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.

2017 Meeting Schedule

News and Updates From the Environmental Commission:

South Jersey Gas Pipeline Meeting

The Pinelands Commission will hold a public hearing on January 24, 2017 at 9:30 am at the Parish Centre at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 22 Trenton Road, Browns Mill, NJ 08015. Learn more on the Commission’s webpage.

This meeting has had a change of location once already. It is best to check here for the latest information.

Posted: January 16, 2017

Mantoloking Evironmental Commission Tip of the Month – January 2017

Attached please find the January 2017 Mantoloking Environmental Commission Tip of the Month – HOUSE PLANTS – THE SILENT COMPANION.

Posted: January 3, 2017

MEC News: Pipelines Across New Jersey Questioned

An article about the risks of utility pipelines was recently published, titled “Warning: Unnecessary Pipelines Could Leave Consumers Holding the Bag.”  Closer to home, two pipeline proposals were recently sent back to the Pinelands Commission. We feel that these articles are worth reading – the Mantoloking Environmental Commission.

Posted: December 19, 2016

Environmental Tip of the Month – December 2016 – Holiday Do’s and Dont’s

Here you can find the December 2016 Tip of the Month from the Environmental Commission.

Posted: November 30, 2016

November MEC Tip of the Month: Mulching Re-visited

MULCHING RE-VISITED: The MEC’s very first tip-of-the month was this past April. That spring we spoke about mulching among other topics. Now, with colder weather coming, we want to talk about WINTER mulching, there are differences.  Please click here for all the details.

Posted: November 1, 2016

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Environmental Commission Meeting Minutes

Newsletters:

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)
Joan Mattia
Edwin C. O’Malley
Lynn O’Mealia
Constance Pilling
John Wesson
Laurence White