution in support of the Towns that have protested the pipeline.

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