Environmental Commission

Courtesy of Peter Chance

Courtesy of Peter Chance

Here you can find information about the Mantoloking Environmental Commission, announcements, newsletters, and other resources promoting environmental stewardship.

Mission Statement of the Mantoloking Environmental Commission (March 2013)

“The Mantoloking Environmental Commission seeks to improve the environmental quality of our land, bay, and ocean. Through education and outreach, the Commission encourages citizens to incorporate environmentally responsible practices into homes, gardens, and daily life. The Commission’s goal is to improve the health of the land and the surrounding waters while reducing the potential to harm the environment.”

The Commission meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Mantoloking Yacht Club Sailing Center. Meetings begin promptly at 5:00 p.m.

The Environmental Commission has a Seaside Gardening Primer available for all residents. The primer contains helpful hints and suggestions for “going native” with your landscaping. Click here for more information.

News and Updates From the Environmental Commission:

Dune Grass Update

The borough will be receiving its allotment of dune grass on November 13, 2015. Oceanfront homeowners may call in for their allotment now (732-475-6983).
The borough will be distributing this dune grass and dropping it off at homes that have requested it, or you may have your landscaper come pick up the dune grass.
Please leave a bucket of water out.

Posted: October 28, 2015

Use of Household Weedkillers Can Help Protect the Environment

The use of simple household items can provide a safe and environmental friendly weed killer. Properly applied weed killer made from vinegar, salt, and dish soap can effectively kill weeds and protect the environment. Please see the house weedkiller fact sheet for more information.

This information is being provided by the Mantoloking Environmental Commission.

Posted: August 11, 2015

Dune It Right: By the NJ Sea Grant Consortium

The Dune It Right manual answers a variety of questions that we have heard from people and groups like you. It will include brief answers to those questions from experts in the area and links to more resources. Among the issues we will address are: permits and permissions, preparing a dune for planting, what to plant when, where and how; what not to plant, amendments to increase the success of your plantings, and sources of native plants for your restoration. We hope that you find this useful as you work to rebuild or build stable, attractive dunes to protect your home or community from future storm damage.

Please take time to review this manual. If you have comments or questions please email Dr. Peter Rowe.


Posted: May 13, 2015

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Environmental Commission Meeting Minutes


Winter 2012 | April 2013 | Spring 2015

Native Plants:

Native Plant Nurseries | Native Plant Information

Resources & Links:

Barnegat Bay Partnership

Save Barnegat Bay

Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Ocean County

American Littoral Society

Barnegat Bay (NJDEP)

Commission Members:

Courtney Bixby (Chair)
Joseph Daly
Eileen McIntyre
Constance Pilling
John Wesson
Laurence White
Sandy Witkowski