Chatham Township Environmental Commission

The Environmental Commission is an official arm of the local government, established to protect the environment and conserve natural resources. Commissioners are appointed by the Mayor. Volunteer help is always welcomed! Check out our Events, Programs & Project page…maybe there’s something there that will interest you!

SATURDAY APRIL 6, 2019, 9:00 AM - NOON

The Chatham Township Environmental Commission sponsors its seventeenth Annual Open Space Workday, RAIN OR SHINE, on Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 9:00 AM to noon. Families, Girl and Boy Scouts, clubs, youth groups, outdoor enthusiasts are invited to come at any time during the morning to visit the Green Village Pond Conservation Area to pick up trash, spread woodchips, spruce up the trail, prune brambles and enjoy a taste of spring. Free snacks. Watch for ducks and wildflowers.
Park along Green Village Road near Hickory Tree next to the Oak Knoll playing fields. Scout merit badge credit is a possibility.

Call Maureen Kelly at 908-273-7677 or Dot Stillinger at 973-377-6992 for more information.


Pilgrim Pipeline - Neighborhood Impacts

Protect Your Tree Seedlings!


Twelve people enjoyed a hike in warm and sunny weather on the Green Village Pond Trail (1.5 miles round trip) on Saturday, November 19, 2016. Near the pond a small snake basked in the sun. The group walked along the edge of wet meadows which in the summer host a spectacular display of bright pink wild hollyhocks (Rose mallow). Then onward through forest to the Kirby Meadow, a 41 acre preserved mown field which is habitat for songbirds. A nice walk in nature on a perfect day."


Chatham Township's Drug Take-Back Program

The Chatham Township Police Department maintains a program to safely dispose of resident's unused and unwanted medications. Click here for details of the program. For a discussion of the national and statewide program see the Project Medicine Drop website of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs

Recycling Made Easier! Click here to see the VIDEO about Chatham Township’s NEW Recycling Program “All-In-One Single-Stream”

Videos and More About Recycling at the ReCommunity Material Recovery Facility

See the videos about our EcoChallenge Teams

Chatham Township Environmental Commission Passaic River Cleanup/Weedout April 21, 2018

View the "Green Scene" Video Series - click here

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